30 Of The Strangest Things People Have Found Buried In Their Backyard.
We've all had fantasies about discovering a priceless item, or maybe just loads of cash or gold, while poking around in our backyards. Don't give up just yet. Below you'll find 30 people who have discovered some incredibly rare things, from rare fossils to millions of dollars worth of gold. Most of these folks weren't even looking for anything to begin with! To be sure, some of the finds are a lot less glamorous (the anaconda, for instance), but they all make excellent stories. They'll also make you wonder what's really buried beneath your home, but in some cases, you'll probably wish you'd never found out.
#1. A 9-foot alligator found in someone's pool in Lakeland, Florida...
#2. Chris and Colleen Otcasek spotted a hole in their backyard and discovered that it led to this fully stocked nuclear fallout shelter from the 1960s.
#3. Gary Johnson found this rare whale fossil in Los Angeles. It's estimated to be about 14 to 16 million years old!
#4. These two 11-year-old boys stumbled upon a 13,000-14,000-year-old American mastodon bone near their homes in suburban Detroit.
#5. Lena Paahlsson of Sweden found her wedding ring on a carrot in her garden 16 years after she lost it.
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