A husband and wife from Ohio had been in the middle of renovating their ‘40s home when they found something amazing. They just finished working on the first and second stories of the house, so it was now time to start on the basement. They did not know what was coming for them. As they began to work on the demolition on their own, they hacked at the plywood. When they did this, something caught their eye.

Demolition In Progress

They were intrigued by the object they found and started looking into matters some more. However, they had no idea they would need to get in touch with the FBI for what they would find.

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Demolition In Progress

Chipping Away

As they started to chip away at the walls, the husband stumbled into some graffiti spread out across the room. The basement renovations were full of surprises since the start.

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Chipping Away

A House Full Of Secrets

The owner of the house couldn’t believe what he was seeing before his eyes as he pulled back the wallpaper to find shocking writing and drawings all over. He could never have expected that this was just the beginning of unexpected events.

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A House Full Of Secrets

Stuck In The Ceiling

There was something lodged between the subfloor and the ceiling. He took a closer look, although it was hard because the object was fitted perfectly between the rafters. He had to rely on his strength and courage to grab the object and then pull it towards him.

Stuck In The Ceiling

Stuck In The Ceiling

Found Something Strange

The homeowner did not pay much attention to his surroundings. He simply kept working by cleaning the area and then hammering through it. He also documented every step of the journey using his camera.

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Found Something Strange

Mysterious Suitcase

Some of the walls had been partly demolished when he started to tear down the ceiling. When he continued, he discovered something unbelievable. He eventually noticed that the huge bulk was a suitcase!

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Mysterious Suitcase

Waiting For The Reveal

It was grey and green, and someone left it there so that no one would ever find it. He reached for the suitcase and was astonished by its weight. Why would a suitcase of this size be so heavy?

Waiting For The Reveal

Waiting For The Reveal

One Heavy Suitcase

Something told him he needed to approach this with caution. He began to become feverish from all the excitement of what hidden treasures could be within the box. He took a deep breath and carried on.

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One Heavy Suitcase

The Big Reveal

He decided to ring up his wife and waited for her to return home. He didn’t want her to miss out on the big reveal. He also wanted to have her there in case something went array.

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The Big Reveal

What Could Be Inside?

Someone went to great lengths to hide the suitcase, but why is that? While he waited for his wife, he began to inspect the suitcase and was shocked when he found out just how heavy this object was.

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What Could Be Inside?

Big Dreams In A Little Suitcase

While it was fairly small, the mysteries hiding inside of it must be huge. He began to dwell on what could be hiding inside this piece of luggage. He figured that it must be something very valuable or important because someone hid it so well.

Big Dreams In A Little Suitcase

Big Dreams In A Little Suitcase

Maybe It was Nothing

He thought that it was mind-boggling to see these things. He could not wait to find out what was hidden inside. The moment his wife got home, he explained to her what he had found.

Maybe It Was Nothing

Maybe It Was Nothing

Christmas

It must have felt like Christmas for him because he was going to unwrap something that he did not know anything about. The couple gathered together and brainstormed what could be inside the box.

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Christmas

What’s Inside?

Would it be cash? Cards? Jewelry? The renovator had low expectations, thinking that he would probably just find some old sports cards, well he was far off. He couldn’t believe what he found.

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What’s Inside?

Unwrapping The Mystery

They opened the suitcase together, although nothing seemed off at first. They found wads of wax paper wrapped around rectangular objects. At that point, they still did not have a clue about the hidden secrets of the bag.

Unwrapping The Mystery

Unwrapping The Mystery

Full of Money

It was only when they took out these bundles that everything began to make sense. The two of them started to unwrap all of the wax papers they found inside. They held something together, but what was it?

Full of Money

Full of Money

Speechless Over The Money

He started to peel off the waxy material. It then dawned on him that he was looking at money! The bundle had been hiding a huge stack of $20 bills, and this was merely the first bundle.

Speechless Over The Money

Speechless Over The Money

So Much Cash

They began to look at the bills some more and realized that they were all old. They couldn’t believe the mere amount of cash they were staring at. Who had put all of this money here?

