Couple Found The Most Unbelievable Thing In Their House During A Home Renovation Project

Published on 07/23/2020
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They did not expect that they were going to find something like this when they started to renovate the house. It dated back to the ‘40s and needed some work. Things started to get weird when they got to the basement, however. They did not know that something had been lying in wait there for such a long time!

Demolition In Progress

The couple was intrigued when they stumbled upon an object that should not have been there. Even though they knew that this was strange, they had no idea just how far it would go. In fact, the ending involved a call to the FBI. But what exactly did they find that made them ask the authorities for help?

 

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Demolition In Progress

Chipping Away

It all started when they had to work on the walls of the room. The husband was shocked when he saw that the basement was actually hiding graffiti after hacking down the walls! As you can see, this home renovation project held surprises for them from the get-go. This had nothing on the real story, however.

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Chipping Away

A House Full Of Secrets

He was shocked by the sight that greeted him. All the time that they had lived there, he had no idea that this part of the house was full of writings and drawings. This was already quite shocking, but it was not enough to prepare him for what he was going to find in that room next.

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A House Full Of Secrets

Stuck In The Ceiling

He kept working on the basement, and this is how he found the object that was stuck between the subfloor and the ceiling. Curious, he tried to get a closer look at the thing. However, this did not prove to be an easy task. It was located between the rafters, so he had to pull it out of there first.

Stuck In The Ceiling

Stuck In The Ceiling

Found Something Strange

Prior to that moment, he had not been paying attention to his surroundings. He had been way too focused on chipping away at the walls back then. When he found this strange item in such a weird spot, he decided to inspect it. We are glad that he decided to document the entire journey as well!

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Found Something Strange

Mysterious Suitcase

By then, he had already partially demolished the wall in the room. The ceiling was the next thing on his agenda after that. This was how he stumbled into something that he never even dreamt of. After getting rid of the ceiling, he saw that there was a bulky object in the rafters. It turned out to be a suitcase.

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Mysterious Suitcase

Waiting For The Reveal

The exterior of the suitcase was grey and green. He could tell that someone left it in that spot so that no one else would find out. When he grabbed it, he was shocked by the sheer weight of this object. What could possibly inside that weighed it down by that much? He had no answers to that question then.

Waiting For The Reveal

Waiting For The Reveal

One Heavy Suitcase

As he did this, he knew that he had to be careful. It was a good thing that he still chose to be wise even though he was getting feverish with excitement then and there. But who on earth can blame him for his feeling that way? It is not like you find hidden treasure in your own home on a daily basis!

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One Heavy Suitcase

The Big Reveal

He called his wife to tell her the news but chose to wait for her arrival before he checked out what was inside the suitcase. After all, he did not want her to miss out on something like this! It was also a brilliant idea because you never know what might be inside. You can’t go wrong with having a backup with you.

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The Big Reveal

What Could Be Inside?

Based on the way things looked, he knew that someone went to great pains to put the suitcase in that spot. Of course, this begged the question why. While waiting for his wife to return, he looked at the suitcase some more. The entire time, he could not help but wonder what it might be hiding.

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What Could Be Inside?

Big Dreams In A Little Suitcase

It was by no means a big suitcase. Even though the size was fairly modest, it was hiding huge mysteries. Filled with anticipation, this man started to come up with all sorts of theories about the contents of this piece of luggage. He knew that it must have been something important or valuable, if not both.

Big Dreams In A Little Suitcase

Big Dreams In A Little Suitcase

Maybe It was Nothing

To this man, it blew his mind to find something like this. Perhaps what made it even more unbelievable was the fact that he found it right in his own home. Needless to say, he was excited to see what the suitcase was hiding. As soon as his wife got home, he informed her about what he just found.

Maybe It Was Nothing

Maybe It Was Nothing

Christmas

We have no doubts that anyone would be thrilled if they were in his shoes. It must have felt just like Christmas had come early. The similarities are uncanny, after all. For one thing, he was about to unwrap a box without a clue about what was hiding inside! Together, the couple decided to see what it had.

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Christmas

What’s Inside?

