All homes contain some weird secrets, even to people who have lived there for decades. Here are just a few of the strangest things people have found when doing renovations on their homes. Some of these are straight-up freaky!
1) A Monopoly Board Under the Carpet
When people pull up carpet, it’s not uncommon to find hardwood floors. Homeowners hope the floors are in good shape, but it’s always a gamble.
This homeowner, however, found something that wasn’t even close to just normal hardwood. It’s a full Monopoly board painted on the floor! We don’t know if this was a child’s room or just someone who loved the game, but it’s certainly a unique find.
2) A Second Kitchen in the Basement
Two brothers from Wales inherited a home that had been in their family for generations. When they started to clear out the basement, they found something crazy: a second kitchen that had sat undisturbed for decades!
The kitchen was part of the servants’ quarters but had been blocked off by piles of junk in the basement. Having been untouched for so long, it served as sort of a time capsule to the early 1900s.
3) A Military Ration Bag That Contained Skittles
Most military field rations (Meals, Ready-to-Eat or MREs) are just dehydrated food that is less than appetizing. But apparently sometimes our soldiers get an unexpected treat when they’re on deployment.
This person was cleaning out their attic when they found some MREs. Not expecting much, they opened one and found a bag of tangy, delicious Skittles. When you’re in a dangerous area, something like a bag of candy is very much appreciated.
4) A Fabergé Figurine Worth $5.2 Million
This figurine was found stashed away in an attic in upstate New York. It turned out to have been commissioned in 1912 by Czar Nicholas II, the last czar in Russian history, as a present for his wife. It was eventually purchased by George Davis, a Manhattan art collector, in 1934.
Davis moved to upstate New York where he put the figurine, still in its original box, in his attic and apparently forgot about it. It wasn’t until his descendants were cleaning out the attic in his home that they came across this extremely rare figurine.
5) A Bunch of Cash
A family was renovating their home when they came across a small box in the basement tucked in the ceiling. When they opened it, they found the box contained thousands of dollars in old money.
The dates on the bills ranged from the 1920s to the 1940s. Because the bills were so rare, they were worth more than face value to currency collectors. When the family sold off all the money, they wound up collecting $45,000.
6) A Relic From the Good Old Days
This person bought an abandoned home and inside found this ancient relic from the olden days, when people went to brick-and-mortar stores to find movies to watch in their homes.
The sign was in surprisingly good shape considering the home hadn’t been lived in for quite some time. According to the finder, they intend to put this in their man cave. If they ever choose to sell it, we’d be curious to know just how much it was worth!