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So Much Cash

And More Money

“These are all twenties! There may be a couple thousand here! We are freaking out at this point,” the husband later explained to journalists. “This doesn’t happen to us! What do we do? Where are the cameras?”

And More Money

And More Money

Endless Cash

They were eager to begin unwrapping all the other bundles. Were they going to reveal the same thing or did they have something even more valuable than that one? The man and woman looked at these bundles in awe.

Endless Cash

Endless Cash

At First, It Was Funny

They hoped that they would find the same thing in the rest of the bundles too. They were excited as they began to peel off the wax paper layers. However, they did not have $20 bills… they had $50 and $100 bills instead.

At First It Was Funny

At First, It Was Funny

Old Money

“The second package didn’t have any twenties. It was all fifties! What is going on here? There could be 5 grand here! Wait! The third package is 100s! This is out of control!” he explained later on. They had a lot of questions going through their minds.

Old Money

Old Money

Dating The Cash

The couple was finding stacks of mysterious money in their house; at first, they thought it was funny… but they quickly realized this wasn’t a matter to be joking about. In all seriousness, where did this money come from, and who was trying to hide it?

Dating The Cash

Dating The Cash

From the 1950s

Where did the money even come from? The bills indicated that they were hidden a long time ago, all the way to the ‘20s and ‘30s. How much time has passed since then? How much money was in there?

From the 1950s

From the 1950s

A Pleasant Surprise

They investigated the matter some more, and something became very clear to both of them. Everything, from the money to the suitcase, was very old. However, they still wanted to learn more about this situation.

A Pleasant Surprise

A Pleasant Surprise

They Had A Normal Life

They retrieved the bundles from the suitcase and received another surprise that answered a couple of their questions. A newspaper had been lying flat at the bottom, they stared at the date and kept staring…

They Had A Normal Life

They Had A Normal Life

1951

The date indicates that it was from the 25th of March in 1951! The paper was from an old newspaper called the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The couple were in awe at the paper’s age.

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1951

Had To Contact The Authorities

Aside from that, it was an issue of the local newspaper in Cleveland. They were surprised and excited to find out that they found something amazing. However, just how much was all this money worth in today’s currency?

Had To Contact The Authorities

Had To Contact The Authorities

More Things To Uncover

They simply could not believe their luck. What made it even more amazing was the fact that some of these bills were star bills, which meant that they never made their way to the markets. They all came from over seven decades ago.

More Things To Uncover

More Things To Uncover

Never-Ending Findings

Talk about a great find! They were surprised and shocked, so they got in touch with a lawyer who helped them figure out the value of all the cash. The lawyer said the money they found in the suitcase was worth around $23,000.

Never-Ending Findings

Never-Ending Findings

Back To Work

After a long week full of celebration, lawyers and recovering from the tremendous shock of this surprise, the couple decided it was time to return to their normal routine. They were overjoyed with this finding, but enough was enough. Little did they know, it was not over yet…

Back To Work

Back To Work

And Here We Go Again

Even people who find $23,000 in their ceiling still need to return to finish the renovations in their homes. This DIY genius was once again left in disbelief when he found a second suitcase waiting for him in the ceiling…

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And Here We Go Again

Heavier Than The First

Once again the renovator was alone when he discovered the second suitcase. He could not even contain his excitement. How was it possible that he missed this suitcase when he found the first one? He waited for his wife to return home to open it with her.

Heavier Than The First

Heavier Than The First

The New Suitcase

“This was a wild ride for us, and I hope you all enjoyed it, too,” the man explained when he took to Reddit to share the story. “We are boring people and have been dumping our extra money to pay off our mortgage, and that is where this money will go too.”

The New Suitcase

The New Suitcase

Same But Different

He documented the entire thing with his camera. However, he had no idea that they were going to be in for more surprises in the future. It was only natural that they would get more curious.

Same But Different

Same But Different

The Search Continues

After all, could more mysteries be hiding within the walls of their house? There was also no way they could leave the basement in its current half-finished state. So they decided to continue searching.

