You won’t believe what’s found within the walls of homes and other structures. Some families have had bad luck with this, while others are overjoyed with their unexpected discoveries. After reading this post, you’ll be more likely to look for secret compartments the next time you walk. You never know what’s waiting behind the closed doors.
A mystery by Norman Rockwell.
You may believe that people only hide important items behind walls in movies, but this is not the case. Donald Trachte Sr. made a replica of one of Norman Rockwell’s most well-known paintings and displayed it. He concealed the original version behind a wall, which was discovered after his death by his children.
People are always asking questions, according to his uncle, Donald Trachte Jr. “What if the house caught fire? What happens if it’s bulldozed? What if we sold it when the Rockwell was still present? He told Fox News, “I don’t have any answers.”.
Next, double-check your Airbnb the next time you rent one.
Surveillance that isn’t visible.
Have you ever been watched while on holiday with your partner? Sure, there might be a few nosy in-laws, but we’re talking “cameras in the wall” surveillance here.
A Florida Airbnb couple discovered the hard way that your privacy may not be yours. Police Lt. Bob Bourque said, “We don’t know whether there are local suspects, someone who might have been dating, or a companion who isn’t aware they are being videotaped.” Authorities confiscated SD cards, computers, and everything else that might store data, which is a good thing.
On with the bombs!!.
In St. Francis, Wisconsin, one of the strangest objects found in the walls of someone’s home was discovered. William Wittman, 70, was remodeling his bathroom in 2011 when he discovered a live missile in the wall. He called out to his wife, who immediately dialed 911.
Despite the fact that the object was just about 20 inches long, the Milwaukee Sheriff’s Department bomb squad quickly snatched it up. Since a World War II veteran used to live in the house, the dangerous object was present.
When you find out, get out as soon as possible.
Do you believe in the existence of haunted houses? Not the kind you see in film, but the real thing. If not, after reading this, you may be. A spooky surprise was discovered behind a customer’s heating vent by a construction worker.
An upside-down Ouiji board was what he found. The worker didn’t say where the house was, but he did inquire about “where the planchette was concealed.” In this case, you must leave it just as you find it.
Then there’s this: you’ve got to “bee” kidding us.
Be cautious out there!.
A homeowner in Hillside, New Jersey, complained about a bee problem and his house being “very noisy.” We’re not sure why. In his walls, there were approximately 30,000 bees and 40 pounds of honey. It was nuts, according to the beekeeper who came to clean it.
The third-generation beekeeper explained, “What I’m doing is slowly cutting out each piece of lath – and as I do so, it just reveals more bees, more honey, and more comb.” In his quest for the swarm, he was stung hundreds of times! .
This construction worker had one of the best days of his life.
This is a fantastic find.
Most of the discoveries have been eerie and unsettling up until now, but David Gonzalez struck gold in 2013 with his find. In all of his years of building, Gonzalez had always wanted to find something. He also hid dollar bills in the walls for others to find later.
When he uncovered the 1938 Action Comics #1 (Superman’s first appearance in a comic), his dream came true. Gonzalez, 34, said, “I knew it was worth money.” “However, I had no idea how much it was.” He sold it on eBay and made more than $100,000!.
You won’t want to miss what’s coming up next.
The Walls Are Filled With Love.
Love is said to be in the air, but it can also be found in the walls. Something straight out of a love story, maybe The Notebook?, was discovered by a brother and sister.
A soldier’s love letters from the early 1900s were found by the siblings. They ended up returning the messages to the woman who had sent them, and it turned out that the woman was the man’s wife! Why would he keep those notes hidden from his true love?.
The Legend of Leonardo da Vinci.
Isn’t it true that artists enjoy making life complicated for others? Although art historians spend countless hours trying to figure out what a piece of art means, Leonardo da Vinci may have concealed one important painting behind another.
Maurizio Seracini, an art diagnostician, has been studying this hypothesis for over 36 years. “I’ve been trying to figure out where ‘The Battle of Anghiari’ may have been painted.. and if it’s still there” since the beginning of Seracini’s study. Although the painting’s location isn’t verified, all signs point to it being hidden behind a Giorgio Vasari mural in Florence, Italy.
Look for Mummy Cats on Your Walls!.
Before the twentieth century, life was very different. You’d never guess that people used to put mummified cats in their walls on purpose. This was a thing in 17th-century England as a way to keep bad spirits away from the inhabitants.
As a result, there have been hundreds of cases of mummified cats falling out of the walls of UK homes in recent years. If you want to live there, choose your home carefully!.
Army Men are being hanged.
