Hidden Spiral Staircase and Crawlspace Discovered – Police Searching for Suspect [UPDATE]
You may have seen the original viral story on our website earlier. Now some more insight and an update about the weird, hidden, living quarters has come out.
I'm still a bit skeptical about the whole situation, but it's so crazy that it might be true.
Just like in the movies, a family discovered a secret spiral staircase behind an old bookshelf. The creepy part - there was a crawlspace that looked as if someone had been living in it, completely unbeknownst to the owner! The staircase leads directly into the wall and a small crawlspace is accessible from just a few steps down the stairs. In the crawlspace: fresh Halloween candy wrappers from the family home, some dolls, a little wooden elephant and an old-timey looking key.
So a lot of people wanted me to do a follow up on what happened. Here it is, but I don't really have anything to put pictures of. I just put this one in for proof. Anyways, here's what happened. I left to go to a friends house, while the police investigated my house. They found nobody there. They have told us that the person was only living there temporarily, which doesn't make that much sense to me. But apparently, he would come in for periods of time, then leave for a while. They determined this because of the lack of supplies, and forensicy thingies, i'm not a cop. The police also said that they are going to keep a city wide search for whoever was living here, although they don't think they will find him. They sent in DNA to the lab, but the test will likely come back with no matches in a few weeks.There were no other entrances to the secret passage, therefore the person would have been using my parents' bedroom to access it. The walls are incredibly soundproof, which is probably how we didn't even notice. We were cleared to move back in today, but obviously we're not staying, just as a precaution in case he or she comes back. My parents said that I was never allowed back in there again, and believe me, I tried. They actually went inside and boarded the whole place up. The police took all his stuff away, so I can't include any pictures of that. Below, I'm going to include some answers to questions people asked, because obviously, there is a lot of skepticism towards this. I would be skeptical too.
Q: Where are his other belongings?
A: He or she was only living there periodically, apparently. Their clothes were placed in the corner, which I failed to see in the dark. The police found them later.
Q: Why does that banana look fresh?
A: I was eating it when I went down. lol. It was dark, and the only way I could see was through a dim light from my phone. We couldn't find a flashlight. We saw the blankets, but it was too dark to see what they were. I tossed the banana at them, and then when nothing happened, I took a picture with the flash to see what it was. When editing, I remembered it could be for scale.
Q: How did you not notice it, or see it in the blueprints?
A: Yeah, I can't really explain that one. I asked my mom, and she said, "I guess we fucked up." I honestly can't really explain it.. Um, and as for how we didn't notice it, I guess it was really cleverly hidden under the stairs.
Q: You write like you are 25, but have halloween candy?
A: I'm 15. And apparently a good writer.
Q: Are you okay?
A: Yes, I am perfectly fine, just a little creeped out.