Next time you’re staying in an Airbnb with a locked door, do not assume that behind it is a pile of your host’s mundane belongings. Because when Ashley Fryer peeked behind such a door on a weekend trip away, she was not met with an ironing board and a spare suitcase.
Instead, she explained in a Tweet that has since been made private, the room contained two guns, an erotic painting and the pièce de résistance – a typewriter with keys made of teeth.
Feel a bit mean posting a photo of someone else’s place so here’s a tiny snippet of the madness I’m talking about. pic.twitter.com/D97Leknb8t— Ashley Fryer (@ashleyfryer) June 11, 2019
The blogger shared details of her nightmarish discovery on Twitter, explaining that she only entered the room because she was looking for the internet modem.
“We’re going to die here aren’t we?” she asked her followers.
While some people are questioning how the locked room became unlocked, unsurprisingly, most people are just freaking out. Hard.
NEVER unlock the locked room! There are 1000s of fairy tales about this— Poppy (@PoppyCocktails) June 11, 2019
Shoot the typewriter with the guns— Oubai Shahbandar (@OS26) June 11, 2019
Bite the guns with the typewriter.— Diego Noir (@MrNori) June 11, 2019
That’s not an Airbnb that’s an Escape Room.— Andrew Whitby (@EconAndrew) June 12, 2019
Some people have also shared their own experiences of Airbnb and rental nightmares.
Nowhere near the same level of horror, but I stayed in a cavernous, ancient airbnb by myself once and it took me two days to realize there was blood smeared all over one of the doorposts. Slept with the bedroom locked shut...— Anna (@partayannamal) June 11, 2019
My friend once opened a locked cupboard in his rented house an it was full of dildos. FULL. Original packaging & all.— James (@jamesmcgraw) June 11, 2019
Anyone else shuddering?
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