49 Strange Things Discovered In Old Houses

“Restoring My 1880 Victorian House And Found This Vibrant Tile Original To The Home After Partially Removing A Faux Fireplace”

“Collection Of Reference Seeds Found In My Grandad’s Attic”

“I Took A Knife To The Lino In The Bathroom And Found The Original Edwardian Tiles. My Great Great Grandmother Was A Housemaid Here In Cupar In The 1880s”

“While Tearing Up Their Carpet, My In-Laws Found A Giant Monopoly Board”


“My 84-Year-Old Father Is Renovating His House. Hidden Behind The Wallpaper He Found These Wall Murals, Which He Believes Are From 1912”

“Demo Team Pulled This Out Of A Fireplace In A 1950s House We Are Renovating”

“Found 83 Gold Coins At The Bottom Of A Coal Container After Renovating The House”

“Found These (On The Left) Under Old Carpet When We Got Stairs Re-Carpeted. 10 Months After We Moved In Found “Minton” Or Possibly “Pugin” Tiles In The Hallway Under A Laminate”

“Found A Suitcase In The Attic Of My Dad’s Old Comic Books. Most Of Them Seem To Be Marvel Dated In The 70s”

“Was Helping To Clean Out An Old Mansion In Minnesota And Found This Civil War Letter In The Attic. He’s Saying That The War Will Be Over Soon And He Will Be Coming Home”


“Took A Radiator Off The Wall To Decorate And Found This Ancient, Alien Invasion Wallpaper”

“We Tore Up Some Carpeting In Our House Expecting Concrete But Instead Found This 70’s Masterpiece”

“Day 1 – It Was An Unbelievably Exciting Morning When We Discovered This Gem Hidden Behind Various Layers Of Plaster And Wallpaper In The Master Bedroom”

“One of the things I was hoping for when purchasing a period property was to find little surprises like this this will become a little project of mine to restore back to its former glory, we are thinking of moving it into the dining area to become a key feature in our living space.”

“Found Original Homeowner In The Walls Of A Teardown”

“Found An Old Monopoly Set In The Walls Of My 1925 House”

“We Have A 23-19! My Friend Found A Monsters Inc. Door While Doing A Recent Renovation”

“Found A Floor Safe While Renovating. Trying To Open It Now”

“$400 for a locksmith later – empty.”

“While Re-Mortaring An Old Brick Wall Inside A Building, I Found A Loose Brick. This Note Was Behind It. 32 Years. Added My Name And Date, Then Mortared It Up Again”

“I Took A Wall Out Of My Closet And Found A Makeshift Passageway. With A Large, Heavy, Creepy Basket In It. And The Basket Was Not Empty”

“Found A Steam Room And Hot Tub In My Basement, Behind A Wall During Demolition”

“My Friend Found An Invite To Walt Disney’s Daughter’s Wedding While Renovating His House In LA”

“This Yardstick I Found In My Attic Is Old Enough To Have A 1 Digit Phone Number”

“Refitting Our New Houses Loft (Attic) And Found £500 Of 1981 Currency Wrapped In Insulation”

“My Dad Is Renovating His Bathroom And Found A Dress In A Walled-Off Secret Closet. It’s Handmade From The Sixties”

“The house was built in 1965. I tried it on then put it back in the wall. We’re thinking about adding something to the secret closet, but I’m not sure what yet.”

“Found Old Newspapers Used As Insulation In The Wall Of A 130-Year-Old House”

“Renovating My Bathroom And I Found Some Lost Treasures From The ’70s”

The text says:

“Dear Betty-Jean

A little something for your brain.

Warning: the surgeon general has detected that happiness increases with the amount smoked. Please don’t overindulge.”

“Renovating A 100-Year-Old House, Found What Looks Like A Samurai Sword Under A Section Of The House That Had A Dirt Floor. Still Sharp And Heavy”

“Renovating My Bedroom And Found This”

“Beautiful Drawing Found Behind A Wall While Renovating Our Bathroom”

“My Grandfather And I, Found A WWII Purple Heart While Renovating A House He Just Bought”

“Found This Baby In The Attic. It’s Going On The Wall Right After I Press Submit”

“Found A Beehive While Renovating An Old House”

“Found A Hidden Attic While Doing A Renovation. It Was A Door To A Hidden Room With Old War Time Newspapers, An Old Bed And Old Photos On The Walls”

“There’s A Dried Flower In This 165 Years Old Latin Book I Just Found In Our Attic”

“Found In A Wall In Vermont”

“Found A Marriage Certificate From 1895 In A Flooded Cabin We Renovated”

“Found Perfectly Preserved Cans In A Wall I Was Demolishing”

“I Work For An Apartment Management Company. I Was Working On Some Dry Wall And Found This In A Pile Of Debris. From 1979”

“Getting The Kitchen Floor Redone. Here Are All The Floors Since The House Was Built In 1880”

“My Sister Bought A House About A Year Ago And Has Been Doing Renovations. She Just Recently Found This Behind One Of The Walls”

“I Found A Suitcase Inside A Wall”

“This Confederate Currency I Found In My Uncle’s Attic”

“Found This While Renovating. Any Idea? Bomb Squad On The Way”

“My House Is Built On An Indian Burial Site. I Am Replacing The Furnace, And I Found This Under The Old Furnace”

“1977 McDonalds’ Christmas Trash Found In The Wall Of Our House”

“Found This Locked Safe Under The Carpet Of An Estate Home I Recently Purchased”

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