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Couple Creeped Out To Discover 'Secret Manhole' Under Bedroom Carpet While Renovating Their House

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One of the scariest ideas to consider about your house is what is lurking inside of it in the places you can't see. For example the amount of mold or dead bugs and rodents in the walls could be astronomical.

Or non-existent depending on age or how tightly walls are sealed, but who knows unless you look?

As the threat remains covered most of the time, you don't see it until you go looking for it or you're renovating and happen upon it.

The latter is what happened to @candyrainsalon while she was renovating a house dating back to the 16th century.

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What did she find?

A damp manhole style cover under the carpet in what was the bedroom floor.

After struggling to get it open, they finally did. What they found—though normal for appearing under sewer grates—was pretty gross.

The open pipes underneath belonged to a larger drainage system and had been draining human excrement directly below them.

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"We'd had poos just floating beneath us," she wrote.

She also said the house bore a faint fart smell. She and her husband were "accusing each other of farting every night."

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Further renovations to the house found plenty of spiders and even another manhole, as it seems every other toilet in the house has a private manhole and sewer pipe.

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"It's a 500 year-old-building with 30-year-old plumbing," she explained to a commenter.

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The renovation is ongoing as of yesterday.

Hopefully the couple finds no more... difficult... surprises lying under the carpet than they already have.