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Girl finds hidden space in bedroom leading to drawer full of valuables
Finding the room was amazing enough. But it was the hidden drawer that made their day.
Irene Markianou
03.07.22

Buying a new house definitely comes with some fuss- boxes all over the place, trying to think where everything would fit best, choosing rooms, decorating, and so on.

But it also comes with excitement.

New home, new experiences, new environment, and the feelings of exploration are on.

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New homes sometimes come with surprises.

It can be anything- from an object forgotten by the previous owner to a whole secret room.

And if finding a hidden door leading to a secret room sounds creepy to you, then rest assured that secret rooms don’t always come out of horror movies.

They can reveal secret gems instead.

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YouTube - Inside Edition

Like the Gilles family.

They just moved into their new Virginia home a while ago.

Levi and Kelsey Gilles and their 15-year-old daughter, Ada, had just moved into their new home near Harrisonburg.

They were in the process of choosing rooms and trying to put the stuff they had brought with them in place.

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YouTube - Inside Edition

Ada had chosen one of the nicest rooms that also featured a recessed bookcase. It looked super cute, and Ada couldn’t wait to decorate it.

As she was exploring her new room, the high-school girl noticed something that didn’t look right. At the bottom of the bookcase, there was a latch.

“On the side [of the bookcase], we noticed a little bit of a seam, where there’s kind of a gap,” Levi Gilles told Inside Edition.

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YouTube - Inside Edition

After the Gilles popped the latch open, they tried to find out how the bookcase worked and what the gap was all about.

It took them some moments until they realized they had to slide the “door” aka bookcase out in order to reveal the secret.

It was a room!

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YouTube - Inside Edition

The room that was hiding behind the camouflaged door was fully insulated and it even featured a working light.

As if this wasn’t enough of a surprise, the family noticed something on the floor.

It was a drawer.

Without thinking twice, they opened it and saw a little box inside.

They had no idea what it could contain, but they were too curious to pretend they hadn’t seen it. They had to know what was inside.

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YouTube - Inside Edition

The box, which had an Olympic sign on it, contained rare coins.

The family was shocked to see them.

The Gilles knew that they couldn’t keep the coins, and they decided to contact the previous owner and return them.

Indeed, sometime later, the family returned the hidden gems to their rightful owner.

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YouTube - Inside Edition

But this doesn’t mean that they will stop looking for other treasures around the house.

This house certainly has serious potential!

Once the story became public and was uploaded on YouTube, it immediately became viral with more than 1m views within the first few days. And this definitely doesn’t come as a surprise.

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YouTube - Inside Edition

Learn more about their unbelievable findings in the video below!

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By Irene Markianou
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Irene Markianou is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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