Miniature Army men are among the most popular toys of all time. Finding any within your walls will be a treat — depending on their condition, of course. A Reddit user’s father discovered some in his wall, but the person who placed them there appeared to be furious.
The poster remembered, “My father discovered a bunch of army men tied up hanging in his wall.” “There were hundreds and dozens of green army men under the plaster, in the gap between the two plaster pieces, with string tied around their necks hanging down.”.
A family is evicted from their home by spiders.
There’s nothing quite like moving into a house just to be evicted by a swarm of poisonous spiders. Brian and Susan Trost paid $450,000 for a home in St. Louis that overlooked two golf holes. Instead of golfers, the two began to see brown recluse spiders all over the place.
The spiders “kept bleeding out of the walls,” Susan said. The couple sued the previous homeowners for failing to warn them about the infestation. For their troubles, the family received $472,000 in compensation.
It’s like something out of a Batman film.
Safes have been recorded to be hidden in closets and even buried in the backyard. Those are both popular places to hide valuables, but one hidden in a kitchen wall? That is just what Batman will do.
A couple in Arizona was renovating their home when they discovered a safe in the kitchen. “We couldn’t believe what we were seeing. Time came to a halt. Eddie screamed, ‘Wait, it could be booby-trapped!’ as I reached for the safe. Eddie’s partner, Angie, said, “I’m really laughing at that one.” $51,080, a bottle of whiskey, and a book titled A Guide for the Perplexed were among the contents.
A macabre discovery at Harvard University is on the way.
A House Infested With Illegal Substances.
We despise it when these stories concern a family that has just moved into a new home. If you don’t find out until you move in, we think finding out before you get too comfortable is the next best thing.
A neighbor claimed that the previous homeowners made illegal drugs there after one Oregon family developed respiratory problems. The family had the house checked, and the pollution level was found to be 80 times higher than the state’s safe cap!.
Bones were found in the chapel.
Human bones were discovered in the walls of Harvard University’s Holden Chapel during renovations in 1999. Professor Carole A.S. Mandryk said, “My first reaction was, ‘Oooohh, an old Harvard murder.'”.
Even though the bones were jammed inside the chapel’s basement walls, Mandryk said there was probably nothing suspicious about them. “Some of the bones have metal parts protruding from them, as if someone was attempting to construct a skeleton,” Mandryk said. That’s not a big deal; it was just a weird place to find human bones!.
A game-changing discovery.
So far, we’ve seen some bizarre results, but this one might take the cake. “In 2008, a head was discovered in the attic of a house” that had been owned by an elderly man for several years. The head seemed to be that of Henry IV of France.
That’s a fantastic find, but was it really the monarch’s mummified head? According to CBS News, “a team of 19 scientists announced in the British medical journal BMJ that nine months of research on the skull led them to believe it was Henry IV’s,” according to CBS News.
Blueprints from the past may be useful.
As you’ve probably guessed, construction work will lead to a plethora of interesting and useful discoveries. Some findings aren’t as valuable as others, but that doesn’t mean they’re any less essential.
One Reddit user said, “My friend was renovating his 150-year-old Victorian, and the workers discovered a wooden box inside a wall.” “All of the contents is linked to the house’s construction—original blueprints, certain materials used, and supply receipts.” Someone, such as a local historian, may find those blueprints useful! .
A Sad Mystery Is Being Solved.
It took 28 years for the bones of a New York woman to be discovered after she vanished. It was too late, as they just discovered a skeleton in her now-deceased husband’s walls. She died as a result of blunt trauma to the head, according to police.
JoAnn Nichols was the woman’s identity, and officials initially assumed she had run away or committed suicide. All of this took place in Poughkeepsie, New York, where Nichols’ son had drowned three years before she vanished.
This next discovery will send shivers down your spine.
The abode of Satan.
How terrifying would it be to discover that your house was home to thousands of snakes? People don’t dare to live in one Rexburg, Idaho house because the thought of that is too terrifying for them. In 2009, the Sessions family discovered this the hard way.
Amber Sessions told ABC News, “It was really bad after we moved in.” “There were snakes in the walls,” says the narrator. We could hear them, and then our water began to smell like them.
Tons of toxic waste have a particularly nasty stench.
It’s odd enough that anyone would conceal radioactive waste behind a fictitious wall, but it’s even stranger that no one did anything about it for two years. The waste barrels were found on land that had previously been used as a tar factory, but it took the Canadian Ministry of Environment years to take action.
“It seems that whoever is responsible in this case has fled or passed away.. So, how do you handle this?” asked Lynda Lukasik, executive director of Environment Hamilton.
A Coin-Filled Safe Hidden in Plain Sight.
