A woman has made a startling discovery behind her bathroom mirror in her apartment, after noticing cold air mysteriously coming from her bathroom.
Samantha Hartsoe chronicled the unsettling ordeal on her TikTok account, in a four-part series titled ‘A New York City Mystery’.
In part one, Ms Hartsoe explains no matter how high she turns the heat up in her apartment, she’s constantly cold and when she walks into the bathroom, she feels cold air blowing on her.
She notices a draft coming from the door jamb, and proves this by standing next to it, so people can see her hair blowing.
She tapes up the door strike, but there’s still a draft.
This leads her to search the bathroom, there’s a vent but no wind is coming out, a little bit of air is coming out of the light switch, but eventually she realises the draft is coming from behind the mirror.
In part two of the series, Ms Hartsoe removes the mirror, only to reveal a hole in her wall.
This time, it appears Ms Hartsoe has invited her friends over and it appears someone initially believes “it’s just the electrical” — but no, there’s a whole other apartment back there.
Ms Hartsoe appears to be sticking her arm and phone into the hole to reveal a small room and a door way, seemingly leading on to another room.
“What if someone is living there right now,” John, one of Ms Hartsoe’s friends says.
Needing more answers, Ms Hartsoe decides she needs to go in.
“I have to go in and figure out what is on the other side of my bathroom,” she says.
Donning a mask and climbing on to her vanity, Ms Hartsoe gets ready to go through the small hole.
Part three is dedicated to her debating on whether she can actually get through the hole, she places a bucket through the hole so she can use it as a platform.
She decides to take a hammer with her, just in case.
“Mean it when you swing it,” John says.
“That’s good advice actually,” Ms Hartsoe replies.
She says a little prayer, secures a torch under a headband and gets through the hole and tells John to stay right there.
In the finale, Ms Hartsoe makes her way through the apartment, where she sees garbage bags and a Core Hydration water bottle, which she determines is “signs of life”.
Whole apartment found behind bathroom mirror
It also appears a toilet is just in the middle of a random room.
Pipes and wires are exposed throughout the apartment and Ms Hartsoe hears a noise, walking with the hammer, she notes it’s “freezing” in the apartment.
It is quite literally a whole other apartment, Ms Hartsoe walks downstairs and locks the door.
Back in her apartment, she says she “made it out alive” and put the mirror back in place.
“My landlord is getting a really fun phone call tomorrow,” she says.
There hasn’t been an update on how the phone call with her landlord went since ‘part four’ and people who stuck with Ms Hartsoe throughout the mystery series have come up with some theories.
People are comparing the situation to the 1992 horror movie ‘Candyman’.
Others suggested more sinister ideas which could be more plausible.
Some people were suggesting the apartment was under renovation — which could explain the random toilet and garbage bags in the apartment but as some pointed out, that is still weird.
“Even if it’s an apartment in the process of renovation, your apartment isn’t secure if someone can crawl through the mirror,” someone said.
Someone else added if it was an apartment under renovation, surely Ms Hartsoe would have heard the noise.
Some people asked if there was a two-way mirror situation going on.
“Did you look through the mirror from the back side to see if it’s a peeping Tom?” someone asked.
One person, who claimed they were an electrician in New York, said this was”not uncommon”, especially if there is construction going on in the building.
The electrician said a huge hole like the one in Ms Hartsoe’s wall, that leads to another apartment is a “huge violation” and advises she check the front of the building for work permits.
However, other people on TikTok saw the positive in the situation.
“Girl, don’t say anything you just got a second apartment.”
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