This Man Watched His House Being Closed Down Because Of A Rock

Published on 05/04/2020
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Doctors Quarantine Man's House Because Of A Rock He Found

Doctors Quarantine Man’s House Because Of A Rock He Found

He called for help once he noticed something more about the unusual ‘rock’ he picked up along the shore. He now watches outside, seeing his home being closed and quarantined.

Overwhelmed

A man in a protective suit walked out and made a report about the things he’d discovered in the house. The owner just stood there, speechless, wondering what is this all about.

Overwhelmed

Overwhelmed

Taking A Walk

Spring, 2016. Steven Whitten, with his wife Viola, were walking along their favorite beach in Lancashire, England. The beach, known as Middleton Sands, has an amazing view of the Irish Sea and is also just a block away from the couple’s home in Overton.

Taking A Walk

Taking A Walk

Favorite Spot

Despite Middleton Sands being Steven and Viola’s favorite beach, it usually brings in crowds of hikers and dog owners due to its pleasing location. As a couple who prefers places that aren’t popular or crowded, the couple didn’t like the idea of having to unwind with so many people around.

Favorite Spot

Favorite Spot

Something Was Off

Steven smelled something strange while enjoying the view. The stench smelled irritatingly strong and very unpleasant. And the source of it could be something that could turn his and Viola’s world upside down.

Something Was Off

Something Was Off

Curious Couple

Despite the stench being that of rotten fish, Steven and Viola were adamant in figuring out where it was coming from despite its disgusting aroma. And as they continued walking, they have noticed a greyish lump that seems to be smaller than a rugby ball.

Curious Couple

Curious Couple

Strange Rock

This weird and football-sized lump of rock was the source of the stench Steven and Viola first caught wind of. It seemed that it just washed up by the waves from the shore, and through many years of the waves striking it, its surface is quite smooth. But what was this thing, exactly? 

Strange Rock

Strange Rock

Curious

Steven went and reached for the rock, touching it as gently as possible. Despite having read much about the odd things that get washed up on the beach, especially in Middleton Sands, this foul-smelling rock has eluded his knowledge of those items. It only serves to further Steven’s curiosity about this object.

Curious

Curious

Distinct Odor

Steven sniffed the rock further, despite its repelling scent. It smelled like a squid dying in a pile of farm manure, and its sickly essence mingling with the refuse. Despite its colorful musk, Steven seemed to be familiar with its unbearable aroma.

Distinct Odor

Distinct Odor

Jackpot

Winning the lottery and becoming rich has been one of those dreams for Steven and Viola. But today has been quite a surprise as if their dream suddenly came true in an unexpected way.

Jackpot

Jackpot

The Next Step

The couple was stumped on deciding what to do with their strange find, and what to do with it. Do they just leave it just because of the stench, or take a chance and bring it back home just in case? What would you do when you are in the same situation as them?

The Next Step

The Next Step

Taking A Chance

The couple has seen this event as a chance to live out their dreams of becoming rich, and so, they have taken the chance and took the rock. Despite its unassuming appearance and foul odor, they hoped that it could bring them heaps of money, that they can use it to buy the static caravan that they’ve always wanted.

Taking A Chance

Taking A Chance

Taking It Home

Using Viola’s scarf, Steven carefully picked up the rock and wrapped it, making sure it stays safe and that no one else would have found out about it. He seemed so eager to head home and research about this rock, and to confirm his suspicions.

Taking It Home

Taking It Home

Getting Help

The first thing Steven did once he and his wife reached their home was to weigh in the alien lump using a fisherman’s scale. When it weighed in around 3 and a half pounds, it only excited the couple even further. Steven then decided to get some help if he wants to know more about this find.

Getting Help

Getting Help

Ideas Forming

Steven then decided to take a picture of this odd rock, and send it on Facebook. Shortly thereafter, it was already packed full of the brim of various comments. What would this action lead the couple into next?

Ideas Forming

Ideas Forming

Could It Be A Meteor?

In the Facebook post, people were already pitching in numerous theories as to what kind of rock it was. Some commented that it was a piece of volcanic rock from an underwater volcano deep in the ocean, while others say it looks similar to a piece of meteorite.

Could It Be A Meteor

Could It Be A Meteor

The Possibilities Were Endless

One such commenter, who is also an amateur meteorologist, suggested Steven perform the ‘magnet test’ on the odd lump to figure out its nature. Despite the meteorologist’s speculation, it turned out that everyone was all wrong all along.

The Possibilities Were Endless

The Possibilities Were Endless

Unidentified

In a later interview, Steven explained that the lump itself felt like a hardened rubber ball, yet its texture is wax, just like a wax candle. Some wax even sticks to your fingers when you touch it. Do you think you know what this odd piece is?

Unidentified

Unidentified

Panic Levels High

Thinking back about it, how does something as mundane as an odd-looking ‘rock’ has caused such a fuss in the Whitten household? Maybe it was during that moment where Steven heeded the meteorologist’s advice and use the magnet test, only to find out that something was off. It was starting to become scary.

