A man is shocked after discovering a secret tunnel hidden behind a bookcase in his home.
Freddie Gooddall, 23, was looking at photos of his 500-year-old family home when he realized the property might be hiding a secret—realizing a photo of the library showed a door that was no longer there.
After clearing a bookcase to find the doorway, Freddy managed to uncover an entire hidden tunnel that led to the secret rooms.
In a TikTok video, which has now clocked over 4.5 million views, Freddy is seen cleaning books from shelves when he first discovers that the back panel of the bookcase was hollow.
The property developer proceeds to remove the screws on the front wood panel, then moves to a dark, empty room behind the bookcase.
Once entering the dark room, Freddy sees another panel on the floor that gives him access to a secret passage that leads to various underground corridors and rooms.
Freddy said: “I was excited to find something new in a house I’ve lived in for so long!
“It was pretty scary pitch black at first!”
During his investigation, Freddy saw a ladder leading up to another room, where he found a large room full of cobwebs, dust, and a giant wasp nest.
Documenting his findings in a series of follow-up videos, Freddy found several other routes, which he believes were used by servants to go unnoticed by the landlord.
“I believe they were servants who ran under the house and used it to move back and forth from their quarters without noticing,” he said.
“I left the rooms as they were, I love that they’ve been the same for hundreds of years, with so much history to be found in each room.”
While searching, Freddy discovered a brick wall with mysterious names and dates written in chalk, as well as an old safe.
He broke the safe and found that the 1848 books were filled with information about the house and some letters.
Freddy’s also found old school books and desks used in the 1900s, when the property was an educational institution.
The video received widespread attention throughout TikTok, with one user commenting: “I would have called the police at my house immediately”.
One user said: “Humans found the chamber of secrets”. [sic]
“Where the serial killer hides his body,” said another user.