They wondered if the suitcase was used to store a lot of cash. Aside from that, it was possible that it had jewelry. The couple knew that it would be better if they kept their expectations as low as possible. This way, they could avoid feeling disappointed if they did not find anything more than sports cards inside.

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What’s Inside?

Unwrapping The Mystery

The man and the woman decided to open the suitcase at long last. They were not blown away as soon as they flipped it open. What did they see inside? Well, they only saw wax paper wrapped around rectangular figures inside. They felt disappointed because they had not yet figured out what this meant.

Unwrapping The Mystery

Unwrapping The Mystery

Full of Money

Things started to look up when they took out one bundle after another. It was then that things started to click for them. As they took off the wax paper wrapper, they could not believe what they were seeing. We bet that you have a theory about what the suitcase contained. Can you guess what it was?

Full of Money

Full of Money

Speechless Over The Money

Curious, the man took off a layer of wax paper from one bundle. After seeing what it uncovered, he was filled with even more excitement. It turns out that the suitcase contained piles of money! In fact, it was full of $20 bills. It turned out that this was not the last secret in store for them just yet.

Speechless Over The Money

Speechless Over The Money

So Much Cash

The couple could not believe their luck. However, they noticed something about the bills after looking at them more closely. They could not believe just how much money had been lying in their own house. But how long had it been stashed there? On top of that, who would hide so much money in the rafters?

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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 said when he talked to journalists later on. He did not stop there. The man went on to express his shock, “This doesn’t happen to us! What do we do? Where are the cameras?”

And More Money

And More Money

Endless Cash

After figuring out what the bundles of wax paper were, the couple felt even more excited. It was now time for them to see if they all had the same thing inside. They could not help but wonder if it was going to be worth as much as the first wad of money that they found…

Endless Cash

Endless Cash

At First, It Was Funny

Of course, they hoped that they were not going to be disappointed. At the very least, they just wanted to find more $20 bills in there. They could not conceal their excitement as they took off the layers of wax paper. Both the man and woman felt thrilled to discover that this one had $50 and $100 bills!

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!” the guy explained much later on. We would have been that enthusiastic if we had been lucky enough to find something like that as well.

Old Money

Old Money

Dating The Cash

The couple could not believe that discovered this while working on the renovation of their house. Even though they could not believe their luck, they later realized that they should not take it so lightly. After all, they wanted to find out who and where all of that money came from before they did anything else.

Dating The Cash

Dating The Cash

From the 1950s

They wanted to know what the money was doing there in the first place. It was clear that the suitcase had been stashed in there a long time ago. The state of the bills was also enough indication that it had been a while since anyone touched this treasure trove. They could be traced back to the ‘20s and ‘30s!

From the 1950s

From the 1950s

A Pleasant Surprise

As the couple investigated some more, a couple of things became clear to them. It did not take a genius to figure out that this stash had been hidden there decades ago. The suitcase and the money were enough proof that this was the case. But this did not answer some of the pressing questions they had.

A Pleasant Surprise

A Pleasant Surprise

They Had A Normal Life

When they took out all the bundles of cash and emptied the suitcase, they found something that shed more light on the situation. They found something at the bottom of the bag that helped them figure out the timeline behind the hidden suitcase. We are referring to a piece of newspaper down there.

They Had A Normal Life

They Had A Normal Life

1951

Based on the newspaper, they could figure out the time it had been hidden in the rafters. They scanned the paper and saw that it was dated the 25th of March 1951. Aside from that, they saw that it was an old issue of a publication called the Cleveland Plain Dealer. They could not believe how long it had been.

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1951

Had To Contact The Authorities

Aside from the date of the paper, they figured out that this person was probably in Cleveland or a nearby area. After all, it was probably difficult to get your hands on a Cleveland publication otherwise. They felt shocked and excited by the find. One thing they had to do was to figure out its current worth.

Had To Contact The Authorities

Had To Contact The Authorities

More Things To Uncover

The couple just could not believe their luck. Not once did they think that something like this would ever happen to people like them. On top of that, they learned that they had their hands on star bills. This meant that the money did not make it to the market in the past even though they were all very old.

