Welcome to rural Tennessee, where a discovery that we would only dream about came to light. While cleaning out the home, he discovered a safe buried in the floor of one of the closets.
The closet is probably the last place one might think of looking for “buried treasure.”
The inside of the closet was pretty normal – nothing fancy. The rug appeared to be dirty, but it was the type of dirt that gave away the secret!
Under the rug, however, the door of an odd, round safe was discovered.
The safe had a combination lock on it that seemed impossible to open. Birthdays, social security numbers, bank account numbers, you name it — none of them worked. It was time to get a locksmith.
At last, the lock was removed and the safe could be opened.
There hearts nearly beat out of their chest to see what was inside.
Inside, there appeared to be a pile of blue bricks.
After carefully removing them, they turned out to be boxes
And inside each box were tons of coins and bills.
The boxes seemed to be endless
It was time to take a look to see what the money was all about!
Though the safe had a tiny opening, it sure held much more than was anticipated!
Unfortunately, most of the money suffered water damage due to a pipe leak years ago.
The moisture damaged the covers, but what was inside was completely protected!
There were loads of silver coins and bars
There was also a stash of money and jewelry!
The happy owners had all of it appraised and it amounted to a pretty sizable sum! What’s even more interesting that that there was a second safe discovered in one of their pieces of furniture. Inside were pistols and “Barr notes” (dollar bills from the era of Secretary of State Joseph W. Barr).
What a find!