The Ultimate Revelation Of A House Renovation

Published on 04/19/2020
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A couple from Ohio found something incredible while they were renovating their ‘40s home. They worked in the basement once they were done with the first and second floors. They didn’t know back then that something would await them down there. As they hacked plywood, something odd caught their attention.

Demolition In Progress

What they saw piqued their interest and they decided to dig deeper into the matter. As they went along, they never realized that they would have to get in touch with the FBI for what they have discovered.

The Ultimate Revelation Of A House Renovation

The Ultimate Revelation Of A House Renovation

Chipping Away

The husband and wife began to chip away the walls in the basement. As the couple worked, the husband came across into some graffiti that had been spread out across the room. Their renovations at the business were certainly full of bombshells right off the bat.

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Chipping Away

A House Full Of Secrets

The husband was so shocked and could not believe what was in front of him. After he removed the wallpaper, he found mysterious writing and drawing behind it. This was what triggered a series of unexpected events.

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A House Full Of Secrets

Stuck In The Ceiling

He checked the sub-floor and the ceiling. Upon further investigation, there was something stuck in between. He decided to take a closer look, however, it was difficult because it was a perfect fit in between the spaces of the rafters. He had to depend on his strength just to grab the stuck object and pulled it to him.

Stuck In The Ceiling

Stuck In The Ceiling

Found Something Strange

The owner of the house did not take note of the area. Instead, he kept his focus, worked, cleaned, and hammered the surroundings. He documented each step of their work with the use of his camera.

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Found Something Strange

Mysterious Suitcase

When he finally tore down the ceiling, some of the walls became partly demolished. As he continued with the renovations, he saw something far fetched. It was evident that he would notice such a bulky suitcase.

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Mysterious Suitcase

Waiting For The Reveal

The suitcase was grey and green. It was obvious that someone hid it there so that no one would ever find it. When he tried to carry the suitcase, he was surprised by how heavy it weighed.

Waiting For The Reveal

Waiting For The Reveal

One Heavy Suitcase

The suitcase was finally on his hands, but his intuition told him to proceed cautiously. He felt hot from excitement as he thought of what treasures could be inside. He took one deep breath and decided to move along.

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One Heavy Suitcase

The Big Reveal

He called up his wife and waited patiently for her to get back to their home. He wanted to make sure that his wife was there with him when they finally got to see what was inside the suitcase. Additionally, he wanted someone to be there for him in case things went awry.

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The Big Reveal

What Could Be Inside?

He was immensely curious why someone went to such measures just to hide the suitcase. As he spent time alone and waited for his wife, he started to check the outside of the suitcase and was surprised when he realized how heavy it was.

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What Could Be Inside?

Big Dreams In A Little Suitcase

While the suitcase wasn’t really that big, the contents must be important as it was heavy. He dwelled on what could be inside the suitcase. He realized that the contents should be of great importance because someone hid it so well.

Big Dreams In A Little Suitcase

Big Dreams In A Little Suitcase

Maybe It was Nothing

And yet, there was still a chance that he was just thinking too much and that the contents might not be that important. A part of him really wanted to find out what was inside the suitcase. He explained the situation the moment his wife entered their home.

Maybe It Was Nothing

Maybe It Was Nothing

Christmas

His feelings could be compared to what he usually felt during Christmas. He was about to unwrap a gift and had no idea what was inside. As they checked out the suitcase, they exchanged ideas on what could be inside.

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Christmas

What’s Inside?

They were hoping to find some cash and jewelry. However, the couple had lowered their expectations and maybe it was just some stack of old sports cards. The contents of the suitcase were way off from their guesses.

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What’s Inside?

Unwrapping The Mystery

Nothing seemed special while they were checking out the contents of the suitcase. They saw a lot of wax paper that wrapped rectangular objects. They had a hard time guessing what the items inside were.

Unwrapping The Mystery

Unwrapping The Mystery

Full of Money

Things started to make sense after they took out the bundles. The husband and wife slowly unwrapped all the wax papers they saw inside the suitcase. The wax papers bound something together, but they just could not figure out what it was.