More Things To Uncover

More Things To Uncover

Never-Ending Findings

There was no denying the fact that they had just stumbled into something incredible. It felt like this was all part of a dream. They spoke to a lawyer to figure out what steps they should take next. The attorney also helped them see how much money they had on them. It turned out that it was worth $23,000.

Never-Ending Findings

Never-Ending Findings

Back To Work

A week after that, the couple was already back to their regular programming. Even though they just found an incredible thing, they knew that it was a good idea to return to their normal lives right away. The entire ordeal was super exciting, but there were other things that they had to focus on.

Back To Work

Back To Work

And Here We Go Again

They might have found $23,000 in the ceiling of the basement, but the home renovation project was not going to be done unless they worked on it. In the end, however, they found something else as they continued to work on the house. How many secrets could the house be hiding all this time?

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And Here We Go Again

Heavier Than The First

The man could not believe it. He did not even think that they were going to find another suitcase, but he found one more in the basement. How did he miss this one when he stumbled into the first suitcase? His initial excitement must have blinded him. He decided to wait for his wife before checking its contents.

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,” he shared when he talked about it on Reddit. He continued by talking about their plans for the money, “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

It was a good thing that he captured every step of the way with his trusty camera. Despite this, he had no idea that it was going to come in super handy. As you can imagine, they were both intrigued to find yet another suitcase in the house. What were they going to find in the second one anyway?

Same But Different

Same But Different

The Search Continues

After finding the second suitcase, the couple started to wonder what exactly went on in this house. The renovation of the basement was not yet done when they discovered this one. It was only halfway through by then. However, the only option that they had was to keep looking and hoping for the best.

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The Search Continues

A Bigger Fortune

In the end, they did find something even bigger than the first two suitcases. In fact, it was such a huge deal that they had to ask the FBI to come over and help them out. They did not know this back then, of course. At the time, they did not expect to find anything like this when they were renovating the house.

A Bigger Fortune

A Bigger Fortune

The Wait Is Over

The man was relieved when his wife finally arrived home. It was time for them to see what the second suitcase was hiding. In the end, they found out that it was filled with wads of cash as well. Was it going to be worth more or less than the contents of the first suitcase? Let us find out…

And The Wait Is Over

The Wait Is Over

What Else Was Hiding Here?

Once more, they could not believe just how lucky they were to discover such a thing. They did not know that the first suitcase was far from the last secret that the house was hiding. As a matter of fact, the second suitcase was not the last of it just yet either. But what else was waiting for the couple?

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What They Found There

It would have been impossible for either of them to forget about what the first suitcase contained. Even though they knew that their hopes could be dashed, they stayed as optimistic as possible. In the end, money was not the only thing that they found hidden in a house full of secrets.

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What They Found There

The Final Count

They could not help but wonder how many suitcases they were going to discover as they kept working on the house. Could there be a secret tucked away in the other parts of the house as well? He knew that he should not keep doing it all on his own. This was part of the reason he always waited for his wife.

A Secret Door

A Secret Door

Big Secrets

The second suitcase looked exactly like the first one, the one that they discovered in the rafters. This made them assume that it was going to have the same thing inside as the other one. The couple did not waste a single second and opened it up as soon as the woman got back from work.

Big Secrets

Big Secrets

A Secret Door

Even though it was all very exciting, the couple decided to set their findings aside in the meantime. After all, they wanted to focus on finishing the home renovation project. However, something was gnawing at their curiosity. This was how they recalled the door on the second floor that they had never gone in.

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Finding Hiding Spots

Anyway, let us find out more about the contents of the second suitcase. The couple could not help but gasp after seeing that it was full of money as well. What was even more incredible was the fact that this second one was worth even more money than the first one had! How lucky could these people get?

Finding Hiding Spots

Finding Hiding Spots

He Felt Nervous

The couple simply could not believe where things were going. It was hard for them to believe that this was not a dream. After having the contents appraised, they found out that all the money in the second suitcase came up to $45,000. This was a lot of money and could help make things much easier for them.

He Felt Nervous

He Felt Nervous

What Else Would They Uncover?

As you can imagine, they were both amazed and surprised to hear that this was the case. It only gave them the motivation to keep going with the renovation and improvement of the home. Among other things, the couple knew that there was a good chance that they would find more surprises.

