A MAN has uncovered a secret lair underneath a major national train station – leaving viewers utterly perplexed.
Luke Douthwaite, 23, was meeting up with a group of friends when he decided to show off his intimate knowledge of Sheffield.
In a video taken on the day and shared on social media site TikTok, Luke can be seen walking over to an area of chrome covering the stone steps at the city’s station.
In a surprising move, he grasps a metal loop at the bottom, revealing it’s actually a “hatch”.
Lifting up the hatch, the laboratory technician from Pontefract, West Yorkshire, reveals it is in fact a secret tunnel, leading to a secret door.
Luke does not enter the tunnel and simply says “There you go!” leaving droves of users to speculate as to what the tunnel really is.
The video has now racked up well over 570,000 views and 50,000 likes – and users where quick to offer up their best guesses.
“Bruce Wayne aint gonna be too happy now that uv exposed his secret lair….” said one user.
“That is the exit door for the matrix. Its old my guy… we use our phones now!” added another user.
While one chimed: “From our side where’s the fire escape going to the earth’s core?”
But a few locals and eagle-eyed viewers had a more logical answer.
“It’ll be the pump room for the water feature,” said one person.
Luke told NeedToKnow.online: “I found the tunnel a few years ago when I was a university student with some friends after a night out and returning home.
“At the time of being a student, we found the discovery quite hilarious, we never entered the tunnel but always became a joke among friends.
“The TikTok was recorded Jubilee weekend during a reunion with my friends where I remembered the previous night out and was showing another friend after picking him up from the station.”
Sheffield station does feature a large chrome water feature – so it might not quite be the mysterious lair we’d all envisioned.