Full of Money

Full of Money

Speechless Over The Money

The husband began to unwrap the wads of waxy papers. He soon realized that the contents held cash. The first bundle was a huge stack of twenty-dollar bills and there were still multiple bundles inside. 

Speechless Over The Money

Speechless Over The Money

So Much Cash

Upon closer inspection, the husband and wife realized that the bills were all old. They were surprised at the amount of cash in front of them. And they were curious who placed the bundles of cash inside the suitcase.

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So Much Cash

And More Money

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

And More Money

And More Money

Endless Cash

The couple was excited to unwrap the rest of the other bundles. They wondered whether the contents would be the same. It might even be more valuable than the first ones. The couple was eager to check out the contents.

Endless Cash

Endless Cash

At First, It Was Funny

A part of them had hopes that they would discover the same thing for the rest of the stacks and they hurriedly peeled off all the layers of wax papers. The next stack did not contain twenty-dollar bills but instead had fifty- and hundred-dollar bills.

At First It Was Funny

At First, It Was Funny

Old Money

The husband further stated, “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 100’s! This is out of control!” By this time, the couple had a lot of questions in their heads.

Old Money

Old Money

Dating The Cash

At first, the husband and wife considered the situation funny. However, the mysterious stacks of money they found in their house was not a matter that should even be joked about. They started to wonder just where the money came from and who was trying to hide them.

Dating The Cash

Dating The Cash

From the 1950s

Simply judging from how the stacks of money looked, it was safe to assume that they were hidden for a long time, probably even during the ‘20s and ‘30s. So much time had probably gone by and they wanted to know just how much money was there.

From the 1950s

From the 1950s

A Pleasant Surprise

As they went on with their investigations on the matter, things started to make more sense for the husband and wife. The money, the suitcase, and everything else was very old. And yet, they still wanted to dig deeper into the truth.

A Pleasant Surprise

A Pleasant Surprise

They Had A Normal Life

Another surprise laid out in front of them after they retrieved the stacks of money inside the suitcase. One of their questions was answered by a newspaper which they found at the bottom-most part of the suitcase. They stared at the date.

They Had A Normal Life

They Had A Normal Life

1951

The date of the newspaper stated that it was from March 25, 1951. The newspaper was published by the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The husband and wife were stunned by just how old the paper was.

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1951

Had To Contact The Authorities

The issue of the newspaper was from Cleveland. They were in awe that they had found something incredible. The couple had started to wonder just how much the stacks of money was worth in today’s currency.

Had To Contact The Authorities

Had To Contact The Authorities

More Things To Uncover

The pair could not believe how lucky they were. What made things even more interesting was that there were some bills that were star bills. These were the kind of bills that never found its way to the market. These star bills were over seventy years ago.

More Things To Uncover

More Things To Uncover

Never-Ending Findings

All the contents of the suitcase were very valuable. This was a great haul. Because of this, the couple decided to hire a lawyer that could help them appraise the value of the cash they uncovered. They figured out that the money inside was estimated to be around 23,000 dollars.

Never-Ending Findings

Never-Ending Findings

Back To Work

All of them celebrate for a whole week but they would soon have to return to their normal lives. The husband and wife decided to resume their renovations and realize that the mystery had not ended just yet.

Back To Work

Back To Work

And Here We Go Again

The couple still had to return to their normal routine despite their discovery of the $23,000. They resumed the renovations of their home. The couple was stunned once again upon their discovery of a second suitcase that was stuck in the ceiling.

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And Here We Go Again

Heavier Than The First

The first suitcase was already heavy and this second one was way heavier than the first. The husband was excited about his next discovery and was wondering how he had missed this suitcase. Just like the first time, he decided to wait for his wife’s return before he did anything.

Heavier Than The First

Heavier Than The First

The New Suitcase

The man posted in Reddit, “This was a wild ride for us, and I hope you all enjoyed it, too. 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 whole thing with his camera, but he did not know they would be in for more surprises in the future. It was only natural for them to be more curious.