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What Else Would They Uncover?

Another Big Mystery

As they kept working on the basement, the two of them wondered just how well they actually knew the house that they were living in. They had been there for quite some time already, but it turned out that it had secrets that they did not suspect. Sadly, they had no idea that they would need to call the cops.

Another Big Mystery

Another Big Mystery

Full Of Secrets

It turned out that they did not really know their beloved house very well. The couple felt the need to explore it some more. After all, it had been hiding so many incredible secrets the entire time. Soon enough, they realized that there was one part of the house that they needed to check.

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Full Of Secrets

Tearing Down The Door

When they first checked out the house, the realtor said that there was a secret door that hid the hot water heater. They had never bothered to inspect it in the past. However, the couple realized that it would have been the perfect hiding spot. Were their instincts spot on? Let us see what happened next…

Tearing Down The Door

Tearing Down The Door

He Found More Mysteries

The couple decided to check this door. It turned out that they had been on the right track. In the end, this was where they discovered the biggest secret of the house thus far. The white door was tiny, but it had been hiding something that they did not even suspect whatsoever. The realtor lied to them!

He Found More Mysteries

He Found More Mysteries

They Were Fooled

Even though the realtor told them that it was the “water heater” room, this had been nothing but a lie. The real estate agent only told them this so that they would believe that the house was normal. It turned out that there was nothing normal about this strange room. But what did they find inside?

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They Were Fooled

Hidden Room

When they went inside the room, it turned out to be bigger than what they were anticipating. On top of that, they were shocked to see that it was carpeted. There was another thing that surprised them. The husband told his wife that she should stay back. What exactly was the deal with this room anyway?

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Hidden Room

Door Number Two

Considering how big this was, the man could not help but come up with all kinds of theories. After all, he had no idea what he was going to find next. Try to think of the craziest theory that you possibly could. This was what his thought process was like at the time! It is now time to see what it was hiding…

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Door Number Two

Something Sinister

They were disappointed when they saw that the next door was sealed tight by a bolt and a master lock. However, this was not enough to make the man back down just like that. He was determined to see what the door was hiding, so he decided to get the tools he needed to open it.

Something Sinister

Something Sinister

They Couldn’t Handle This Alone

They could also tell that the room had been used. It had clearly been in use for some time in the past. Aside from that, they also figured out that the previous owner of the house really wanted to hide this part of the house. When they finally accessed it, it was in horrible condition.

They Couldn't Handle This Alone

They Couldn’t Handle This Alone

Uh Oh

What made the entire thing so weird is the fact that the homeowners had been living there for a significant amount of time by then. It was not like they had just moved in. Despite this, they had never checked out this area before. They were bothered by the fact that it was had heavy soundproofing.

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Uh Oh

More Mysteries Down There

The couple assumed that the room had not been used for something good in the past. As a matter of fact, their minds automatically went to crime when they saw this. They could not come up with a good reason for a hidden room to have white soundproofing tarp. The thought of it gave them goosebumps.

More Mysteries Down There

More Mysteries Down There

What They Found

What else did they find in the room? By now, you should already know that this is a man who likes DIY projects. We can see why he let his curiosity get the best of him. Let us be honest here – who would not want to find out the truth about a house like that?

What They Found

What They Found

Full Of Jewels

What why did the previous owner have a secret room like that anyway? While they were inspecting the room, they spotted a briefcase lying on the floor. Even though they knew that they had to inspect it, the husband still felt hesitant to do so. He had to pause to get his thoughts straight.

Full Of Jewels

Full Of Jewels

The Strange Safe

There is nothing normal about finding a hidden place in the house that you have been living in for years. It was hard to believe that they ended up there by working on a home renovation project. There is no doubt in our minds that neither of them expected things to take such a terrible turn.

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The Strange Safe

Hidden Inside

When the man got around to opening the briefcase at long last, he saw that it contained a lot of things. There were envelopes with different currencies, watches, rings, a jewelry box, and silver ingots in there. What were these things doing in this room? Aside from this, where did the owner of these items go?

The Strange Safe

Hidden Inside

What Was Going On Here?

