Desperate times - desperate measures, but one person went to the extreme to avoid paying rent, and it is downright creepy.
"This crawlspace was about halfway down. It looked empty, but if you crawled in…”
An anonymous teenager had recently shared a rather disconcerting story to a social media site: Someone had been living in a secret room inside their home!
The family did forbid the boy to share their identity and location due to the sensitive nature of the incident, however, he did share several alarming photos.
The teenager claims that he and his younger brother had been playing in his parents' room. Boys being boys, the two brothers got a little rough and banged into a bookshelf.
To their surprise, one half of the bookshelf came away from the wall to reveal a secret, hidden entrance that led to a spooky spiral staircase.
At the bottom of the stairs was a small room. It appeared that someone had been, or still was living there, with several items to suggest that it was a long-term stay.
There were several creepy dolls, a make-shift bed with sheets and blankets, candy wrappers, a mysterious key, and most alarming of all, a fresh banana peel.
The scenario does raise several questions. How did the person gain entry and exit to the room? Was there only that one entrance in the parent's bedroom?
The banana peel had not yet turned color, meaning that it was still very fresh, but just how fresh? Did the boys miss the mysterious person by only a few minutes?
According to the post, police did investigate the case, but said that the stranger would most like not return after their involvement.
This teenager's claims may very well be true, especially considering the bizarre case of a Japanese woman who had secretly lived in a man's closet.
Fact is often stranger than fiction, and stranger things have happened. Is it just an elaborate hoax, or could a stranger have actually lived in their home without their knowledge?
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SOURCE: ALTERED DIMENSIONS
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