Panic Levels High

Panic Levels High

Staying Cautious

Steven became a bit cautious about testing this rock. It was a foul-smelling rock randomly found on the beach he and his wife were walking around, and they just picked it up not knowing what kind of dangers would it cause. He has to be more careful with it.

Staying Cautious

Staying Cautious

What Is The Magnet Test?

A magnet test is conducted to figure out if the item in question is authentic gold. If the gold was just imitation gold, it always attracts the magnet. Magnets are used by people to help know what kind of material they may have found or discovered in their findings.

What Is The Magnet Test@

What Is The Magnet Test@

Phone Call

The magnet test shows that the ‘rock’ does not contain any iron in it, therefore debunking the theory that the lump is a meteorite. However, the foul stench is still something Steven has yet to figure out about this alien-looking stone.

Phone Call

Phone Call

Things Were Picking Up

Steven has realized that he might not have any idea what was he doing with this oddity. He wasn’t even sure if his procedures were even safe to begin with! And so, he made a phone call, and that’s how the men in the suits began to appear near his house.

Things Were Picking Up

Things Were Picking Up

Seeking Experts

During that precise moment, it became evident to Steven that he has no idea what he was dealing with. Despite the generous tips from the people on the internet, it feels like something he cannot properly control, and it is something best left handled by the professionals. But wait until you find out what happens next.

Seeking Experts

Seeking Experts

Quarantined

First, two officials showed up near the couple’s home and then began to seal it off and quarantine it. Afterward, men wearing their protective gear entered the house and then began extracting the substance, as Steven and Viola wait outside and giving them some instructions.

Quarantined

Quarantined

Getting To The Bottom Of It

The strange and odorous lump is now inside a box, which is then set in the dining room’s table. After some careful examination of this so-called ‘rock’, the officials have concluded their findings and told Steven and Viola the news that really shook the couple.

Getting To The Bottom Of It

Getting To The Bottom Of It

At A Loss

Steven patiently listened while comforting his wife right beside him, expecting the worst as he continues to hear and understand what the officials were saying about that strange ‘rock’. The wait has made him feel more uneasy than before.

At A Loss

At A Loss

True Identity

Steven breathed a sigh of relief when the two officials told him that the object the couple picked up at the beach wasn’t dangerous at all. The ‘rock’ was, in fact, a kind of waste that was tossed into the beach, but he was then shocked that it was actually ambergris! It is actually rare, and it usually only washes up on the shore. But what is ambergris?

True Identity

True Identity

Ambergris

Ambergris is a substance that was highly sought after for many centuries. Its most noticeable trait is its odorous smell, which Steven described it as ‘a combination of dried squid and some farmyard manure’, which then actually becomes sweet as time passes. For hundreds of years, this smelly-turned-sweet substance has been used to create a variety of perfumes, and even believed by some historians as something safe enough to be eaten!

Ambergris

Ambergris

Whale By-Product

A common source of ambergris is actually as a by-product of whales, which is first produced in their bile ducts, and then excreted. Despite its nasty origins, for some, it is a rare and coveted find that can fetch a fortune. Steven and Viola were lucky enough to find this rare substance, but there was a catch.

Whale By Product

Whale By Product

Sperm Whales

Only sperm whales are capable of producing ambergris, which is found on almost any ocean in the world, including the coastal waters of Britain. These whales grow really big; at most, they can be 67 feet long and weigh over 63 tons! There have been studies that the sperm whale population is steadily increasing, but they weren’t as always so prolific.

Sperm Whales

Sperm Whales

Endangered

Because, in the past, sperm whales were usually hunted for their precious blubber. This blubber has been vital in the production of candles, soaps, machine oils, and even pencils, and ambergris was also harvested for its distinct scent. During the 1980s, a ban was passed to protect the whales, as they were being slaughtered to the millions, with ambergris included in that list.

Endangered

Endangered

Very Rare

In addition to the mysterious properties and the rarity of ambergris, it also takes a long time for it to be produced. Experts say that not even all sperm whales have the capacity to produce ambergris, and as low as only 1% of the sperm whale population can even make ambergris in the first place, with most of them usually found in the Atlantic Ocean.

Very Rare

Very Rare

Contraband

Nowadays, ambergris has been outlawed in many countries in the world, including the United States, which is covered in a broader whale hunting and exploitation ban. Thankfully for Steven and Viola, ambergris is just a waste product in the United Kingdom. So, how much does it cost?

Contraband

Contraband

Floating Gold

The couple was shocked when they have heard that another ambergris was found on the beach in Morecambe, which wasn’t far from Middleton Sands. And the ambergris found there was sold for a whopping $155,000! So how much would Steven and Viola’s piece of ‘floating gold’ cost?

Floating Gold

Floating Gold

Loads Of Cash

The Morecambe ambergris was almost twice the size of the Whitten’s ambergris, which weighed in at about 6 pounds. After some careful calculation, they could sell their smelly yet valuable lump for about $65,000, which is not bad for something that was usually considered as trash. So, what did Steven and Viola did with their lucky discovery?

