Here Are Some Good Reasons To Get People To Like Home Renovations

Published on 04/26/2020
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Secret Bunker

Discovering the interesting things in older houses was quite common. However, there were times when some people who moved into new houses had made odd and creepy discoveries. There was a similar instance when a man bought a house. When the original homeowner passed away, the real agents decided to sell the house as it was.

Secret Bunker

Secret Bunker

Ready To Explore

A new homeowner eagerly explored his house and hurried to the basement to see what loots he had found. He got to the bottom of the stairs and discovered a weird sheet of plywood attached to the wall. He soon found out that it was a secret room packed with all kinds of guns and ammo. There was even a hollowed-out grenade. The man even discovered a giant safe and a chest of money that was filled with pennies.

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Ready To Explore

Preserved Past

A British couple rummaged through the basement of their old family home. During the renovation, they stumbled upon a perfectly intact Victorian kitchen from the 1830s. It was even fully stocked with a cooking range, pots, and pans. There were even enough tables and benches to accommodate twenty people. There was even a cookbook about Victorian recipes.

Preserved Past

Preserved Past

Live Wire

Linda and Wally DeForest just moved into their new house, unaware of what was in store for them. As Linda unpacked their stuff in the basement, she was baffled by her discovery. She shouted for her husband and told him that she found a torpedo in the basement. Wally did not believe his wife at first but when he came down, he found out that his wife was telling the truth.

Live Wire

Live Wire

The Green Torpedo

The couple discovered a heavy green torpedo in their basement. They decided to consult an army veteran who explained that it was used either as a mortar or a lightweight anti-tank weapon during the Korean and Vietnam war. The authorities decided to take the bomb away. Since then, whenever the DeForests were asked how a torpedo ended up in their basement, they usually answered that it was kept as souvenirs.

 

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The Green Torpedo

Discovery

The discovery of old artifacts was indeed fascinating, and these were usually found in the basement. However, there were instances where some people discovered outrageous stuff. Diane and Pat Farla resided in an old Victorian house in England. They always wondered what the weird grate in their basement was for until one night, they decided to finally check it out.

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Discovery

Persecuted Catholics

The partners discovered an iron grille and saw that the hole was just big enough so that their nephew and his friend could crawl through. On the other side, they discovered a cellar that resembled a chapel. The couple decided to ask historians and found out that the room dated back to the 1700s. It was speculated that the room was used as a secret Catholic Church during the era when Catholics were executed and persecuted.

 

Persecuted Catholics

Persecuted Catholics

Hidden Room

A homeowner in 1963 renovated his house and as he did so, he accidentally knocked down a wall. He found out that there was a hidden room and his excitement caused him to explore. He found room after room and soon discovered a whole underground city. Derinkuyu was one of the most incredible and odd archeological discoveries during the 20th century. It was an ancient city that was formed by a huge network of underground tunnels. These homed the Hittites.

Hidden Room

Hidden Room

RIGHT BEHIND YOU

Discovering old photographs in your new home was already creepy enough. However, one new homeowner even found a message that asked the finder if they could see “him”. This incredibly increased the scare factor to multiple levels and was indeed a valid reason to sell the place and move very far away.

RIGHT BEHIND YOU

RIGHT BEHIND YOU

Michelangelo Painting

A family had a spectacular find when they discovered a famous Norman Rockwell painting in Vermont. It was hidden behind a fake wall in their late father’s house. The dead father kept a fake on the display of their house so that his wife would not get her hands from getting the original during their divorce. He never mentioned a thing even in his deathbed. The painting sold for $15.4 million in an auction. A similar incident happened in New York. A man had forgotten that he had a $300 million Michelangelo painting behind his couch and only recalled about the painting after 27 years.

Michelangelo Painting

Michelangelo Painting

31 Love Letters

A brother and sister from Nova Scotia decided to have a renovation project of their house. While they renovated, they discovered a stash of love letters written by a World War I soldier. There was a total of 31 letters, and these were hidden in their walls. They looked up the names written in the letters and were somehow able to return them to the grandkids of the couple.

31 Love Letters

31 Love Letters

Ammunition

There was someone who recently moved into his new home and found a strange discovery. He noted that there was a sheet of wood on a wall that seemed to be out of place. He decided to take it down only to find a secret room. Inside the room, he found weapons and a box full of ammunition.

Ammunition

Ammunition

Hidden Safe

New homeowners that discovered safe in their houses had been a common occurrence lately. These safes are usually found in the basement or even buried in the backyard. However, there was one time where the new owner discovered a safe hidden in the wall of the kitchen.

