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27 People Who Really Found A Secret Passage In Their Home

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Why was it boarded up?

“My dad’s cousin and her husband purchased an previous Victorian home about 15 years in the past with plans to renovate it, restore it, and promote it. They’d been residing in it for a few month after they have been outdoors simply staring and having that “I can’t imagine what we bought ourselves into” feeing after they seen one thing bizarre.

On the second ground they acknowledged their bed room window, and their daughter’ bed room window by the curtains they’d hung, however there was a window in between. In order that they went again into the home and walked down the hallway, and as anticipated, they noticed their bed room door, and down the corridor was their daughter’s bed room door, nothing in between.

They went again outdoors and threw a ladder as much as the thriller window and opened it from the surface. On the opposite facet of the window was one other bed room, crammed with fur coats, paintings, jewellery, and different misc possessions. There was additionally a daily bed room door, in order that they opened it and realized that the door had been boarded and plastered over from the surface, so that you wouldn’t even realize it was there strolling down the hallway.

Their daughter was round my age and I used to see her carrying the fur coats to high school each every so often.” — [deleted]

Marvel what this secret tunnel was used for

I used to hire the storage residence behind this large 20,000 sq. foot home that had previously been an Archdiocese. Place regarded like a museum.

Twister season got here round and there was an enormous storm so I needed to take shelter within the basement beneath the storage. Within the basement there’s some previous work boarded up like they got here from the warehouse in Indiana Jones, and all this large equipment since I assume plumbing and electrical for such a big construction is slightly completely different than your common one-bedroom.

I don’t have service and there’s not lots to do down there so I discover and discover this sq. crimson metallic hatch set about waist excessive in a concrete wall. Open it up and there’s a tunnel with pipes and lights operating down the entire size. I couldn’t discover it then as a result of I didn’t have lights or something, however I got here again later with a flashlight and crawled my means down, finally reaching a spot the place it dropped all the way down to a stage the place I needed to military crawl to the top of the tunnel the place I slipped out.

Appeared round and noticed a bunch of christmas decorations and random junk and realized the tunnel led from the storage to the primary home and I used to be now of their basement. Rapidly went again the best way I got here since I’m positive the wealthy people wouldn’t be happy to search out their random Mexican tenant exploring their house.

Pictures of the Hales Mansion.” — piusbovis

70s dream home

“I work in actual property and was visiting a big block of land {that a} developer was going to develop 40 townhomes on. We’re strolling round chatting about what is going to go the place and many others, and I ask him if he’s demolishing the home on the entrance nook of the lot. He then bought tremendous excited and took us as much as go to it. We stroll in, very first thing we see is shaggy yellow carpet not solely in EVERY room of the home, but in addition on the partitions and the ceiling. We stroll across the kitchen, with a bar and pool desk within the centre of it, after which see an previous 1960’s trying fridge within the eating room. Didn’t assume something of it, contemplating how bizarre the place was already. However the developer opened the fridge door AND IT WAS A SECRET STAIRCASE GOING DOWN TO AN UNDERGROUND BASEMENT. The basement had the craziest sound system and disco balls and a motherfkn stage. There was a big canvas portray down there too and the developer took it off the wall and there was an escape tunnel out to the again of the block. Apparently the previous proprietor was an excellent profitable lawyer again within the 1970s who took on numerous drug instances.” — cwanalisica

Similar to Coraline

“There was a teeny Coraline-like door in my bed room closet that was hidden when the common door was opened and in opposition to the wall. It led to a completed attic room that I’d cover in to scare my dad and mom.

I didn’t point out the rooms existence till we had lived there for a pair years after which they stole it for cupboard space.” — [deleted]

It was all crimson

“We discovered a secret “room” in my aunt’s home, behind the kitchen cupboards after they have been being swapped out. It was this walled off space between the unexpectedly large chimney and the surface wall. Large enough for perhaps three adults to face in considerably uncomfortably.

The weirdest half is that it was all painted crimson. Flooring, ceiling, partitions. Every little thing.” — [deleted]

This feels like Hogwarts

“After a decade of working for a poorly managed embroidery firm, my mom supplied to purchase out the homeowners and take over. They stated no, so she give up and opened up her personal store in a smallish mall in our city. The constructing was fairly previous over time had seen busineses and homeowners come and go.

Every retailer had a small door on the again that had entry to a service hall. It didn’t get a lot use because it solely actually gave entry to the plumbing and electrical, however these of us youngsters whose dad and mom owned and operated retailers would play in it steadily. We thought we have been fairly intelligent having the ability to randomly seem at completely different elements of the mall like magic.

