Doesn’t that sound like a Scooby-Doo episode? Well, we certainly have mysteries at this vacation lake house we are staying at for a few days. First, I discovered this mysterious trap door in the floor in one of the closets.
Mystery #1 – Why was I rooting around the floors of the closets in someone else’s house?
Yes, of course I tried to open it. You can see it is screwed down tight. Fortunately, my ten year old daughter had a screwdriver.
Mystery #2 – Why is my ten year old daughter bringing a screwdriver on vacation?
But before I could solve that mystery, I received this mysterious text message from the owners of the lake house …
If I read that mysteriously suspicious text message correctly, they are telling me to go into the basement and nose around. I see no alternate interpretation.
Mystery #3 – Why are they trying to lure me into the basement?
When I went to the basement door, I found this …
That chain lock is on my side, not keeping me out, but keeping something or someone in the basement.
Mystery #4 – Who or what are they keeping captive in the basement?
You can see the lock is worn, meaning it has been opened and closed a lot. The only conclusion I can come to is the owners of this lake house are keeping a horrible creature in the basement that they feed with their lake house guests.
Mystery #5 – Am I to be the next meal?
In the words of Scooby-Doo, “Ruh roh.”