 

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Hidden Safe

Strange Treasure

A new homeowner found a strange treasure inside his new place. He found a safe wherein there was $50,000 in cash, a bottle of bourbon, and a copy of E.F. Schumacher’s “A Guide for the Perplexed.” This is indeed a strange haul.

Strange Treasure

Strange Treasure

Jackpot

A plumber somehow literally struck gold while he shoveled through some rubble during a bathroom renovation. The plumber noticed something shiny and decided to grab it. He soon found out that it was a gold brick and it turned out to be worth $50,000. The plumber man was naturally honest and gave it to the homeowners.

Jackpot

Jackpot

$500,000

Another incident that should be included in this list was when contractors who were doing renovations in Arizona discovered $500,000 in cash and the money was stashed inside military ammunition containers. The contractors declared the cash to be theirs. However, the new homeowners argued that since it was found in their property, the cash was supposed to be for them. In the end, the court disagreed with both parties and said that the owner was the one who hid the cash in the first place. Since Robert Spann died eleven years before the discovery of the money, 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 it was situated in a historic building. The owner discovered a neon light as he renovated the bathroom. The strange part was the fact that the neon light was still on. According to experts, the neon light had been on for more than 7 decades which made it the longest lit neon light in the world. The owner remembered that it was first lit way back in 1935 when the building was just transformed into a forest-themed diner. The owner was proud at first, but it dawned on him that he had paid more than $17,000 for electrical bills because of the neon lights. This case confused the experts because neon lights were known to work for only 4 decades straight.

Neon Light

Neon Light

Nazi Documents

There was a new couple in Hungary who were shocked upon their discovery of a few confidential Nazi documents that were hidden in their walls. The couple found more than 6,000 Nazi documents from the Third Reich as they renovated their house. These documents contained details about the holocaust especially the census to count Jews and designate homes which they could transfer to before they were finally moved to the ghettos in Budapest. Scholars considered this discovery as a treasure because of the value of these rare documents. Most of these documents were destroyed by the Nazis to avoid revealing these to the hands of their enemies. Apparently, the previous owner of the house decided that it would be best to hide them instead of destroying the papers. The census was taken just two months before Hungary was occupied by the Nazis. The official number of Hungarian Jews that were killed in the holocaust was 600,000.

Nazi Documents

Nazi Documents

Hand Grenade

A mom and son found an unexploded hand grenade while they were cleaning out grandma’s garage. They decided to call the Australian military in order to remove the grenade safely. It was later revealed that the bomb had no fuse. The explosives were removed a long time ago. It scared the mother and son when they found it. The previous owner of the house was a 91-year-old woman and her husband was a WWII soldier. They discovered the grenade with the pin still attached which is why the whole area was evacuated while it was still being inspected.

Hand Grenade

Hand Grenade

Secret Spy Stash

It might not be common for most of us to meet a secret agent, so it could be even rarer to find out that a secret agent was an unassuming old lady. There was one family who found out that the previous owner might be a secret agent as they renovated their new home. During renovations, they found a stash of spy-related items that you could only see in movies or video games. There were a machine gun and classified photos of Berlin after the bombing of World War II. There were also telegrams from Her Majesty’s Secret Service and the War Office. The name of this secret agent was Eileen Burgoyne and she died at 98 years of age. She worked as a shadow agent in Africa, Germany, Gibraltar, and Spain. She was hired after WWII and was speculated to be an integral part of the Cold War effort.

Secret Spy Stash

Secret Spy Stash

You Found It

Jason and Kerri Brown were excited upon their discovery of a house in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in foreclosure for $75,000. The couple knew that it was a great haul but later, they found out that it would be the cause of one of their nightmares, especially for their 2-year-old child. They started renovations right away. Keri moved some bookcases around and discovered a passageway that led to a hidden room. There was even a note from the previous owners that was titled “You Found It.” The note revealed the serious mold problem of the house that could make children sick and forced the family to move out. The couple took haste in moving out of the house and sued everyone that was involved in selling them the house.

You Found It

You Found It

Hidden Room

Nukestorm posted in Reddit that he discovered a creepy room inside his new place. It was a room in the corner of the attic. The realtors did not tell him that there was an extra room and he only realized that it was there once he moved the boxes around the house. His first impression of the room was that it was creepy. The door to the room was around four feet high and there was a metal grate attached to it. He looked inside and saw a small strange bed, a wall with foam padding, and a singling light. What made things even creepier was that there was no doorknob inside the room. It was obvious that whoever was inside was locked up and would not be able to get out unless someone opened the door from the outside. It was also a very unpopulated area so screams would probably go unnoticed.

