If you happen to live in an old house, you should always expect the unexpected. Since you did not plan or build the house, you never know when you are going to stumble into secret passageways, hidden rooms, and more! There are times when secrets should stay that hidden, but other discoveries deserve to be shared with the rest of the world. This man made a discovery in a storage unit that piqued the interest of netizens from all over the globe. We are glad that he made sure to capture every step of the way using his trusty camera!
Strange Wall Markings
The man in question went by the username Cyrex686 on YouTube. While going about his business, he noticed that the wall of the room came with strange markings. However, he did not know what any of them meant. Why were they even there in the first place? He talked to other people in the building and asked his friends for their opinion. Just like him, they did not have any idea what those were. For some reason, he could not get those weird markings on the wall out of his head.
Something Was Off
They were circular and appeared in more than one spot. He found a large one and two small ones. What made him so curious was that a person could fit through the big one! Oddly enough, it looked like something used to be there. Cyrex686 guessed that the smaller markings were pipes of some sort. They were not filled in so that the outlines would be hidden. He decided to go with his gut, which told him that there was more to this wall than meets the guy. At the time, he had no idea what he would find.
An Overwhelming Curiosity
After some time, he could no longer contain the curiosity that he felt. Cyrex686 made a decision that not a lot of people would have had. He wanted to get to the bottom of things, to see for himself if there was anything behind the wall! Not only that, but he also wanted to record the whole thing and post the video on YouTube. In the end, he ended up with more questions than answers. What exactly did he see?
He Dug Deeper
When he moved into this space, he did not pay a lot of attention to these holes. But it soon felt like the markings were taunting him. Cyrex686 had no idea what he was going to find, but he was ready to capture it all on tape. The holes were practically begging him to check them out. This was why he decided to dig deep until he found out the truth about these weird markings on the wall.
Getting To The Bottom Of It
He was a little surprised that he did not notice the circular holes right away. Cyrex686 took matters into his own hands! He was determined to figure out what exactly these things were. He could tell that he was going to find something very interesting at the very least. He picked up a drill in an effort to learn more about them. He got to work on the smaller ones first and made a shocking discovery right away.
Even More Curious
It came as a surprise to him. Cyrex686 did not expect to find something so quickly. After a little while, he saw that the circle was made of wood. This was quite weird since the rest of the wall was concrete. This small detail only made him feel even more curious. Why did someone plug the holes? He tapped on the holes and figured out that they were hollow. He started to wonder if they were nothing more than pipes. Could it be possible that they would lead to an even bigger discovery?
After that discovery, Cyrex686 knew that this was a huge and exciting development. He discussed the weird discovery with one of his pals. In the beginning, the friend did not believe him. This changed once he saw it for himself. Together, the two of them worked hard to see what exactly the wall was hiding. They extracted the wooden plug in one of the holes and used a flashlight to see what it was hiding. Were they going to find something there? Or were they going to be disappointed?
It Was Sealed Shut
It was a tiny hole, so he did not see much through it. However, this was enough to tell Cyrex686 that the wall was indeed hiding something. He really wanted to know why someone sealed this part of the house for years or even decades! There must be a good reason for someone to go through all this effort. Why did someone lock it up and separate it from the rest of the building? Instead of feeling discouraged, it only boosted the curiosity that he had. The next step was to go through the bigger hole!
A Long Time Ago
You see, Cyrex686 lived in a very old building. It used to be an industrial factory at one point. It had gone through a lot of renovations over the years, so it was bound to come with a couple of secrets at the very least. At this point, this man in question knew this better than anyone else. But Cyrex686 was still in the dark about what the wall was hiding. What kind of secret could it be hiding from him? He was willing to find out!
It Was Risky
Before anything else, allow us to explain the situation here. Cyrex686 was not living in this building. No, he was merely using it as his storage unit. It was not his either since he was just renting it. Many folks assumed that he did not ask for permission before he began to drill into the wall. It is easy to guess that this was not part of his agreement with the owner of the place. Was this going to be a problem?
Worried For Him
Cyrex686 posted a video on his channel that showed his process. His video started to attract more people. This came with some viewers warning him about this unusual excavation project of his. A lot of people wished him luck, saying that he should say goodbye to his security deposit if he kept going. After all, they assumed that the landlord was not going to be happy with him once the project came to light. In fact, it might put a stop to the excavation altogether. If this happened, he would never learn the truth.
No Reason To Worry
It was a good thing that the landlord did not catch on to what was going on in the storage unit. Even with all the noise and drilling, Cyrex686 was not caught. After some time, the hole was big enough for someone to go through it. When he started working on the project, he thought that the holes would be nothing more than old pipes that had been sealed. However, he soon realized just how wrong he was as soon as he took a look inside the huge hole. He did not expect to find anything like this!
Diving Into The Unknown
To his shock, Cyrex686 found a cavernous room behind the wall. It was so dark in there that he could hardly see anything even though he had his flashlight with him. He could immediately tell that he had just found something huge. He was not satisfied with what he could see from inside the storage unit. This was what motivated him to go through the hole even though he had no idea what he would find in there. Does that sound like a good idea to you?
Putting Himself In Danger
He went through the hole, with his feet leading the way. It was a good thing that he had his friend there to record this part of the journey. Their second video showed him enter the hole. Viewers waited in suspense for this moment and speculated what he was going to find behind the wall. No one knew what was in there and could only wager a guess until that moment. It was quite risky to go through the hole when he had no idea what kind of secrets might be waiting for him. Was it worth risking his life for this?
A Lot Of Speculation
Many netizens felt intrigued by the video. The first video piqued their interest as they started to discuss what Cyrex686 was going to find in this concealed part of the building. Most of them were reasonable, but others came up with the wildest thing that you can imagine. Among other things, people guessed that it was a hidden room used to produce illicit substances. It made sense that someone would try to hide a place like that to cover their tracks. Was this what Cyrex686 found behind the wall?