Sooner or later, we got here throughout a panel that regarded prefer it didn’t fairly match proper. We pushed on it, and located a small room that had apparently been used as storage, however had been sealed off for no motive. We confirmed our dad and mom, and the owner. The owner was cool sufficient to have it cleaned up – put a settee, a small fridge and a TV in it. It grew to become the de facto child hangout for these of us within the mall.” — ViperThreat

This sounds so cool

“The touchdown on the staircase going upstairs was hinged. In case you opened it you would drop into the realm beneath the staircase.

From there you would open a door within the wall which leads down into the basement.

In concept you would act as in the event you have been going upstairs from the primary ground and go although the above, get into the basement and escape the home from the basement door.” — PaperPhoneBox

An previous church

“About 18 months in the past my dad bought a home that was a church in a previous life. Sooner or later the church closed and the pastor continued residing there for a number of years as he reworked the church right into a home which finally bankrupted him and ended with the house going into foreclosures. Nearly each room in the home on the primary ground has an exterior door, and there are a pair completely different staircases that result in the basement. A number of months after buying the home whereas going up the steps from the basement into the hooked up storage my dad seen a bizarre carpeted shelf off to the facet of the steps. Wanting extra carefully he realized there was a deal with, which when lifted up revealed a hidden door that goes to a different small staircase down. As soon as down the hidden stairs he realized there was a hidden Eight foot by 10 foot secret room with all concrete/brick partitions. The room is sort of soundproof and you actually wouldn’t discover it until you have been trying very carefully. He jokes that he’s going to make use of it as a cupboard space for all of his meals, water, and weapons for the apocalypse.

Makes me surprise what the church used the room for although…” — Npakaderm

Soundproofed secret rooms are creepy

“I moved right into a home with my buddy – was an previous Victorian home full with a basement. (Am within the UK)

Went all the way down to put some furnishings there and checked it out – 2 carpeted rooms with previous junk in it after which some bricks on the ground from the wall. Take a look at the wall and theres a gap in there, simply large enough for me to suit by way of at a squeeze, dust slope down into an enormous excessive ceiling room, full with a shelf with a sleeping bag and quilt on. The room had been soundproofed, had electrical energy and water in it, with an enormous closed off fire (ground to ceiling) in it. Solely means out and in of the room was the opening I crawled by way of.

Didn’t freak me out an excessive amount of, figured I used to be beneath subsequent doorways home – however the quilt bothered me! Lived there for a yr with no issues although!” — Gremalem

The factor of nightmares

“Once I was in highschool my dad bought this previous Victorian that he supposed to flip. Earlier than he bought round to engaged on it, he’d let me dangle on the market with pals. It appeared fairly cool till the primary (and solely) evening we determined to spend the evening. We arrange an previous television, DVD participant, and principally made the entire empty front room a giant lounge/sleeping space with beanbags and blankets. It was getting fairly late after we began to listen to noises coming from upstairs. It seemed like scratching and rustling… nothing too freaky, in all probability mice or one thing. Properly, in any case, one of many guys that was over determined we should always go examine. We head up the steps and used our telephones for mild as not one of the fixtures upstairs had mild bulbs. We’re strolling by way of the corridor, getting nearer and nearer to the noise. We get to the large built-in bookshelf on the finish of the corridor and the noise one way or the other appears to be coming from behind it. My buddy begins knocking on the wall round it to see if it stirs up anymore noise (we’re nonetheless assuming some sort of animal or one thing). He begins monkeying with the shelf and he manages to tug your entire factor in the direction of us and it finally ends up being a freakin’ door to a hidden room! After all we have been giddy, trigger that is some shit you solely examine or see in motion pictures. We shine our telephones into the room and it’s straight out of a horror movie. Filth in all places, tremendous previous trying youngsters toys, spider webs up the ying yang and the creepiest a part of all, tremendous deep scratches on the again of the bookshelf from fingernails. You can even see the soiled handprints that went together with them. It was the factor of nightmares and we bought the hell out of there fast. Positively one of many scariest issues I’ve ever seen.” — SmugUgly

