15+ Bizarre Discoveries Homeowners Did in Their Backyards

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15+ Bizarre Discoveries Homeowners Did in Their Backyards


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A Classic Ferrari Sports Car

A Classic Ferrari Sports Car

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Ferraris are popular cars, always have been. In the 1970s, it was therefore common for Ferrari’s to be stolen. This was also the case in Los Angeles. Unfortunately for the owner, the car was never found… A few years later, two boys were playing in their garden and dug in the ground with a shovel. And as you would probably expect, they stumbled upon the missing Ferrari. Unfortunately for the boys, they were a little too young to drive it for a while, but it certainly is a bizarre find.



A Bomb Shelter?

A Bomb Shelter?



Human Bones

Human Bones

It almost looks like an episode of CSI, but it’s not. In Salt Lake City, Utah, a boy was digging in his yard when he stumbled upon some slightly larger pieces. He couldn’t figure out exactly what it was, but he was sure it wasn’t supposed to be there. So he decided to bring in experts so that together they could discover exactly what the boy had found in the ground. The professionals took the pieces to a lab and after several weeks they concluded that they were human bones belonging to a Native American and dated back around 1,000 years!



Gold Coins

Gold Coins



Dinosaur Bones

Dinosaur Bones

England’s John Lambert wanted to install a new fence in his garden a few years ago because the old one was in need of replacement. The man then came across a large bone, which he kept in his garage. 15 years later John cleaned out his garage and to his surprise came across the bone. He had never given it a second thought. After calling in an expert it turned out that bone belonged to a massive sea serpent who lived anywhere from 60 to 250 million years ago. Wow…



A Spooky Amount of Money

A Spooky Amount of Money

Imagine you are quietly harvesting the vegetables from your garden and come across a huge bag of money. It happened to the Wayne Sabaj who was immensely surprised. The huge bag of money was worth over 100,000 euros, a huge amount spread over hundreds of bills. When Wayne shared the news with his 87-year-old neighbor, she claimed that the money was all hers. She had buried the money because it was “cursed. The woman filed a lawsuit. The outcome? The court decided the two would split the money… 10 days later, Wayne tragically died, which is kind of spooky….



A Golden Nugget

A Golden Nugget

A childhood dream of many people is to go out for a good time with a metal detector, a proper shovel and a dose of excitement. This is what a man from California thought as well. The man had barely started his search in his backyard, when he already heard the recognizable sound of the metal detector going off. After just a few shovels, the man saw why the device went off. An enormous gold nugget weighing over 8.6 pounds was not buried so deep underground at all. After appraisal, the huge nugget turned out to have a value of $460,000…. Now we all want to take a look in our own garden.



From a Swimming Pool to a Cemetery

From a Swimming Pool to a Cemetery

During the hot summer days in New Orleans you want nothing more than to cool down. So did Vincent Marcello and his wife and kids. The lovely man decided to surprise his wife and children and wanted to build his own swimming pool in the garden. This surprise, however, turned out to be a little different than he had initially expected. Marcello came across an old grave. Not one, not two but 13 caskets…. Experts were extremely surprised when they heard about the find. And so were Vincent’s wife and children. A swimming pool in this place they considered a bit creepy….



An Alligator

An Alligator

Florida is known for its large number of alligators. And no, they don’t only live in the wild, but can also appear closer to home. For one Florida couple, they did come really close. One night they heard a very strange sound. Once she went to look she didn’t believe what she saw. An alligator as large as 8 foot long was cooling off in the water, next to daughter’s inflatable. After alerting authorities, the scaly animal was taken to a farm in Arcadia.



Ice Skates In a Tree

Ice Skates In a Tree

No, not tied on a branch, actually growing in the tree! A pair of old skates will have been discarded many years ago. However, the skates have ended up in a place where they have become one with the tree. The tree did not reject the ‘unnatural’ pair of skates but embraced them. The result? A very special tree, of which there are no two… In any case it is very special. Have you ever seen such a special tree?



A Wedding Ring

A Wedding Ring

Losing your wedding ring is, of course, terrible. It happened to Sweden’s Lena Paahlsson in 1995. Horrible. After hours of searching, she gave up. However, little did she know that over 15 years later she would find her ring again. While gardening, Lena came across a piece of silver. When she wanted to grab it she saw to her surprise that it was her ring! But it was not just her ring, but her ring at the top of a small root that was still in the ground. They contacted the newspaper, which immediately published their story. Unbelievable.



