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I've found a secret room!

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endev Fri 22-Feb-19 12:35:07

So excited
It's a loft space that was boarded up
Need to find a torch

Bluesheep8 Fri 22-Feb-19 12:36:17

Oooh, have a look!

MsMightyTitanAndHerTroubadours Fri 22-Feb-19 12:38:17

a torch? surely have a big gothic candelabra full of wax dripping candles...get that lit and get up there, pronto!!

spiderlight Fri 22-Feb-19 12:38:34

Exciting!! Go look. Take pictures.

Pinkyyy Fri 22-Feb-19 12:40:23

Eeek! Yes do show pictures!!

RollerJed Fri 22-Feb-19 12:45:24

Following 👀

Everythingmagnolia Fri 22-Feb-19 12:46:14

Love these threads!

halfwitpicker Fri 22-Feb-19 12:46:43

In your house? Or someone else's?

halfwitpicker Fri 22-Feb-19 12:47:01

Do you have a ladder

Stayawayfromitsmouth Fri 22-Feb-19 12:47:20

Make sure you go alone and dressed in a skimpy nightgown. wink

SneakyGremlins Fri 22-Feb-19 12:48:07

<blatant placemark>

WeeDangerousSpike Fri 22-Feb-19 12:49:34

Ohh! Please take pics!

Where is it? Off your existing loft or could you turn it into something useful??

So over invested already!

torthecatlady Fri 22-Feb-19 12:49:36

Yes!!!! We haven't had one of these threads in ages. Placemark

HowlsMovingBungalow Fri 22-Feb-19 12:50:57

Still half term then.

RebootYourEngine Fri 22-Feb-19 12:54:19

Placemarking to see if there is an ending or will it end up like the safe thread.

DontCallMeCharlotte Fri 22-Feb-19 12:58:05

There's a torch on your phone love hmm

SlipperOrchid Fri 22-Feb-19 12:58:25

Do you live in a terraced house? Does it lead next door?
Please don't say it was just a hole

BigStripeyBastard Fri 22-Feb-19 13:02:00

Its been over 20 minutes.
She's clearly dead. Whatever was in there has got her, wrapped her up in its web and digested her.
Everyone move on, nothing to see here.

halfwitpicker Fri 22-Feb-19 13:02:05

Of course she doesn't live in a terraced house.

OP lives in a derelict Gothic mansion in Cornwall or somewhere romantic.

iklboo Fri 22-Feb-19 13:03:04

* There's a torch on your phone love*

What if she has a Nokia 3310?

mummmy2017 Fri 22-Feb-19 13:03:27

Wondering what has been found, and what kind of house.

daisypond Fri 22-Feb-19 13:03:47

There's a torch on your phone love perhaps she's not on her phone, but is on a PC, laptop? Perhaps she doesn't have a mobile phone?

theemmadilemma Fri 22-Feb-19 13:04:13

It'll only be a stash of porn mags or something.

CoiledLocks Fri 22-Feb-19 13:05:23


endev Fri 22-Feb-19 13:05:46

Yes I have a torch in my phone
But I couldn't see much
Found 2 torches, both leaking batteries

endev Fri 22-Feb-19 13:06:13

I have dreams about this sort of thing

BuildAParsnip Fri 22-Feb-19 13:06:35

Ooo yes! Bound to be a secret passage leading to a sex dungeon!

RomanyQueen1 Fri 22-Feb-19 13:06:39

The victorian Safe, what happened there, I missed the ending.
I saw one of these on a youtube old house clip.
They found lots of stashed old money, well out of date notes and they became really rich.

scrambledeggsandbeans Fri 22-Feb-19 13:07:02

Love these threads grin

WellThisIsShit Fri 22-Feb-19 13:07:29

@HowlsMovingBungalow love the name grin

OlennasWimple Fri 22-Feb-19 13:07:56

Obviously placemarking...

HowlsMovingBungalow Fri 22-Feb-19 13:08:25

Cheers! @WellThisIsShit grin

Mummyoflittledragon Fri 22-Feb-19 13:12:16

Not placemarking!

SooticaTheWitchesCat Fri 22-Feb-19 13:12:42

Oh God! How exciting!
I have dreams about these things too smile

BWcastle2000 Fri 22-Feb-19 13:14:33

Definitely not place marketing

cheesenpickles Fri 22-Feb-19 13:17:31

Grabs popcorn

sarahC40 Fri 22-Feb-19 13:18:20

You do realise you will be murdered or something? Run downstairs and leave the house forever (vivid memories of a film with someone hiding in walls and loft - left me scarred)

DuckbilledSplatterPuff Fri 22-Feb-19 13:19:17

Some friends bought a small place in France. We stayed there a night and they found a secret room.. in the attic.. It had been a priests house, so we found a pile of really massive candles ( like about 3 feet long) with big embellishments stuck to it and quite a lot of bottles of Wine ( sadly empty, there must have been a lot of communion going on) and an iron chest with mothy but very fancy white embossed embroidery sort of white tray cloths. And some old paperwork. It was fascinating. Can't wait to hear whats in yours!

