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A home is a place where you feel safe and maybe even a place you feel comfortable enough to walk around in our underwear. But imagine one day, sat on the couch in your tighty whities, you look over and see a small handle in the floor underneath the coffee table. You open the trap door to find a hidden room and evidence that someone has actually been living there all along!
Ok, so this scenario is fictional, but here are ten hidden rooms that actually were found in people homes.
#1 AN EMPTY ROOM
Jasson and Kerri Brown bought a house back in 2005. While exploring their now abode and preparing to do some renovations they discovered a passageway behind a bookshelf. It led to an empty room. But in the room they found a folded up piece of paper with the words: "You found it!" on the front. They unfolded the paper to reveal a note from a previous owner, explaining that they had been forced to move because of a serious toxic mold problem that the house had.
Upon reading this the Browns decided to sue the broker who sold them the property for not disclosing this information.
#2 THE HIDDEN CRAWLSPACE
The reddit user "LMBRJACK" posted pictures of a hidden crawlspace he found in his home. Investigating further he'd found a locked door and when he managed to break in, he found a sound proofed room with electrical outlets, a safe and a briefcase. Inside the briefcase he found jewelry and various envelopes full of money from all around the world. A happy find! But inside the safe he found a bunch of suspicious tapes and written on one were the words, no no no no no no... Apparently the police are still looking into those videotapes and say that it's relevant to an ongoing case. Creepy...
#3 GHOST TENANT
Because of the strange noises they heard, one group of Ohio state university students were convinced that the house they were staying in was haunted. That is until they did some investigating and found a cabinet door that actually lead to a hidden room. This room had a bed, a tv, and other evidence that proved someone had been living there secretly all along, going about their daily lives almost undetected alongside the students.
#4 UNDER THE PANTRY
On student was living quite happily in a house his parents had bought him New Mexico. However as nice as that sounds at night he'd hear banging coming from underneath the house. After investigating he found a square door in the pantry floor. The door lead to a pretty creepy room, with a desk, lights and a recently smoked cigarette... Spooky!
#5 THE TRAP-DOOR
Redit user DEMC7 moved into an apartment and all seemed ok. Until they discovered a door in the floor. The door lead to a dungeon like room with block built bed structures and graffiti on the wall. The center of the floor looked like it had been dug up, suggesting something may have been berried underneath.
#6 SINGER CASTLE
This awesome property was built in 1896 by the president of the Singer sewing machine company. This castle is full of all sorts of hidden passages, rooms and doors and even paintings you can spy though while in some of the hidden rooms! Oh yeh, and it has a dungeon... So...
#7 HIDDEN CHAPEL
It took the Farlers 3 year to finally pluck up the courage to investigate into the strange metal grill they had in their house. Upon removing the grate they uncovered whole other room. The very old looking room had several shelves and what appeared to be some form of religious cross on the floor. It's believed to have been some sort of chapel, possibly used by persecuted Catholics hundreds of years ago.
#8 BEHIND THE BOOKS
One anonymous family discovered a passageway behind a bookshelf in the parents bedroom. The passageway had a spiral staircase that led to a single room. In the room, there was evidence that someone was actually living there! They found candy wrappers and items that had been taken from the house,suggested the person had be walking around while they were sleeping or were away.
#9 THE DUNGEON
An Australian family noticed that their carpet always seem to sag and the floor never really felt that stable. Upon investigation they found that under the carpet there was a door that lead to a dungeon! Well, some some sort of dungeon looking basement anyway. It had an old rusty bed frame, electrical cables hanging from the ceiling and an old unused fireplace.
#10 ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE ROOM
In pretty much all the zombie apocalypse games and movies that are out there, there's one thing that you can never have too much of. And to the surprise of this one American who had just moved in, he'd hit the mother load. Moving a board on the basement room wall, the man found a hidden room with enough ammunition for a small war (or to survive a zombie apocalypse). On weird thing is though, no guns, just empty gun cases... Not so good for a zombie apocalypse.