Reddit user, EvilEnglish, recently went to his grandparent’s old farmhouse in Tennessee, US, to tidy it up. The said farmhouse was given to him by his grandparents before they passed away and had been untouched for years.
He decided to start by cleaning out one of the house’s closets.
He came across an ancient old rug and decided the best thing to would be to throw it in the trash.
But when he lifted it up from the floor, he noticed something unusual: a round piece of metal on the concrete slab.
It was then that he realized it was a safe, locked and hidden beneath the dirty old rug.
He tried to open the safe but it needed an expert to crack it open, so he called for help.
And finally, the attempt to unlock the safe was a success.
The cover was removed…;
And upon opening, a pile of bricks and lots of water were visible from where they stood.
A very old coin book was found.
“My grandfather was an avid sportsman and enjoyed collecting various firearms,” wrote the Redditor, “My grandmother was a collector of coins and other antiques and curiosities.”
“I think the last time they traveled to the Tennessee house was around 1997.”
“I looked down in [the safe] and noticed a LOT of moisture inside. I remember that there was a pipe leak in the house a few years back.”
Old soaked dollar bills were also found.
Pistols and wristwatches.
A tool box covered in rust.
With jewelry hidden inside.
This guy even found bars of pure silver.
The Redditor said his grandparents used to read to him Treasure Island and it has been his lifelong desire to hunt his secret fortune someday.
Now, as commenters on the Reddit thread point out the worth of his find could reach into thousands of dollars, he doesn’t have to!