AUBURN, Pa. -- A family in Pennsylvania made a disturbing discovering when they went to add insulation to a room in their home.
WNEP reports dozens of dead animal carcasses, half-used spices, and other items were found behind layers of the homes drywall.
“We were shocked, horrified and disgusted,” Kajia Bretzuis told the station.
The dead animals were all wrapped in old newspapers from the 1930s and 40s.
Bretzuis said the home inspector did not find anything during the initial inspection in 2011.
“We got the radon inspection. We looked for everything. We didn’t know to look for chickens,” she said.
The damage is not covered by insurance and the family has had to fix the issues themselves. It has cost them around $20,000.
“It has been horrifying because it has completely drained our savings,” said Bretzuis.
Seeking answers, the family sent hundreds of the artifacts and carcasses to an expert.