All of us, at one point or another, have dreamt about finding a lost treasure box filled with excellent antique rarities that will provide us with an infinite fortune. Such wishes come and go, but some people still manage to find a real lost treasure in the most unexpected places. Of course, to each one their definition of a cache is unique, so our list includes such interesting things as ancient Viking swords, gemstones, and coins, as well as a nest of adorable baby bunnies. After all, aren't cute baby animals an unexpected treasure?
And much like with love, the most significant discoveries on our list were made when people stopped looking for them. You could spend all day dragging a metal detector across the beach, but often it is the person taking a casual stroll that happens upon the coolest stuff. At least the people on the list below would probably agree with this philosophy; each one found their own finders keepers at the most random times and in some very odd places.
Scroll down below to check out this neat list of cool things and historical finds that people happened upon while they were out and about. Don't forget to upvote your favorites on this list of interesting stuff!
So My Friend Found A Message In A Bottle While Fishing
Found This In The Woods While Trail Riding
My Friend Works In Recycling. He Found A Filled Diary From 1941
While Walking On The Beach In Hawaii My Wife And I Found This Glass Ball That Had Become The Home Of Small Marine Ecosystem
Thankfully My Dad Found Them Before He Started Mowing
8 Year Old Girl Saga Found A Sword From The Iron Age In Lake Vidösten. Estimated To Be About 1500 Years Old, It Is The First Sword Of Its Kind To Ever Be Found In Scandinavia!
Found A Guinea Pig That Was Abandoned In The Woods While I Was Playing Disc Golf. She Has A New Home Now
This Blue Crayfish I Found In The Mountains Of West Virginia
This Satisfying Pebble I Found At The Beach
Daughter Found This Branch And Uses It As Her Magic Wand
Quartz Found In Arkansas Is Worth $4 Million
Opened Up BBQ For The First Time This Spring And Found Some Hungry Wings
I Found A Transparent Leaf
Found This Old Calculator In My Great Grandmother's Attic
My Dad And His Friend Found The Boot That Reese Witherspoon Threw Off A Cliff During The Filming Of The Movie "Wild"
I Found This Under The Floor Boards In A 1800's Era House
I Found A 7 Leaf Clover!
These Condoms Are Around 60 Years Old (Found In My Basement)
Rock I Found On The Beach
Found A 94 Year Old Dollar On The Ground
Fisherman Found A Giant Pearl, Weighing 34kg, But Wasn't Aware The $100 Million Pearl Was So Valuable And Kept It As A Luck Charm
Found An Almost Perfectly Spherical Rock At The Beach
Found This Today While Weeding A Vineyard
Found A Carved-Out Quarter On The Ground Showing George Washington Smoking Reefer
I Broke A Rock And Found Two Kinds Of Fossils
A Viking Sword Dating Back Over 1,000 Years Ago Was Discovered By Reindeer Hunters At An Elevation Of 5,400 Feet, Atop A Mountain In Southern Norway
I Found A Pearl In My Oyster From The Fish Market
I Found This Message In A Bottle On Floreana Island In The Galapagos
The message is from 1924. I’m pretty sure this is what it says:
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 part on the left says:
Buried at the foot of post office bay, post office barrel, Floreana Island, Galapagos, Aug 1st 1924