Old houses are full of secret passageways and hidden rooms. Whether they were for servants to move around the house unseen and unheard or the architects just wanted to add some mystery to the house, you’re bound to find something surprising in centuries-old homes. This man made an incredible discovery in his storage unit by exploring some mysterious holes in the wall.
A known YouTube account, Cyrex686, noticed some mysterious markings on his wall. He had no idea what they were for, so he asked his friends and family for their thoughts. Everyone was stumped.
Upon closer inspection, the man noticed that the markings were in a circular pattern. They were large enough that a person could have fit through the circle. One theory was that a previous owner filled in some pipes but not enough to hide them.
The man kept thinking about the patterns on the walls. He knew that he had to investigate what could have caused these markings. So, he decided to use his YouTube channel to document his investigation.
The man knew he had to dig deep if he wanted to figure out what these holes in the wall were. He was amazed that he didn’t notice them when he first moved into his home. Now that he discovered them, he couldn’t ignore them.
He decided to use a drill to create a hole in the wall. He started with one of the smaller markings on the wall.
It didn’t take the man long to realize that there was a concrete slab behind the wall. When he knocked on the concrete, it sounded hollow. What could possibly be behind this concrete wall?
Calling a Friend
Amazed at his discovery and still interested in learning more, the man called one of his friends to come over and help him. With more work, they were able to remove a wooden plug that filled one of the holes they drilled through. This allowed them to shine a flashlight and look through the hole.
When the man tried to look through the hole, he couldn’t see much. He questioned why someone would want to fill up a hole and put concrete behind it. What were the previous owners hiding behind these walls?
The Home’s History
The home that the man was living in was over a hundred years old. At first it was used as an industrial factory, then renovated a few times for other uses. The chances were high that there would be some secret rooms after all of those renovations.
Asking for Permission
It turns out the man was renting the property, which was actually a storage unit. So, he may be breaching his lease by destroying the walls in his home. However, his curiosity got the best of him.
Getting Some Attention
The man’s YouTube videos started to gain popularity and people were curious as to what could possibly be hiding behind these walls. Many commenters gave their best wishes to the man on his journey and hoped that he would have his security deposit returned after his investigation.
After many long hours of work, the hole was now large enough for the man to fit through. He was just expecting some pipes behind the wall. What he saw would shock him.
What the man saw inside was a very dark room. It almost looked like a cave. Still unsatisfied with his progress, the man decided to slide through the hole and go into the room.
The man’s friend filmed him going through the hole for YouTube. It was a dangerous adventure. They had no idea what was hiding behind these walls, especially because there was no light reaching the room.
Many YouTube commentators posted their theories for what the room was used for before the renovations. Many people thought it was used to hide narcotics. That was far from the truth though.
More commenters theorized what the room could have been used for. One thought it was a torture chamber. Others thought it was used strictly by the landlord. These theories were also incorrect.
After hard work and persistence, the brave man finally made it through the hole and into the hidden room. There was no light or air movement in the room, which meant there was so door or window. It was large enough to fit multiple people too.
Objects in the Room
The man discovered a pipe and a hook hanging from the ceiling in the dark room. It looked like the room had been used quite recently. The strangest part was the unidentifiable markings on the wall.
The markings ran vertically across the wall and were different colors. The man was still confused as to what the room could have been used for and what the markings on the wall meant. So, he used his resources and took the question to his YouTube audience.
Some commentators believed the room was used to grow marijuana. The pipe would have been used for ventilation. However, without any electrical outlets in the room, the theory just didn’t hold up.
Lack of Evidence
The only clues as to what this room was for were the pipe on the floor, the hook in the ceiling, and the markings on the wall. The rest would be up to the man’s investigations and logical guesses.
Truth Behind the Wall Markings
It turns out the markings on the wall were made by liquid running down the wall. The man then theorized that the room was used for sewage, which would make sense because there was no entrance or windows, just a pipe.
Thanks to knowledgeable YouTube users, the man found out that the room was probably a cistern. A cistern is a room used to hold water in factories before plumbing was invented. It would store rainwater for people to use later.
Since the cistern was no longer needed with modern technology, the room was simply sealed off. It would have been much more expensive to remove or renovate the room completely rather than just put a wall in front of it and act like it was never there.
Of course the Internet is full of opinions, so some people criticized the man for his investigation. They couldn’t believe that he would destroy a wall in a home that he didn’t own without the landlord’s permission.
Surprisingly, the landlord didn’t care about the holes in the wall and gave the man his security deposit back in full. The landlord was probably just as curious as the man was about what was behind the wall.
The man loved his new interest of finding hidden rooms in old homes and documenting his adventures on YouTube. Since he has moved out of his old place, he has decided to keep looking for holes to climb through and rooms to discover.
A Second Discovery
Who would have thought he would actually make another discovery? He found a secret door in his new home that had been painted over. Once he pried it open, he discovered a long lost storage area filled with some paint cans.
There are other people around the world who have made some pretty astonishing discoveries in their home. One man in Turkey discovered a tunnel under his home while he was renovating his basement and knocked a wall down. People were quickly interested in the tunnel, which later became a museum for people to visit.