A Reddit user was cleaning his grandparents’ old house in 2013 when he discovered something unusual. He discovered a safe inside a concrete floor under an old rug. When the family opened the safe, they discovered a large collection of coins that the grandfather had amassed over the years. There were still massive piles of wet dollar bills that could still be used.
The Reddit user said, “I’ve always dreamed of discovering anything like this.” It looks like a movie’s hidden treasure! The coin collection most likely brought in a lot of money for the family.
Behind the medicine cabinet, there are dozens of used razor blades.
Your home could have razor blades hidden within the walls, according to Reader’s Digest. In homes constructed before the 1970s, dozens of people have discovered used razor blades in their walls. These blades are most likely hidden behind your medicine cabinet.
Architects installed slots inside medicine cabinets to dispose of razor blades in the 1950s. People may dispense their blades into the walls after shaving to avoid cutting themselves. “When we do remodels and restorations of older houses, we find piles of razor blades in the walls at least a dozen times,” said remodeling manager Richard D’Angelo.
There are over 4,000 game pieces in total.
Imagine finding thousands of game pieces, ranging from cards to toy soldiers, hidden under your floorboard. In 2011, this happened to an Englishman. Archaeologists discovered silk, clothing pins, and building blocks.
This was most likely a nursery in the old house. Archaeologists discovered scrapes of costly foods like oranges. Archaeologist Mark Newman said, “It’s been really interesting how many things have made their way under the floorboards, and how complex the stories that they can say are.”.
A Winchester Mystery Is Solved.
The Winchester Mystery House, located in San Jose, California, is not your average structure. Sarah Winchester, the resident, claimed her home was haunted. To “stop” the spirits, she continually changed the architecture around her house, resulting in strange rooms and staircases.
The stained glass windows were also unusual. Until an archaeologist discovered a note inside one of the Winchester’s walls, historians couldn’t find out who made the windows. John Mallon, one of the best glass artists of the 1800s, was the recipient of the message. The Winchester’s odd windows were made by him–mystery solved!.
Risque Monopoly is a board game with a twist.
A man from Fresno, California, was remodeling his home in 2003. He pulled up the carpet and discovered a massive Monopoly board underneath. It wasn’t just any Monopoly, though; it was a 1930s “strip Monopoly” game.
There were risque pictures all over the board in this adult-only variant of Monopoly. It was also a colossal scale, taking up nearly the entire rug. The owner intended to make life-sized parts for the board, but never got around to it. People were enthralled when he posted the board on Reddit. Who knows if there will be more visitors in the future?.
The Head of a Creepy Doll.
A couple went viral on Twitter in December 2020 for sharing something straight out of a horror film. A doll head was discovered inside her sister’s basement wall, according to the flyer. Not only that, but the doll’s head was visible through the crack in the wall!.
The poster said, “My sister moved into a new house and discovered this in the wall of her basement.” We’d switch if we discovered that in our basement. It’s known as a “cellar boy,” according to one Twitter user. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, it was a common trend–albeit a creepy one.
Medicine from the 1980s has clearly passed its expiration date.
Many people have expired medications in their medicine cabinets. However, in the year 2020, a man found 40-year-old medications in his medicine cabinet. The man found old Band-Aids, antiseptics, perfumes, and caffeine tablets when he looked behind his medicine cabinet.
These items from the 1980s are much too old to be used. However, some of them, such as lotions and aftershave, can evoke memories for some people. Some of the businesses are still operating, such as Jergen. Even if it was interesting, the man was unable to profit from it.
From 1944, a love letter.
After discovering something in his wall in 2017, a Massachusetts man had to contact the Greenfield Police Department. It wasn’t something bad; it was a 1944 love note. The letter was written by “Walter” and addressed to “Miss Betty Miller.”.
This story has a happy ending and sounds like a romantic comedy. The letter’s owner was tracked down and returned by the cops. Betty Miller eventually married Walter, according to Irene Fournier, Betty’s niece. Despite the fact that the couple is no longer alive, their families are able to see the long-lost message.
Shoes that will keep you safe from evil.
A woman in the British Isles was renovating her house in 2014. She discovered shoes within the walls. These weren’t even new shoes; they dated back to the 1840s. The oddest thing is that many people in the British Isles have shoes hidden within their walls.
People used to put shoes within their walls to fend off evil, according to the University of East Anglia. She told the BBC that a man in the village warned her not to take it out of the house because it would bring her bad luck. “However, I have done so and nothing has happened.”.
Bottles of the Witch.
Witch bottles were commonly stored in the walls back when more people believed in and hated witches. The ritual was thought to serve as a barrier against curses. Personal objects such as fingernail clippings or hair, as well as a heart-shaped piece of fabric, will be placed in the container.
