Renovations reveal a 70-year-old tin full of cash
Having already been living in the 1940s-era house for some years, an American family began refurbishing every room. Now it was time for the basement. It started out as tedious work that no one had been looking forward to. But it ended up being the kind of adventure that everyone secretly dreams about.
To start the renovations, the basement ceiling needed to be completely removed. Lurking behind i there was a thick layer of dust, which had been accumulating over decades.
But what was this? Hidden between ceiling beams they saw a grayish green lunchbox.
A very thick layer of grime suggested that the tin had been here for quite some time. A moldy shoelace held everything together. What was concealed inside it? Jewelry, stocks or just some old toys?
The suspense increased immeasurably as they opened it. They gently pulled on the shoelace.
The tin contained several packages wrapped in wax paper, wildly stirring up the family's imagination.
Underneath the bundles, there was a yellowed newspaper: it was from March 25, 1951. The secret treasure must have been lying here, hidden and untouched, since then.
The shape of the packets had already inspired hope. Upon unwrapping them, the couple had their quiet suspicions confirmed: someone hoarded cash here. A fat wad of $20 bills awaited new owners.
But with the next bundle, a crazy situation became even more bizarre: another wad appeared, this time containing $50 bills. And finally a last one, consisting entirely of $100 bills. Added together, the family was staring at $23,000!
The bills were all from the years between 1928 and 1934. To be on the safe side, the couple hired a lawyer. But as it happens, the first owner of the house, an elderly woman, died some decades ago. So they can celebrate their unexpected bonanza. (They immediately invested it in further house renovations.) In this instance, good things really did come from above!