This was when something else in the room caught his attention. He realized that there was one more door in this hidden room. Once again, he was bothered by the fact that it had soundproofing, as well as a white plastic tarp. Nothing about this made him feel safe in any way, shape, or form.

What Was Going On Here?

What Was Going On Here?

A Terrifying Note

The couple continued to inspect the room, but they did not find anything comforting there. As a matter of fact, they could not help but think that they were looking at a torture chamber or something of that sort. The pair did not stop investigating just yet even though they were already getting scared.

A Terrifying Note

A Terrifying Note

He Was Terrified

What else did the room have? Without a doubt, the old brown briefcase was the most important item in that room. Considering how lucky they got with the two suitcases, they started to feel a spark of hope. They wondered if luck was still on their side, although it was also possible that they had already ran out.

He Was Terrified

He Was Terrified

One More Warning

It turned out that this briefcase was nothing like the suitcase. The items that they found inside of it did not make them feel lucky. It was the opposite, to tell you the truth. They were hoping to find cash in there, but this was not the case. Despite everything, they continued to document everything they saw.

One More Warning

One More Warning

An Unsettling Detail

We still cannot blame the couple for checking out this room on their own. Even though it was an exciting adventure, they ended up calling the cops for help. What exactly did they find in the room that made them do such a thing? When they finally opened the briefcase, the couple saw a lot of antique items.

An Unsettling Detail

An Unsettling Detail

They Needed The Police

That was not the only interesting thing about the briefcase either. No, they also found envelopes that contained money from different countries all over the globe. Once they were done checking out the briefcase, they noticed a black safe tucked away in the corner. What were they going to find there now?

They Needed The Police

They Needed The Police

Some Disturbing Footage

It feels wrong to find a safe when you are already inside a secret room. Just how many levels of protection did the previous owner need anyway? They could tell that it was not going to be anything good. By that point, the husband could not help but feel intimidated and a little scared. We can see why.

Some Disturbing Footage

Some Disturbing Footage

An Investigation Of Epic Proportions

He knew that he was not going to be happy with whatever he found in there. In reality, they have only seen valuable items. However, his gut was telling him that he should just back out and forget about everything while he still can. In the end, it contained secrets too dark to talk about.

An Investigation Of Epic Proportions

An Investigation Of Epic Proportions

The FBI Is Here To Help

It turned out that his suspicion had been correct. However, he decided to swallow his hesitations and open the safe anyway. When he cracked it open, he found a note lying inside the safe. It had a warning that sent chills up his spine with only two words: “Save yourself.”

The FBI Is Here To Help

The FBI Is Here To Help

How Can You Be Sure?

As you can see, it was already quite ominous the way the entire thing was phrased. However, it definitely did not help that it was written in black ink with rough penmanship. He could not help but wonder who would leave a note like that. On top of that, what were they trying to save him from?

How Can You Be Sure?

How Can You Be Sure?

They Got Lucky

If the truly wanted to get to the bottom of things, he did not have any other choice but to keep going. It was already too late for him to back out. However, he knew that he was already out of his depth when he found a certain thing. It was time for them to ask the authorities for help.

They Got Lucky

They Got Lucky

Do Not

The man continued to inspect the safe before they got out of there, however. As he went through the contents of the box, he found something else that made him feel scared and unsafe. There were several tapes inside. On top of that, he found another note. Using only two words, it instructed him, “Do not.”

How Can You Be Sure

How Can You Be Sure?

VHS Tapes

He was looking at VHS tapes. The man knew that if he wanted to figure out what was going on here, he would need to watch them first. He brought them out of the safe and looked at them more closely. He wondered what kind of footage he was going to find in these records. Should he check them out?

VHS Tapes

VHS Tapes

Newer

There was something odd about these tapes as well. For one thing, they were definitely not as old as the other hidden items that he found inside the house. But why would that be the case? Aside from that, the man also saw that there were numbers on these tapes. Could these be labels? And if so, what for?

Newer

Newer

Police

Even though most of them had those numbered labels, one tape did not. Among the six tapes, only this one did not have a tag on it. The man could not help but wonder if the previous homeowner did this as some kind of twisted game. When things got out of hand, they decided to hit up the police.

