A woman describes the ‘abandoned mall’ she discovered underneath her Airbnb.


A woman describes the ‘abandoned mall’ she discovered underneath her Airbnb.

Last week, Claire Scheulin said in a TikTok video that the Airbnb she and her friends were staying in was above a “abandoned mall.” The TikTok has over 7 million views and has sparked a multi-part “tour” that has left most commenters feeling uneasy.

“pov: when your airbnb [sic]has an abandoned mall in the basement,” Scheulin says on TikTok as he walks through the abandoned space.

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Many commenters expressed the impression that she was in “The Backrooms.” The Backrooms, according to urban legend, is where one would end up if they accidentally teleport out of existence. The Backrooms are said to be a never-ending labyrinth of old carpets, fluorescent lighting, old wallpaper, and other miscellaneous objects.

One consumer commented, “Not the yellow hallways, get out bestie.”

The next day, in response to the video’s huge viewership, Scheulin posted a follow-up video in which she and a friend clarified that, while the Airbnb was “sort of weird,” they were fine. She also promised to give a tour of the mall to her audience.

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One poster joked, “Gets thousands of comments to leave, then: let’s explore.”

Her next video, which was released later that day, gives viewers a better sense of the space. It appears that the Airbnb is a room in an old hotel. When she and her friends take the elevator to head downstairs, they find themselves in a carpeted room with old furniture. From there they enter the mall. Like any other mall, there are elevators, staircases and storefronts, but here, everything is abandoned.

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Though many commenters still found the space to be the stuff of nightmares, others were quick to post that the building is actually a resort/mall in Florida and that it’s not as scary as users think.

“This is Hollywood Beach Resort in FL and. This is a brief summary.


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