We spend much of our childhood excitedly entertaining the products of our imagination.
I mean, I can’t tell you how many times I imagined myself in a fantasy world while walking through the woods close by my home, or I pretended to have found a magical door, hidden from others, and could make up where it led.
The transition to adulthood tends to rob us of the more fantastical elements of our wandering consciousness, but that’s not to say exciting, curious things aren’t waiting to be found in the world around us.
Just ask the man who bought a new place in the UK 11 years ago, only to find a hidden trapdoor in the floor that led to a room he hadn’t even known about…
I think I can speak for a lot of people when I say that the prospect of finding a hidden door or space in a property we’ve just purchased is rather intriguing.
Sadly, more often than not, we get what we’ve paid for, and there are little, if any surprises to be had come moving day.
But that’s not to say they don’t happen.
One new homeowner got a real shock when he was handed the keys to his new home, only to find a trapdoor leading to a secret, underground man cave!
According to Bored Panda, the home in question was originally used as part of an English monastery from the 19th century. 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 price for the apartment, as well as the bonus of a hidden room he hadn’t even know existed!
In front of the bathroom door, he found a handle on the floor leading to another area beneath the floorboards.
At first glance, the door looks like it leads simply to a small storage area. Yet when the man followed the stone steps descending down into the dark, he found something else entirely…
It turned out the space was far bigger than he had realized, even if it does more resemble a dungeon from a by-gone era than it does any sort of cellar or extra living space.
Even so, it raises a whole lot of questions, not least what the area might have been used for in the past?
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What do you think this space was used for? Have you ever found a trapdoor in a home? Let us know! Meanwhile, if you like this story, check out the one below for more engaging content…