25 Craziest Things People Have Found In Different Houses
While exploring new places sounds quite interesting and a lot of fun, have any of you ever wondered that some exploration may end up with the person coming across pretty weird stuff? The first thing that probably came to your mind after reading that must have been “WOW! Hidden boxes full of riches!” Folks, we obviously do not deny the possibility of something like that happening just keep in mind that all exploration trips are definitely not going to be that awesome! There have been times when people ended up discovering eerie and disturbing objects and passages that did not lead to buried treasures. Most of you must have watched the ‘Paranormal Activity’ movie series! Now imagine having to witness something like that in real-time!! Scary, right?
Honestly speaking, taking off to an unheard of place or to one which has been abandoned by humans a long time back gives all of us an adrenaline rush but folks do keep in mind that things may turn ugly at any moment. We seriously hope they do not but then again, there is no harm in being prepared, right? By the way, moving into a new apartment is also quite similar to exploring a new place. You never know what may be hiding behind walls and closed boxes in the basement! So, take all necessary heed before signing the lease for a new place.
Anyways, we bring to you a list of some of the craziest things people have come across! Some of these guys were on an adventurous exploration outing while others had just recently moved into a new place or discovered something fascinating about the house they had been already living in! Read and enjoy!!
Missile In The Bathroom
Imagine if you were to find an actual missile loaded with explosives in your bathroom! While some of you may have gone “awesome”, all the sane ones would have thought “scary” like we did when we came across this piece of news! Back in April of 2011, a man in Wisconsin uncovered a Korean missile head hiding behind the walls of his bathroom. The missile was 20 inches and had a 5 inch explosive head! On inquiring about the earlier residents of the house from the neighbors, it was revealed that the previous owner of the said house was a Korean war veteran and he often used to bring “souvenirs” back home.
Ouija boards scare the hell out of most people and they like to keep them miles away from the homes but what if somebody hid one somewhere inside the house? Creepy enough to give us chills! Once a hundred year old ouija board was discovered by a construction worker hiding behind a wall. This years old board was positioned in such a way that the writing on it was upside down. How terrifying is that? Beyond imagination, we would say! We sincerely hope nobody shifted to that house after the renovations were completed!
Mural By Da Vinci
Who doesn’t know the great Da Vinci, right? His art works have been appreciated by art connoisseurs around the globe and rightly so! Vinci once painted a mural of the Battle of Anghiari. He was commissioned to do that. Now that must have taken a lot of wealth as well as influence! Would you ever assign another artist to cover the mural painted by the great Vinci himself? We know guys that sounds outright insane!! Thankfully the artist felt the same as us and instead of painting over the masterpiece, made a fake wall to securely hide the mural.
Walls With Mummified Cats
The Egyptians considered after life to be reality and thus buried their near and dear ones with all their essentials. Sometimes even cats were mummified along with their owners. Cats were considered to be sacred in ancient Egypt and were favorite pets of many and it was believed that burying the cats in the tombs of their owners will make sure they are not separated after death. Did you know this practice was quite popular in England as well? This was back in the 17th century. There have been lots of cases where mummified cats were found tumbling out of walls in different houses across the UK.
Old War Tank
When an urban explorer made up his mind to discover something interesting, he set out to a nearby forest and we must say the exploration trip was quite interesting. He actually stumbled upon something that blew his mind away and ours too when we came to know about the same! He happened to run over an old war tank’s barrel that was hiding beneath the ground under his feet. The tank markings were visible and traced it back to the 1920’s. Super cool, right? We are nodding our heads in yes guys!
An Abandoned Truck
A couple of divers discovered a truck inside a lake. The truck was pretty old and had been lying there probably for a long time. The outsides of this sunken truck was covered with algae. The divers, however, did not find anything interesting inside the truck and thus did not investigate the area properly. What they did was document their exploration and put a video of the same on the internet! The video went viral as some people claimed to see a skull in the driver’s seat of the truck. This made the divers return to the scene but again disappointment welcomed them! We wonder if there actually was a skull there and if it was, where did it go?