ImpossibleGirl Fri 22-Feb-19 13:19:33

Grabs more popcorn Finds a cosy corner to settle in...

endev Fri 22-Feb-19 13:19:42

It's a big old house but the previous owners converted the loft so not going to find anything old, it's not been boarded up for that long, there's building rubble in there.
Think they've just boarded up the roof void way before I would have.
It drops down about a meter and then there's about 2 metres of space, but then there's another drop and about a metre which would probably be unusable
Would be masses of storage space
Or a fantastic kids play area, all different levels

I had a few roof tiles fixed and I was looking out of the top velux and figured that the roof shape wasn't adding up and that there was a big dormer on the front that looked like there should be more floor space
It's the one room I haven't done anything with it

cheesenpickles Fri 22-Feb-19 13:20:52

So no pirate treasure? sad

WhatTheNightBrings Fri 22-Feb-19 13:25:02


SpiritedLondon Fri 22-Feb-19 13:26:10

This is the stuff of dreams. In my version there will be an old trunk full of beautiful clothes or perhaps a wedding dress... maybe war time medals ... However in reality I’m sure it will just be off cuts of old carpet and a Woman’s Weekly magazine from 1976

SpiritedLondon Fri 22-Feb-19 13:28:10

Cross post 🙄

DuckbilledSplatterPuff Fri 22-Feb-19 13:28:41

Ah. Mags from 1976 !

KumquatQuince Fri 22-Feb-19 13:29:33

This happened to our friends. They bought a house that had been a rental and was full of crap. When it got cleared out they went up in the loft and found a full loft conversion! They got a bargain with that house!

QuilliamCakespeare Fri 22-Feb-19 13:30:23

These threads crop up with surprising regularity...

Tawdrylocalbrouhaha Fri 22-Feb-19 13:31:35

I love these threads! Don't even care if any of it is true!

chocolateworshipper Fri 22-Feb-19 13:34:00

There wasn't an ironing board in there by any chance was there?

Amoregentlemanlikemanner Fri 22-Feb-19 13:34:58


"Its been over 20 minutes.
She's clearly dead. Whatever was in there has got her, wrapped her up in its web and digested her.
Everyone move on, nothing to see here."

Tawdrylocalbrouhaha Fri 22-Feb-19 13:38:05

It takes ages to digest a human. Theres time for her to send an update before she starts to dissolve.

endev Fri 22-Feb-19 13:43:30

can you not see the photo?!!
Sorry no treasure but a fair bit of space if I could figure out how to use it

endev Fri 22-Feb-19 13:45:17

So this is the room

endev Fri 22-Feb-19 13:47:46

But I can't get down there, It's about a metre in height, but don't know how safe the floor is

MissionItsPossible Fri 22-Feb-19 13:53:37

Boo, where's the photo? It didn't work.

bilbodog Fri 22-Feb-19 13:58:10

No photo - come on OP!

endev Fri 22-Feb-19 13:58:26

There's 3 photos just before my last post?
Im on the app, maybe they don't show, but I can see them showing up?

endev Fri 22-Feb-19 13:59:05

The first one I posted 53m ago!

Fairenuff Fri 22-Feb-19 13:59:34

Is it a chimney?

picklemepopcorn Fri 22-Feb-19 13:59:50

I see all the photos, and rather like the mustard paint.

Hoolahoophop Fri 22-Feb-19 14:00:04

In our hidden loft space we found porn, mini spy cameras and extreme right wing leaflets. confused

idoliketobebesidethesea Fri 22-Feb-19 14:00:21

@chocolateworshipper ironing board 🤣🤣🤣

SlipperOrchid Fri 22-Feb-19 14:01:01

The photos are not showing on the laptop. Mystery deepens.....perhaps the secret room does not want to share its secrets.....

MissionItsPossible Fri 22-Feb-19 14:01:07

I can't see any (using desktop on computer)
@picklemepopcorn are you using the app too? Maybe that's why you can see them and I can't

Drogosnextwife Fri 22-Feb-19 14:01:44

Nope can't see any photos.

Skyejuly Fri 22-Feb-19 14:02:33

No pics

IamPickleRick Fri 22-Feb-19 14:02:33

Why can I hear the Goonie theme tune in the background. If you are going after one eyed willy, I’m ready with my bmx and truffle shuffle.

picklemepopcorn Fri 22-Feb-19 14:03:00

Yep, the app. The pictures are absolutely fascinating, by the way. grin

TeaforTwoBiscuitOrThree Fri 22-Feb-19 14:03:05

oohhhh I'm intrigued!! Any skeletons, secret stash of cash or voodoo dolls up there?