300 Year Old Coin

300 Year Old Coin

What you might encounter while gardening… You and I probably won’t, but this lucky finder will. The man was busy in his garden, making everything neat and tidy, when he came across something unusual. He saw a very old coin. The man himself could read from the coin that it was over 300 years old. Unbelievable. The coin is a little rusty, but still looks very nice for its age. What the man ended up doing with the coin is not known.



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Pokemon Cards

Pokemon Cards

While some people come across buried treasure hundreds of years old, others come across items buried by the previous tenant only a decade before. This young man stumbled across some old Pokémon cards. For him, the question is what the cards are worth…. because nowadays extremely rare cards are valued between $14,000 and $189,000. Extreme amounts for cards that were sometimes released only 40 times. Exciting… However, he will just have to find out for himself.



War Plane

War Plane

On a perfectly normal Sunday morning Daniel Rom Kristiansen was romping around on his family’s property in Denmark. At some point, the 14-year-old stumbled upon a pile of metal objects. Daniel quickly called his father in and he immediately saw what it was all about. Daniel discovered a WWII plane and the remnants of its pilot. Daniel his father recalled his grandfather telling him that a plane had crashed there in November 1944. An amazing story



R.I.P Hamster Juliet

R.I.P Hamster Juliet

Losing one of your pets is, of course, devastating. Some people have the animal cremated and others bury it in the backyard. In 1997, a hamster named Juliet unfortunately did not survive. A handmade gravestone was made for the little animal by its owner. The person who found the hamster’s headstone over 20 years later thought it was such a sweet gesture for the little animal…. Burying household animals and often making them gravestones is actually a pretty popular phenomenon. For children, it is also a good way to cope with grief.



Zodiac Sign Block

Zodiac Sign Block

What’s your sign? Zodiac, or horoscopes, derive from the astrological signs that make up the twelve 30° sectors of the ecliptic. Signs correspond with birth date, so people with the same sign often share certain character traits. This block of concrete with the 12 zodiac signs was found in a homeowner’s yard. The person who put it there must have been a strong believer! But the question that remains is: What is it doing there?



Mega Tooth

Mega Tooth

As you may have just read, weird things are often dug up in people’s gardens. Still, people keep coming up with crazy things every year. So did this woman. She found a tooth in her backyard that was almost as big as her hand. The woman wanted to plant some new plants in her newly tidied garden but to her shock saw something completely different lying deep in the sand. The woman posted the tooth on social media, but never really figured out what kind of animal the huge tooth came from….



A Jeep

A Jeep

Although you wouldn’t immediately say it at first, cars seem to be a common object that reappears in someone’s yard with some regularity. So too in the always beautiful Florida. A family who had bought the house immediately went to take a look at the grounds around the house after the key exchange. What did it turn out to be, a super old Jeep was hidden among all the trees and leaves. Because the car is all rusty, the previous homeowners probably didn’t notice it at all. In any case, for the children this is a nice piece of play equipment. It makes the yard around their house exciting and ideal for games like hide and seek.



Time Capsule

Time Capsule

Nowadays, more and more people are making a time capsule. So what is that? In a time capsule you put stuff that is very typical in the here and now. You can put in whatever you want. What is very important is that you then hide it somewhere or bury it, so that someone else can find it in a few years’ time. This time capsule was 25 years old, and contained 1980’s cards from the NY Yankees. The man who found the box was bummed he couldn’t sell the cards, they didn’t hold up very well in the box…. Bummer.



A Mutant Flower

A Mutant Flower

Tidying up your garden is a wonderful thing to do during the hot summer days. A nice cold drink, some exciting music in the background and off you go. The same goes for this man from Central America. On a hot summer day, he was watering his plants and flowers. To his great surprise, he suddenly saw a different color. That had to have been a stray seed. However, this was not the case. It was a half-and-half flower. With two colors. A mutant, in other words. That’s not something you experience every day.



An Old 7-Up Can

An Old 7-Up Can

In wooded areas you often come across objects that are a bit older. This can be big things, buried deep under the ground, but also small things. They often appear when the earth has been scarified again or when new trees have been planted. During a pleasant evening by the campfire, a teenager found this tin can. Very 90’s… Would the drink still taste the same? In any case, it’s a fun throwback and for your boy a nice collector’s item.



