Tom Hanks tweeted a photo of an eerie building and creeped out the internet
Tom Hanks is Twitter-renowned for posting photos of lost gloves, lost shoes, and other orphaned items — and, of course, for signing all his tweets “Hanx.”
On Friday, though, Hanx’s feed took a creepier turn … in the form of this supremely eerie NYC building.
“This is the scariest building I’ve ever seen!” Hanks wrote. Yeah, no sh*t, dude. The thing has no windows and plenty of room for ghosts.
The internet promptly agreed.
That is where nightmares are made
— Joe Otterson (@JoeOtterson) June 2, 2017
The national covfefe center
— Jack Joseph (@Jack_Frodo) June 2, 2017
Have you seen the new Twin Peaks?? glass box much?
— Jeremy Mullins (@KFC3PO) June 3, 2017
go knock. i bet they let you in.
— Dell Cameron (@dellcam) June 2, 2017
It’s where they make TV remotes that don’t work
— Thomas Owens (@tprowens) June 2, 2017
I’m pretty sure Danaerys Targaryan keeps her dragons there.
— Matt Koenig (@m44koenig) June 3, 2017
But Twitter also came through with some answers. Officially called the Long Lines building, the edifice at 33 Thomas Street was originally built by AT&T to house carrier exchanges for its long distance call equipment, per Atlas Obscura.
Today, it’s also reportedly a hub for the NSA, according to The Intercept, and can allegedly operate for up to two weeks off the grid. And — for the icing on this spooky cake — the Long Lines building is designed to survive nuclear fallout.
So no, not even Hanx himself can set foot in here. That’s okay, though, because we have bigger things to worry about. For example, can ghosts inhabit NSA equipment?