Same But Different

Same But Different

The Search Continues

Now that they had found two mysterious suitcases, surely there wouldn’t be anything more. The renovation still wasn’t done so the couple once again resumed as it was impractical to leave the basement as it was. They didn’t know then that it was not yet the end of their search.

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The Search Continues

A Bigger Fortune

The couple needed to continue with the renovations of their basement. As the clock ticked, the husband and wife learned something surprising that they decided that it was now time to call for the FBI.

A Bigger Fortune

A Bigger Fortune

The Wait Is Over

The husband decided to open the second suitcase the moment his wife entered the door of their house. And like the first, it was filled with wads of cash. The total amount would render anyone speechless.

And The Wait Is Over

The Wait Is Over

What Else Was Hiding Here?

As usual, the couple just went on with their renovation and the husband saw another suitcase hidden carefully between the rafters. Back then, the husband and wife did not know that they would discover something else aside from the stacks of cash that they had found before.

What Else Was Hiding Here?

What Else Was Hiding Here?

What They Found There

The first incident was stuck into their minds that they were expecting to see some cash again for this next batch. The couple was very optimistic. They were proven wrong upon opening the suitcase as there were no stacks of money this time around.

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What They Found There

The Final Count

The couple was left to wonder whether they would continue to discover a lot of other things as they continued with the renovation of their home. Their instinct was telling them there were still other treasures that they could find. Just like with the last time, the husband waited for his wife.

A Secret Door

A Secret Door

Big Secrets

The suitcases were identical, so it was clearly possible that the contents were probably the same as the previous one. The two rushed in opening the suitcase the moment the wife stepped inside their house.

Big Secrets

Big Secrets

A Secret Door

The adrenaline from their discovery of the suitcases soon dwindled and they resumed with the renovation of their house. This time, they discovered a strange door on the second floor that they did not notice before. They found something disturbing the moment they stepped inside.

What They Found There

What They Found There

Finding Hiding Spots

The case was once again filled with wads of cash and was lined up neatly. The couple couldn’t help but gulp. They wondered how much they had discovered since the first suitcase. And they wondered just what else would they see inside their home.

Finding Hiding Spots

Finding Hiding Spots

He Felt Nervous

They were immensely lucky. Because of their excitement, they decided to have the next batch appraised and it was estimated to be around $45,000. The couple could not believe their fortune. They were now considered rich.

He Felt Nervous

He Felt Nervous

What Else Would They Uncover?

Despite having discovered a lot, the couple was still amazed and shocked. But this only motivated the husband and wife to explore their house and continued to make renovations and improvements as they had originally planned. They decided that it was not time to stop as they could uncover more mysteries.

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What Else Would They Uncover?

Another Big Mystery

Because of all the things they had discovered, the husband and wife were left to ponder whether there was still other stuff their house was hiding from them. But back then they didn’t realize that they would need the assistance of the FBI.

Another Big Mystery

Another Big Mystery

Full Of Secrets

The couple started to become curious about what other secrets the house laid hidden and was once again driven to renovate in the hopes that they could explore the house. They suddenly had an idea about where to explore next.

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Full Of Secrets

Tearing Down The Door

They remembered something that their realtor told them about before they bought the house. There was a hidden door housing the hot water heater and their instincts told them that there must be some hidden gem waiting for them there.

Tearing Down The Door

Tearing Down The Door

He Found More Mysteries

The couple could not wait any longer and decided to investigate it. It seemed that their gut feelings were correct as the place held the biggest secret of the house. The husband and wife opened the tiny white door and realized that they had been deceived by their realtor.

He Found More Mysteries

He Found More Mysteries

They Were Fooled

The special room for the water heater was just a trick to make them think that it was a normal house. However, they soon realized that things weren’t as simple the moment they opened the door.

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They Were Fooled

Hidden Room

The room was more spacious than what they had in mind. The hidden room was decorated with carpet pieces. The husband made his wife stay behind as they were unsure of what could be waiting for them.

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Hidden Room

Door Number Two

The husband began wondering and his brain was scattered all over the place. He just couldn’t come to terms with the fact that there was a secret room inside his own home that he had no idea even existed.

