Who among us hasn't daydreamed of discovering a secret room behind an enormous bookshelf, or a Harry Potter style chill spot to hide and read?!
Countless movies show the equally magical and grim possibilities of hidden passageways and secret rooms. In some cases, they serve as torture spots run by villainous figures, while others function as safe havens and secret garden-style utopias.
While there are often less glamorous functions for secret rooms in real life, running into a hidden door is always elicit exciting questions about where it leads, and why it exists in the first place.
My house had a secret room in the attic. It's a really old house and the former owner was a pretty wealthy banker. The room was used as an opium den, and when the stock market crashed he hung himself in there.
There was a tile in our kitchen that you could lift up and there was a hole down to the laundry room in the basement. We usually just used it to talk to anyone that was down there, or a laundry chute if we were too lazy to go downstairs.