When you buy a house, you don’t always have a whole lot of time to poke around every nook and cranny before you move in. That’s why you can often find unwelcome surprises left behind by the previous owners. Sometimes, however, those surprises can turn out to give your new home even more value. And that’s exactly what happened to this man when he stumbled on an amazing structure hiding underground in his backyard.
X marks the spot
After discovering and looking at the original plans for his house, this man — who documented the discovery journey on Imgur under the name “Captantarctica” — found that he could have something peculiar in his backyard. He was excited to see what it was about. To find out what it was, he hired a metal detectorist to search through his yard. The expert marked two Xs for likely spots precisely where this strange surprise might be located.
Digging up the past
The man had his suspicions about what might be buried in his backyard. For all he knew, it could have been buried treasure or a time capsule created by a group of friends long ago. So he started digging with these things in mind. It wasn’t long before he encountered something unexpected, though. It turned out that it was a metal object. The dirt that covered it made it hard to distinguish exactly what it was.