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The Search Continues

A Bigger Fortune

They soon learned something so shocking that it became pertinent to contact the FBI. The homeowners were aware that they needed to keep going with the renovation process. And so that’s what they did.

A Bigger Fortune

A Bigger Fortune

The Wait Is Over

His wife finally walked through the door and they immediately burst open the suitcase. Just like the first one, it was stacked with thick wads of money. The final total will leave you completely speechless.

And The Wait Is Over

The Wait Is Over

What Else Was Hiding Here?

They did not know that the bundles of bills were not the only thing they would find there. When they went back to work, the man saw yet another case hidden between the rafters! What could it be this time?

What Else Was Hiding Here?

What Else Was Hiding Here?

What They Found There

There was no way they could forget about the treasure they found in the first one, so they were optimistic. However, the suitcase did not contain the same thing. There were no wads of money in the wax paper this time.

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What They Found There

The Final Count

Were they going to keep finding more of these as they continue with the renovation? He could tell that he was going to find other precious and valuable items there. He waited for his wife to return home again so that they could do the same thing.

A Secret Door

A Secret Door

Big Secrets

This suitcase happened to be identical to the last one when it comes to looks. Was it possible that the suitcase contained the same thing as well? They did not waste any moment when she got home.

Big Secrets

Big Secrets

A Secret Door

Finally, the excitement from the money-filled suitcases subsided and they returned home again to finish working on their home. This is when they discovered a strange door on the second floor that they always wondered about before. They opened the door and noticed a disturbing secret area.

What They Found There

What They Found There

Finding Hiding Spots

This case was full of money lined up in a tidy manner! They gasped. Just how much money was it now? What else lay hidden in the house? This windfall happened to be even more significant than the first one they found.

Finding Hiding Spots

Finding Hiding Spots

He Felt Nervous

They could not believe their fortune. Just how lucky were they going to get? They had it appraised once more and learned that this batch was worth roughly $45,000. They were rich!

He Felt Nervous

He Felt Nervous

What Else Would They Uncover?

They were both amazed and surprised again, although this only made them more determined to keep going with the home renovation and improvements they planned to carry out. They decided to keep going and see what else they would uncover.

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What Else Would They Uncover?

Another Big Mystery

As they kept working in the basement, they could not help but wonder if the house was hiding anything else. However, they did not expect that they would have to get in touch with the FBI!

Another Big Mystery

Another Big Mystery

Full Of Secrets

Now that they knew the house had some secrets, the couple felt motivated to keep exploring the house. The motivation they had only grew bigger as soon as they figured out where to look next.

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Full Of Secrets

Tearing Down The Door

There was a secret door housing the hot water heater that the realtor told them about. Their gut feeling told them that this must be where something small but valuable would go.

Tearing Down The Door

Tearing Down The Door

He Found More Mysteries

They decided to look behind it. Their instincts had been spot-on because they found the biggest secret in there. They opened the tiny and white door when they realized that the realtor had deceived them!

He Found More Mysteries

He Found More Mysteries

They Were Fooled

The room for the “water heater” was just a ploy to trick the new owner of the house into believing it was a normal house. But when the door cracked open they couldn’t believe their eyes.

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They Were Fooled

Hidden Room

There was a hidden room much larger than they expected. It was decorated with carpet pieces and led to yet another surprise. He told his wife to stay back unsure of what he was about to find.

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Hidden Room

Door Number Two

He began to wonder and his mind went to all places. What could be behind this door? Just take a second and imagine that your house has an entirely another side that you never knew existed!

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Door Number Two

Something Sinister

Unfortunately, the door was shut by a master lock and secured with a bolt. This man was not giving up yet. He was determined to find out what was behind this door. He quickly rushed downstairs, grabbed a hammer and began to pound.

Something Sinister

Something Sinister

They Couldn’t Handle This Alone

Aside from that, they could clearly see that this room had been in use for some time. They could also see that someone had tried to hide it. The room was in terrible shape. It was moldy and dark.

They Couldn't Handle This Alone

They Couldn’t Handle This Alone

Uh Oh

Even though the homeowners had been living there for a couple of years already, this was the first time they ventured down here. For what reasons would they need to soundproof their room? One bad reason came to mind.