Hidden Room

Hidden Room

Wall Of Snakes

Ben and Amber’s Sessions thought that they saved a bunch by acquiring a house in the American countryside for only $180,000. As time went on, they discovered that their five-bedroom home was infested with hundreds of garter snakes. The situation was so bad that it felt like the ground seemed to be moving because it was filled with snakes. They started to become more suspicious the more snakes they found and were extremely anxious whenever they heard rustling in the walls. Ben finally discovered a siding panel where several snakes came out. They finally realized that the house was on top of a huge snake hibernaculum and the previous owners abandoned the place because they could not do anything about the situation. The Sessions decided that enough was enough and moved out three months later. They also filed for bankruptcy.

Wall Of Snakes

Wall Of Snakes

Postcards

Amanda Reddy was excited to be a new homeowner. As she removed a baseboard on her 1910 Cape Cod kitchen, she had discovered a 100-year-old surprise. She inspected the postcards and saw that they were old. Most of them were dated from 1907 to 1909. There were other possessions aside from the postcards. The postcards were all written for Mayme Berneck. Amanda also noticed that the postcards were firmly attached to the wall.

Postcards

Postcards

Old Comic

A copy of Action Comics No. 1 was found in a wall while the new homeowner renovated in a Minnesota house. It was a 1938 Superman comic book and it was sold at an auction for $175,000. He found this treasure among the newspapers that were used as insulation for the walls of the house. It was graded a 1.5 out of 10 because the back cover was already detached. An almost perfect copy of this comic that was graded a 9.0 out of 10 was sold last 2011 at $2.16 million.

Old Comic

Old Comic

Magician’s Box

In the process of moving things, a hired mover noted a six-foot-long wooden box. When he looked closer, there were three smaller boxes that fit inside. Each of the boxes had openings on opposite sides and the metal railings clicked together. It was like a train track. The mover didn’t understand what it was for at first and only realized its use when he found out that the previous owner was a magician.

Magician's Box

Magician’s Box

Straitjacket

Some items that were left by the previous homeowners could really seem so out of place. An example of this was when a mover came across a straitjacket made of leather. There was even a leather mask that matched it.

Straitjacket

Straitjacket

Ventriloquist Dummies

One of the strange things someone discovered while moving houses was a whole box full of male and female ventriloquist dummies. There were lots of them in the box with some of them still in good condition while the others were partially broken. The hired movers commented that it was a “pretty unsettling” sight.

Ventriloquist Dummies

Ventriloquist Dummies

Priceless Artwork

An Italian stateman hired Leonarda da Vinci all the way back to 1502. He commissioned the artist to paint a scene from the Battle of Anghiari. Giorgio Vasari was appointed to paint over the mural during the 1550s, but he couldn’t bring himself to destroy such a nice piece of artwork. It was speculated that Giorgio built a false wall over the painting in order to preserve the mural.

Priceless Artwork

Priceless Artwork

Bats

Calvin Oshowy discovered that his new place was full of hundreds of bats just two months after he bought it. These bats could be found in the attic, the walls, and even the ceiling. He had no choice but to put in additional work just to seal all the possible entry points. In the end, he decided to build a bat sanctuary outside of his house hoping that they won’t ever come inside his own home.

Bats

Bats

Belongings Of A Fallen Soldier

A war veteran and his wife decided to settle down in Texas. Kerry and Cindy Cremean were shocked to see a military burial flag inside their garage. This revelation caused Kerry to tear up because the feeling was like holding someone’s life in his hands. They posted on Facebook to try and locate the family of the fallen soldier. As it turned out, the fallen soldier died last 1980 in a car accident and he left his three daughters behind.

Belongings Of A Fallen Soldier

Belongings Of A Fallen Soldier

English Monastery

A new homeowner was shocked when he saw a trapdoor in front of his bathroom. Because of his curiosity, he decided to open the door and explore where it would lead him. He didn’t think too much about it as he thought that it was not that big of a deal. Everything changed once he saw the stairs. His new place was built on an old English monastery where multiple passages led to different rooms like dungeons.

English Monastery

English Monastery

Russian Czar

A very rare Faberge Russian figurine was stashed for almost seven decades in an upstate New York attic. The figurine had a very historic origin as it was commissioned by the Russian Czar Nicholas II to be given to Empress Alexandra, his wife, last 1912. This fragile Russian figure was valuable because there were only 50 of its kind and was reported to have sold for $5.2 million during an auction.

Russian Czar

Russian Czar

Peanut Butter Jar

Most of the time, useless scraps or even actual garbage that was not thrown out could be found whenever someone moved into their new home. In one instance, we could not say for sure whether it would be a junk or something valuable because one new homeowner found a peanut butter jar that was filled with old corn. The jar went so far as the mid-70s.

Peanut Butter Jar

Peanut Butter Jar

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