Loads Of Cash

Loads Of Cash

Following Their Dreams

Did they pay all their debts and mortgage? Maybe perhaps file for early retirement instead? In an interview with the Daily Mirror, Steve told them a perfect example of ‘British restraint’, “If it would make a lot of money, it would go a long way towards buying us that static caravan, just what we’ve always dreamed of.”

Following His Dreams

Following Their Dreams


Doctors Quarantine Man's House Because Of A Rock He Found

Doctors Quarantine Man’s House Because Of A Rock He Found

He called for help once he noticed something more about the unusual ‘rock’ he picked up along the shore. He now watches outside, seeing his home being closed and quarantined.

Overwhelmed

A man in a protective suit walked out and made a report about the things he’d discovered in the house. The owner just stood there, speechless, wondering what is this all about.

Overwhelmed

Overwhelmed

Taking A Walk

Spring, 2016. Steven Whitten, with his wife Viola, were walking along their favorite beach in Lancashire, England. The beach, known as Middleton Sands, has an amazing view of the Irish Sea and is also just a block away from the couple’s home in Overton.

Taking A Walk

Taking A Walk

Favorite Spot

Despite Middleton Sands being Steven and Viola’s favorite beach, it usually brings in crowds of hikers and dog owners due to its pleasing location. As a couple who prefers places that aren’t popular or crowded, the couple didn’t like the idea of having to unwind with so many people around.

Favorite Spot

Favorite Spot

Something Was Off

Steven smelled something strange while enjoying the view. The stench smelled irritatingly strong and very unpleasant. And the source of it could be something that could turn his and Viola’s world upside down.

Something Was Off

Something Was Off

Curious Couple

Despite the stench being that of rotten fish, Steven and Viola were adamant in figuring out where it was coming from despite its disgusting aroma. And as they continued walking, they have noticed a greyish lump that seems to be smaller than a rugby ball.

Curious Couple

Curious Couple

Strange Rock

This weird and football-sized lump of rock was the source of the stench Steven and Viola first caught wind of. It seemed that it just washed up by the waves from the shore, and through many years of the waves striking it, its surface is quite smooth. But what was this thing, exactly? 

Strange Rock

Strange Rock

Curious

Steven went and reached for the rock, touching it as gently as possible. Despite having read much about the odd things that get washed up on the beach, especially in Middleton Sands, this foul-smelling rock has eluded his knowledge of those items. It only serves to further Steven’s curiosity about this object.

Curious

Curious

Distinct Odor

Steven sniffed the rock further, despite its repelling scent. It smelled like a squid dying in a pile of farm manure, and its sickly essence mingling with the refuse. Despite its colorful musk, Steven seemed to be familiar with its unbearable aroma.

Distinct Odor

Distinct Odor

Jackpot

Winning the lottery and becoming rich has been one of those dreams for Steven and Viola. But today has been quite a surprise as if their dream suddenly came true in an unexpected way.

Jackpot

Jackpot

The Next Step

The couple was stumped on deciding what to do with their strange find, and what to do with it. Do they just leave it just because of the stench, or take a chance and bring it back home just in case? What would you do when you are in the same situation as them?

The Next Step

The Next Step

Taking A Chance

The couple has seen this event as a chance to live out their dreams of becoming rich, and so, they have taken the chance and took the rock. Despite its unassuming appearance and foul odor, they hoped that it could bring them heaps of money, that they can use it to buy the static caravan that they’ve always wanted.

Taking A Chance

Taking A Chance

Taking It Home

Using Viola’s scarf, Steven carefully picked up the rock and wrapped it, making sure it stays safe and that no one else would have found out about it. He seemed so eager to head home and research about this rock, and to confirm his suspicions.

Taking It Home

Taking It Home

Getting Help

The first thing Steven did once he and his wife reached their home was to weigh in the alien lump using a fisherman’s scale. When it weighed in around 3 and a half pounds, it only excited the couple even further. Steven then decided to get some help if he wants to know more about this find.

Getting Help

Getting Help

Ideas Forming

Steven then decided to take a picture of this odd rock, and send it on Facebook. Shortly thereafter, it was already packed full of the brim of various comments. What would this action lead the couple into next?

Ideas Forming

Ideas Forming

Could It Be A Meteor?

In the Facebook post, people were already pitching in numerous theories as to what kind of rock it was. Some commented that it was a piece of volcanic rock from an underwater volcano deep in the ocean, while others say it looks similar to a piece of meteorite.

Could It Be A Meteor

Could It Be A Meteor

The Possibilities Were Endless

One such commenter, who is also an amateur meteorologist, suggested Steven perform the ‘magnet test’ on the odd lump to figure out its nature. Despite the meteorologist’s speculation, it turned out that everyone was all wrong all along.

The Possibilities Were Endless

The Possibilities Were Endless

Unidentified

In a later interview, Steven explained that the lump itself felt like a hardened rubber ball, yet its texture is wax, just like a wax candle. Some wax even sticks to your fingers when you touch it. Do you think you know what this odd piece is?

Unidentified

Unidentified

Panic Levels High

Thinking back about it, how does something as mundane as an odd-looking ‘rock’ has caused such a fuss in the Whitten household? Maybe it was during that moment where Steven heeded the meteorologist’s advice and use the magnet test, only to find out that something was off. It was starting to become scary.