Police

Police

The Curiosity

The husband was too curious to simply forget about the tapes. That was the reason he watched the tapes. However, it did not take him more than a couple of seconds before he decided that it would be better if he left this in the hands of the authorities instead. His curiosity got the best of him here.

The Curiosity

The Curiosity

Confiscated

In the end, the FBI confiscated these tapes. However, this means that no one else knows what the footage was about. At the moment, this knowledge is limited to the FBI agents, the owners of the house, and the person who made it. If you ask the man about it, he will tell you that he wished he did not see it.

Confiscated

Confiscated

A Mystery

Something tells us that it is going to stay this way for a long time. It is even possible that we will never know what the tapes were about. According to people who paid attention to the story, it probably had footage of crimes that took place in the hidden soundproofed chamber. It remains a mystery to this day.

A Mystery

A Mystery

Questions

As you can imagine, a lot of people wanted to know what had been going on in the house. What was there so much money stashed in the ceiling? Who owned the odd yet valuable items in the briefcase? Why did someone make those tapes in the first place? And most importantly, who used to live there?

Questions

Questions

Other Secrets

We wonder if the couple is convinced that they have already found the last secret to be discovered in the house. Can you imagine what it would be like to be in their shoes? However, we do not even have to go that far. Are you positive that nothing like this is hiding in the house that you are currently living in?

Other Secrets

Other Secrets

Lucky

In the end, the couple was lucky because they did not get hurt as they investigated the secrets of the house. Honestly, we are just glad that they decided to call the cops in the end as well. Even though they are clearly brave, there was no way that they could have handled all of that by themselves.

Lucky

Lucky

Secret Bunker

The truth is that old homes with all kinds of secrets. There is nothing new about that. If you live in an old house, you are probably going to stumble into some kind of secret at one point or another. One guy purchased a house for cheap when the previous owner died. It turned out that it had a secret as well…

Secret Bunker

Secret Bunker

Ready To Explore

After buying the house, the man could not wait to explore it. When he checked the basement, he found a plywood sheet on the wall. When he took it off, he found an armory of sorts! He found ammo, guns, and a hollowed-out grenade down there. There was a huge safe full of pennies as well.

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Ready To Explore

Preserved Past

A British couple had been inspecting the basement when they found that there was an intact 1830s kitchen in there. Wai until you hear that it even had a cooking range, pots, pans, and seating for twenty. Aside from these things, they also found a Victorian-era cookbook in the room! How awesome is that?!

Preserved Past

Preserved Past

Live Wire

When Linda and Wally DeForest moved into their new house, they had no idea that they were going to find something terrifying in the basement. Linda was the one who found it while she was unpacking down there. She asked Wally to join here down there because she just found a torpedo in the room!

Live Wire

Live Wire

The Green Torpedo

Even though Wally thought that his wife was kidding, she turned out to be right. The couple spoke to a vet, who informed them that it was a lightweight anti-tank weapon or a mortar from either Vietnam or Korea. The authorities went tear to carry the torpedo away. People apparently kept them as souvenirs.

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The Green Torpedo

Discovery

We are sure that the prospect of finding a secret in your house is exciting, but there are things that you would rather not find. Diane and Pat Farla had been drinking wine when they decided that it was time to investigate a certain part of their Victorian house. They went to the basement to get to the bottom of it.

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Discovery

Persecuted Catholics

The two of them removed the iron grille in a basement grate. It had a hole that a child could enter. When they went through it, they found something that looked like some sort of chapel. They found out that it dated back to the 18th century. It must have been a secret Catholic Church from that era.

Persecuted Catholics

Persecuted Catholics

Hidden Room

A man had been renovating his house when he found a hidden room after taking down a wall. Even though this was already exciting on its own, he discovered another one after that. It turned out that he was looking at part of an underground city called Derinkuyu. The Hittites created this series of tunnels.

Hidden Room

Hidden Room

RIGHT BEHIND YOU

We love old photos, but they are sometimes too creepy for comfort. It can be interesting to look at old photos of the previous owner, but we would prefer it if the records did not ask us if we could see “him.” That is the stuff of nightmares! If we were the owners, we would have packed up and left right away.

