Have you ever wondered if your house has a secret room? In most houses, rooms aren’t too hard to find. Follow the doors and you’ll likely lead into one. But, every now and then, architects install secret room designs with hidden doorways and passageways. Sometimes these rooms are made to hide from intruders. But, they also might have more nefarious purposes. Ready to see what creepy hidden rooms people found? Here are 25 Bizarre Secret Rooms Discovered.
It was 1896 and sewing tycoon Commodore Frederick G. Bourne decided he needed a summer home. He built Singer Castle on Dark Island in the St. Lawrence River of New York. During construction, Bourne had several secret passageways and even a dungeon built. Why? When he had guests over, he wanted to be able to sneak behind the walls and listen in on what they were talking about and maybe even hear what they thought of him.
A Redditor named Lmbrjack posted a photo of a crawlspace he found in his attic. A strange black door with a padlock blocked the way inside. When he finally got inside, the room was covered in soundproofing board, plastic, and had four electric outlets. It also had a platform the size of a bed. Making things more suspicious, he found a briefcase full of jewelry items and several black VHS tapes, some with ominous writing like “No No No No” and a note that said, “Save yourself” on it. Some have called this a hoax but he insists it isn’t.
Old Soda Shop
In Lancashire, an old, boarded up shop had been feared dangerous since it was abandoned for so long. When authorities went inside, they discovered many of the original items that were on the shelves 40 years ago, including magazines, ice cream spoons, and cigarette advertisements.
According to one Redditor, some friends of theirs bought an old farmhouse and found a secret door in one of the closets. It was only a couple of feet tall, and you had to crawl through it. Inside this hidden room was a bed that someone put in there before it had been constructed.
70-Year Old Abandoned Room in Paris
Long ago, when the second World War was brewing in Europe and the Nazis were marching into Paris, a wealthy Parisian woman locked up her apartment and headed south. She never returned, but surprisingly, she never stopped paying rent for the apartment, either. When she died at the age of 91, her heirs found the apartment on the books and went to go find it. It had been left untouched for 70 years with tons of collector’s items, including a priceless painting of the actress Marthe de Florian, worth 2 million Euros (2,324,756 U.S Dollars).