A secret to nowhere
Every kid loves a good mystery. When you’re young and there’s a room that you aren’t allowed go to in or a door that’s closed and not supposed to be opened, all it does is make you want to go inside. The thrill of finding something that you weren’t supposed to is a feeling that can go unmatched. Most of the time it’s just a storage room or a broken door that leads to nowhere, like you’re in the Winchester House, but what happens when there actually is a secret room?
These people were lucky enough to find secret doors and passages. Here’s what was inside!
I was a maintenance guy/custodian for a highschool, and my shift started about an hour before school let out and ended around 11:30 at night. I couldn’t clean anything while students were in my areas, so I would go to the storage closet, and climb up the ladder to ventilation room. It was the area you needed to go to replace air filters. The room itself used to be for team meetings for basketball games before renovations, so it was huge. Also near the IT room, so it had wifi. Best part was that someone had pulled up a chair from the auditorium and put it in a space around the corner, so I would go up there for an hour if I had nothing to do, chill in a comfy chair and browse reddit. Got even better when I found a good tennis ball, would play wall ball in this giant cement room. (bulldog0256)
The closest thing I’ve ever had to a “secret room” was the tornado shelter in my last house.
When my wife and I moved in, we went into the garage and discovered a trap door on the floor. The door lead down to an underground tornado shelter. There were no lights. The stairs creaked horribly, the air was thick with dust, and the echoes sounded like something was walking towards you. To make things even worse, you had to go down the stairs backwards, so you couldn’t see whatever evil monster was waiting for you in the dark.
I told my wife “That tornado shelter is scarier than a tornado. I’m never going down there.”
But later, we actually had a tornado warning. We grabbed flashlights and sleeping bags and rushed down there. It turned out, once you walked around the corner, the super creepy tornado shelter was bright pink and covered in lady bug stickers. Apparently the last owner’s little girl used it as a play room. (captianmagictrousers)
The bat room
Had a small door (like think Being John Malkovich) in a room in a house I rented. The landlord told me “not to worry about it and never open it” of course that wasn’t going to do anything but make me want to open it. Sadly it was a school lease, I took the place but had to sublet it to a friend for the summer cause I was going home. So I literally “took possession” and then handed the keys over to him.
So I finally move in months later and I ask him about the door, and he says, “oh me and the girlfriend call it the bathroom door, the guy was right you don’t want to open it.”
So WTF, of course I open it. Almost immediately after he’s gone.
Turns out they called it the “Bat Room” not the “Bathroom” door.
Door couldn’t be open for more than 10 seconds when f***ing bats come flying out of the door. Only 3 or 4 but even one bat is like bats*** crazy.
Turns out he had opened it and had way more than that when he did, and had to get professionals to remove them and clean up the damage and didn’t want to tell me (or me tell the landlord). So at least he had the number of the guys who did the removal handy. They asked me “if we will ever learn.”
F***ing Batroom door. (billbapapa)