A couple convinced a gang “operating under the house” has refused to return to their home for two years after they caught unexplained noises from underneath the floor.
Alan and Christine Tait moved in their house just off a main road in Ammanford of Camarthenshire, West Wales about two years ago and said the property sits in an alleyway, hidden away from the hustle and bustle.
But in June 2018, the couple heard strange noises coming from beneath the kitchen in the middle of the night and decided to record the sounds.
Video taken from inside the now abandoned house capture children screaming, police sirens and sometimes machine drilling.
The house is left as how it was two years ago, with furnitures and electrical appliances, as well as boxes of goods.
An eerie, high-pitched noice can be heard inside the lounge area where the carpet and flooring are removed.
As the camera pans to the storage room, a loud drilling noise appears to have emerged from around the room.
The clip also captures some children yelling and screaming in the bathroom area.
Alan and Christine told Wales Online: “It was like a flushing noise that I heard first.
“Then we could hear a machine running, and we started to record all over the house, picking up the sounds of chains, a motorbike starting, and people screaming.”
Determined to find out where the sound is from, Alan dug two 1.5 metre channels into the walls of his basement and furnished them with recording equipment.
He then claimed he heard “a woman screaming, sexual sounds, dogs barking, a printing press running, a motorbike, a car horn honking and what sounds like a police siren”.
The couple strongly believe “serious criminal gang” residing underground and had reported to Dyfed-Powys Police.
Officers were sent to the address in November 2018, but they did not go inside. They have also listened to one of the recordings captured at the house and, according to Alan, “dismissed it”.
He said: “They said that they were ‘ordinary noises’ that could have come from around the house. They also said that we could have recorded them off the TV – why would we do that, and then leave our home? Anybody could just record noises from the TV.”
The couple left the house in June 2018, and now, more than two years later, they are in the north of England, living in a mobile home.
But they want to raise awareness to people in the town, and started a petition calling for an “urgent and full investigation”.
“We’ve sent details to the police and to Crimewatch but it never goes anywhere,” said Alan, frustratingly.
“We have two concerns: why isn’t it being investigated properly? And our main concern is the screaming. If there are people down there they are obviously really struggling.
“There has to be a reason for the noises.”
The police are satisfied that nothing of interest lies within, or under, the seemingly unremarkable house in a seemingly unremarkable town.