There’s really no way you can know everything about a house when you buy it. No matter how hard you look, there are always going to be little surprises that await you after moving in.
Still, as far as surprises go, you could do a lot worse than a secret floor safe, like the one this couple found after moving into their fixer-upper home. And if you think that’s an amazing discovery, just wait until you see what they found inside.
This couple were living in their first home for two years before they really started working on it.
During the renovations, they found a safe in the floor – right underneath their old kitchen island.
After a few tries using a code from a mysterious card they found, they managed to get the safe open. This is what they found inside!
It was over $5o,000 in cash!
This old bottle of bourbon turned out to be extremely rare, too.
James E. Pepper is credited as the inventor of the Old Fashioned cocktail. A bottle of his signature bourbon — with an unbroken seal, no less — is worth plenty in its own right.
There was also a book, A Guide for the Perplexed by E.F. Schumacher, published in 1977, along with a photo of a mysterious man. Could that be the safe’s original owner?
A note on the back of the photo that read, “Alan, I have a book you must read. I’ve underlined a few key passages. Your friend, Vincent.”
Inside the book was also a flash card with the town of Mesa, Arizona, marked with an X.
The highlighted passage in the book read, “One way of looking at the world as a whole is by means of a map, that is to say, some sort of plan or outline that shows where various things are to be found.”
What could it all mean? Was it a map? Perhaps clues to a greater treasure elsewhere? They will probably never know the answers to these questions, but hey, we don’t think they’ll be complaining any time soon!
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