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Door Number Two

Something Sinister

Unlike with their previous discoveries, this door was shut tight and was heavily secured with a master lock and a bolt. The couple didn’t plan to back down now and was resolved to discover what waited behind the door. The husband rushed downstairs to grab a hammer and began to pound the door.

Something Sinister

Something Sinister

They Couldn’t Handle This Alone

The couple could tell that the room was purposefully hidden because of the condition they found it in. It had clearly been used for some time. It was now in terrible shape as it was very moldy and dark.

They Couldn't Handle This Alone

They Couldn’t Handle This Alone

Uh Oh

The husband and wife had been living in that house for a few years, but it was their first time coming inside the secret room. They soon discovered that it was even soundproofed. They guessed as to why and one bad reason came to mind.

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Uh Oh

More Mysteries Down There

They couldn’t help but think that this was a place where crimes took place. The walls, the floors, and even the ceiling were all covered with white soundproofing tarp. They could not think of many reasons why the previous owners did not want people to hear them from the outside.

More Mysteries Down There

More Mysteries Down There

What They Found

The couple wondered just what else could be hiding in their house. The husband and wife were deeply curious especially since they didn’t know that their house was full of lies and mysteries the whole time they were living there.

What They Found

What They Found

Full Of Jewels

As to be expected, another suitcase was lying inside the secret room. This time, the husband was uncertain of what he was going to do and briefly stopped to think. However, their curiosity won over and they grabbed the suitcase.

Full Of Jewels

Full Of Jewels

The Strange Safe

We all know that hiding places were made to hide mischief. Hiding places frequently signified that something was wrong. The couple only wanted to have a fun renovation project of their house and things started to escalate. And now, they had broken the lock of a strange suitcase and checked the contents.

 

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The Strange Safe

Hidden Inside

This time, it wasn’t a stack of dollars that they found. Instead, they saw an ancient wooden box, envelopes with money from other countries, a jewelry box, rings, watches, and four 1 oz silver ingots. It seemed that the suitcase hid prized possessions and they wanted to know just from whom it was hidden. 

 

The Strange Safe

Hidden Inside

What Was Going On Here?

The secret room even led to another secret room. This other room was covered with a white plastic tarp and heavy soundproofing material. The room felt wrong in all places and was something that could only be seen in movies. He couldn’t help but think that this was a torture chamber.

What Was Going On Here?

What Was Going On Here?

A Terrifying Note

Their curiosity took over them and they began to search around the room. Eventually, the couple saw something that cleared up a few things about the room. They checked the multiple relics left behind and felt inclined to report this to the authorities as soon as they could.

A Terrifying Note

A Terrifying Note

He Was Terrified

The pair had uncovered a lot of strange things inside the hidden room, one of which was an old brown briefcase. Because they had luck with the first two suitcases, they figured that luck was clearly on their side for this next discovery.

He Was Terrified

He Was Terrified

One More Warning

And yet, they were way off. The case did not contain wads of cash as they had hoped. Similar to what they did during the renovation process with their basement, the husband and wife photographed some of the things they uncovered.

One More Warning

One More Warning

An Unsettling Detail

This was one hell of a ride that the couple would never forget. Because of their curiosity regarding the contents of the briefcase, they decided to take a quick peek and found out that it was filled with prized possessions. There was an antique jewelry ring, watches, and 4 silver ingots.

An Unsettling Detail

An Unsettling Detail

They Needed The Police

The briefcase also contained envelopes with money from other countries. As the husband and wife proceeded with their investigations, they saw a black Sentry safe hidden in the corner of the room. The couple became even more curious.

They Needed The Police

They Needed The Police

Some Disturbing Footage

The husband and wife had grown curious as to what was hidden inside the secret safe within the secret room. There was something fishy about the whole mystery that surrounded their house. The husband felt intimidated and his instinct knew that it wasn’t cash or jewelry that was inside the safe.

Some Disturbing Footage

Some Disturbing Footage

An Investigation Of Epic Proportions

He was certain that what was inside the safe was something he didn’t need. Everything they had discovered was valuable so the hidden room was probably hiding more secrets, and maybe those secrets were something they could not handle on their own.