RIGHT BEHIND YOU

RIGHT BEHIND YOU

Michelangelo Painting

A family found an original Norman Rockwell artwork in a fake wall in the house that their late father owned. He displayed a fake one so that his wife would not get the genuine one during the divorce. The family later sold it for $15.4 million. In New York, a man found a Michelangelo painting that was worth $300 million. It is hard for us to believe that something like this was behind the couch for 27 years.

Michelangelo Painting

Michelangelo Painting

31 Love Letters

A pair of siblings had been renovating their home in Nova Scotia when they stumbled into the sweetest secret of them all. They were surprised to find 31 love letters written by a World War I soldier hidden in the wall. What makes the story even better is that they tracked down the relatives to hand them over.

31 Love Letters

31 Love Letters

Ammunition

The man in this story just moved into a new house when he found a secret about the new house. Like the other people on the list, he also found a weird sheet of wood that looked out of place. After tearing it down, he saw that it was hiding a secret room that had ammunition and weapons.

Ammunition

Ammunition

Hidden Safe

It is not exactly rare to find a safe in the basement of a house. Speaking of which, it is not even weird to find one in the backyard! Of course, it is almost a given to have on in the bedroom as well. However, we have to say that we have never before heard of a safe that was hidden in the kitchen wall.

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Hidden Safe

Strange Treasure

Even though it is very unusual to find one in the kitchen, this was the reality for one man. When he checked the contents of the safe, he found a bottle of bourbon, cash worth $50,000, and a book called “A Guide for the Perplexed” by E.F. Schumacher. Talk about a weird yet awesome stash of items!

Strange Treasure

Strange Treasure

Jackpot

This plumber had been digging through the rubble of a bathroom while working on a renovation project when he got lucky. It was then that he found a shiny object. It turned out to be a gold brick that is valued at $50,000. In the end, he decided to simply let the owners of the house have it.

Jackpot

Jackpot

$500,000

While renovating a house in Arizona, the contractors found $500,000 in cash. The money had been concealed in military ammunition containers. It led to a legal battle because the homeowners also wanted the money. In the end, the court decided that the money should go to the family of Robert Spann. That is the name of the man who decided to hide the money there in the first place.

$500,000

$500,000

Neon Light

If you go to Los Angeles, you might be interested to check out Clifton’s Cafeteria. The old establishment is located in a historic building. While the bathroom was being renovated, the owner found a neon light. It is believed that it has been lit for 77 years. If that is true, it is the longest lit neon light in history. It was probably turned on in 1935, but neon lights usually work for only 40 years before it goes out.

Neon Light

Neon Light

Nazi Documents

A Hungarian couple found Nazi documents in the walls of their house. They had been renovating when they found over 6,000 confidential documents about the holocaust! Scholars were amazed by this discovery since the Nazis usually destroyed important records in the past. There was a census count of Jewish people that dated back to two months before Hungary was occupied.

Nazi Documents

Nazi Documents

Hand Grenade

While this mom and son were clearing the garage of the grandmother, they found an unexploded hand grenade among her things. The military even had to go there to take it out. It was a relief to see that the grenade had no explosives and fuse. The late woman was once married to a World War II soldier, which explains a lot of things. The Australian military still evacuated the area because it still had a pin on it.

Hand Grenade

Hand Grenade

Secret Spy Stash

Can you imagine finding out that the previous homeowner was a spy? The elderly lady had a machine gun, telegrams from the Secret Service and the War Office, and classified photos of Berlin during the Second World War. Her name was Eileen Burgoyne, and she had been a shadow agent. She was also active during the years of the Cold War.

Secret Spy Stash

Secret Spy Stash

You Found It

Kerri and Jason Brown thought that they got lucky when they found a 2-bath house in the Appalachian foothills for only $75,000. They had already moved in when Kerri found a hidden passageway behind the bookcases. There was a note there that said, “You Found It.” It told her that the house had a serious mold problem that made the previous family sick. In the end, they sued everyone involved in the sale.