Panic Levels High

Panic Levels High

Staying Cautious

Steven became a bit cautious about testing this rock. It was a foul-smelling rock randomly found on the beach he and his wife were walking around, and they just picked it up not knowing what kind of dangers would it cause. He has to be more careful with it.

Staying Cautious

Staying Cautious

What Is The Magnet Test?

A magnet test is conducted to figure out if the item in question is authentic gold. If the gold was just imitation gold, it always attracts the magnet. Magnets are used by people to help know what kind of material they may have found or discovered in their findings.

What Is The Magnet Test@

What Is The Magnet Test@

Phone Call

The magnet test shows that the ‘rock’ does not contain any iron in it, therefore debunking the theory that the lump is a meteorite. However, the foul stench is still something Steven has yet to figure out about this alien-looking stone.

Phone Call

Phone Call

Things Were Picking Up

Steven has realized that he might not have any idea what was he doing with this oddity. He wasn’t even sure if his procedures were even safe to begin with! And so, he made a phone call, and that’s how the men in the suits began to appear near his house.

Things Were Picking Up

Things Were Picking Up

Seeking Experts

During that precise moment, it became evident to Steven that he has no idea what he was dealing with. Despite the generous tips from the people on the internet, it feels like something he cannot properly control, and it is something best left handled by the professionals. But wait until you find out what happens next.

Seeking Experts

Seeking Experts

Quarantined

First, two officials showed up near the couple’s home and then began to seal it off and quarantine it. Afterward, men wearing their protective gear entered the house and then began extracting the substance, as Steven and Viola wait outside and giving them some instructions.

Quarantined

Quarantined

Getting To The Bottom Of It

The strange and odorous lump is now inside a box, which is then set in the dining room’s table. After some careful examination of this so-called ‘rock’, the officials have concluded their findings and told Steven and Viola the news that really shook the couple.

Getting To The Bottom Of It

Getting To The Bottom Of It

At A Loss

Steven patiently listened while comforting his wife right beside him, expecting the worst as he continues to hear and understand what the officials were saying about that strange ‘rock’. The wait has made him feel more uneasy than before.

At A Loss

At A Loss

True Identity

Steven breathed a sigh of relief when the two officials told him that the object the couple picked up at the beach wasn’t dangerous at all. The ‘rock’ was, in fact, a kind of waste that was tossed into the beach, but he was then shocked that it was actually ambergris! It is actually rare, and it usually only washes up on the shore. But what is ambergris?

True Identity

True Identity

Ambergris

Ambergris is a substance that was highly sought after for many centuries. Its most noticeable trait is its odorous smell, which Steven described it as ‘a combination of dried squid and some farmyard manure’, which then actually becomes sweet as time passes. For hundreds of years, this smelly-turned-sweet substance has been used to create a variety of perfumes, and even believed by some historians as something safe enough to be eaten!

Ambergris

Ambergris

Whale By-Product

A common source of ambergris is actually as a by-product of whales, which is first produced in their bile ducts, and then excreted. Despite its nasty origins, for some, it is a rare and coveted find that can fetch a fortune. Steven and Viola were lucky enough to find this rare substance, but there was a catch.

Whale By Product

Whale By Product

Sperm Whales

Only sperm whales are capable of producing ambergris, which is found on almost any ocean in the world, including the coastal waters of Britain. These whales grow really big; at most, they can be 67 feet long and weigh over 63 tons! There have been studies that the sperm whale population is steadily increasing, but they weren’t as always so prolific.

Sperm Whales

Sperm Whales

Endangered

Because, in the past, sperm whales were usually hunted for their precious blubber. This blubber has been vital in the production of candles, soaps, machine oils, and even pencils, and ambergris was also harvested for its distinct scent. During the 1980s, a ban was passed to protect the whales, as they were being slaughtered to the millions, with ambergris included in that list.

Endangered

Endangered

Very Rare

In addition to the mysterious properties and the rarity of ambergris, it also takes a long time for it to be produced. Experts say that not even all sperm whales have the capacity to produce ambergris, and as low as only 1% of the sperm whale population can even make ambergris in the first place, with most of them usually found in the Atlantic Ocean.

Very Rare

Very Rare

Contraband

Nowadays, ambergris has been outlawed in many countries in the world, including the United States, which is covered in a broader whale hunting and exploitation ban. Thankfully for Steven and Viola, ambergris is just a waste product in the United Kingdom. So, how much does it cost?

Contraband

Contraband

Floating Gold

The couple was shocked when they have heard that another ambergris was found on the beach in Morecambe, which wasn’t far from Middleton Sands. And the ambergris found there was sold for a whopping $155,000! So how much would Steven and Viola’s piece of ‘floating gold’ cost?

Floating Gold

Floating Gold

Loads Of Cash

The Morecambe ambergris was almost twice the size of the Whitten’s ambergris, which weighed in at about 6 pounds. After some careful calculation, they could sell their smelly yet valuable lump for about $65,000, which is not bad for something that was usually considered as trash. So, what did Steven and Viola did with their lucky discovery?

