The wall was solid concrete — except for where the mysterious circular markings under the paint were. He tapped in the middle of one of the circles with his fist and heard a strange sound coming from deep inside.
Burning with curiosity, he began to drill. But, some things are meant to remain a mystery… and he’d just made a huge mistake.
One YouTube user by the name of Crex686 embarked upon a strange journey when he decided to explore his home. He had been examining the strange markings on the wall for some time now.
Out of burning curiosity or perhaps out of sheer boredom, he resolved to find out what they were once and for all. But he had no idea just what he’d be getting himself into…
He asked the people who lived in the building if they knew anything about the building’s history, but nobody could tell him what the mysterious circular markings in his wall were or what they were for.
He called some friends over, determined to get to the bottom of the mystery, but they couldn’t give him answers either.
There were three circular outlines in the wall, behind the paint — as if they had been painted over. Two of the circles were relatively small, but the third was much larger. Cyrex686 was intrigued to see that it may even be wide enough for a person to fit inside.
He knew that there had been something there behind the wall. His first thought was that perhaps they were pipes that had been filled in. But he could never have guessed their true purpose just by looking.
After a few weeks went by, Cyrex686 was still no closer to solving the mystery. But he was becoming increasingly consumed by curiosity. He just had to know what behind the wall! What if there was something valuable inside that had been hidden there? It wasn’t a far-fetched fantasy — he knew that many people have found historical and rare items inside old buildings.
With his mind made up, he decided to do something unthinkable. And he documented the process for his followers. It turned out that they wanted answers just as badly as he did. But when Cyrex 686 found the first clue, it only raised more questions…
Cyrex686 decided to take matters into his own hands. He was more determined than ever to uncover the circular markings’ secrets. He began to drill into the wall, right in the center of one of the smaller circles.
Suddenly, he was through. But when he began to make out the wood grain underneath the paint, he knew that there was much more to the markings than he could ever have imagined.
The wall was solid concrete — except for where the circles were! With this new discovery, it was becoming clear that these strange marks had been plugged up and then painted over.
But why? He tapped in the middle of the circle with his fist and clearly heard something behind. It was an echo! So, whatever was hidden inside had to be something far more intriguing than an old pipe. He knew what he had to do. He had to get help!
Cyrex686 pulled out his phone and called his friend. However, when he told him what he had found he was understandably skeptical. But when he arrived and saw the hole in the wall with his own two eyes, he was incredulous.
And he too wanted to know what lay inside. The pair got to work, and soon they had managed to extract what appeared to be a wooden plug, leaving a grapefruit-sized hole. Trembling with excitement, they ran to get a flashlight.
Although the men shone a flashlight inside, they couldn’t make out much inside the small hole. But both men now knew for certain that there was a much larger mystery waiting to be uncovered.
Why had these holes been plugged up? And by Whom? The men were starting to grow nervous now. Whoever had hidden something there had not wanted it to be found. Nevertheless, they had gone too far to stop now.
Cyrex686 later found out that the building he was living in was centuries old. It had been renovated many times over the years, but Cyrex686 was convinced that it was hiding some secrets.
But did he really want to find them? To the delight of his followers, he decided to finish what he had started. He began to drill into the largest hole — the one large enough for him to crawl inside.
Now, the place that Cyrex686 was renting didn’t belong to him. He hadn’t asked permission to begin drilling into the walls, either. He knew what the answer would be, so he continued with his work before anyone could stop him.
But to him, the possibility of being evicted or fined was worth the risk. He simply had to know. And he ignored the warnings the members of YouTube were leaving for him after he uploaded the first video – to his own peril.
It was lucky for Cyrex686 that the landlord never seemed to catch on to just what he was doing in the rented space. The banging and drilling continued into the night as his followers on YouTube waited in anticipation for the follow-up video.
Everyone wanted to know what he would find. Eventually, the hole gave way and was big enough for him to venture inside.
Although Cyrex686 was half expecting the holes in his wall to be just plugged up pipes that had long since been retired, he was not disappointed.
He shone his flashlight into the hole and was taken aback to see that there was a cavernous room behind it. He knew he had stumbled upon something huge.
There was only one thing for it. He had to crawl inside the hole to better see what was inside it. While his friend recorded, he slid in legs first.
He knew the dangers of going into an unknown hole, but what choice did he have? He had come too far to end his journey now. He had no idea if there was something dangerous lurking in the pitch-black passageway.
Meanwhile, YouTube users were driven insane by speculation. They posted what they thought could be behind the wall. Some guesses were fairly plausible, but others speculations were wild.
The most common guesses were that the chamber had been used for illegal activities of various degrees. As Cyrex686 groped around in the dark with only his flashlight for company, he only hoped that these guesses weren’t true.
Another wild speculation was that the holes were some sort of otherworldly portal and that Cyrex686 had unleashed the evil spirits that had been trapped within. He couldn’t help but feel a prickle of fear at the thought – as far-fetched as it may be.
But down in the dark, a man’s worst fears come to life. The air inside the chamber was stale, indicating that it had been sealed off from the outside world from all sides.
Cyrex686’s eyes followed the flashlight beam as it traveled over the floor and ceiling. Oddly enough, there was a pipe on the floor that wasn’t attached to anything, and a hook hanging overhead.
Then, he saw the strange markings on the walls and froze in his tracks. But, try as he might, he couldn’t explain them.
These markings on the walls were horizontal lines that ran along all four walls. Each line was a different color. Would these markings finally reveal what this mysterious room was for?
Cyrex686 climbed back out the hole and began to look for answers from the many people who were following his discovery on YouTube. Cyrex686 was becoming increasingly frustrated and getting no closer to solving the mystery. Then, something dawned on him.
Looking again at the peculiar lines on the walls, he realized something monumental. These lines looked familiar – like water marks! The lines were obviously made by some sort of liquid, and the levels changed over time.
That meant that the room could have possibly been used for sewerage. And that would also explain why the room had been sealed. After reading some of the other comments, he found the answer he was looking for.
After reading some of the other comments on the YouTube videos he had uploaded, Cyrex686 learned that the secret room was most likely used as a cistern – for holding water. It had been used when the building had still been an industrial factory over a hundred years ago!
It had been sealed because modern plumbing technology had rendered it useless. Cyrex now realizes that he was lucky that the pipes he opened weren’t still filled with water that could have flooded his storage unit!