You Found It

You Found It

Hidden Room

A Redditor bought a new house and found a weird hidden attic room. The realtor did not tell him about it, so he was naturally curious. It was about four feet high and had a metal grate. Inside, there was a light, foam wall padding, and a small bed. The worst part was that it did not have a doorknob from the inside. If anyone was trapped there, it would have been impossible for them to escape.

Hidden Room

Hidden Room

Wall Of Snakes

Amber and Ben Sessions bought a 5-bed house in the countryside for $180,000. It sounded like a good deal until they found out that the house was lying right above a snake hibernaculum. They kept hearing rustling sounds in the walls and found one snake after the other. The previous owners must have moved out and sold the place when they realized that there was no way to resolve it. The Sessions moved out after only 3 months and declared bankruptcy.

Wall Of Snakes

Wall Of Snakes

Postcards

Amanda Reddy lived in a Cape Cod home that was built in the 1910s. When she got rid of the baseboard in the kitchen, she found postcards that dated back to 1907 to 1909. They were addressed to Mayme Berneck. She thought that they fell down, but they were really nailed to the wall all that time. Whoa.

Postcards

Postcards

Old Comic

While renovating a house in Minnesota, the owner found an old copy of Action Comics No.1 from 1938. They were able to sell it for $175,000 even though it had no back cover. It was located in the wall because it was used for insulation. In 2011, a copy in much better condition went for $2.16 million.

Old Comic

Old Comic

Magician’s Box

A mover could not help but wonder what on earth the 6-foot-long box with three small boxes was for. The boxes each had openings on the other side, as well as metal railings that sounded like train track noises. He was bothered by it but it made sense when he learned that the client was actually a magician.

Magician's Box

Magician’s Box

Straitjacket

We would be bothered as well if we found weird things that have no place in any house. It would be creepy to find a straight jacket that was made using leather, after all. This was creepy enough on its own, but what makes it even weirder would be the fact that it had a leather mask to go with it.

Straitjacket

Straitjacket

Ventriloquist Dummies

It looks like movers have to deal with creepy things on the job. One day at the job, they had to carry a box full of ventriloquist dummies. Even though some of the dolls were already fully assembled, others were broken. According to the movers, they made for a “pretty unsettling” sight.

Ventriloquist Dummies

Ventriloquist Dummies

Priceless Artwork

In 1502, Leonardo da Vinci was commissioned by an Italian statesman to depict the Battle of Anghiari. Around fifty years later, Giorgio Vasari was asked to paint over the original work. It did not feel right to do such a thing. This was the reason a theory claims that they made a false wall for him to paint on.

Priceless Artwork

Priceless Artwork

Bats

Calvin Oshowy only found out that his new house was full of bats two months after buying it. The animals holed up in the attic, in the walls, and in the ceiling. He sealed off the entry points in the house to stop them from coming in. Not only that, but he also made them a bat sanctuary to keep them out.

Bats

Bats

Belongings Of A Fallen Soldier

Kerry and Cindy Cremean purchased a house in Texas and were shocked to find a military burial flag. He was a veteran, so the sight of this brought tears to his eyes. According to him, it was like holding a person in his bare hands. They took it upon them to look for the family of the soldier. They learned that the man passed away in a car crash back in 1980.

Belongings Of A Fallen Soldier

Belongings Of A Fallen Soldier

English Monastery

After moving into a new apartment, this man saw a weird trapdoor by the bathroom door. Once he opened it, he was shocked to find a stairwell beneath it. This was how he found out that the house was lying on top of an old English monastery. If you follow the tunnels, you will find a dungeon.

English Monastery

English Monastery

Russian Czar

For seven decades, a Russian figurine had been lying in wait an upstate New York attic. You are looking at a Faberge egg that Czar Nicholas II got for his wife in 1912. According to reports, there are no more than 50 of the figurines out there. If you wanted to know how much it was worth, it was auctioned off for $5.2 million.

Russian Czar

Russian Czar

Peanut Butter Jar

The sad truth is that you are much likelier to find junk in old homes. However, this does not mean that they are not interested in their own way. You might think that a peanut butter jar with old corn from the ‘70s is just garbage, but some people might consider this the find of a lifetime.

Peanut Butter Jar

Peanut Butter Jar

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