An Investigation Of Epic Proportions

An Investigation Of Epic Proportions

The FBI Is Here To Help

And they were right. But he decided to ignore the warning bells in his head, and he made his way to open the safe, anyway. When he managed to crack the lock of the safe, he found a note that said, “Save yourself.”

The FBI Is Here To Help

The FBI Is Here To Help

How Can You Be Sure?

The words in the note were already creepy but the way it was written made it more ominous. The penmanship was rough and was written using black ink which emphasized the eeriness of the situation.

How Can You Be Sure?

How Can You Be Sure?

They Got Lucky

The only way to find out what the words “Save yourself,” meant was to continue with his investigations. Just as he was about to make his way into discovering the truth, they found other items that kept adding questions instead of answering their questions. They decided that it was time to call the authorities.

They Got Lucky

They Got Lucky

Do Not

The husband only grew curious and curious as they dug deeper into the contents of the secret safe. However, what he found next made him feel unsafe. He found a handwritten message that said, “Do not” on a few tapes.

How Can You Be Sure

How Can You Be Sure?

VHS Tapes

It was obvious that these were videotapes and if he wanted to uncover the secret, he must watch these tapes and was curious about what was in there. The husband took out all the VHS tapes and took a closer look.

VHS Tapes

VHS Tapes

Newer

The VHS tapes were newer compared to the other things they had found. This added to the scare factor. The husband felt scared and as he inspected the tapes, he found a series of numbers on top of them that seemed like labels.

Newer

Newer

Police

And yet, not all tapes had a label on them. There were six tapes and only five of them had tags. It was possible that someone came up with these just for the sake of it, but it was clear that things were getting out of hand. He gave up investigating on his own and decided that it was time to call the authorities.

Police

Police

The Curiosity

He was curious but was at a dead end and at a loss of what to do. He decided to check what was inside the tapes. After he took a quick look, he did not hesitate to dial the cops and immediately asked them to come to his house as soon as possible.

The Curiosity

The Curiosity

Confiscated

The FBI decided that it was best for them to confiscate the VHS tapes. No one outside of the parties knew the contents of the footage inside the tapes. Only the homeowner, the maker, and the FBI agents knew what was inside. But one thing was for sure. Curiosity killed the cat. He discovered something he could only wish he could unsee.

Confiscated

Confiscated

A Mystery

It is highly possible that we would never find out what was inside those VHS tapes. The media speculated that it held footage of sinister crimes that took place inside the soundproofed room. However, it remained a mystery and no other person knew what was on those VHS tapes.

A Mystery

A Mystery

Questions

The investigation raised a few questions about the other things in their property, including the wads of cash, the suitcases, the safe, the notes and the hidden VHS tapes. We could only wonder what kind of people used to live in that house.

Questions

Questions

Other Secrets

It was possible that there were still other mysteries that waited to be discovered. And if other people were in the same situation as the couple, what would have been their course of action? If someone finds the same things in their house, what would he or she do? The most important question would be could you be confident enough to say that such sinister mysteries would be waiting inside your own house?

Other Secrets

Other Secrets

Lucky

When we thought about it, the husband and wife were lucky that they were safe despite all the things they had discovered. They made the right call to ask for the help of the authorities because who knew what could happen if they handled the situation by themselves. And now, they would always have a unique story to share with other people.

Lucky

Lucky

Secret Bunker

Discovering mysterious items in older houses was not a new occurrence. There were already multiple instances where people who moved to new homes experienced something strange and had disturbing experiences. An example of this was a man who bought a house whose original owner already died. The realtors sold to him the house as-is.

Secret Bunker

Secret Bunker

Ready To Explore

The new owner was excited as he explored every inch of his new home. He visited the basement to check what was in there. After he reached the bottom of the stairs, he noticed a weird sheet of plywood stuck to the wall. It turned out to be a secret room filled with different kinds of guns and ammo. There was even a hollowed-out grenade. The new owner found a giant safe and a chest full of pennies.