An previous navy room

“I went to a Army College in New Mexico that had been round for a very very long time. The place appears to be like like an previous fort. Anyway, senior yr we’re messing round within the Sally Port — wrestling, shoving, no matter—simply being idiots. Considered one of us slams right into a inexperienced door and it popped open. Within the fours years I had been there, I had by no means actually thought of these doorways, nor had I seen anybody use them. The door opened to a spiral, metallic staircase that went down into the darkness. Cobwebs abound. Lengthy story brief, it was a creepy, musty, previous storage space. I don’t bear in mind if the catacombs went the entire perimeter of the barracks or what, however I do know we explored fairly absolutely—discovered some previous furnishings, some clothes / bedding, and another dated objects, most probably simply issues numerous cadets had left behind of their room. I feel I took an expired fireplace extinguisher that was in some forgotten nook of the realm.” — kjob

City exploring

“I used to reside in downtown Greenville, TX within the 1990s. Greenville was a thriving cotton city within the 1950s, however the inhabitants has declined and downtown is usually deserted. My pals and I used to discover the deserted buildings for enjoyable earlier than “city exploring” grew to become a factor.

Anyway, there was a multi-story constructing that used to have a Mexican restaurant downstairs within the 1970s, nevertheless it had been deserted since then. The underside of that constructing was locked up tight, however we have been in a position to acquire entry to the roof from an neighboring constructing, and at last bought inside that constructing that means.

Inside have been some previous workplaces, nothing a lot of curiosity there, however then I seen a crack within the wall behind some peeling wallpaper. There was a door-sized sliding panel that had been papered over a long time earlier than. Behind it was an residence that will have been used as housing by the individuals who owned the enterprise downstairs, and it was largely untouched – I discovered newspapers from the 1940s and the final one was dated 1947.” — [deleted]

Lure door

“My husband and I purchased a 100+ yr previous farm home. It wanted to be refurbished. It was the largest endeavor that I’ve ever achieved. We peeled up the carpet to search out asbestos tile. JOY! Then we peeled up the tile to search out laminate! WOOT! Then we peeled up the laminate to search out WOOD FLOORS! Holy shit! And never only a wooden ground, a fucking entice door within the kitchen! I assumed that was tremendous freaking cool. It was extraordinarily water broken having been proper subsequent to the kitchen sink. However we pried that sucker open to search out…. the coal room. There’s nonetheless coal down there. A couple of tons of it. I don’t know why that hatch was there. There’s no stairway main down however we discovered a tiny door within the basement behind a cupboard and it additionally results in the coal room. I assume again within the day they burnt coal.

Finally we plan to make it into chilly storage with a stairway and I’ll simply be capable of stroll down from the hatch I rebuilt all on my own.” — thechairinfront

Priest’s tunnel

“I clear good homes for a residing and at some point was within the house of a priest. He was shifting out as a consequence of retirement, so his home was empty. I used to be simply there to hoover all of the rugs. Anyway, I’m in his bed room vacuuming and I open his closet door to get the rug in there. Since all of his clothes was gone, I seen a small door (in all probability three ft x three ft) on the again wall of his closet. It had a lock on the surface so evidently I instantly attempt to unlock it. It was a slide lock so it took me a minute to undo it. Lastly I did, and I inched the door open a bit. I look across the nook to see what’s behind this door…. it was some type of insulated tunnel which led downward….simply very massive blackness with a little bit of bizarre pink melted insulation stuff across the corners. I shut the door and locked it after only some seconds as a result of I assumed it was tremendous bizarre…The retired priest has since been changed, so I proceed to wash this house bi-weekly. I’ll have to take a look at it once more and get a photograph.” — Upwiththekites

Panic rooms

“I used to hire a home that had a pretend electrical panel within the basement. Behind the panel was metal door that led to a panic room of kinds, constructed right into a hill. The room additionally had a rest room and bathe, together with a store sink. There have been followers that blew recent air into the room from pipes main outdoors. There was an enormous 3d topographic map of the encompassing space on one wall. All the electrical for the room was powered instantly from the photo voltaic panels on the roof. The panic room had a secret panel of its personal in a single wall that led to a tunnel (culvert) lined with ribbon lights. The tunnel led to a false ground within the storage, so you would make your escape. The man who constructed the home was a Y2K nut.” — buttsniffingmonkey

Highschool hideout

“My previous highschool was constructed within the 1800s. It’s a very lovely constructing that’s four tales tall. There are many stairs all through the constructing and close to one nook of the constructing are stairs that nobody ever makes use of (very removed from all lecture rooms). Throughout my senior yr my buddy and I have been losing time simply wandering the hallways and we bought to those seldom used stairs. We have been on the underside ground and seen there have been stairs main down to a different stage beneath. We adopted these stairs, and seen they result in a door which was cracked open. We went contained in the door, and it result in a big room crammed with cubicles and dozens of workers on computer systems. The bizarre factor was, none of those workers have been faculty workers (we have been seniors, we’d seen everybody for four years). We have been confused and we left. We tried to return a number of occasions later however the door resulting in the room was all the time locked. This was in 2006, and I nonetheless surprise who the hell all these individuals have been…” — JefferyGoldberg


