When repairing old houses you need to be very careful. It is not only the plaster falling from the ceiling and the crumbling walls. Sometimes they store dangerous items - military weapons, grenades, cartridges and even human skeletons. However, there is a chance to find a treasure, or at least a map indicating the path to the treasure.
Skeleton in the ceiling
During the repair work of the old house in Montreal, builders found a truly terrible find in the basement ceiling - a human skeleton. Workers immediately told the owners about him and called the police. I must say that the owners were not just in shock, they were terrified, because their family lived in this house for many years and had no idea what was hidden in it. The skeleton was submitted for examination. Later, experts determined that the age of the bones is 60-80 years, therefore, the police have few prospects to solve this crime.
When repairing an old house in Scotland, builders also found a walled human skull in one of the walls. Experts estimated his age at 200 years.
A couple from the United States bought a house. It was an old building, circa 1940, which was in need of repair. The family took a loan and began repair work. Having repaired two floors, they reached the attic. Before embarking, the couple began to examine the room to determine which structural elements could be damaged.
A metal box caught my eye. When the couple opened it, they realized that all their credit problems were solved in one fell swoop - there were banknotes wrapped in a 1951 newspaper. The owners continued to inspect the attic, and soon found another box of the same type in which the money was also hidden. The total amount of the find was $ 45,000. Thus, the husband and wife paid off the loan taken for repairs, and put the rest of the money into their bank account.
500 thousand dollars in cash were found by workers in the repair of another old house. For this money, a serious legal fight broke out. The construction company, whose workers found the treasures, said that the money belongs to them by law, but the new owners of the house said otherwise.
The court ruled that the money belongs to the former owner of the house and his family. The owner died 11 years before the sale of the house, and it was he who hid his entire fortune. After death, his two daughters tried to find a treasure, but could not. Subsequently, they received half a million dollars.
One of the employees of the water company in Calgary went to the customer to repair the bathroom. Starting work, he saw a piece of metal sticking out of the floor. The man disassembled the floor and pulled out a gold bar weighing 1 kilogram. According to preliminary estimates, the cost of the ingot was about 50 thousand dollars.
New owners have installed a jacuzzi in the bathroom. Her regular vibrations destroyed the floor, causing gold to appear on the surface. The plumber turned out to be an honest man and gave the find to the owners of the house.
A married couple from Budapest was very surprised when, during the renovation of their house, they found documents walled up in the wall. They were the Nazi secret papers. There were at least 6000 of them and all of them were marked with the stamp "Top Secret".
The documents dealt with the extermination of Jews and the Holocaust. Who hid these papers in an old Budapest house remained a mystery.
The Guatemalan family lived in a house over 300 years old. The building has long been in need of repair, but the financial situation of residents did not allow it. When they managed to save up for repairs, the family was amazed, murals were discovered under the stucco in the kitchen. The painting of the battle of the Mayans and the Conquistadors occupied the entire wall.
The family invited historians who suggested that the man who was the last of the Maya civilization that had disappeared lived in the house. No other logical explanations were found.
In the Chinese province of Jiangxi, workers who carried out the repair of the water seal found a terrific find. When the water level subsided, a Buddha statue appeared on the surface. Scientists have suggested that she is at least 600 years old, that is, she was created during the reign of the Ming Dynasty.
This figure is considered one of the last Buddha statues in China. During the cultural revolution in the 60s of the last century, most historical rarities were destroyed. The found statue is in excellent condition, as the water reliably protected it from corrosion. Archaeologists have suggested that an ancient temple is hidden under it, and whether this is so remains to be seen.
Money and treasure hunt card
A young couple from Nova Scotia began renovating their 170-year-old home. During the sex transition, they found a stack of papers that turned out to be cards with a lot of strange marks. After the examination, it turned out that they are more than a hundred years old. There were problems with decryption. New owners have only two ways - to transfer on their own or sell. Today, their market value is $ 6,000.