Some Ohio college students thought their house was haunted, until they discovered a secret roommate living in their basement.
As a New Yorker, this grubby photo fills me with apartment envy. (screencap: YouTube)
A group of Ohio State students sharing an old townhouse near campus thought a.) that their house was haunted, because they would find all their cabinets open in the morning, and b.) that there was a locked door in the basement leading to a utility room. Disconcertingly, this room was issuing lots of loud pinging and beeping noises. When maintenance workers arrived to remove the door (see video at bottom) and fix whatever machines were beeping, they discovered a clearly inhabited room belonging to "some random guy" they had no idea was living there:
Clearly, the room of a violent psychopath, and/or your typical college student.
That "random guy" has so far only been identified as Jeremy, and his lack of a last name doesn't make him seem less weird at all. To be fair, one of the legitimate inhabitants of the house, Brett Mugglin says "I feel bad for him," and that Jeremy is "a really nice guy." They were able to get in contact with him (he was not in the room at the time they discovered it) and allowed him to come get all his stuff. The blame for this incident falls partly on the rental agency that leased the house, which didn't change the keys over the summer.
For a guy who doesn't go out much, getting on Ohio State TV must be exciting for Jeremy.
In theory, a roommate that you never see, doesn't leave any signs of him having come or gone is the perfect roommate. It's just nice to know they're there...and also to get rent checks from them.
(by Johnny McNulty)