Guy Digs Tunnel Under His Bed; You’ll Never Guess Where it Leads To


So I have been hearing some chatter around the net about this guy who decided to dig a tunnel for 15 years, Yes a TUNNEL underneath his bed. You might be asking yourself why on Earth would someone dig a tunnel underneath their bed? These are the words from the man himself:

“The wife has a bad snore on her and after watching the Shawshank Redemption on RTE one night in 1994, I decided to do something about it so I waited til she was in a deep sleep and then set about digging a hole under the bed in the direction of the pub. I used all manner of tools from spoons to a heavy duty tunnel boring machine I managed to sneak down there when she was at the shops. It wasn’t until 2009 that I hit the jackpot and came up through the women’s toilet mop and bucket room.”


Yes that’s right this guy decided to dig a tunnel to a near-by pub because his wife had such a loud snore about her that he just couldn’t sleep. Inspired by the Shawshank Redemtion, Patsy Kerr decided that he was going to dig himself a hole. Now I don’t know about you but if I cannot sleep I take sleeping pills or watch TV, But dig a tunnel under my bed? No I don’t think that’s on the list folks.

Now Patsy has been summonsed to Omagh court because after doing all of that because he the sewer  pipe from his neighbors house to collapse.  Kerr explained to the court how he went about his nightly digging duties undetected:

“To be honest I was sort of glad I was caught. She was always smelling drink off me in the morning and I was explaining it away as a natural odour. But recently I was finding myself singing rebel songs and stuff coming back up the tunnel and it was only a matter of time before I was caught anyhow. The landlord was also wondering how I was just appearing out of nowhere at the same time every night and disappearing from the women’s toilets.”

He only got caught because the DOE had performed an inspection on the sewage because of reported problems. Kerr had accidentally hit a pipe and that cause sewage to leak in his tunnel for 5 years. The judge of course questioned his wife if she had smelled anything from the sewage but she just shrugged. I don’t know how someone can dig a tunnel under their bed and then to top it off dig with sewage? That is just so wrong and disgusting.


By Hannah Jones

Hannah is a Manchester based writer who has spent many years studying and working in the field of journalism and psychology. Hannah enjoys swimming, meditation and dog walking. Her favourite quote is, 'If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.'

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