Loads Of Cash

Loads Of Cash

Following Their Dreams

Did they pay all their debts and mortgage? Maybe perhaps file for early retirement instead? In an interview with the Daily Mirror, Steve told them a perfect example of ‘British restraint’, “If it would make a lot of money, it would go a long way towards buying us that static caravan, just what we’ve always dreamed of.”

This is not the first time someone has found something strange in their home, just wait till you hear how this couple’s new home find led to a full-blown FBI investigation…

Following His Dreams

Following Their Dreams

In Ohio, a couple found something incredible when they renovated their ‘40s home. It was after they finished renovating the first and second floors of the house that they would start in the basement. They didn’t know that they would stumble upon something that would surprise them. When they started to work, they began to work on the demolition of the basement and hacked the plywood. That was when they saw something that caught their attention.

Demolition In Progress

The couple was curious about what they saw. They started to examine the object they found and observed the place where they got it. They didn’t know back then that they would soon contact the FBI because of this incident.

Demolition In Progress

Demolition In Progress

Chipping Away

They began to chip away the walls and that was when the husband saw some graffiti spread out on the location of the object. The graffiti took them by surprise. The renovation in the basement was so unpredictable that they discovered some things that would shock them.

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Chipping Away

A House Full Of Secrets

The owner of the house did not believe what he saw. As he pulled the wallpaper, he was shocked because of the graffiti all over the wall. He never expected this kind of writing and drawing in his house. This incident was just the beginning of an unforeseen event.

Screenshot 6

A House Full Of Secrets

Stuck In The Ceiling

There was an object stuck among the subfloor and ceiling. He checked the object and noticed that it was stuck because it was attached between the rafters. He had to use his brute strength and bravery to pull the item out of its location.

Stuck In The Ceiling

Stuck In The Ceiling

Found Something Strange

The owner did not notice much about what was happening in his surroundings, but instead, he kept working, cleaning, and hammering the area until he was finished with his work. He even tried to document everything that he had completed within the area with his camera.

Screenshot 1

Found Something Strange

Mysterious Suitcase

After a part of the wall was chipped down, the owner started to demolish the ceiling. As he continued breaking the ceiling, he discovered something that he shouldn’t have. He found out that the massive object that was stuck inside the ceiling was a suitcase.

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Mysterious Suitcase

Waiting For The Reveal

The suitcase was grey and green. It was hidden where someone would not find it. When he pulled out the suitcase, he was surprised that it was heavy. He wondered why the heaviness of the suitcase did not match the size of the object.

Waiting For The Reveal

Waiting For The Reveal

One Heavy Suitcase

The man knew that he needed to handle the object with caution. He could not contain the excitement of what he would unravel inside the suitcase. It might be a hidden treasure or something else. He summoned up his courage to look at what was inside.

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One Heavy Suitcase

The Big Reveal

The owner called her wife about what he had discovered inside their house. He told his wife that she needed to come home. He did not want his wife to miss out on what he had discovered and if things went array, at least she was there beside him.

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The Big Reveal

What Could Be Inside?

Why did someone put a lot of effort just to hide a hefty object? While the owner waited for his wife to return, he began observing the suitcase. He was surprised when he found out how heavy the suitcase was.

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What Could Be Inside?

Big Dreams In A Little Suitcase

The owner saw how small the suitcase was but the object that made the item heavy might be huge. He began to guess what was inside the luggage and he wondered that it might be important that it was well hidden.

Big Dreams In A Little Suitcase

Big Dreams In A Little Suitcase

Maybe It was Nothing

The owner was confused about what he discovered. He could not wait to find out what was inside the luggage and why was it heavy. As soon as his wife arrived, he told everything to her and how he got this heavy suitcase.

Maybe It Was Nothing

Maybe It Was Nothing

Christmas

The owner felt like it was a present during the Christmas season. He was ready to unwrap it to discover what was inside of this huge object. The couple asked each other for some guesses about what was inside the suitcase.

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Christmas

What’s Inside?

It might be cash. It might be cards. It might even be jewelry. Or maybe it was none of those. The renovator had low expectations about what was inside. He thought that maybe it was just some old sports cards. However, he did not believe what he saw inside the suitcase.

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What’s Inside?

Unwrapping The Mystery

After he opened the luggage together with his wife, it was just a normal suitcase that had wax paper wrapped around a rectangular object. It was then that they realized that they didn’t have enough clue as to what was hidden inside the bag.

Unwrapping The Mystery

Unwrapping The Mystery

Full of Money

When the couple took out the bundle, they realized that it was something that they knew. They unwrapped all the wax paper that was inside the luggage. It was obvious that they held something together, but what kind of item was it?

Full of Money

Full of Money

Speechless Over The Money

The husband started to unwrap the waxy material. It was then that he realized that he was holding a huge amount of money. A total amount of $20 bills was the first bundle he got in the luggage.

Speechless Over The Money

Speechless Over The Money

So Much Cash

The couple examined the bills and realized how old it was. They could not believe that they were staring at a huge amount of money inside the luggage. Who would have thought to put all the cash inside the luggage?