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Ready To Explore

Preserved Past

A British couple explored their basement and came upon a perfectly intact Victorian kitchen from the 1830s. It was even completely stocked with a cooking range, pans, pots, and enough seats to accommodate around twenty visitors. They even found a cookbook filled with Victorian recipes.

Preserved Past

Preserved Past

Live Wire

Linda and Wally DeForest didn’t have any idea that they would make an inexplicable discovery. As they started to unpack their things down in the basement, Lina shouted to her husband that she found a torpedo. Wally did not believe his partner at first but when he went down, it appeared that his wife was telling the truth.

Live Wire

Live Wire

The Green Torpedo

They saw the heavy green torpedo in the basement. The pair decided to consult with an army veteran who mentioned that it was from the Korean and Vietnam War. The corresponding authorities eventually took the bomb away. When the two were asked how it was possible for a torpedo to end up in a basement, they simply answered that they were sometimes kept as souvenirs.

 

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The Green Torpedo

Discovery

It was common for people to discover enchanting stuff in the basement of their new houses but there were times the new owners would discover something different. Diane and Pat Farla resided in an Old Victorian house in England and they got curious about a weird grate in their basement. And after they got a little drunk one night, the pair decided to go and investigate.

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Discovery

Persecuted Catholics

The pair removed the iron grate and discovered a hole that was big enough for their nephew and a friend to sneak into. The other side was a cellar that looked a lot like a chapel. Diane and Pat decided to ask historians about their discovery, and they learned that the room was probably used as a secret Catholic Church during the time when Catholics were executed.

 

Persecuted Catholics

Persecuted Catholics

Hidden Room

Way back in 1963, there was a homeowner who knocked down a wall while renovating his house. He came across a hidden room and eventually, he came upon another room, and then another, until he eventually found a whole underground city. Derinkuyu was one of the most notable and weird archeological discoveries of the twentieth century. The ancient city was formed via a huge network of underground tunnels. This was where the Hittites resided.

Hidden Room

Hidden Room

RIGHT BEHIND YOU

Discovering a stash of old photographs was already disturbing enough, but there was one that asked the finder if they saw “him”. It was certainly scary. It was a valid reason to sell the place and move far away.

RIGHT BEHIND YOU

RIGHT BEHIND YOU

Michelangelo Painting

A family in Vermont somehow discovered a famous Norman Rockwell painting that was hidden behind a fake wall in their late father’s house. The deceased father kept the fake painting on display to keep his wife from getting the original after the divorce. Even when he died, he didn’t tell anyone about this secret. The painting was sold in an auction for 15.4 million dollars. The same thing happened in New York where a man recalled that he had a 300-million-dollar painting behind his couch which he had forgotten for 27 years.

Michelangelo Painting

Michelangelo Painting

31 Love Letters

A brother and a sister in Nova Scotia worked on renovating their house then somehow stumbled upon 31 love letters written by a soldier who fought during World War I hidden in their walls. They decided to track down the names mentioned in the letters and returned them to the grandkids of the couple.

31 Love Letters

31 Love Letters

Ammunition

A new house owner made a discovery when he took note of a sheet of wood on a wall that seemed out of place. He decided to take it down and found a secret room. It contained a stash of ammunition and some weapons.

Ammunition

Ammunition

Hidden Safe

Discovering a safe hidden in a basement of a newly bought house did not really seem unheard of. A safe buried in the backyard wasn’t also that unusual. However, when a safe was hidden in the wall of a kitchen was less common.

 

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Hidden Safe

Strange Treasure

A new house owner managed to find a safe hidden in the wall of a kitchen. Inside the safe was $50,000. The contents also included a bottle of bourbon and a copy of E.F. Schumacher’s A Guide for the Perplexed. It was clearly a strange discovery.

Strange Treasure

Strange Treasure

Jackpot

A plumber literally struck gold when he shoveled through some rubble during a bathroom renovation. He noticed how shiny the object was and grabbed it. He realized that it was a brick of gold and was worth $50,000. He was an honest man who returned the brick gold to the homeowners.