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Uh Oh

More Mysteries Down There

Their minds went straight to something bad, specifically crime. All the walls, floor, and the ceiling were covered in white soundproofing tarp. What was the reason they didn’t want people to hear them up there?

More Mysteries Down There

More Mysteries Down There

What They Found

What could possibly be hiding in there? We already know that he has a penchant for going about things DIY, so his curiosity made sense. He did not have any idea that his home was full of lies and mysteries the whole time.

What They Found

What They Found

Full Of Jewels

Of course, the secret room was not empty and he found a briefcase lying on the floor. He was a little hesitant so he stopped for a moment to collect his thoughts. That didn’t last long and his curiosity took over and he quickly grabbed the briefcase.

Full Of Jewels

Full Of Jewels

The Strange Safe

Let us not forget that places that come with hiding places often mean something is not right… What started out as a fun home renovation project took a sinister turn when he broke the lock and took a look inside.

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The Strange Safe

Hidden Inside

The items in the briefcase were shocking: An ancient wooden box, envelopes packed full of money from different countries, watches, rings, a jewelry box, and 4 1 oz silver ingots. Why were they hiding their most prized possessions? And who were they hiding them from?

The Strange Safe

Hidden Inside

What Was Going On Here?

The door led to another door, and this room came with a white plastic tarp and heavy soundproofing material. Something about the room did not feel right to him. It was almost like it came straight from a movie… was it a torture chamber?

What Was Going On Here?

What Was Going On Here?

A Terrifying Note

As they continued to look around the room, they saw something that cleared up a couple of things about its past. As they kept exploring the relics left behind there, they found out that they needed to get in touch with the authorities right away.

A Terrifying Note

A Terrifying Note

He Was Terrified

The couple started to uncover more odd things inside the room. Firstly, they found an old brown briefcase. Considering how much luck they had with the two suitcases, they were under the impression that luck was still on their side.

He Was Terrified

He Was Terrified

One More Warning

However, they would soon learn just how off the mark they happen to be. There was nothing good inside the bag, which is something that they soon learned. Just like they did when they were working on the basement, they took some photos and documented the things they found.

One More Warning

One More Warning

An Unsettling Detail

After all, this was one experience they did not want to ever forget. They were curious to see what was hiding there, so they finally opened the case and took a look. It was full of someone’s valuables. They found pricey antique jewelry in the form of a ring, some watches, and 4 silver ingots.

An Unsettling Detail

An Unsettling Detail

They Needed The Police

It also contained something else… they saw envelopes full of money from various countries! As they continued to investigate, they found a black Sentry safe tucked away in the corner of this room. They started to become even more skeptical.

They Needed The Police

They Needed The Police

Some Disturbing Footage

What could possibly be hiding in a secret safe inside a room within a secret room? There was something off about the secrecy and mystery surrounding this area. He started to feel intimidated and knew that there was no way the safe contained money, pieces of jewelry, and more “common” items.

Some Disturbing Footage

Some Disturbing Footage

An Investigation Of Epic Proportions

He knew that it was not something he would be glad to find. All the things inside seemed valuable, but what were they doing in this room that was secured so well? They could feel that the room was concealing even more secrets.

An Investigation Of Epic Proportions

An Investigation Of Epic Proportions

The FBI Is Here To Help

They were right about that. He decided to put these thoughts in the back burner and opened the safe anyway. When he cracked it, he found a note that confirmed his worst suspicions. It only read, “Save yourself.”

The FBI Is Here To Help

The FBI Is Here To Help

How Can You Be Sure?

The wording was ominous enough, but the fact that the penmanship was rough and the words were written in black ink made the effect all the more sinister! Who wrote this and what did they mean?

How Can You Be Sure?

How Can You Be Sure?

They Got Lucky

He knew that he would only find the truth if he kept going with his investigation? Not long after this dawned on him, they found other mystery items that went beyond their comfort zone. It was time to get the authorities involved.