They Were All Wrong
Of course, Cyrex686 hoped that he was not going to find anything illegal since it was going to make the whole thing even more complicated. Other people suggested that it was used as a torture chamber of sorts in the past. The fact that it was hidden made everyone curious. They could not think of any other reason to conceal a room aside from illegal activities. On the other hand, there were people who suggested that it was nothing more than an extra rental space. In the end, they turned out to be all wrong.
Let us talk about the more bizarre ideas that people came up with. Someone said that it might be a Satanic lair! Meanwhile, others were concerned that Cyrex686 was releasing ghosts or evil spirits by opening the hole. We are relieved to hear that this was not the case as far as we know. When Cyrex686 entered the dark room, he could not find any light or feel any wind in there. This meant that it was sealed off. The space was big enough for several people. However, he still had no idea what it was.
In The Dark Chamber
He explored the dark room as much as he could. Cyrex686 found a couple of things that he considered strange. For one thing, he saw a pipe on the floor that was not connected. Aside from that, there was also a hook on the ceiling. He did not see any reason to think that the room was recently used. It was a relief to learn that no one had been living in the chamber at the very least. However, this discovery only made him feel even more confused. He found more strange wall markings that he could not explain.
Making A Guess
He found lines on the wall that ran horizontally on all sides of the room. The lines were all slightly different in color. Could this be a hint that he could use to unveil the truth about the hidden room? By then, Creyx686 did not know what purpose the hidden room served. Even if he did not get a definitive answer, he had plenty of theories in mind. On top of that, he made sure to take a look at the YouTube comments to check out what other people had in mind. Did any of them get it right?
Possibly A Grow Room
There was a theory that was gaining a lot of attention among the YouTube users that followed the story. Someone said that it could have been a marijuana grow room! After all, the pipes could have been used to ventilate the sealed space. But it soon became clear that this was not the case. For one thing, they did not see electrical outlets there. On top of that, it did not explain why there were weird marks on the wall either. Cyrex686 might have entered the room, but he still failed to get the answers that he was looking for.
Not Much In There
As a matter of fact, the room was bare. He did not find anything there aside from the hook on the ceiling and the pipe on the floor. They did not have a lot of things to go on. A lot of YouTube commenters kept up with him and felt disappointed when he did not find any evidence of illegal activity. However, this did not mean that it was not used for those things. In fact, the lack of evidence only raised even more questions. At any rate, Cyrex686 was determined to figure out why this room existed in the first place.
One More Hint
Sadly, it did not look like any of the theories had been correct. In particular, there was a huge hint that hung in the air. No one knew why there were strange lines on the walls. What on earth could they be? It was actually the clue that helped them solve the mystery. Cyrex686 initially assumed that it was used for storage, but it did not seem right. It was a good thing that the truth dawned on him not long after that.
Why They Were There
He cracked the mystery wide open by figuring out that these markings were made by some kind of liquid. They were present in all the walls and indicated the changing levels of water! Cyrex686 wondered if it used to contain sewage. At any rate, this would explain why it did not have any entrance points. However, he was wrong to think that it was a sewer of some kind. It did contain water at some point, but it was used for a different purpose altogether.
Figuring Out What It Was
Thanks to the YouTube users, he found out that it was probably a cistern. If you are not familiar with the term, it was basically a tank that held water. It must have been in use when the building was still an industrial factory! Cisterns were typically used before the invention of indoor plumbing. The cistern collected rainwater and stored it so that the residents could use it at a later time. There were markings on the walls thanks to the rising and falling of the water levels. But why was it hidden like that?
No Longer Necessary
Even though he could work on restoring the cistern to normal use, it was basically useless. With the developments of modern technology, there was no need for it. A lot of people said that cisterns were common in older industrial buildings. Most owners just sealed them off! Cyrex686 was relieved to see that the pipes were not full of liquid sewage or anything dangerous and disgusting. It was also a good thing that the cistern had been sealed since it could have led to a flood of dirty rainwater.
Calling Him Out
While a lot of people were amazed by his discovery, a lot of people still bashed him for what he did. They said that it was wrong for him to do such a thing. After all, he did not ask for the permission of the landlord before he started drilling the hole in the wall! People were shocked that the landlord did not find out about his little project. They were worried that he was not going to get his security deposit.
Cyrex686 explained that there was no need to worry since he got the security deposit back! At the very least, this was what he said on YouTube. According to him, the landlord did not mind the holes. We bet that he had been just as curious about this amazing discovery. On top of that, he might even be able to use the room. Do you think he would fix it up and then lease it out? This would make a lot of sense to us.
Another Shocking Discovery
Cyrex686 posted the videos on his YouTube channel in 2011. They have since garnered millions of views! He has since moved his things out of there and into his house. Once more, he could not help but wonder if his new place came with similar secrets waiting to be discovered. Do you think that it is possible for this to happen to him more than once in a lifetime? To be fair, it is not entirely impossible. The truth is that you might be surprised to hear just how often this kind of thing happens!
A Hidden Door
In the end, he discovered a secret door in the new house. It was sealed shut and had been painted over. We are sure that he is not going to let a sealed door get in his way! He hoped to find something important or valuable, but this did not turn out to be the case. After he pried it open, he only stumbled into a couple of paint cans. It looked like this hidden room was nothing more than a storage area.
In Your Own Home
The truth is that you never know what you are getting when you move into an old place. Cyrex686 could tell you all about that, but he is not the only person to have experienced this. In the past, people have discovered hidden bunkers, rooms, passageways, and tunnels in their own homes. As a matter of fact, can you say for sure that there is nothing like this in your own property? It might be time for you to explore your own place of residence!