Have you ever been home alone and heard a noise that made you just a little too uncomfortable? It was most likely nothing, just the sounds of your house settling or a branch hitting the window outside.
Some people, however, aren’t so lucky. You’ll probably want to investigate a little further next time you hear a sound go bump in the night—or, you know, get the heck out of your house—after you read about these creepy secret rooms people found in theirs.
Like one that contained hidden tapes.
It wasn’t made clear whether or not he actually watched the tapes and knew what was on them, but better safe than sorry—if movies have taught us anything, it’s that you die if you watch anything suspicious you find.
Or an awesome hidden passageway that was actually hiding…
There’s also this creepy religious hideaway.
And this peephole-ridden staircase.
There’s a sliding wall that reveals a hidden staircase in the home, a picture that allows whoever is behind it to eavesdrop on whoever is in the room it faces, and there’s even a treasure trove that is hidden by a latch that only appears to be a coat hook on the surface. Oh, and as previously mentioned, there’s a long corridor that takes you to a dungeon-like area with black gates.
Don’t trust a house with a hidden staircase.
They were jumping around and fighting on their parents’ bed when TwoBiteBrownie fell off and hit his parents’ bookcase just a little too hard. To his surprise, the bookcase actually opened up, revealing a hidden passageway that had been behind it all along. Plucking up the courage to investigate, he and his brother traveled down the spiral staircase behind the bookshelf and found something even creepier than their initial discovery—a crawlspace, and one that had clearly housed a living person somewhat recently.