Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Workers Discover 71-Year-Old Wallet, And Return It To Joyful Owner.

Mysterious Discovery

Mysterious Discovery

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Something caught their attention as they tore down the walls and floors for a renovation. “How odd,” they thought, when they noticed something sticking out from the floorboard. But they kept on working. Then, they saw what the object was when they pulled the rest of the floorboards apart. The object was brown, plastic, and in great condition, but when they looked closer, they were baffled by what they saw. The object was a wallet! And the contents inside piqued their curiosity even further.

Lying In Wait

Lying In Wait

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The Talent Factory in Nevada, Iowa, was a comedy club that had been around for a long time. So naturally, the building had undergone a number of renovations. But this was the first time it helped solve a mystery. The Talent Factory owner, Larry Sloan, was shocked when he found the wallet, which was 71 years old! But who did it belong to?

Whose Was It?

Whose Was It?

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When a wallet goes missing, cops usually get involved. So why had this wallet been lying under the floorboard of The Talent Factory unclaimed? More importantly, who had placed it there? Was it intentional or an accident? And were they 71 years too late to return it to its rightful owner?

For Posterity

For Posterity

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Larry and his workers were awestruck by the pristine condition the wallet was in. Somehow, it had remained preserved between the floorboards. But there was something different about this wallet. It was made of plastic, so Larry assumed it had belonged to a kid. Then he examined the contents inside, and his perspective changed.

Generational Building

Generational Building

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Larry had turned the old movie theater into a comedy club. But the building was built back in the 20s. That meant that several generations had walked in and out of this building over the years. Some had gone on their first dates and had their first kiss here. But nothing in Larry’s experience compared to finding a wallet lost in time for 71 years and with its contents intact.

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