We spend much of our childhood playing with the products of our imagination.
I can’t tell you how many times I imagined myself in a fantastical world while walking in the woods near my home or pretended to have found a magical door hidden from others, making up where it led.
Adulthood tends to strip us of the most fantastical elements of our wandering consciousness, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t exciting and curious things waiting to be found in the world around us.
Just ask the man who bought a new house in the UK 11 years ago and discovered a hidden trapdoor in the floor leading to a room he didn’t know existed…
I think I can speak on behalf of many when I say the prospect of finding a hidden door or space in a property we’ve just purchased is rather intriguing.
Unfortunately, most of the time, we get what we paid for, and surprises are rare, if not nonexistent, on moving day.
But that doesn’t mean they don’t exist.
A new homeowner had a real shock when he was handed the keys to his new house and discovered a trapdoor leading to a secret underground room!
According to Bored Panda, the house in question originally formed part of a 19th-century English monastery. The property and its grounds were later converted into 30 modern apartments, one of which was purchased by the man in this story.
Apparently, he got a good deal on the apartment, along with a hidden room that he didn’t even suspect existed!
In front of the bathroom door, he finds a handle on the floor that leads to another area beneath the floor.
At first glance, the door appears to lead to a small storage space. However, by following the stone steps descending into darkness, the man discovered something entirely different…
It turned out that the space was much larger than he had imagined, even though it resembled more of a dungeon from a bygone era than any typical basement or additional living space.
However, this raises many questions, including what the area may have been used for in the past.
Watch the video below to learn more:
What do you think this space was used for? Have you ever found a hidden compartment in a house? Feel free to share your thoughts! In the meantime, if you enjoyed this story, take a look at the next one for more intriguing content…