“I’ve a seaside home in Rhode Island. There may be an previous World Struggle II bunker proper subsequent to the seaside and all the primary entrances are blocked off. There may be additionally a decoy home a number of hundred yards away. It was a ment to seem like an previous weathered home however was extra like two tablet packing containers stacked up. Contained in the decoy homes basement there was a gap with a later taking place it into tunnels that result in the bunker. There are additionally many extra tunnels that go for miles all around the coast to different bunkers and such or simply come out in random locations though most of them are locked. Me and my pals discovered them a number of years again and never we nonetheless use them as hang around spots each summer season it’s a good time. The bunker is big in all probability round 8-10 thousand sq. toes all beneath a large hill and it has many blocked off tunnels and paths inside. To today it’s one of many darkest/coolest locations I’ve ever been.” — Jonnyapplebeed

A staircase within the closet

“Did building work and was usually despatched out of city for jobs. The corporate would cowl the lodge and meals. In northern California, maybe San Leandro, there was a lodge proper off the freeway. The closet had a staircase that will lead you upon to an attic to the place you would see within the individuals’s rooms. Shady as fuck. I didn’t go up there. A coworker did.” — mods_are_pussies1

Inside a Subway

“I used to work at Subway (sure was I used to be a Sandwich Artist) in Newcastle, UK. Anyway the store was simply up from Fortress Maintain. Downstairs subsequent to the freezers was this open gap of rubble, so darkish you couldn’t see into it very far. I used to be too scared to go down and didn’t have a torch however apparently it’s linked to a sequence of tunnels beneath the town.” — TheShanbo

It’s only a storage room

“Probably not a secret secret, however we have now a hidden room in our home. In case you open the closet door in my workplace, there may be one other door on the again wall that results in a room. It was going to be our spy headquarters however now it simply holds packing containers.” — ControlYourPoison

Servant’s quarters

“I used to be going to spend the evening with a buddy who’s mom was an actual property agent. Earlier than we went to his place we needed to go to this previous Victorian home his mom was going to point out the following day and she or he needed to do a number of issues whereas there. My buddy and I went exploring and located a secret servent’s corridor means that was tucked behind the inside partitions. There was just one door that led to the attic space the place the servent’s quarters have been at. I bear in mind seeing the place a bell assortment hung that went to every room of the home. It was lengthy gone, however the stained glass was nonetheless there. I liked that secret room and plan on making one if I ever construct a home.” — QcumberKid

Secret tunnel observe

“One of many tractor drivers within the farm while ploughing fell right into a gap. Out of the blue appeared beneath one of many tires. Turned out it was a sequence of tunnels dug by a Canadian tunnelling firm (as in military unit) working towards right here in England for the invasion of Germany. An entire community of tunnels hidden beneath us all saved secret.” — Necroporta

“Child sized” room

“I discovered a room behind a closet at my dad and mom’ home once I was a child. It was basically a kid-sized gap minimize in drywall that led to a small room beneath the steps resulting in the basement. None of us had recognized it was there.

The room was all concrete, with some 2x4s stretching throughout the ceiling and others appearing as supporting beams for the steps (I’m assuming). Completely empty, nevertheless it was coated in graffiti from the earlier homeowners, and that’s how I realized about curse phrases.” — uglyratdog

A horror film

“I labored as an intern for the Structure and engineering division at uni and was assigned to work on a survey to guarantee that the blueprints have been correct for each constructing. I get by way of perhaps 80 p.c of the work after which I’ve to go to the Military ROTC HQ on campus to do the survey. No huge deal, every little thing within the workplace was accurately represented on the blueprints, however the man working the desk advised me that there was a hallway behind the workplace. So he takes me again there and opens the door to a hallway filled with mud, cobwebs and excessive home windows on the precise that disappear a number of toes in because the constructing is constructed on a hill. Dutifully, I am going ahead into the darkness. I can’t bear in mind if I didn’t have a flashlight or what, however I went in there and all I may assume was that I used to be going to discover a physique or one thing. So I simply stated that the blueprints have been proper and bought the fuck out of there. Positively one thing you’d see in a horror film.” — SVMESSEFVIFVTVRVS

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