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When a couple from Ohio was trying to give their 1940s home some renovations, they happened to find something unbelievable that even led to an FBI investigation. What exactly did they find? It all started from the basement...
As the husband was pulling down the wallpaper from the basement walls, he spotted graffiti drawings spreading across the entire room. Well, this seemed a little weird. However, it was just the start...
Soon, the husband found something lodged between the subfloor and the ceiling. He took a closer look and realized the object was stuck perfectly between the rafters. He had to rely on all his strength to get at it and began pulling it towards himself.
As the husband continued, he discovered that the bulk was actually a suitcase. It was green and grey. Clearly, someone had hidden it there, hoping that no one would ever find it. The husband finally reached out for the suitcase but found it was incredibly heavy. What was hiding inside?
Thrilled and excited, the man called his wife and told her about his discovery. He didn't want her to miss out on this big reveal. Secretly, he also needed her to be there in case something bad happened. He thought the mystery inside must be something valuable, considering that it was hidden so carefully. Would it be jewels, gold, or old collectibles?
When his wife returned home, the husband was ready to open the suitcase. Both stared in awe at the box. Nothing seemed odd at first. They found stacks of rectangular-shaped objects, all wrapped in wax paper. The couple began peeling off the wax paper carefully, but both were taken aback at the sight of the contents inside. What was it?
Turned out the bundle was hiding money, $20 bills to be exact! Not to mention that this was only the first bundle. The couple couldn't believe their eyes! Meanwhile, questions started running through their minds: who, how, when, why?
Confused and excited, the couple continued to unwrap all the other bundles. However, they didn't find more $20 bills, but $50 and $100 bills. Everything from the money to the suitcase was very old. They desperately wanted to learn more about this discovery. Luckily, the newspaper spread out at the bottom of the suitcase gave them a new clue.
To their utter shock, the date on the newspaper read 25 March, 1951, which was almost seven decades ago. Moreover, some of the bills were star bills, meaning that they had never made their way into circulation. The couple felt like they had just hit the jackpot! However, there was one more question - how much was the cash worth in today’s currency?
They contacted a lawyer and were told that the money they found was worth a staggering $23,000. They just couldn't believe their luck! After a whole week's excitement and celebration, the couple decided it was time to get back to their renovations. Then, surprisingly, the husband stumbled upon another suitcase...
This suitcase looked almost identical to the first one. Once again, the husband called in his wife to witness the coming moment of magic. Unsurprisingly, it was again packed with cash. The couple truly couldn’t understand where their luck had come from. They had it appraised and were over the moon to learn the money was worth $45,000. Meanwhile, they started to wonder if there was more treasure hiding in the walls. However, they never expected that their next find would lead to the FBI's involvement.
After their excitement subsided, the couple continued their home improvement tasks. But this time, they found a tiny door on the second floor. Though the realtor had said that it was housing the hot water heater, the couple believed there must be something more valuable inside. They went ahead to open the door and immediately realized that the realtor had lied.
The room was much bigger than they had imagined. It had mold and was left in a horrible mess. The floor was covered with different carpets. What's weirder was that the room even had layers of soundproof tarps. The couple couldn't help but think of something scary. What had happened there?
Usually, when a room or closet in a house is kept so hidden, it means there’s something going on there that shouldn’t be going on. As the couple kept searching for more details of the room, a brown briefcase on the floor caught their attention. At first, they were hesitant to approach it. But their curiosity finally conquered all. However, this time, there was no money at all.
Inside the suitcase, the couple found an old wooden box, two watches, two rings, four 1-ounce silver ingots, a jewelry box, and envelopes full of currency from different countries around the world. Terrifying suspicions started swirling around in their heads. Their gut told them something evil had happened here. What was it, though?
The couple took a deep breath and kept looking around the room. Suddenly, they spotted a black Sentry safe in the corner of the room. Despite all their fears, they decided to open the safe. When the husband cracked it, a note sent chills down their spines. It only read "Save Yourself." The words were scary enough, not to mention they were written in bold, horrible handwriting. Why had someone written such a note?
Not until this moment did the couple realize they had to contact the FBI to figure everything out. But before the police came, they had one more chilling discovery with a warning message that said "Do not" and six VHS tapes. It scared them a bit, but they found something strange on the tapes...
The tapes looked much newer than other things they had discovered. Plus, the five tapes, except one, were numbered in what seemed like a chronological order. Whether this was a warning or some kind of sick game, the couple had no idea. When the FBI arrived, they confiscated all the tapes, so except the involved parties, no one knew what was on them. However, when the couple shared their creepy adventure on social media, it immediately caused a stir. And the media had something to say about this matter.
They guessed the tapes were just distractions preventing people from realizing the terrible crimes that had happened in the house. Some netizens wondered if this was a creepy game or joke. However, no one knew what the former owners had done in the house. The good thing was that the couple didn't get hurt from their discoveries, and they would have some horror-movie-like stories to tell their generation for years to come.
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