In life we come across a lot of surprises, many of which can be important because of the things we discover. There are a lot of people who find things walking on the beach, in their own backyard and even in some park or field. Some have been lucky enough to find some incredible artifacts, some have found curios, and some have found even animals. But what is even remarkable is that some have found antiques worth fortunes as you will see here in these images. Not everyone is as fortunate as these people. So here are 15 people who have been lucky enough to find something unexpected.
1 Glass ball as part of eco system
This glass ball has been lying in the ocean for so long that it has marine growths on it. This was found by a man and his wife while taking a stroll on a beach in Hawaii. The ball had become part of the ecosystem complete with corals on it. It would definitely make a nice centerpiece.
2 Ancient Sword
This little 8-year-old girl is really lucky but obviously, she may not have known or understood the immense value of this sword which she found near Lake Vidosten in Sweden. In fact, this sword dates back to the Iron Age and is estimated to be almost 1500 years old. It is also the first time ever that this type of sword has been discovered in all of Scandinavia.
3 Quartz Worth Million
You may have found this picture circulated on the net. Yes it is not a fake one but the man standing next to this giant quartz is Ron Coleman of Ron Coleman Mines in Jessieville, 30 minutes from Hot Springs in Arkansas. After researching the possibility of a huge quartz vein in the mine, this enormous piece was excavated measuring 8 feet and weighing 2000 pounds. It was valued at $3.5 million.
4 The old diary
A Redditor posted what his friend had found in a recycling facility. It was an old diary from 1941. This is what usually happens when people in a bid to throw away their stuff or clean out their attic end up throwing away heirlooms instead. The contents of the diary are pretty interesting too as you can see. It is a schoolboy’s diary complete with warplanes, journal entries and even a King George stamp.
5 Old calculator
This man posted that he found this really old calculator in an attic which belonged to his grandmother. By the looks of it you can make out it must be two centuries old. It is a pointer type calculator and called a magic brain calculator which is what is mentioned on the instructions.
6 Message in a bottle
Several people have found this type of relic which washes up on beaches. Some may have been intentionally created by pranksters while others are of significant historical value like this one. Till date the oldest message in a bottle found by a family on an Australian beach. It was written 132 years ago.
7 Surprising seashells
Seashells are a common feature on the beach although sometimes you can find really beautiful ones like this one which had squid eggs inside it. One wonders what the person who found it did with the squid eggs. Did they allow them to hatch or had a good meal of it.
8 The giant pearl
This gigantic pearl was kept hidden by a fisherman in his home in Phillipines. He revealed it in 2016 after 10 years and was shocked at the fortune he was sitting on. The giant pearl was so valuable that it weighed 34 kg, and 2 feet long. It is regarded as the world’s largest natural pearl ever found and was formed in a giant clam. The estimated value of the pearl was fixed at US $ 100 million.
9 Blue crayfish
This blue crayfish was found by a man in the Mountains of West Virginia. Blue Crayfish are a genetic oddity and the lack of a gene in brown crayfish is what makes them blue. Blue crayfish are found a lot in St John’s River and all over Florida. Their color can be fascinating where some species are a vibrant blue.
10 Spherical Rock
The beach is one of the best places to find interesting and peculiar things. Shells, messages in bottles and what not. This is one interesting rock that was found by a man in Cromer UK and posted on Reddit. It is almost spherical in shape and smooth too made possibly by erosion or water. On the other hand, several people also feel that it could be an old cannonball which is entirely possible.
11 Found this today while weeding a vineyard
Well, what you would make of this when weeding a vineyard and find roots mixed up with teeth. Obviously, a bigger animal like a dog or a cat may have been buried there and the teeth have been fused with the roots. Maybe it’s what makes grapes tastier.
12 Viking Sword
Here’s another Viking sword that was found by reindeer hunters at a height of 5400 feet on top of a mountain in Southern Norway. The sword dated back to 1000 years. Who knows, if the people who found it did a bit more excavation, they would have found even more historical artifacts.
13 I broke a rock and found two kinds of fossils
Imagine the luck of this guy who found two types of fossils when he broke this rock. However, many weren’t too happy about it saying that he may have spoilt the fully intact fossils that lay embedded in the rock.
14 I found something
How lucky can one get? By the looks of this, one can clearly make out that this man found an old pocket watch. In fact, these were the type of watches people carried earlier which would be kept in a breast pocket attached to a chain.
15 I found this message in a bottle on Floreana Island in the Galapagos
This Redditor found this message in a bottle which dated back to 1924 this is what the message read:
“Hugh Craggs, Yacht St George RTYC.
Any finder please enclose message bearing date, name of finder, of ship, destination, and send a postcard to.
Hugh Craggs 50 Ruskin Ave Manor Park London E. 12”
The left part of the message read:
“Buried at the foot of post office bay, post office barrel, Floreana Island, Galapagos, Aug 1st 1924”
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