Utah couple SHOCKED to find secret torture dungeon behind a bookshelf in new home
Usually, when a new homeowner finds something not mentioned in the listing for the property, it comes as a pleasant surprise. However, that was far from the case for a couple in Utah. Reddit user u/gundam2017 shared the news of her shocking discovery on the platform after she and her spouse came across a hidden torture dungeon. "I have to see what is going on," she posted along with photos of her discovery.
The news is just the latest in a long line of surprising discoveries we've reported on. Back in March 2020, eagle-eyed observers found a couple having sex atop a mountain on Google Maps, triggering a massive rush for the spot in Taiwan. The same month, an Australian man discovered a gold mine in his backyard, close to the city center of Brisbane. In December 2019, another Australian man found out that what he assumed was a gold nugget was actually a 4.6 billion-year-old meteorite.
It's unclear just how surprised u/gundam2017 and her spouse were, but suffice to say the discovery was not one they were ready for. It probably would have gone unnoticed too, had the mom-of-two decided not to move a bookshelf she found "odd".
Shocking discovery at Utah home
According to The New York Post, the discovery was made in Logan, Utah, after the couple purchased the property. During a visit, the mom said a bookshelf in the lounge "looked off" so she decided to move it elsewhere. When she attempted to move it though, she found it opened a doorway to a hidden room. A series of photos posted on Reddit shows the bookshelf being opened, and the interior of the dungeon as snapped through what appears to be a night vision camera.
There's only one chair set up inside in the center of the room, with a variety of other objects lined on the wall. "I have to see what is going on with the lights here but it has dedicated fresh air, power, etc," she captioned her post. The mom said there were five other bids on the home, so she "doubts it scared anyone". That said, she did note the room "hadn’t been included on the listing."
That means the origin of the room is a real mystery. The home was built in 1978, but it's unclear if the room was built then, or added later. The woman noted that the room was hidden under "almost 3ft of concrete" under the back porch. "The roof is 3 ft of concrete and I’m betting the walls are too," she said. The news was met with a series of wisecracks on Reddit, with one user joking, "Fun new home DIY project: search missing persons cases in the area and trying to determine which of them was tortured in your new home!"
"It’s like reverse ancestry.com! Which bloodlines were ended here," another joked. One user commented, "Definitely a shame they didn’t put a plastic skeleton tied to the seat to scare the shit outta op. Real missed opportunity." Another person said, "I smell “Netflix Original Documentary”! Or I smell something…." There's an intense debate on whether the room is a panic room or a torture chamber, but their way, the eerie discovery is likely to make the woman's time at the home interesting.