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Students In Norway Discover Secret WWII Room In Their Attic

This hidden space was used by local journalists to print underground newspapers.

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Imagine the following: You're a Norwegian student and your landlord told you there's a secret room somewhere in the house...

Here's the drop-down door to the attic. You've been up there before and it's totally normal.

Until your friend accidentally pushes against something and the wall moves.

Says mYNDIG, the Redditor who discovered and posted this gem: "Took us damn long time, and was found by accident when one of the people I live with just stretched out and the wall moved."


Of course, once these pics hit Reddit, you get some answers — it used to be a secret spot for printing newspapers.

In a follow-up post, mYNDIG says that they began to find out more about the room. It had actually been known about by some local historians. A historian/journalist showed up at their house eager to tell them more:


As redditor /u/norwigga guessed correctly the room was used for pressing newspapers during the occupation, and they got most of their information from the BBC radio channel. They operated here in our attic from late December 1944 until Mars 1945, then they had to move after several investigations from Gestapo, who never managed to find the room. We found some writings on the wall which turned out to be different places in Poland, we are going with our guts and saying they were following the soviets march into Germany. One of the guys behind the newspaper, Åge Thorvaldsen was eventually captured by Gestapo and held captive in Grini until the end of the war.


In the original post, Redditor mYNDIG included this pic of a doll shoe. People freaked over how creepy it was...

However in the follow-up, there's a clarification: "And to all the people wondering about the shoe doll, no it wasn't found it the room, it was found while we were searching for the room."

Here's the timeline of mYNDIG's postings...

Here are the first photos posted by mYNDIG.

Here is mYNDIG's written follow-up on Reddit.

And here are the additional photos that accompany the follow-up.

This post found at Reddit via Messy Nessy Chic