A Casette

A Casette

The days of casettes are long gone. Nowadays there are countless apps that help us listen to music. Still, the nostalgic feeling of such a cassette tape is nice. You recognize every little ‘mistake’ on the tape after having listened to it countless times. It’s the 80’s, pop a cassette into the player and jam! Until you play it over and over and you can’t stand to hear another Beatles song. That’s when you throw it off your back deck, where it waits for someone years later to retrieve it.



Ancient Armadillo Shell

Ancient Armadillo Shell

The fact that there are many different kinds of animals in the world that we do not know at all or have not known at all remains tremendously special. There was a similar case in Argentina. There a teenager found what he believed to be a dinosaur egg, but it turned out to be something else…an armadillo shell! And not only that, but one that often grows to be the size of a Volkswagen Beetle! Heavy!



Golden Treasure

Golden Treasure

Everyone who loves jewelry probably somewhere has the desire to someday find very nice vintage pieces. But the big question that remains…. Would you donate these hidden treasures? Andreas did. He found various types of gold jewelry while remodeling his backyard. Among the assortment included rings, silver platters, and buckles which he brought to a jeweler who declared them to be 650 years old!



Meteorite Shower

Strange noises in and around your house are relatively common. Yet you often look back to see where the sound is coming from. So did Radivoje Lajic. The man was watching TV in his house in Bosnia when he suddenly heard a loud noise. It seemed like something was falling. What did it turn out to be? Six meteorites had fallen from the sky and landed inches from his front porch! What a way to be interrupted from the evening news.



Large Pyramid Tunnel

Large Pyramid Tunnel

Underground passages, tunnels and routes, oh my! In a village adjacent to the great Pyramid of Khufu, a resident discovered just that: his very own secret entrance to the largest pyramid in Egypt. Talk about childhood dreams. It seems a little scary at first, but on the other hand, of course, it’s also a childhood dream…. Playing and romping in the tunnels under your house. At least we would have the question of who would have been living there all this time…. Who knows, you might even come across a sacrophagus.



Church Bells

Church Bells

And then you think you’ve seen it all… Or have you not? While renovating a garden in the Czech Republic, a man had to dig pretty deep to lay several pipes. What he found there surprised him enormously. Two good looking church bells. At first he did not know what to do with them, but later the man decided to call in experts. The church bells had been stolen from a church 11 years earlier. The 400 year old bells were abandoned by the burglar, waiting to be discovered years later by the lucky resident.



An Actress

An Actress

Seeing people wandering through your yard is never a pleasant thing. Yet it happens more often than you think. An elderly man decided to see what a wandering woman was doing in his garden. When he came closer he saw that it was not just any woman but the famous actress Lois Lane, known from Superman and other films. The famous actress was placed in psychiatric care after the incident where she made a full recovery.



A Whale Bone

A Whale Bone

After sitting in his yard for more than 35 years because an expert declared it was worthless, homeowner Gary Johnson found out the “rock” was actually a fossil! In 2014, the California resident was watching the evening news when he realized the mysterious object was actually a bone from a rare breed of whale! We are wondering why the expert did not noticed it before. What Gary ultimately did with the enormous bone is unclear….



Foxed Playing

Foxes Playing

Trampolines are ever so popular for kids. How about foxes? Does the bouncing tire them out? Wait what, foxes on a trampoline?! An older man woke up to a pair of foxes jumping and playing on his son’s trampoline! You bought that trampoline for not only your kids, but also the neighborhood’s wild animals! At least it looks like they are having a good time. Unfortunately, it stopped right there. The foxes probably thought the trampoline was a little too exciting.



Ancient Golf Ball

Ancient Golf Ball

A golf ball from the year 1899 was discovered in a homeowner’s backyard in one of New York’s 5 boroughs. A couple in the Bronx came across the small object when they were building their garden shed. Funny enough, they are big golf fans themselves! The ball now has a home in their study, where they show it off to anyone who will listen! What would you do if you found a golf ball like this?



Something Unknown

Something Unknown

Two Young sisters were digging in their Canada backyard when they came across a puzzling object. The girls didn’t know what it was and called in reinforcements to help them solve the mystery on their hands. A gemologist assured them it was not a gem or mineral and an earth scientist concluded it was in fact, not a meteorite. The unusual object is still unidentified to this day… May you have an idea, make sure you contact these two sisters, they would love to know that.