Painting Worth Millions
While most parents do not hide their wealth and riches from their children, some are pretty secretive too! Do not believe us? The story of these brothers would definitely convince you otherwise! Two brothers, whose parents divorced each other, found out that their deceased father had kept a Norman Rockwell painting which was worth millions hidden in his Vermont home. He did it to keep it away from their mother when they filed for divorce. A fake self painted painting was hung in place of the original.
Snakes In The House
Do any of you like snakes? We think they are among the scariest and creepiest of reptiles that carry enough poison to kill our kind! While some of them may not be venomous they still look creepy and can eat you for lunch! So, same difference! Imagine moving into a house that is full of these creatures! The exact thing happened with an Idaho couple, who were expecting, back in 2009 when they shifted homes. They were eagerly waiting to make the house a home but the welcome was not encouraging at all! The house rocked with the hissing of hundreds of poisonous snakes. A snake nest was found below and snakes were coming out of different crevices of the house.
Dead Army Men
We have huge respect for the army. After all, they take bullets for us and ensure that sleep peacefully every night by protecting our borders. What if your house hid dead army men? Terrifying right? When a man decided that it was time to renovate his house, he could not even have imagined what he was about to discover! During the renovation, one of the walls revealed army figurines hiding behind it. Close inspection further revealed that these figurines actually had strings tied around their necks and were thus dangling. We honestly are out of words.
Swarm Of Bees
Bee farming has become a hobby of many with a lot of people using their backyards to start apiculture. While they are aware of the associated risks in case things go haywire, nobody expects a random house visit from their creatures! A homeowner in Colorado once received a grand welcome from more than 50 thousand bees in her own residence. Suddenly brown ooze started pouring from the walls of her home and for a second she was confused whether to call an exorcist or an exterminator! She gave a call to the latter!
Valuable Action Comics
Action Comics #1 is among the most prized comic books ever! Ask any avid comic reader and they will tell you why! It was in this comic issue that Superman was first featured guys and while some of you may be camp Batman for life, we love Superman as much as we go crazy over Batman. Rather than adorning a bookshelf, this valuable issue was found hidden behind a wall and put to auction. It obviously sold for a whopping amount. In case you are interested in the number, it garnered $175,000 at the auction.
A Not So Normal Junkyard
Do you believe in legends? Whether you do or not, they do exist and some of these legends, if not all, must be true as well! An urban explorer was convinced that a legend that once plagued the nearby towns for years was true and thus one fine day started his adventure to prove the truth of the same to everybody. It was said that there lived an old man who owned a junkyard. This junkyard had thousands of cars spread across miles and miles. Some of these cars worked while others did not. It was even claimed by many that this was the largest junkyard full of cars they had ever seen. When the explorer finally reached the said location he did come across a junkyard. Although the number of cars was not as many as claimed by the legend, it still exceeded his expectations. Some functioning military vehicles were also found among the cars.
Barn Full Of Dolls
While Barbie is loved by almost every little girl, not all dolls are as pretty as Barbie! Some are quite creepy and can probably give you a heart attack if you were to suddenly wake up at night with the doll sitting right in front of you! Remember Annabelle? When a group of explorers was investigating a petting zoo that had been abandoned they stumbled upon a slightly open barn. The said barn was filled with dozens of dolls! No one had a clue why these dolls were scattered about the farmhouse. Maybe the owner wanted to have a collection of dolls? Either way, this made for a pretty creepy discovery, if you ask for our honest opinion!
Bats In The House
Bats are creatures of the night and we do not think any of you will show much interest in petting a bat ever let alone live in a house full of bats! A Canadian man once discovered hordes of bats living in his attic. Imagine how he must have felt after making that discovery! He worked day and night to seal every possible entry point to the attic but to the poor man’s misery, the bats used to return every year and each one of these creatures somehow found its way back to the house!
It is plain common sense to stay as far away from toxic wastes as possible. Hiding such waste on one’s property is nothing but foolishness and putting one’s own as well as the life of the neighbors in effective danger. So, when an Ontario man came across barrels of toxic waste, he removed the same from his property. However, after already having removed 400 barrels, he soon discovered another 400 barrels hiding behind his basement wall! The previous owner, apparently, was involved in some illegal business practices.
