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We have no idea why "The Hatch", the door is there or what it was for. We wanted to remove it but, cant remove the door because of the stump and cant remove the stump because of the door.... Hubby once tried to pull it out with his car. He drilled a hole in the door, attached a chain to the door and his car, then tried to drive away. NOPE, the chain ripped through the door (hence the hole near the handle where grass is growing through). The only way to remove it would be to attack the stump with a chain-saw, even then, who knows. But its no longer our problem.
Hubby is able to lift up the one side a little with the handle and all you can see is dirt. I think there was once a small underground shelter or something there but it has since been filled in with dirt from rain.
When we first moved in the backyard was completely uneven and would flood every time it rained. I think because of the flooding water could have washed mud and dirt into the whole and filled it up. OK, so maybe that's a far-fetched theory but why else would the door be there. It doesn't make since that it was never attached to anything and was just left on the ground there in the yard long enough for the tree to grow over the corner of it.
But, we don't live there anymore, so I guess we will never know. I can't help but wonder, if I am right, what was, or is, in the shelter... I'll never know.