30 People Who Accidentally Stumbled Across Valuable Lost Treasures.
All this man wanted was his lost hammer, but he found something that had been missing for much longer than a few days.
A British farmer had lost his hammer in a field. After looking for it and failing, he decided to ask his neighbor if he could use his metal detector to find it. Unfortunately, the man never actually found the hammer. But he did find 14,000 coins from ancient Rome, which the British Museum later purchased for $2.7 million.
Collecting old baseball cards is a great hobby, but it's even better when it can bring you a bit of pocket change.
There were only a handful of Ty Cobb's baseball cards printed in between 1909 and 1911, so finding just one of them is exceptionally rare. So could you imagine finding several of them? While cleaning out their grandfather's attic, this family found SEVEN of Ty Cobb's million-dollar baseball cards.
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This story will teach you not to scold your kids for digging holes in the backyard.
It was the year 1978, and two kids were messing around in their backyard. They thought it would be a great idea to dig a big hole in the yard, but they never expected how great of an idea it really was. As they were digging, the kids ran into some metal. It turned out to be an entire Ferrari! Apparently, the previous homeowner was trying to get one over on his insurance agent and buried the vehicle on his property!
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You never know what you'll find while shopping at a thrift store and this man is definite proof of that.
While this resident of Nashville was shopping at a thrift store, he decided it would be a great idea to purchase an impressive "replica" of the Declaration of Independence. In a strange turn of events, what he found wasn't actually a replica, it was, in fact, one of the 200 original copies of the Declaration of Independence. The man sold it at an auction for a smooth $477,650!
You may have heard about homes with secret rooms and passages, but imagine finding out that there was something much larger hidden underneath your home!
A Turkish man was renovating his home when he noticed that there was a hidden passageway. After further investigation, the man discovered that the passageway turned into an 18-story tunnel system that was capable of holding 20,000 people! This man had actually uncovered The Derinkuyu Underground City, which can actually be toured by the public now!
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