They Got Lucky

They Got Lucky

Do Not

The man was so intrigued that he continued to dig deeper into the rest of the things inside the safe. However, the next thing he found made him feel unsafe. Inside, he found a number of tapes that came with a handwritten message that said, “Do not.”

How Can You Be Sure

How Can You Be Sure?

VHS Tapes

He could tell that these records were videotapes. If he wanted to find out the truth, he was going to have to watch them. What would he find there? The man then took out all the tapes he found in the safe and took a closer look at them.

VHS Tapes

VHS Tapes

Newer

He was surprised when he noticed that they seemed much newer than the other things they have uncovered. He felt scared when he noticed this, although it told him nothing else. Atop the tapes, they found a series of numbers that looked like labels.

Newer

Newer

Police

However, one tape did not come with a label like that. Five of the six tapes had tags. Did someone come up with all of these in the name of a twisted game? This was getting out of hand. They finally concluded that it was time to call the police.

Police

Police

The Curiosity

The homeowner could not contain his curiosity anymore, and this was how he soon found out what the tapes contained. After looking at them for a few seconds, he dialed the authorities and asked them to come to the house as soon as they could.

The Curiosity

The Curiosity

Confiscated

The FBI then confiscated these tapes, but no one outside of these parties knew what footage they contained. Only the homeowner, maker, and agents know what was on the tapes. His curiosity led him to discover something that he ended up wishing he could unsee.

Confiscated

Confiscated

A Mystery

There is a chance that we will never find out what was inside those hidden tapes. The media has come up with a theory that it contained footage of terrible crimes that happened in the soundproof room. It remains a mystery as no one knows just what videos were on the tapes.

A Mystery

A Mystery

Questions

Of course, the investigation then raised a series of questions about everything they found on the property, from the bundles of money to the hidden tapes. What kind of people used to live in this house?

Questions

Questions

Other Secrets

Are there other secrets just waiting to be discovered? What are you going to do if you find the same thing in the house you have been living in all this time? And most importantly… are you confident enough to say that nothing like this is hiding inside your very own home?

Other Secrets

Other Secrets

Lucky

This couple got lucky in the fact that they were safe and didn’t get hurt from any of this discovery. They did the right thing in contacting authorities because this was something they could not have handled on their own. Now they’ll always have their own very unique story to tell.

Lucky

Lucky

Secret Bunker

Finding all kinds of interesting things in older homes isn’t a new phenomenon, by far. In fact, many people who’ve moved into new homes have made strange and sometimes unsettling discoveries of their own. One example of that is this man who bought a house. The original homeowner passed away, and real estate agents sold the house as-is. pennies.

Secret Bunker

Secret Bunker

Ready To Explore

The new homeowner, excited about his house, eagerly explored the house and went down to the basement to see what he scored. He got to the bottom of the stairs and found a weird sheet of plywood attached to the wall. As it turns out, there was a secret room packed with all kinds of guns and ammo. Not to mention a hollowed-out grenade. To top it off, the man also found a giant safe and a chest of money filled with nothing but pennies.

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Ready To Explore

Preserved Past

A British couple was rummaging through the basement of their old family home when they stumbled upon this. They found a perfectly intact Victorian kitchen from the 1830s. It was fully stocked with pots, pans, a cooking range, and enough tables and benches to sit 20 people. They also found a cookbook with Victorian recipes.

Preserved Past

Preserved Past

Live Wire

Linda and Wally DeForest are another example of a couple who moved into a new house with no idea what they were going to find. While Linda was unpacking things in the basement, she made a baffling discovery. She called her husband saying she found a torpedo in the basement. As you would expect, Wally was somewhat skeptical but looked into it all the same. However, he found out his wife was right.

Live Wire

Live Wire

The Green Torpedo

There was a heavy green torpedo in their basement. The couple then spoke to an army veteran who explained that it was around for either a mortar or a lightweight anti-tank weapon from the Korean and Vietnam War. Eventually, the proper authorities came to take the bomb away. When the DeForests asked how on earth a torpedo would end up in someone’s basement, the answer they got was that occasionally, people kept torpedoes as souvenirs.

