Goodall’s story went viral after he shared a TikTok video of the finding, which has 4.5 million views.
Goodall is seen in the video cleaning the books off the shelf, removing the screws from the wooden panel, and then lifting the panel away, surprised to see a dark, empty space beyond the mantel.
As a result, Goodall notices another panel on the floor, which he raises to reveal a secret entrance that leads to underground rooms. Goodall finds a ladder in one of the underground passageways and climbs it, only to be greeted by a larger room above, which is covered in cobwebs, dust, and a wasp’s nest.
When the room takes him to another path, which goes to a basement, two more secret rooms, another corridor with stairs, and several additional passageways, Goodall knows he’s in a rabbit hole.
According to Goodall, the passageways were likely used by servants for convenient access around the house, which went unobserved by the landlord. A brick wall with enigmatic names and dates carved in chalk, as well as an antique safe that appeared to have been neglected for decades, were also uncovered during his journey.
He was able to open the safe and discover books dating back to 1848 that contained information on the property as well as letters.
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