Treasure Box In The Kitchen
Coming across a hidden treasure box is wonderful but will you ever look for such a box inside a kitchen? No right? That was our answer as well. While discovering a safe buried in the backyard is predictable and stumbling upon one in the basement does not sound bad too, finding one sitting behind a kitchen wall is plain weird! The said box contained a bourbon bottle, $50,000 in cash and E.F Schumacher’s “A Guide for the Perplexed” copy! We were truly perplexed! What about you?
Life Threatening Residue
A couple started experiencing problems breathing in the home they recently shifted and it was shortly after that they came to know that the previous owners had converted the space into a meth lab! OH MY GOD!! They immediately had the house tested for toxicity. The test revealed that the house was not fit to inhabit at all with contamination levels about 80 times over the set safety limits.
Witches may or may not exist but we sure have watched hundreds of movies featuring these creatures which mastered the art of black magic, cast spells on innocent souls and created magic portions for different purposes! People apparently used to hide glass bottles filled with fingernails, urine, and hair in the walls of their homes to stay safe from witches. How would you feel if you discovered similar bottles hiding in the walls of your home? Safe or terrified as hell? We sure would freak out big time and not with excitement folks!
House Of Spiders
Spiders are as annoying and creepy looking as the cobwebs they hang from! Some of them are even poisonous. You already read about a house full of bees, snakes and bats. It is now spider time guys. Yes, you guessed it right! Spiders literally bleeding out of the walls! This happened back in 2014 with a couple in St. Louis. They were forced to leave their house when hundreds of deadly recluse spiders took charge of their living space!
Bones Of Humans
While coming across skeletons and human bones in a biology lab is fine, stumbling upon the same at random places is definitely not okay. A group of construction workers were shocked beyond measures when they discovered a bunch of human bones while renovating an old chapel. It was initially believed by many to be the remains of an unidentified victim of murder but later on it was found out that the chapel was actually an anatomy lab once and the bones had been mistakenly left behind when the lab got converted into a chapel!
Back in 2013, a woman’s body who had been missing for the past 28 years was found hidden in the basement behind a false wall in her NY home in Poughkeepsie. The woman’s husband had filed a missing report in 1985 and it is believed that he had actually murdered his wife and hid her body in the basement before filing a police report. The man died a couple of months before the discovery was made and was never actually questioned or taken into custody.
King Henry IV’s Head
Heard of King Henry IV, the French monarch? You must have read about him in your history books. Imagine coming across the monarch’s head hidden behind a wall. While we understand the fascination with collecting antiques, hiding them in the attic is something beyond our understanding. Had it been us, we would have proudly showcased our collection! The retired tax collector in whose attic’s wall a journalist stumbled upon a 400 year old head of King Henry IV obviously had very different views. It was during a search of the said man’s house that this discovery was made.
Embracing The Dark
We all try to find our way back to the light, don’t we? Can you imagine living surrounded by the dark 24×7? No, right? Well, a group of 20 people were doing exactly the same! This came to light when a Californian bridge inspector who was working the late night shift happened to come across a shaft of the bridge with a missing hatch. The inspector flashed a light in the direction and to his shock saw around 20 people staring in his direction. Horrified he got out of there. The weirdest thing he recalls is that the area had no source of light and was properly furnished. So, the people were living in stark darkness.
Floorboards Hiding Treasure
When some explorers came across an abandoned house they obviously went inside. They discovered a room which was probably being remodeled but the process was not completed for some reason. On searching the room, they stumbled upon hidden treasures beneath the floorboards. A 14 carat vintage diamond ring was among the things discovered. They also found clippings from old newspapers. Most of these clippings managed to survive the tides of time! The stash suggested that the clippings were almost a hundred years old. The house was probably even older!
While walking through the nearby forest an urban explorer came across something. The metal detector pointed to something. Upon investigating further, what looked like a just a hole in the ground happened to actually be a hidden tunnel. The tunnel was secured with a heavy grate. The explorer lifted the grate and took a peek inside the tunnel which looked quite creepy which discouraged further enquiry! In all probability, the tunnel is still there and no one knows where it leads!