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The Green Torpedo

Discovery

While it must be fascinating to discover some old artifacts in the basement of the house you just bought, sometimes, people discover completely different things. Diane and Pat Farla lived in an old Victorian house in England, where they always wondered about the weird grate in their basement. One night, they decided to investigate after having a little wine.

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Discovery

Persecuted Catholics

They removed the iron grille and found a hole just big enough for their nephew and his friend to crawl through. On the other side was a cellar that resembled a chapel. The couple asked historians about it and learned that the room dated back to the 1700s. It is thought that the room was used as a secret Catholic Church in a time when Catholics were persecuted and executed.

Persecuted Catholics

Persecuted Catholics

Hidden Room

In 1963, a homeowner was doing renovations on his house when he knocked down a wall and came across a hidden room. While this alone is exciting, imagine how excited he was to find another, and another… This man inadvertently discovered a whole underground city. Derinkuyu is one of the most impressive and strange archeological discoveries of the 20th century. The ancient city was formed by a huge network of underground tunnels that homed the Hittites.

Hidden Room

Hidden Room

RIGHT BEHIND YOU

While finding old photographs hidden away in houses is creepy in itself, finding one that asks the finder if they see “him” is a whole other level of terrifying. Not to mention a very valid reason for selling the place and moving far, far, away.

RIGHT BEHIND YOU

RIGHT BEHIND YOU

Michelangelo Painting

Here we have a rather spectacular find. One family discovered a famous Norman Rockwell painting hidden behind a fake wall in their late father’s house in Vermont. The deceased father had kept a fake on display in the house to keep his wife from getting the original in their divorce. Even on his deathbed, he never mentioned a thing. The painting wound up selling in auction for $15.4 million.

Another similar story happened in New York. A man recalled he had a $300 million Michelangelo painting behind his couch, having forgotten that it’s been sitting there for 27 years.

Michelangelo Painting

Michelangelo Painting

31 Love Letters

In Nova Scotia, a brother and sister were working on a renovation project when they found 31 love letters written by a World War I soldier hidden in their walls. They looked up the names in the letters and were able to track down the grandkids of the couple to return the letters.

31 Love Letters

31 Love Letters

Ammunition

A man moved into a new house and made an odd discovery of his own. He noticed a sheet of wood on a wall that looked out of place and took it down, finding a secret room. Inside, he came across a box full of ammunition among other weapons.

Ammunition

Ammunition

Hidden Safe

It’s not a new thing for someone to find a safe in the basement of their newly-bought house. Even a safe buried in the backyard isn’t an unusual thing to find. But a safe hidden in the wall of the kitchen? Now that’s less common.

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Hidden Safe

Strange Treasure

This person found just that. Inside the safe was $50,000 in cash, a bottle of bourbon, and a copy of E.F. Schumacher’s “A Guide for the Perplexed”. That’s a strange find if we’ve ever seen one.

Strange Treasure

Strange Treasure

Jackpot

While shoveling through some rubble during a bathroom renovation, this plumber struck gold – literally. He caught sight of something shiny and grabbed it. Immediately, he saw it was a gold brick. As it turns out, it ended up being worth $50,000. Seeing as he was an honest man, the plumber gave it to the homeowners.

Jackpot

Jackpot

$500,000

Another interesting find was when $500,000 in cash was found by contractors who were doing a renovation in Arizona. The cash was stuffed inside military ammunition containers. Well, the contractors claimed that the cash was legally theirs. However, the homeowners claimed since it was found on their property, it was theirs. The court disagreed with both parties. Instead, it ruled that the money belonged to the heirs of the man who stashed the money in the first place. The man who hid the money, Robert Spann, died 11 years before the cash was discovered, so the money was given to his two daughters.

$500,000

$500,000

Neon Light

Clifton’s Cafeteria is one of the oldest establishments in Los Angeles and is situated in a historic building. When the owner decided to renovate the bathroom, he found the weirdest thing: a neon light. The weirdest part was that the light was still on. Experts are saying that the light had probably been on for 77 years straight, making it the longest lit neon light in the world. The owner reckons that the light was first lit in 1935 when the building was converted into a forest-themed diner. However, the owner quickly realized that he had probably paid around $17,000 in electrical bills because of the light. This case seriously baffled experts, since neon lights aren’t known to work for longer than 40 years straight.