Jackpot

Jackpot

$500,000

Contractors that were renovating a property in Arizona found $500,000 in cash stuffed inside military ammunition containers. The homeowners demanded that it was theirs since it was in their property. The court disagreed with both parties and said that the true owner of the money was the heir of Robert Spann, the one who hid the money. Robert Spann died 11 years before the cash was discovered and it was given to his two daughters.

$500,000

$500,000

Neon Light

One of the oldest establishments in Los Angeles was Clifton’s Cafeteria and was built in a historic building. While they renovated the bathroom, they discovered a neon light that was still on. Upon investigation, it was said that it had been lit for 77 years straight, and it was most likely to be the longest lit neon light in the whole world. At first, the owner was proud that it had been lit in 1935 when the building was converted to a forest-themed dinner but soon realized that he had spent $17,000 just because of it. This surprised experts because neon lights were known to only work for 40 years straight.

Neon Light

Neon Light

Nazi Documents

A couple was amazed when they found some top-secret Nazi document that was hidden in their wall in Hungary. It was during the renovation that the couple found 6,000 documents. The document contained about the holocaust, specifically, a census to count Jews, and designated homes, and other stuff like ghettos within Budapest. Scholars valued this new understanding of the past. The documents were rare because it was usually destroyed by the Nazis when they knew that it would fall into the enemy’s hand. Whoever oversaw this paper decided to keep it and hide it in the walls. The record showed that it was taken two months before Nazi-occupied Hungary. According to the date, there 600,000 Hungarian Jews that were killed in the holocaust

Nazi Documents

Nazi Documents

Hand Grenade

A mom found an unexploded hand grenade at her grandma’s garage. It was when the mother was cleaning the garage and unexpectedly saw the grenade. Australian military had been called to diffuse the bomb. After they observed the explosive, they found out that it had no fuse and would no longer explode. It gave the mother and the son a good scare. The owner of the grenade was a 91-year-old woman and her husband who were now deceased and a soldier last WWII. When the bomb was found, it’s pin was still attached and all the people near the area were evacuated by the police while it was being examined.

Hand Grenade

Hand Grenade

Secret Spy Stash

A family found evidence that a spy lived in their house before them. It was an old “unassuming” elderly lady. When the family was renovating their house, they stumbled upon a stash that was full of spy-related objects like that photo of Berlin after the bombing on WWII, telegrams from the Majestic’s Secret and the War Office. The spy was Eileen Burgoyne who died at the age of 98. She was a shadow in Germany, Spain, Gibraltar, and Africa. She was employed and presumably integral to Cold War Effort.

Secret Spy Stash

Secret Spy Stash

You Found It

Jason and Kerri Brown discovered a house in the Appalachian Mountains and bought it for $75,000. The couple was attracted by the two-bath fixer-upper. They did not know that their house would be a total nightmare especially when they had a 2-year-old child. When they started to live in that house, they renovated their home and when Kerri carried the bookcases into one of the rooms, she stumbled upon a passageway that led into an unknown room. They went inside to investigate and found an unsettling note from the past owner. The word written from the note was “You Found It” and they discovered that the house had a serious problem. There was mold that could make your children sick and that was the reason why the last family sold this house. The couple moved out and sued everyone who was involved in selling the house to them.

You Found It

You Found It

Hidden Room

NukeStorm purchased a new house and noticed an unsettling hidden room. It was located at the corner of his attic. He didn’t know that there was an extra room in the house. He only saw it when he was moving his things into the house. He could tell that the room was eerie. The door was four feet high and was secured with a metal grate. Because of his curiosity, he had unlocked it and saw a small weird bed, a wall that had a foam padding, and only a single light. The disturbing part was the door inside the room had no doorknob. It was meant to be only opened outside. Whoever was inside the room cannot escape. The worst part of it, the house he was living in was not very populated which meant that even if someone screamed, no one would hear.

Hidden Room

Hidden Room

Wall Of Snakes

Ben and Amber’s Session thought that they bought a cheap house in the American countryside worth $180,000. Soon they realized their house was infested with snakes. They saw numerous garter snakes in their five-bedroom. Their floor appeared to move because of the snake living inside. They searched every part of the house and everywhere, there were snakes. At one point, they got nervous because of the rustling in the wall. When he opened the sliding panel, he was surprised at how many snakes came out of it. They discovered that their house was a snake hibernaculum. The previous owner sold the house because they knew that there was nothing they could do about it. Session filed for bankruptcy and moved out after three months of living in that house.

