THE terrified owners of a house in a Welsh town have said they were forced to flee when they heard strange sounds coming from underneath their home.
Alan and Christine Tait have even made recordings of the sounds of screaming and heavy knocking they say have been coming from under the basement since June 2018.
The couple describe hearing women and children screaming, heavy knocking and men talking in a foreign language.
Alan Tait said he has hundreds of hours of recordings from recording equipment he places inside two 1.5 metre channels he dug into the walls.
Writing on an online petition page, he says: “I believe serious crime is being committed underneath the floor of my basement.
“I have dug out two, 1.5 metre shafts to get audio recordings.”
He described the sounds as “a woman screaming, sexual sounds, dogs barking, a printing press running, a motorbike, a car horn honking and what sounds like a police siren”.
Within weeks, they left their Ammanford home of 11 years to live in a camper van and vow never to return.
Christine Tait told WalesOnline:“It was like a flushing noise that I heard first.
“I told Alan about it and that I couldn’t figure out where it was coming from. He left his phone in the bathroom with the recorder on to try to pick up the source of the noise, and then we could hear a machine running.
“We started to record all over the house, and we picked up the sounds of chains, a motorbike starting, and people screaming.”
The couple believe the noises are coming from underneath the basement that sits below the kitchen.
Mrs Tait explained: “All I really want is an explanation. Why are there people screaming? There must be something going on. We have placed microphones all over the place, because we wanted to prove or disprove what we were hearing.
“We put microphones at the front of the house, at the back of the house, inside and out, and in the basement.
“The device we left in the basement picked up the screaming and other noises. The other devices, which were recording simultaneously at the front and back of the property, picked up nothing at all.”
The property itself lies hidden down a narrow alleyway.
The basement is now sealed off and has no direct access, other than down a small hole with nine feet of darkness below it.
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The pair now travel around the UK trying to spread the word to get the house “properly looked at” and have even set up a petition to get the authorities to investigate.
Unable to return to the house, they believe men, women and children are all living, sleeping and working underneath their house.
They have even floated the possibility of people trafficking or drug manufacturing.
“We don’t want to go back until the matter has been resolved,” Mr Tait said.
“I think we’re dealing with a serious criminal gang here, and I think our lives could be in danger if they knew where we were.”
“Some of the recordings I have heard are truly worrying,” their online petition reads.
“This matter needs an urgent, full investigation.”
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