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So Much Cash

And More Money

The husband said during an interview, “These are all twenties! There may be a couple thousand here! We are freaking out at this point,” and he added “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 about unwrapping the other bundles. Would they still find the same object inside the suitcase or would they unravel more valuable items than the one they found? They stared at the bundles with admiration.

Endless Cash

Endless Cash

At First, It Was Funny

The couple hoped that the next bundles were the same as the rest. They were thrilled as they started unwrapping the wax paper layers. Soon after they unwrapped the other bundles, it was not $20 bills but instead, there were $50 and $100 bills.

At First It Was Funny

At First, It Was Funny

Old Money

He explained, “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 couple had a lot of questions on their minds.

Old Money

Old Money

Dating The Cash

The couple found a stack of unexplained money in their house. They thought it was funny at first, but they quickly realized that this was not a laughing matter. They became worried about where the money came from and who was trying to hide it inside their house.

Dating The Cash

Dating The Cash

From the 1950s

The couple was curious about where the money came from. They observed that the bills were hidden since the ‘20s and ‘30s. It was many years since it was discovered by the couple. And they could not help but wonder what the total amount of money is placed inside the bag.

From the 1950s

From the 1950s

A Pleasant Surprise

The couple wanted to know more about what they have found. They examined more about the object and understood every part of it. From the bills to the luggage, and how old it was. Although, they still wanted to learn about their current situation.

A Pleasant Surprise

A Pleasant Surprise

They Had A Normal Life

After they retrieved the bundles from the luggage, they unraveled another surprise that became the solution to their questions. There was a newspaper lying inside of the luggage. The couple stared at the date and they were shocked by what they saw.

They Had A Normal Life

They Had A Normal Life

1951

The couple saw that the date in the paper was March 25, 1951. The newspaper was called the Cleveland Plain Dealer. They were amazed by what they find inside the luggage because of how old it was.

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1951

Had To Contact The Authorities

The couple was surprised and excited because of what they discovered. They saw from the newspaper that they had found that it was an issue from the local newspaper in Cleveland. They also thought about how much this money worth in the current currency.

Had To Contact The Authorities

Had To Contact The Authorities

More Things To Uncover

The couple did not believe in their luck. What was more amazing was that the money they found was star bills. Star bill was the currency during the last decades that didn’t make their way on the market.

More Things To Uncover

More Things To Uncover

Never-Ending Findings

They were lucky to discover something great. The couple was surprised when they got in touch with their lawyer. The lawyer helped them figure out how much money they discovered was. The lawyer said that there was an overall $23,000 total amount of cash inside the luggage.

Never-Ending Findings

Never-Ending Findings

Back To Work

After the celebration, lawyers, and surprises, the couple decided to return to their daily routines. They were happy because of what they discovered inside their home. But they did not know that it was not yet over.

Back To Work

Back To Work

And Here We Go Again

The husband who found the $23,000 need to finish his job renovating the house. It was when he started renovating the ceiling when he found another suitcase. He was surprised because of the item that was waiting for him.

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And Here We Go Again

Heavier Than The First

The husband was alone when he discovered another suitcase inside his house. He could not contain his happiness when he found the second luggage. Just how come that he missed the second suitcase when he found the first one. He called his wife to return to their house to open another luggage with him.

Heavier Than The First

Heavier Than The First

The New Suitcase

The husband explained and shared his story on Reddit and said, “This was a wild ride for us, and I hope you all enjoyed it, too.” he added, “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

His camera documented the whole thing. However, he had no idea they’d be in for more twists in the future. It’s only natural they’d get more curious.

Same But Different

Same But Different

The Search Continues

Could there be more mysteries just waiting to be discovered inside their house? They knew that they could not leave the basement half-finished. They decided to search for some hidden treasures in their house.

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The Search Continues

A Bigger Fortune

The couple learned something that surprised them. It became an incident that involved the FBI. They were aware that they needed to finish the renovation process in their house. In the end, they continued the renovation.

A Bigger Fortune

A Bigger Fortune

The Wait Is Over

The husband’s wife had finally returned home. It was then that they opened the suitcase. Just like before, it was filled with bundles of money. The total amount of money would make you feel amazed.

And The Wait Is Over

The Wait Is Over

What Else Was Hiding Here?

The couple did not know that it was not only bundles of cash in the suitcase that they would ever find inside their house. When they went back to their work, the husband saw another luggage fitted between the rafters. What was inside the luggage?

What Else Was Hiding Here?

What Else Was Hiding Here?

What They Found There

The first suitcase that the couple found was filled with money. The couple was positive that they would find more luggage filled with treasure. Things did not turn out the way they expected for the next suitcase that they had found. There were no bundles of money and wax papers in this luggage.

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What They Found There

The Final Count

Would the couple find more of this when they continued renovating the house? The husband could tell that he might find another treasure inside his house. He told her wife that she should come home again so that they could unravel what was inside the luggage.