Wall Of Snakes

Wall Of Snakes

Postcards

Amanda Reddy was cleaning her 1910 Cape Cod Kitchen when she stumbled upon a 100-year-old item. When she observed the object, it was an old postcard. The cards were dated 1907 and 1909. It was written for Mayme Berneck Amanda and when she took a closer look, the postcard was tightly pinned on the wall.

Postcards

Postcards

Old Comic

A copy of Action Comics No.1 was found during the renovation of a house in Minnesota. The Superman comic book was found among the newspapers and was used as insulation of the wall. It was sold for only $175,000 in the auction because the back cover was removed and was graded 1.5 out of 10. A copy of that same comic that was graded 9.0 was sold for $2.16 million last 2011.

Old Comic

Old Comic

Magician’s Box

There were some events when the last owner of the house forgot to carry their things with them. It was when a mover saw a six-foot-long wooden box matching a three smaller box that was fitted inside. Each box had openings on either side and metal railings were connected like a train track. The mover didn’t know what kind of object it was until they learned that the previous owner of the house was a magician.

Magician's Box

Magician’s Box

Straitjacket

It could be unsettling when we found an item from a private home particularly when it shouldn’t be there. For example, one of the movers saw a Straitjacket that was made of leather. After further observation, it had a matching leather mask.

Straitjacket

Straitjacket

Ventriloquist Dummies

Sometimes, odd events happened while moving houses. There was a house with a box that was filled with male and female ventriloquist dummies. The movers said that it was a “pretty unsettling” sight because some of it was fully assembled while others were damaged.

Ventriloquist Dummies

Ventriloquist Dummies

Priceless Artwork

Back in 1502, Italian statesman hired Leonardo da Vinci to paint what happened in the Battle of Anghiari. In the 1550s, Giorgio Vasari was employed to create another piece of art on the work of Leonardo, but he couldn’t ruin the mural. It was said that there was a false wall that was built to prevent the damage of the original painting.

Priceless Artwork

Priceless Artwork

Bats

Two months after Calvin Oshowy bought a house, he discovered that it was full of bats. Hundreds of them were in the attic, walls, and ceiling. He tried to seal up all the entrances that the bat could fit in and built their sanctuary outside of his house. He hoped that they would never come to his house again. 

Bats

Bats

Belongings Of A Fallen Soldier

A veteran Kerry Cremean and his wife Cindy purchased a house in Texas where they were shocked to find a military burial flag in their garage. The discovery made him cry because he felt someone’s life was in his hand. They searched for the family of the fallen soldier through Facebook. They found out that the soldier died in a car accident that resulted in leaving behind its three daughters.

Belongings Of A Fallen Soldier

Belongings Of A Fallen Soldier

English Monastery

A man moved into his new apartment and found something amazing. At first, he found a trapdoor in front of his bathroom. He was curious where the entrance might lead him. He opened the door and explored where it would lead. At first, there was nothing special that caught his attention. But after he saw the stairs, he discovered that the house was made from an Old English monastery where there were many passageways that would lead you into a room like dungeons.

English Monastery

English Monastery

Russian Czar

There was a Russian figurine that was discovered in the hidden attic in New York that aged for almost 70 years. The rare figurine was built by Russian Czar Nicholas II and was given to her wife, Empress Alexandra in 1912. It was stated that there were only 50 pcs of the figurine that was originally created. In the auction, it was sold with the amount of $5.2 million.

Russian Czar

Russian Czar

Peanut Butter Jar

When we searched our old house, there could be things that we could find inside. It might be trash that was not yet disposed of or a valuable item that was kept by an older generation. It happened at this event. It was when they found a peanut butter jar that was full of old corn and dated back to the mid-seventies. We can’t decide if it was a treasure or just an old food that was left to rot.

Peanut Butter Jar

Peanut Butter Jar

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