Neon Light

Neon Light

Nazi Documents

A couple in Hungary was amazed when they discovered some top-secret Nazi documents that were hidden in their walls. During a renovation, the couple found over 6,000 Nazi documents in their walls, all from the Third Reich. The documents contain details about the holocaust, specifically, a census to count Jews and designate homes which they could be moved into before they were moved into ghettos within Budapest. Naturally, scholars very much value this new insight into the past as documents like these are incredibly rare. Most of these kinds of documents were destroyed by the Nazis when they knew they’d fall into enemy hands. It seems that whoever was in charge of these papers decided to hide them in the walls instead of actually destroying them. The census was undertaken two months before the Nazis occupied Hungary. According to official numbers, 600,000 Hungarian Jews were killed in the holocaust.

Nazi Documents

Nazi Documents

Hand Grenade

While cleaning out their grandma’s garage, a mom and son found an unexploded hand grenade. The Australian military had to be called in to remove the grenade safely. Later, they found out that the bomb had no fuse, and that the explosives had been removed a long time ago. All the same, it gave the mom and son a good scare when they found it. The house was owned by a 91-year-old woman whose now-deceased husband was a WWII soldier. When it was found, the grenade still had its pin attached, and the whole area was cordoned off and evacuated by the police while it was being examined.

Hand Grenade

Hand Grenade

Secret Spy Stash

It’s not an everyday occurrence when you find out a secret agent had been living in your house. It’s even rarer that you find out that the secret agent was an old “unassuming” elderly lady. One family found all this out when they were renovating their home. They came across a stash of spy-related items that you’d expect from a movie or a video game. Along with a machine gun, they found classified photos of Berlin after the bombing of WWII, as well as telegrams from Her Majesty’s Secret Service and the War Office. The spy turned out to be Eileen Burgoyne who was 98 when she died. She operated as a shadow agent throughout Germany, Spain, Gibraltar, and Africa. After WWII, she was hired and was presumably integral to the Cold War effort.

Secret Spy Stash

Secret Spy Stash

You Found It

When they discovered a house that was in a town in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in foreclosure for $75,000, Jason and Kerri Brown were ecstatic. The couple was sure that the two-bath fixer-upper was a great bargain. Little did they know that the five-bedroom house was going to be an absolute nightmare, especially since they had a 2-year-old. As soon as they bought the home, they started renovations. As Kerri was moving bookcases in one of the rooms, she discovered a passageway that led into a hidden room. Inside, she found a chilling note from the previous owner. It was titled “You Found It” and it went on to reveal that the house had a serious mold problem that made children sick and forced the last family to move out. Kerri and her husband promptly moved out and went on to sue everyone involved in selling them the house.

You Found It

You Found It

Hidden Room

One poster on Reddit named NukeStorm bought a new house only to discover a creepy hidden room in the corner of the attic. He wasn’t informed that there would be an ‘extra’ room and only noticed the space when he was moving boxes into the house. At first glance, he could tell the room was creepy. The door was about four feet high and had a metal grate fastened to it. Naturally, he had to open it and saw a small weird bed, a wall with foam padding, and one single light. What was even creepier was that the door had no doorknob on the inside – a clear sign that whoever was inside couldn’t get out until someone opened the door for them outside. What was worse, the house was in an area that wasn’t very populated, so no one would hear anything like screaming.

Hidden Room

Hidden Room

Wall Of Snakes

Ben and Amber Sessions found a house in the American countryside they thought was a steal – it was only $180,000. However, they soon realized that the five-bedroom home was infested with hundreds of garter snakes. It was so bad that the ground around the house seemed to move at times since it was full of snakes. When they kept finding more and more snakes around the house, they got suspicious. They got especially nervous when they began hearing the rustling in the walls. When Ben uncovered a siding panel, he was shocked by the number of snakes that came out. That’s how they found out their home was on top of a huge snake hibernaculum. The previous owners had abandoned the home once they realized nothing could be done on the matter. Well, the Sessions moved out just three months after moving in and filed for bankruptcy.

