When a couple bought a new house, after moving in, they found a trap door on the floor of their closet. When they dared to open it up and look inside, they discovered a wooden chest locked shut. After picking the lock, what sort of treasure did they find?
When Imgur user, CzarMatt and his wife moved into their new house, everything was a jumbled mess. CzarMatt stacked boxes full of odd electronics in a closet temporarily.
After cleaning out the boxes, his wife found a latch on the floor, indicating some sort of trap door.
“Did you know we had a trap door?” she asked CzarMatt
Really!? CzarMatt was surprised, as he had never noticed it. He tried to open the small door and …
… to their disappointment, there was nothing inside except a dusty old plastic sheet …
… and that’s when they noticed what appeared to be an old lacquered chest
Hauling out the old chest was not as easy as they thought it would be
There was definitely something inside the mysterious chest!
And it was locked tightly as well
There was a keyhole, but of course …
… they didn’t have the key
Luckily, CzarMatt had a few tools on hand to pry open the latch
Almost got it …
Bingo! And voila! There’s treasure inside!
They discovered a smaller chest inside as well
As well as coins of all cultures and ages …
… some over 100 years old
This one was from 1885!
This one-cent piece was from 1859
There were coins from Japan and elsewhere
Besides the treasure, CzarMatt’s wife found something even more special hidden in the lining
Amazing! A Silver Surfer hologram trading card! Remember those?
Then it was time for exploring the smaller chest …
which also had an unusual lock
Luckily, CzarMatt’s wife found a key!
Just a few cloth bags?
Wow! Amazing antique watches. Whoever owned all this was a real collector!
How much is it all worth?
Amazingly, two of the watches were still working
There was a ring with the old Girl Scout emblem on it
Have you ever found anything like this before? Remember those good ol’ days when we were kids—if you’re old enough to remember the days before kids had videogames—of playing pirates or knights in shining armor, where the goal was to slay the dragon and find the gold? Well, then this takes us back and reminds us that there is nothing quite like a treasure hunt to bring out the child in you!
Photo Credit: Imgur | CzarMatt.