Studio Apartment's Surprise Bonus Room? A 'Secret Dungeon'
Just in time for Halloween, a Reddit user in the U.K. has gone onto the website to complain -- or is it to brag? -- that he's discovered a dingy old "dungeon" under a trapdoor in his tidy new studio apartment. Britain's Metro newspaper describes the unidentified tenant as being a bit creeped out by the discovery of the "secret dungeon complex" in "an old English monastery conversion" that contains 30 apartments. (Its exact whereabouts are also unidentified.)
Perhaps in the spirit of the season, his description on Reddit of exploring the space -- amply illustrated with photos and seen in the video above -- seems to waver between fright and delight (though he doesn't even seem to appreciate the potential extra storage space). He describes its "beautiful vaulted ceiling" and "proper 19th century layout of corridors and hatches." But he also speculates, maybe a little wildly, about a brickwork platform that could be a "bed or a crypt" (pictured at right); another space that seems to resemble a "sacrificial altar"; and a patch of bare earth that might have been "recently disturbed."
If nothing else, it's the perfect place for a "dungeon party," he concludes. (Though it's unclear if that's a British thing or a reference to the online game.)
Those who might not be invited to the affair, though: Online commenters who've said that the space was likely the site of nothing more sinister than an old furnace, and who warn that although it might indeed host a malevolent force, that force would be radon gas.
Open to more creepy and mysterious finds? Others that AOL Real Estate has come across in recent years include tales of: a medieval well and sword found under the floor of a house in England; and -- closer to home -- human skeletal remains in a Battle Creek attic; as well as a long abandoned S&M club in Louisville. The last is viewable in the slideshow below.
ABANDONED S&M CLUB FOUND IN LOUISVILLE:
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