The concept was that the contents would consume negative energy, allowing the individual to remain unaffected. Someone must have been thinking along these lines when they inserted a 17th-century bottle containing such contents into the wall. It was discovered in 2004 in London!.
Copper Pennies and an Arsenal.
When a homeowner was renovating his house, he came across something that revealed a lot about the previous owner. An arsenal was hidden under the basement staircase, complete with a dummy grenade!.
There were still pennies from before the 1980s, when the coins were only made of copper. The most bizarre aspect was that there was a safe that could not be opened. We’re not really interested in finding out what was inside.
There’s a Hidden Corridor.
A family from Greenville, South Carolina, discovered what many of us fantasized about as children in 2011. They were moving a bookshelf when they came across a hidden passageway! Though the fascinating discovery seemed glamorous at first, it turned out to be anything but.
The secret room is currently infested with mold. The owners discovered this after discovering a note from the previous owner in the hallway. It stated that he and his family had relocated due to the mold problem. In the end, the new owners had to relocate as well, but they had a notice to prove their case.
Wallpaper from the past that has been hidden.
When one Reddit user was removing wallpaper in their old farmhouse, they came across this! This vintage version emerged after three layers of other wallpaper. Two spacecraft travel in front of the planet Earth in this configuration!.
People didn’t have easy access to photographs of space before the internet. It would have been quite a sight to see artwork like this that depicted outer space, particularly one that covered an entire wall. Future homeowners continued to layer over it, oblivious to the fact that the antique wallpaper will one day be a collectible in its own right.
Underneath the Wallpaper, there is artwork.
When a Reddit user was assisting a friend with redecorating their house, they found this underneath the wallpaper. Two women are depicted on top of what appears to be a checkerboard in the artwork. There are sweeping hills in the distance, as well as a well.
Perhaps more remarkable is the painting’s border, which makes it seem as if the wall opens up to reveal the women’s scene. We’re guessing the house was once owned by an artist, and we’re curious how long the piece was hidden under wallpaper.
Former homeowners’ layers of paint.
One of the most fascinating aspects of older homes is that they always bear the imprints of the many people who have lived there before. In this scenario, a corner of the wall had broken off, revealing hundreds of layers of paint!.
It has the appearance of rock strata and is so well developed that each color that the wall was once painted can be seen. The previous owners all seemed to enjoy using bright colors in the house, making the new owner’s pale walls look dull in comparison.
Doors to the cells.
Despite the fact that this part of the house was not concealed from the homeowner, it is still unsettling. The Reddit user who proudly posted this photo noted in the caption that their apartment has original police station cell doors.
We can’t understand how someone would feel safe sleeping in a place where criminals once slept. Even the small compartment where officers could transfer food and water to the captives without having to open the door can be seen. That doesn’t exactly scream “welcoming.”.
A print of a paw.
Depending on who finds it, this find could be both cute and terrifying. The paw print etched into the brick is a cute piece of memorabilia on the one side. When the bricks were being made, there must have been a dog on the premises who managed to get a paw caught in the mold.
In the other side, it reminds me of the handprints that come out of nowhere in horror movies. Perhaps the dog is still roaming the house as a ghost! In any case, it’s an interesting hint, or at the very least a cool fact that dog lovers can appreciate.
Drawings that look like they belong in a cave.
When this Reddit user was doing some work in their basement, they came across this strange drawing. It was hidden behind a wall on a block of cement and appears to be in the style of thousands of years old cave drawings.
A group of people are seen holding hands, with some holding what seem to be jump ropes or feather boas. Though the photos seem to be optimistic, cement paintings that seem to predate modern society have an eerie quality to them.
Mouse Holes are holes in the ground created by mice.
A few friends were waiting to welcome the new residents to this house. Fortunately, we aren’t talking about spirits, but we are talking about mice! The holes in this floorboard seem to be modeled after Jerry’s house in Tom and Jerry.
We’re pretty certain that real-life mice aren’t quite as charming as the mice on that show. This homeowner would most likely need to contact a rodent exterminator as soon as possible. Hopefully, the holes were from a long time ago, particularly because the house was built in 1741.
A Chain of Doubts.
The first flaw in this 1930s home is that it has a massive hole in the wall. But as a homeowner, that’s not the part we’d be thinking about. The fact that there is a chain in the hole for no apparent cause is particularly troubling.
Something about rusted chains just doesn’t sit right with me. It’s likely that it was used for something entirely innocuous and unknown to us. Even so, it looks like something out of a horror movie, and it makes us wonder who designed the building.
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