Discovering something from the past is exciting in itself, but when the discovery involves your own family, things really get interesting.
Reddit user "EvilEnglish" remembers his grandparents warmly. His grandmother used to read him "Treasure Island" when he was a child, and the story sparked his imagination. He even dreamed of finding his own treasure one day.
But he hardly expected that the treasure he would find would have been there the whole time... buried right under his feet.
When EvilEnglish's grandparents passed away, they left behind their house in Tennessee. EvilEnglish inherited it and while helping clean it, he discovered something under a dirty closet carpet.
He knew he had to throw out the musty old carpet, but when he pulled it up, he made an astonishing discovery.
Under the carpet was a secret hatch...
Reddit user "EvilEnglish" made the discovery while cleaning out his grandmother and grandfather's house.
It all started when he opened one of the closets.
Behind the door, he found a dirty, smelly carpet that he wanted to get rid of right away.
But when he pulled up the carpet, EvilEnglish saw a strange metal hatch in the floor.
Upon closer inspection, he noticed that there was a combination lock installed in the floor.
It looked very much like a safe.
First, EvilEnglish tried to pick the lock on his own. But when he realized that couldn't do it, he called a locksmith, who was finally able to break the lock.
Now, it was time to open up the door and discover what was hidden below...
EvilEnglish says his grandparents were avid collectors, so he knew the hidden compartment would be filled with interesting things... but the treasure inside defied all of his expectations.
Scroll down to see what he found...
At first, EvilEnglish just saw a bunch of rusty, water-damaged metal boxes.
But under all the dust and dirt, he found a time capsule from the 1930s.
Among other things, it contained a coin collector album from 1937 with all the coins in mint condition.
And the more he dug, the more coin collector albums he found.
Here is just some of the treasure he found hiding under the floor.
He found a few stacks of paper money...
But mainly, he found hundreds of coins.
Several of the coins was both rare and in excellent condition.
He even found some old guns and watches...
And finally, a box full of tools. Or so it seemed...
Well, actually, it was a rusty box full of jewelry!
And the icing on the cake was a collection of several silver bullion bars.
A user on the same reddit forum, who is a coin enthusiast, said that collectors would be very interested in the coins.
But perhaps even more valuable is EvilEnglish's memory of his grandparents, who left behind all of these cool things.
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