Wall Of Snakes

Wall Of Snakes

Postcards

New homeowner Amanda Reddy was removing baseboard on her 1910 Cape Cod kitchen when she came across this 100-year-old surprise. She pulled out the postcards and saw how old they were. They dated back to 1907 and 1909 and were among other possessions. They were all written to a woman named Mayme Berneck. Amanda thought the postcards fell behind, but when she looked closer she saw they were firmly nailed to the wall.

Postcards

Postcards

Old Comic

During a renovation in a Minnesota house, a copy of Action Comics No. 1 was found in a wall. The 1938 Superman comic book sold for $175,000 at an auction. The comic was found among newspapers and was used as insulation in the walls of the house. The comic was graded as a 1.5 out of 10 since it had a detached back cover. A near-mint copy of the same comic graded at 9.0 sold for $2.16 million in 2011.

Old Comic

Old Comic

Magician’s Box

While moving into a new home, a mover noticed a six-foot-long wooden box along with three smaller boxes that fit inside. The boxes each had openings on opposite sides and metal railings that clicked together like a train track. The mover had no idea what it all meant until he discovered the owner of the home was a magician.

Magician's Box

Magician’s Box

Straitjacket

It can be somewhat unsettling to find certain things in a private home that simply shouldn’t be there. For instance, one mover came across a straight jacket made of leather. To top it off, the jacker had a matching leather mask.

Straitjacket

Straitjacket

Ventriloquist Dummies

Another odd thing to find while moving houses is a whole box filled with both male and female ventriloquist dummies. Some of them were fully assembled while others were partially broken. The movers were on to say that it was a “pretty unsettling” sight.

Ventriloquist Dummies

Ventriloquist Dummies

Priceless Artwork

All the way back in 1502, an Italian statesman commissioned Leonardo da Vinci to paint a scene from the Battle of Anghiari. Well, in the 1550s, Giorgio Vasari was commissioned to paint over the mural, but reportedly, he couldn’t bring himself to destroy the mural. It is theorized that a false wall was built over the painting to preserve the mural.

Priceless Artwork

Priceless Artwork

Bats

Two months after buying a house, Calvin Oshowy discovered that the place was filled with hundreds of bats. They were in the attic, walls, and in the ceiling. Calvin was forced to put in extra work trying to seal all their entry points. He ended up building a bat sanctuary outside the house in the hopes that they won’t come into his house.

Bats

Bats

Belongings Of A Fallen Soldier

Kerry Cremean, a veteran, and his wife, Cindy, bought a house in Texas when they were surprised to find a military burial flag in their garage. The finding brought Kerry to tears because to him it felt like he was holding someone’s life in his hands. The couple took to Facebook to try and locate the fallen soldier’s family. It turned out that the soldier had died in a car accident in 1980 and left behind three daughters.

Belongings Of A Fallen Soldier

Belongings Of A Fallen Soldier

English Monastery

After moving into a new apartment, a man was surprised to find a trapdoor in front of his bathroom. He opened the door to explore what was underneath. At first, he didn’t think it was a big deal. That is until he saw the stairs. It turns out that the house was built on an old English monastery and had passages underneath that led to rooms that looked like dungeons.

English Monastery

English Monastery

Russian Czar

Stashed in an upstate New York attic for nearly 70 years, a Russian figurine was discovered. The figurine was a rare Faberge figure that was commissioned by Russian Czar Nicholas II in 1912 and given to his wife, Empress Alexandra. It is reported that the delicate model is one of only 50 in existence. Well, the figurine was sold for $5.2 million at an auction.

Russian Czar

Russian Czar

Peanut Butter Jar

While a lot of things found in old homes tend to be useless junk or simply garbage that was never thrown out, there are times when interesting things are found. In this case, we can’t decide whether it’s trash or treasure, so you be the judge. Someone found a peanut butter jar full of old corn. The jar was dated back to the mid-seventies.

Peanut Butter Jar

Peanut Butter Jar

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