Home is where the heart – and an unexpected room – is. TikTok user Halledyer291 chronicled her exploration of her own house, reportedly in Lompoc, California. There, she noted her patio looked a bit off, and this observation led to an outright discovery of a hidden staircase, complete with hidden basement.
She shared what she discovered on Friday, which goes very deep – literally. The house dates back to about 1908, and the user knew she was buying an older home, and what that might come with. Halle recruited a friend to explore the secret basement, a feat that felt like something out of a scary Halloween film.
Small clues pointed to a whole hidden staircase
Halle’s video was captioned, “Found these bizarre steps under my patio.” Indeed, some of the decking doesn’t quite match up. Upon investigating, she and a friend, responsible for filming, she lifts the decking and discovers a hidden staircase. “So I just moved into this ancient home,” she further shared as they shared the reveal, “and we realized that these are unusual, and look at what we found.”
Down the stairs, they come upon a actual basement, tall enough to stand upright in. But it isn’t just a small cramped cellar, or a one-room shelter. In fact, the room is quite large, “And there’s a door right there, I’m scared,” the narrator noted.
Plenty of secrets to search through and dig up
Exploring the underground property, Halle learns that hidden staircase actually unearthed a whole other swatch of property to explore. “It’s basically the size of the entire house,” she shared. Going deeper into the basement, featuring room after room, showed a door with a sign reading “Wrong Way.”
“It’s dark, it’s scary,” she admitted during the adventure. “I’m terrified.” They find another door, and another. Ultimately, the area is made up of a dirt floor and the rooms house ducting and a water heater. The friends weren’t the only ones floored by the discovery, as the video went viral and has over a million views eager to see the basement themselves. However, there’s one area that won’t be explored any time soon: “You guys wanted to know what was in that door, and I don’t know what’s in that door, but I’m not willing to go that way.”