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Woman Makes Unexpected Discovery in Her Backyard That’s Already Being Referred to as a ‘Nightmare on Elm Street\

"... one of the guys said that he had seen bones."

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The eerie congruence wasn't likely lost on Texas resident Deedee Oliveira.

Her new home in Mission sits on Elm Street — and Halloween is fast approaching.

Image source: KGBT-TV

"It's just a crazy story," she told KGBT-TV.

Oliveira was having some renovations done to her property when workers hit a hard object underground in her backyard Tuesday morning.

"They called, and they let my dad know first that they found a box," Oliveira told the station. "And so my dad said, 'OK, we'll move the box later so you can finish.'"

But it didn't turn out to be your garden-variety container — instead an old, rusted coffin about 4 feet long was photographed dangling from a digging machine, KGBT reported.

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"I'm like, 'A coffin? What do you mean a coffin?'" Olivera told the station. "I can't even explain it, it was huge, it had the handles. It was really rusted, and it had bags wrapped around it."

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Authorities stepped in to investigate, including detectives and a special crime unit, and what the new Elm Street resident was hearing didn't sound good.

Image source: KGBT-TV

"They had seen little booties and pink little bears and then one of the guys said that he had seen bones," Oliveira told KGBT.

Then she spoke to a neighbor who knew the previous homeowners, and Oliveira was told they indeed had a funeral — perhaps as many as 30 years ago — for a pet.

"But it was for a cocker spaniel and those are pretty small dogs," Oliveira told the station. "We were like, 'Wait, a dog can't possibly be in that large coffin.'"

However, the neighbor's memory was on the money. Canine bones were found inside the coffin along with pictures of a dog, KGBT reported.

What's more, the coffin was buried next to a tool box containing cat bones.

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"Thank God it was a dog and not human remains," Oliveira said, "if not I think I would've gone crazy."

She told the station that the coffin and its contents were taken away by the city.

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