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barrywood
06-12-2005, 11:39 PM
After reading a recent posting by Dr. Bantham I got to thinking: exactly where is a good place in an apartment or home to hide something that is valuable, such as a book or diamonds. I don't have jewels but I have a few books that if thieves broke in they might like to have. Right now, I keep them on the top shelf of my bedroom closet, but I don't think that's a good place. And of course under my mattress wouldn't be good -- first place a crook would look -- same as the sock and underwear drawer. Maybe behind a mirror I should make a secret shelf. I don't have the money to install a safe.

So, where do you hide stuff?

The Silent One
06-13-2005, 04:17 PM
A little black box with several interesting locks, buried in the walls of a re-sealing crypt; a regular safe, suspended by cables over a deep ditch, the top only accessable via a room at the top of a tower whose center is a tube leading into the ditch; a large puzzle box placed in one of a series of sarcophagi in a round room under a hill, all the others with rigged boxes; or a box with specialised locks in a chamber under a statue in a subterranean grotto, which happens to be flooded, with steps leading to a sealed-up section of the basement. The second is the most likely :wink:. Realistically, a locked box hidden in the walls of an unused part of the basement.

unknown
06-13-2005, 09:49 PM
I keep many of my belongings in a carved out book underneath my bed. it's not very convincing looking, so I plan on making another one

plus, I highly doubt theives would steal these books of your's unless they are intelligent thieves who know what to get from you (and they would only be able to achieve that if they knew you personally)

Jubel Brosseau
07-13-2005, 01:58 PM
Whoever built the Oak Island "Money Pit" hundreds of years ago had it pretty figured out. (I realize this has nothing to do with apartment hiding places. It just jogged a memory of an interesting notorious American curiosity. It's driven a lot of rich and famous people bankrupt and/or insane trying to solve the mystery.)

Take a look: http://www.activemind.com/Mysterious/Topics/OakIsland/story.html

and this seems a bit more tourist-oriented but meh, I'll link it anyway.

http://www.oakislandtreasure.co.uk/

G. S. Carnivals
07-13-2005, 07:46 PM
Sorry, Barry, I really can't help. In my case, you pose the dilemma of where one hides a large (and valued) library. That is only the books. Then comes the music and video.... King Tut has most definitely proven recently that you can't take it with you, alas.
Phil

unknown
07-13-2005, 10:13 PM
that Oak Island thing is pretty interesting

*planning excavation headed by members of Miskatonic University*

G. S. Carnivals
07-12-2006, 08:16 PM
Sorry, Barry, I really can't help. In my case, you pose the dilemma of where one hides a large (and valued) library. That is only the books. Then comes the music and video.... King Tut has most definitely proven recently that you can't take it with you, alas.
Phil
If one is patient, ingenuity (and the technology it spawns) provides a solution. I have just copied and pasted my prized possessions into User Notes. I have done this in lieu of safe storage in another dimension since I still have a dial-up connection to the Cosmos....

The Silent One
07-13-2006, 02:48 PM
Sorry, Barry, I really can't help. In my case, you pose the dilemma of where one hides a large (and valued) library. That is only the books. Then comes the music and video.... King Tut has most definitely proven recently that you can't take it with you, alas.
Phil
If one is patient, ingenuity (and the technology it spawns) provides a solution. I have just copied and pasted my prized possessions into User Notes. I have done this in lieu of safe storage in another dimension since I still have a dial-up connection to the Cosmos....
E-mail of the Gods, eh? Upload to broadband, an actual arm and leg are required. Don't even think about cable. Plus, the processor is an ancient Linux with a dictionary-sized manual filled with mathematical formulæ, the only text in Byelroussian. And the keyboard requires an understanding of a Chinese typewriter to operate. And off we go, like a pod of slugs in the wake of a herd of turtles...

G. S. Carnivals
07-13-2006, 07:19 PM
Upload to broadband, an actual arm and leg are required. Don't even think about cable. Plus, the processor is an ancient Linux with a dictionary-sized manual filled with mathematical formulæ, the only text in Byelroussian. And the keyboard requires an understanding of a Chinese typewriter to operate. And off we go, like a pod of slugs in the wake of a herd of turtles...
TSO, I urge you to seek a patent (or series of patents) at once! After conducting an Einsteinian thought exercise based upon the above components, I suspect you may have stumbled onto a practical means of time travel....

unknown
07-14-2006, 04:05 PM
you could always have a hidden room. My dad built his house with a hidden room. behind a bookcase is the Gun room where he keeps all of his firearms. Unfortunately, the book case is on hinges and swings open rather than the cool pull-a-book-or-the-candlestick-and-the-bookcase-moves-on-its-own gimmick. that would be awesome

paeng
08-19-2007, 09:33 AM
How about doing something similar to Poe's "The Gold-Bug"?