This Man Opened A Secret Door In His Apartment. What He Found Inside Will Haunt Him Forever
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This Man Opened A Secret Door In His Apartment. What He Found Inside Will Haunt Him Forever

By Andra
December 18, 2016

An Irish man who moved into a new studio got more than he bargained for in the lease when he discovered a strange floor hatch hiding spine-chilling secrets.

The studio apartment is located in an old, restored building – Source: Imgur/ demc7
The studio apartment is located in an old, restored building – Source: Imgur/ demc7

The man rented a studio in an old English monastery conversion that dates back from the 19th century and now has over 30 apartments.

“I have a tiny room on the ground floor. I got a great deal on the rent,” the tenant said.

 

The building used to be an old English monastery, but it has recently been reconditioned – Source: Imgur/ demc7
The building used to be an old English monastery, but it has recently been reconditioned – Source: Imgur/ demc7

He signed the lease in a heartbeat. Little did he know what he was about to uncover.

The studio is situated on the ground floor – Source: Imgur/ demc7
The studio is situated on the ground floor – Source: Imgur/ demc7

Completely unsuspecting of what he was getting himself into, he started checking out his new living space bit by bit and set up his most valuable possessions.

 

Cozy bunk bed – Source: Imgur/ demc7
Cozy bunk bed – Source: Imgur/ demc7

“The studio is a mezzanine, it’s more of a bunk bed than a bedroom,” the tenant explained.

The shower room – Source: Imgur/ demc7
The shower room – Source: Imgur/ demc7

With a snug bed, a perfectly functional shower room, high ceilings and plenty of space in the kitchen/living room area, the studio seemed like good value for money.

“I didn’t realize how much value I got until I moved in and found an area worthy of any movie-grade exploration,” the tenant said.

 

What appears to be a floor hatch – Source: Imgur/ demc7
What appears to be a floor hatch – Source: Imgur/ demc7

The floor was squeaky and appeared weak in the hallway, right in front of the shower room. The tenant wanted to put some construction adhesive into the gaps in order to stop the squeaks.

But when he looked closer, he noticed a handle. That’s when he realized there was a secret door in his floor.

The hatch wasn’t specified in the lease – Source: Imgur/ demc7
The hatch wasn’t specified in the lease – Source: Imgur/ demc7

The landlord didn’t mention anything about this and the floor hatch was left out of the lease.

 

Opening the secret hatch door – Source: Imgur/ demc7
Opening the secret hatch door – Source: Imgur/ demc7

When he finally decided to open the hatch, the tenant tried to keep his expectations in check.

After all, if it had been such a big deal, the landlord would have said something about it.

What looks like a small underfloor storage filled with tools and old paint cans – Source: Imgur/ demc7
What looks like a small underfloor storage filled with tools and old paint cans – Source: Imgur/ demc7

When he looked inside, he found a bunch of old tools, paint cans and dirty cloths.

He thought to himself: “Of course there couldn’t be a secret dungeon complex under my bog-standard studio I rented for small money. That only happens in poorly-written movies.”

Or does it?

 

At a closer look, the floor hatch reveals its secrets – Source: Imgur/ demc7
At a closer look, the floor hatch reveals its secrets – Source: Imgur/ demc7

He looked a little closer, and stumbled upon a hair-rising finding.

The seemingly underwhelming storage compartment in the floor was definitely more than meets the eye.

A hidden staircase, underneath the small storage compartment – Source: Imgur/ demc7
A hidden staircase, underneath the small storage compartment – Source: Imgur/ demc7

He noticed an eerie staircase leading down to a hidden basement dungeon.

“At this point I couldn’t believe my luck, and was completely freaked out since it was so unexpected,” the man said.

 

The hidden staircase leads into a dungeon – Source: Imgur/ demc7
The hidden staircase leads into a dungeon – Source: Imgur/ demc7

Too scared to explore the dungeon on his own, he asked one of his friends to come by and closed the hatch while he waited.

“I suspected the dungeon stretched beneath the entire building, so I sealed the hatch with the bathroom door wedged over it and awaited backup,” the tenant said.

The dungeon appears to be stretching beneath the entire building – Source: Imgur/ demc7
The dungeon appears to be stretching beneath the entire building – Source: Imgur/ demc7

When the friend arrived, they both ventured down the stairs, equipped with flashlights and a camera to document their findings.

They uncovered a maze of narrow 19th century corridors stretching beneath the entire building.

 

To the right of the dungeon’s corridor – Source: Imgur/ demc7
To the right of the dungeon’s corridor – Source: Imgur/ demc7

They kept peering through all the hatches.

A stench of earthy decay wafted out from the passageways.

The corridor stretches even further – Source: Imgur/ demc7
The corridor stretches even further – Source: Imgur/ demc7

Stones came clattering through the cavernous openings and the ground was filled with rubble.

A thick cloud of rock dust rose with every step.

 

What looks like a hidden space upstairs between apartments – Source: Imgur/ demc7
What looks like a hidden space upstairs between apartments – Source: Imgur/ demc7

“There could be a hidden space upstairs between apartments, or else an illusion caused by a collapsing ceiling,” the tenant explained.

On the left of the corridor – Source: Imgur/ demc7
On the left of the corridor – Source: Imgur/ demc7

Judging by the black mold growing across the walls and shattered wood, the corridors seemed to have been abandoned decades ago.

This was the last opening in the walls. With a sense of foreboding, they stepped inside.

 

The adventurous tenant - Source: Imgur/ demc7
The adventurous tenant – Source: Imgur/ demc7

They found an enormous chamber. The writings on the walls suggested someone had been there within the past few years.

It might look like a regular basement, but it hides many spine-chilling secrets – Source: Imgur/ demc7
It might look like a regular basement, but it hides many spine-chilling secrets – Source: Imgur/ demc7

At first, it looked like a regular basement. But when they looked closer, chills crawled up their spines.

The wall on the right appeared to have been bricked up.

 

A curious shape in the corner – it could either be a bed or a crypt – Source: Imgur/ demc7
A curious shape in the corner – it could either be a bed or a crypt – Source: Imgur/ demc7

They moved into the corner to see a ghastly shape. At first, it looked like a bed. But why would anyone put a bed made of stone in a damp, pitch-black dungeon?

Bearing in mind that the building used to be a monastery, the odd shape in the corner could actually be a tomb.

“Bed, or crypt, it’ll make a good seat for a potential home cinema, or else for a dungeon party,” the tenant said jokingly.

But there is more.

Sacrificial altar found in the hidden dungeon – Source: Imgur/ demc7
Sacrificial altar found in the hidden dungeon – Source: Imgur/ demc7

The tenant and his friend also found some strange furnishings that looked a lot like the remains of a sacrificial altar – a structure upon which sacrificial offerings are made for religious purposes.

 

A strange-looking hole in the middle of the underground room – Source: Imgur/ demc7
A strange-looking hole in the middle of the underground room – Source: Imgur/ demc7

In the middle of the chamber, they came across a hole with very soft dirt in it.

According to the tenant, the dirt seemed to have been “recently disturbed” and the hole might have played a part in cult sacrifice rituals.

The staircase leading back up to the apartment – Source: Imgur/ demc7
The staircase leading back up to the apartment – Source: Imgur/ demc7

The tenant’s studio is the only apartment in the building with access to the abandoned dungeon.

He said he wanted to continue exploring the passageways and admitted to being scared of living alone right above the cavernous corridors.

“Mine appears to be the only staircase to the dungeon. I’m debating my next move. More exploration needs to be done, but it’s very scary living above it alone,” the man admitted.

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