RogueV Fri 22-Feb-19 14:04:44


PineappleTart Fri 22-Feb-19 14:06:59

Why did they make the dormer shape in the wall? Love the paint!

MissionItsPossible Fri 22-Feb-19 14:07:19

I'll raise it in Site Stuff. I want to see the pictures!

BrizzleMint Fri 22-Feb-19 14:07:43

For those of you without the app,there is an ironing board, a humongous spider and a previous residents y2k stash.

RebootYourEngine Fri 22-Feb-19 14:09:27

I cant see any photos either.

WeeDangerousSpike Fri 22-Feb-19 14:10:42


whycantwegoonasthree Fri 22-Feb-19 14:11:25

Pictures visible on app but not on desktop - come on Mumsnet!

princessTiasmum Fri 22-Feb-19 14:12:14

Maybe a picture of Dorian Grey somewhere in there, dont uncover it shock

Miljah Fri 22-Feb-19 14:13:30

We, my bestie and I found a secret room in her parents' house, whne we were at primary, 40 years ago- in a ramshackle old converted manor-house stable block with live-in accommodation (and humongous attic!).

We were counting external windows and internal rooms. The 'discrepancy' came off the 'turn' on the stairwell and was completely walled off.

Her dad got a ladder and peered in. It really was quite small, 'nursery' size, tho no evidence it had been a nursery, as all it contained was an old rocking chair and a wooden leg!!

SoupDragon Fri 22-Feb-19 14:18:08

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FurrySlipperBoots Fri 22-Feb-19 14:19:12


Make sure you go alone and dressed in a skimpy nightgown.

At night, during a powercut...

SpringForEver Fri 22-Feb-19 14:20:14

There's a torch on your phone love

There isn't one on mine.

WeeDangerousSpike Fri 22-Feb-19 14:23:27

Tbf Soup it's the kind of thing you'd share irl, I'd name change for outing photos too.

thatwouldbeanecumenicalmatter Fri 22-Feb-19 15:59:55

Her dad got a ladder and peered in. It really was quite small, 'nursery' size, tho no evidence it had been a nursery, as all it contained was an old rocking chair and a wooden leg!!

... I bet if you listen carefully in the dead of night you can hear thuds if the wooden leg as if 'walking' across the creaky floorboards and the rhythmic sound of rocking chair swaying...

Sleepwell anyone reading this thread at night grin

RoastOx Fri 22-Feb-19 16:18:40

There wasn't an ironing board in there by any chance was there


Did that poor lady ever find her ironing board?

Threewheeler1 Fri 22-Feb-19 16:20:34

Solved! grin

ItsHardToExplain Fri 22-Feb-19 16:25:50

Have there been any mysterious wee’s in your loo that haven’t been flushed? . . .

endev Fri 22-Feb-19 16:32:46

Why on earth would I make this up? Not quite sure how I can prove it? And just post someone else's photos?
I namechanged cos I knew you'd want photos.

tinatsarina Fri 22-Feb-19 16:37:36

The paint is nice.

endev Fri 22-Feb-19 16:41:25

Photos shown up?
Can't post anymore, apparently I've posted 6, sure I haven't.

There's beams and joists everywhere so not sure if I can use any more roof space. I can't explore anymore until I take those boards down.
I've literally just finished the rest of the building work, I can't face anymore just now!

endev Fri 22-Feb-19 16:43:55

It was already painted, no idea what the colour is

Catsandbootsandbootsandcats Fri 22-Feb-19 16:44:50

I can see photos. I can always see photos. I am obviously the chosen one of mumsnet.

I dream of finding extra rooms, but I know it's not going to happen in my boring mid terrace with all available space filled with clutter.

picklemepopcorn Fri 22-Feb-19 16:51:02

Yep, only 4 photos. Did you put some on another thread?

I don't understand the layout, any chance of a diagram?

Deedyes Fri 22-Feb-19 16:51:37

Oh fuck off Soup hmm I'd name change too if I was about to publish photos of my home on a public forum.

Very exciting OP smile

Lightofday Fri 22-Feb-19 16:51:37

...boarded up? ...maybe its haunted lol.

SoupDragon Fri 22-Feb-19 16:53:00

Oh fuck off Soup

Maybe take your own advice.

It wouldnt be be my first thought at all.

Deedyes Fri 22-Feb-19 16:54:17


SoupDragon Fri 22-Feb-19 16:55:13

I've posted photos of my "secret bunker" before under this name.

I just thought it odd.

SoupDragon Fri 22-Feb-19 16:55:46

Yes, you are rather boring aren't you?

Deedyes Fri 22-Feb-19 16:57:38

You seem incredibly over invested in other posters tbh confused

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Fri 22-Feb-19 16:59:04

Potential walk in wardrobe?

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