When Reddit user lmbrjack posted that he found a hidden crawl space in his attic leading to a locked door, the Internet braced itself for massive disappointment.
In the past year or two, when people find locked safes or rooms, they seem to either never get into them or deliver a colossal let down when they finally open it. There’s rarely a gazillion dollars or Jimmy Hoffa inside, unfortunately. But lmbrjack delivered. And not only did he do so quickly, but it actually wasn’t a letdown. Well, mostly not anyway.
After moving in just 2 weeks ago, they wondered what this was. They assumed it was nothing but decided to investigate.
For an area meant to just store a hot water heater, it’s surprisingly nice, carpet included.
If you follow it back, there’s a black painted door.
With, of course, a lock on it. Fortunately, lmbrjack wasn’t about to go to sleep not knowing what was in there.
Once inside, the first thing he saw was a big black sentry safe.
Another view of the safe.
The walls, floor and ceiling are covered in soundproofing board and plastic tarp, all white. There are 3-4 outlets in the room with a small raised area the size of a single bed. Strange for a crawlspace.
Oh look, a random briefcase.
Inside: Old wooden box, jewelry box, envelopes with paper money of various countries and origins, 4 1 oz silver ingots.
Now it starts to get a little weird. Inside the sentry safe are some tapes.
“No, no, no, no” … that can’t be good.
6 Tapes in total, labeled I ’94, II ’95, III ’95, IV ’95, V, and one unlabeled.
“Save Yourself” in dripping ink. WHAT? That’s enough for me to get out of there.
As of this post, he’s yet to watch the tapes because he doesn’t have anything that can play VHSC tapes. According to lmbrjack, he’s working on that and will update soon. A lot of people think this is an elaborate hoax.
The uploader, so far, is swearing it’s all real. Another user even came forward and said he recognizes the house and knows the previous owners. He claimed it was an attempt to grow mushrooms in the crawlspace and maybe he left some strange things up there.
In response to the claims of “HOAX!” the owner of the house said: “I admit it is weird, yes I am a little spooked to sleep in my own home even though I probably only found some home movies and a joke in a failed grow room. I just wanted to share what I would find in this weird place in my crawl space and I knew anything I posted would be scrutinized. If I found a crate of solid gold even it’d be yelled fake. I’m not anything but a 22 year old Illinois suburb dwelling guy who likes working with metal in his backyard forge, playing PC games and making music.”
I, for one, will be waiting to see what’s on those tapes. He should be updating that within the next day or two. Share this article with others below…. and investigate all of your hidden crawlspaces.