Lady Finds Hidden Room, Loses It At What's Inside

Hidden Coves Right Beneath Your Feet

Alexandra Poulos

Recently, one homeowner made a remarkable find. Hidden doors have always sparked an interest in most people. The thrill of finding a forgotten space makes people shudder with anticipation. Often in an older home, people will flirt with the possibility. But you never really bargain on it becoming a reality. But for one woman, it did. And what she found behind the hidden door made her totally lose it.

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A Childhood Home Is Cherished

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Alexandra Poulos had nothing but fond memories of her childhood home. Her parents had originally bought the colonial property in 1974. You can only imagine how many memories the space picked up over the years. However, amidst the fond reminiscences, there was a subtle undertone of eeriness. As a child, Alexandra would have reoccurring dreams of hidden rooms and passages. If only she knew how true those actually were, and what power she’d eventually find.

Dreams Really Do Come True

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As a child, Alexandra had a vivid imagination. As such, when she spoke out about her dreams, people brushed them off. Everyone assumed it was her mind creating a mystery for her to enjoy. However, the dreams continued. But when she researched the meaning of such dreams, she was left disappointed. However, upon closer inspection as an adult, Alexandra was dazed by the cleverness of her childhood reveries.

The Family Receives Bad News

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Then Poulos learned the unfortunate news. Alexandra’s mother had become ill. She was an elderly lady. Hence such news wasn’t particularly uncommon. So, the family blew the news off. She was a tough old lady, so the family had every faith that she would recover. However, little did they realize how poor a decision that was. Her condition grew progressively worse. They began to fear the worst. Until one day, the unexpected struck.

Unexpected Anguish Hits The Family

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In short succession, two harrowing occurrences took place. Within the space of a few short months, Alexandra lost both her mom and brother. This left the family in disarray. Particularly since they were so closely knit as a unit. As she attempted to make sense of the tragedy, Alexandra grew more despairing. But she had such precious keepsake memories in the house that she drew faith from its four walls. She had no idea what the home was hiding.

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Healing Starts To Happen

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Thankfully, Alexandra still had her dad. A death can distress any family. Let alone two members passing in such quick succession. However, remarkably, Alexandra and her father made it through. The pair relied on the love of one another. But a problem was arising. Alexandra’s dad was old. And the colonial home was large. He was quickly learning how unmanageable it was for one person. He then he broke the news to his daughter.

The Home Is In Jeopardy

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One afternoon, Alexandra’s dad called her over. He explained how he was beginning to struggle in the home. As an elderly person, there was just too much for him to keep up with. Due to the sheer size of the house, he was unable to maintain all of it. As such, he planned on selling the home. All of a sudden, Alexandra’s precious childhood home was in peril. And with it, a hidden magic.

Where There’s A Will There’s A Way

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Even though Alexandra wasn’t ready for her dad’s news, she quickly came up with a counter. She suggested he sign over the home to her. Surprisingly, her father readily agreed. With that, the home was guaranteed to stay in the family. Alexandra was thrilled. She then decided to let the home out. She found lovely new tenants in no time. But it wasn’t long until mysterious things began to happen in the basement.

An Old Warning Plays On Alexandra’s Mind

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Shortly after her new tenants moved in, problems began to occur in the basement. It was as though the house was being hostile towards the new family. Slowly, an old warning began to come back to Alexandra. She remembered a conversation her father had with a neighbor. The old man had warned her father that their home was hiding something depraved. Alexandra began to question whether an otherworldly power had influence over her home. Until she started looking.

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The Warning Rings True

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Alexandra remembered the man’s warning that their basement had a basement of its own. Her father had waved off the warning as wild ramblings of an old man. However, with all of the odd occurrences taking place in the basement, Alexandra began to question the validity of the statement. So, she decided to look for herself. Professional builders were hired to excavate the basement area. And when they did, they were left aghast.

Hidden History Of Her Home

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When the builders began to excavate, it didn’t take long for them to discover something odd. They quickly unearthed what Alexandra had suspected. Her basement had a basement of its own! But when she entered, Alexandra was left stupefied. The simple room had little to it. But it wasn’t the simplicity of the room that was baffling. Rather, its purpose. Alexandra had to understand why it was there. So, she sought professional help once more.

The Dark Past Of Lansdowne

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When she approached a local historian, Alexandra learned of a dark history of her town. It had been home to a movement known as the abolitionists. These people dedicated their lives to abolishing slavery in Northern America. As such, they created the historical Underground Railroad. This was a system of tunnels developed to help people escape through Lansdowne. However, the historian needed to take a closer look. But upon further inspection, the findings were baffling.

Alexandra Is Left Reeling

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Upon further inspection, the historian could reach no substantial conclusion. Due to the nature of the room, it could’ve been a simple storage room. But why then was it sealed shut? All the historian could proffer was to delve deeper into the history of the home. But Alexandra knew in her heart what the room was for. And when a neighbor revealed a similar scenario in their home, her beliefs grew stronger than ever.

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A Railroad Of Similarities Run Through Lansdowne

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A neighbor of Alexandra had revealed something interesting. They too had found a hidden room in their home. They were made aware that it was, in fact, a part of the Underground Railroad. Upon hearing this, Alexandra knew this was the purpose of her hidden room. Although she had no conclusive evidence, her feeling was strong. She shared the story on social media. From this she learnt more about the hidden Underground Railroad past of her home town.

The Enigmatic Underground Railroad Lives On

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Even though decades have passed, little pieces of the abolitionists keep popping up. The Underground Railroad was a brilliant system. This helped Americans overcome a grisly situation. With precious findings like the one Alexandra made, awareness can be shed on what once was an enigmatic subject. “I need to figure out next steps,” Alexandra said. But it seems she is keen to pursue the room’s purpose further.

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