A Secret Door

A Secret Door

Big Secrets

The husband found a suitcase that was identical to the other suitcase that they found. It might be possible that it contained the same item inside the bag. The couple did not waste a minute when the wife returned home.

Big Secrets

Big Secrets

A Secret Door

Their excitement from finding suitcases that were filled with bundles of cash subsided. They returned to their work and that was when they learned that they had discovered a new room with a strange door on the second level of their house. They opened the door so that they could unravel what eerie mystery lied behind it.

What They Found There

What They Found There

Finding Hiding Spots

The case was full of dollar bills. It was placed and arranged in a tidy manner. Just how much would they earn on what they found? What else could they discover inside their house? This time it was heftier than the other luggage that they found.

Finding Hiding Spots

Finding Hiding Spots

He Felt Nervous

The couple did not believe what they got. They were lucky that they found another luggage filled with money. It was time to appraise another batch of bags and discovered a total amount of $45,000. They knew that this time they were rich.

He Felt Nervous

He Felt Nervous

What Else Would They Uncover?

The couple was astonished because of what they found. This time, they were determined to start the renovation and planned how they would carry out the improvement of their house. They still decided that they would keep finding any mystery item inside their house.

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What Else Would They Uncover?

Another Big Mystery

The couple kept renovating the basement. They expected that there were hidden things inside their house, but they did not expect that they would call the FBI for help because of what they had discovered in their basement.

Another Big Mystery

Another Big Mystery

Full Of Secrets

The couple now knew that there was some secret in their house. They felt inspired to keep exploring every part of the house. Their motivation grew as soon as they planned which place they should look at next.

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Full Of Secrets

Tearing Down The Door

The couple found a secret door with a hot water heater. The realtor told them about this place. Their instinct was telling them that inside of this room, they would find what they were looking for. It might be something valuable or maybe a treasure.

Tearing Down The Door

Tearing Down The Door

He Found More Mysteries

The couple decided to look inside the secret room. Their guts were right because they found some big secret here in the room. When they opened the white door leading to the room, they realized that the realtor had deceived them. 

He Found More Mysteries

He Found More Mysteries

They Were Fooled

The couple realized that the room to the “water heater” was just a trick. The realtor tried to hide the truth from the new owners of the house and made them believe that it was just a normal house. But when they tried to open the door, they were surprised by what they saw.

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They Were Fooled

Hidden Room

The secret room was larger than they expected. The couple was surprised that it was decorated with carpet pieces and led to another mystery. He told his wife to stay back because he was not sure what they would discover there.

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Hidden Room

Door Number Two

The husband began with hesitation but became curious about what they would uncover behind the door. Just imagine that your house on the other side was different from the normal rooms. It was as if they saw a different kind of house.

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Door Number Two

Something Sinister

It was too bad that the door was shut with a master lock and properly secured with a bold. But the man would not give up just yet. He badly wanted to know what was behind the door. He rushed downstairs to grab his hammer and started to pound.

Something Sinister

Something Sinister

They Couldn’t Handle This Alone

He discovered that the room was used for some time. They also realized that someone tried to hide it. Of course, realtors tried to hide any of this to attract any new homeowner. He recognized that the room was in terrible shape. It was dark and it was also moldy inside the room. 

They Couldn't Handle This Alone

They Couldn’t Handle This Alone

Uh Oh

The couple had been residing in this house for a few years, but it was the first time they had explored down here. And they noticed that the room was soundproofed. One suspicious reason came to their minds.

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Uh Oh

More Mysteries Down There

The couple could not help but think that a crime might have taken place inside the room. The ceiling, the floor, and the walls were covered with white soundproofing tarp. And there could only be suspicious reasons why the people didn’t want to be heard.

More Mysteries Down There

More Mysteries Down There

What They Found

He was interested in what could be hidden in there. The man had a knack for DIY things, so his curiosity was expected. He did not expect that his home was filled with lies and mysteries during all the time he had stayed there.

What They Found

What They Found

Full Of Jewels

There was something inside the hidden room which was another briefcase that laid on the floor. The man hesitated and momentarily stopped to collect his thoughts. However, his curiosity won over him, so he hurriedly grabbed the suitcase.

Full Of Jewels

Full Of Jewels

The Strange Safe

It would be obvious for all of us that places with secret hiding places usually meant that something was fishy. The couple started the renovation project for fun but now it seemed that everything was taking a sinister turn. He finally picked the lock to peek inside.

 

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The Strange Safe

Hidden Inside

The contents of the briefcase surprised him. Once he opened the case, he saw an ancient wooden box, envelopes filled with money from various countries, a jewelry box, rings, watches, and four 1 oz silver ingots. They could not help but wonder why these valuable possessions were hidden and from what were they hiding these.

 

The Strange Safe

Hidden Inside

What Was Going On Here?

The door simply led to another door and the secret room had a white plastic tarp and was covered with heavy soundproofing material. Something felt oddly wrong when they entered the room. He could not shake the feeling that they had entered a torture chamber, which was something that he had only seen in movies.

What Was Going On Here?

What Was Going On Here?

A Terrifying Note

The couple continued their investigations and saw something that somehow opened what could have happened in the past. They kept exploring the relics that were left behind. They soon realized that they must get in touch with the authorities the soonest they could.

A Terrifying Note

A Terrifying Note

He Was Terrified

The couple soon discovered more strange stuff inside the room. As usual, there was an old brown briefcase. Since the previous cases contained cash, they thought that the contents of this third briefcase would be the same as the ones they previously opened. They assumed that luck was still on their side.

He Was Terrified

He Was Terrified

One More Warning

In time, they would figure out that they were off the mark. But for now, they saw that there was nothing good inside the bag. Like the actions they took while they renovated the basement, the couple photographed and documented the things they discovered.

One More Warning

One More Warning

An Unsettling Detail

This was indeed an experience that would forever be etched in their minds. The couple was curious to know what was hidden. They proceeded to open the case and took a glimpse. It was filled with someone’s valuables. There was a piece of pricey antique jewelry like rings, watches, and silver ingots.

An Unsettling Detail

An Unsettling Detail

They Needed The Police

It also had other strange things. The envelopes were filled with money from different countries. When they continued to investigate, they saw a black Sentry safe hidden away in the corner of the room. Things started to become more skeptical.

They Needed The Police

They Needed The Police

Some Disturbing Footage

The couple could not help but wonder what could possibly be hidden inside the secret safe that was inside a room inside a secret room. The secrecy that enveloped the safe was starting to seem fishy. He started to become intimidated and they were sure that this time, they would discover something that was not money, jewelry, or other common items.

Some Disturbing Footage

Some Disturbing Footage

An Investigation Of Epic Proportions

The man knew by then that this was not something he would be happy to have discovered. Everything inside the safe seemed to be valuable and the room itself was indeed secured. It felt like there were more secrets that they had to uncover.

An Investigation Of Epic Proportions

An Investigation Of Epic Proportions

The FBI Is Here To Help

Despite their hesitations, he put all his fears away for now and began to open the safe. Once he managed to crack it open, he found a note that cleared his worst suspicions. The message was, “Save yourself.”

The FBI Is Here To Help

The FBI Is Here To Help

How Can You Be Sure?

The written words were already ominous on its own, but the penmanship made it even creepier. The penmanship was extremely rough, and the words were written in black ink. This made the situation even more sinister. They could not help but wonder who wrote this note and just what did they mean.

How Can You Be Sure?

How Can You Be Sure?

They Got Lucky

The only way they could know the truth behind the mysteries was to proceed with their investigation. And just as he had finally decided to uncover the truth behind everything, he decided that it was now time to involve the authorities.

They Got Lucky

They Got Lucky

Do Not

The man was indeed curious. Because the curiosity was killing him, he dug deeper into the safe. He inspected the items one by one and soon, he started to feel unsafe. Inside, he found a few tapes which came with a handwritten message that mentioned, “Do not.”

How Can You Be Sure

How Can You Be Sure?

VHS Tapes

It was obvious that these records were VHS tapes. If he wanted to know what was inside and the footage inside, he had no other choice but to watch them. He wondered what he would find out. He took out all the videotapes he had found in the safe and inspected them closer.

VHS Tapes

VHS Tapes

Newer

He was shocked when he found out that these seemed much newer compared to all the other stuff that they had already discovered. He felt something crept up to open his spine when he noticed this although he was not sure why. The tapes contained a series of numbers that appeared to be labeled.

Newer

Newer

Police

There was no label in one of the tapes. Five of the six tapes had been labeled. He wondered whether someone was playing some sort of a twisted game. The situation was already getting out of hand. He decided that it was time to call the authorities.

Police

Police

The Curiosity

It was said that curiosity killed the cat and the homeowner could not contain his curiosity any longer. He finally discovered what the hidden tapes contained. And just after looking at the tapes for a mere few seconds, he didn’t think twice about contacting the authorities and requested that they come to the house as soon as possible.

The Curiosity

The Curiosity

Confiscated

It was obvious that the FBI would confiscate the tapes. No one else knew what was inside the hidden tapes. And the only ones who had an idea were the creator of the tapes, the homeowner, and the agents. This hunt made them see something they could only wish that they could un-see.

Confiscated

Confiscated

A Mystery

It would be entirely possible that we would never find out what the hidden tapes contained. The media had speculated that the hidden tapes had footage of terrible crimes that most likely took place inside the soundproofed room. However, this remained a mystery and only a few people knew what was inside the tapes.

A Mystery

A Mystery

Questions

The investigation raised a load of questions about all the things they had found within the party. This included the bundles of money, the safe, and of course, the hidden tapes. They pondered what kind of people used to live in the house.

Questions

Questions

Other Secrets

Could the house had other secrets that waited to be discovered? And in your case, what would you have done if the same things happened to you? And most importantly, are you sure that nothing was lurking inside your very own house?

Other Secrets

Other Secrets

Lucky

This couple was extremely fortunate that they went out of the situation safe and unscathed. They made the right decision to contact the authorities because this was something they should not handle on their own. And because of this, they now had an interesting and unique experience to tell their friends.

Lucky

Lucky

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