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!

#1

So My Friend Found A Message In A Bottle While Fishing

So My Friend Found A Message In A Bottle While Fishing

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BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm glad he respected his wishes. Happy journeys, Mel!

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#2

Found This In The Woods While Trail Riding

Found This In The Woods While Trail Riding

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Steve Bowman
Community Member
2 years ago

The Hundred Acre Wood, is it?

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#3

My Friend Works In Recycling. He Found A Filled Diary From 1941

My Friend Works In Recycling. He Found A Filled Diary From 1941

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sakora
Community Member
2 years ago

It looks like a great journey, despite the time of war ...

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#4

While Walking On The Beach In Hawaii My Wife And I Found This Glass Ball That Had Become The Home Of Small Marine Ecosystem

While Walking On The Beach In Hawaii My Wife And I Found This Glass Ball That Had Become The Home Of Small Marine Ecosystem

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Madhu Mitha
Community Member
2 years ago

looks like a little globe.... beautiful!

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#5

Thankfully My Dad Found Them Before He Started Mowing

Thankfully My Dad Found Them Before He Started Mowing

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sakora
Community Member
2 years ago

Try to catch them all ;)

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#6

A Little Patch Of Clover In A Bottle

A Little Patch Of Clover In A Bottle

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SandaPanda
Community Member
2 years ago

Mother earth is just trying to make the nature beatiful again... :/

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#7

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!

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!

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sakora
Community Member
2 years ago

Great story.

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#8

Found A Guinea Pig That Was Abandoned In The Woods While I Was Playing Disc Golf. She Has A New Home Now

Found A Guinea Pig That Was Abandoned In The Woods While I Was Playing Disc Golf. She Has A New Home Now

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sakora
Community Member
2 years ago

i love Guinea Pigs. They's so adorable.

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#9

My Nephew Found A Sea Shell With Squid Eggs Inside

My Nephew Found A Sea Shell With Squid Eggs Inside

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sakora
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like an alien invasion ;)

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#10

This Blue Crayfish I Found In The Mountains Of West Virginia

This Blue Crayfish I Found In The Mountains Of West Virginia

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 years ago

What a sacrifice must a fish make for the love of a bird!! :D

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#11

This Satisfying Pebble I Found At The Beach

This Satisfying Pebble I Found At The Beach

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just a thought!
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow I can't stop looking at this

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#12

Daughter Found This Branch And Uses It As Her Magic Wand

Daughter Found This Branch And Uses It As Her Magic Wand

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Dolicious
Community Member
2 years ago

Nice, what a charming wand - - - - - €

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#13

Quartz Found In Arkansas Is Worth $4 Million

Quartz Found In Arkansas Is Worth $4 Million

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Dolicious
Community Member
2 years ago

Damn, that´s huge!

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#14

Opened Up BBQ For The First Time This Spring And Found Some Hungry Wings

Opened Up BBQ For The First Time This Spring And Found Some Hungry Wings

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Marta Puig
Community Member
2 years ago

another of the most beautiful things I have seen today, I am feeling so maternal right now

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#15

I Found A Transparent Leaf

I Found A Transparent Leaf

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Madhu Mitha
Community Member
2 years ago

so beautiful!

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#16

Found This Old Calculator In My Great Grandmother's Attic

Found This Old Calculator In My Great Grandmother's Attic

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Louiiiise
Community Member
2 years ago

I want it! That's awesome.

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#17

Found This Rock Within A Rock On A Beach Walk

Found This Rock Within A Rock On A Beach Walk

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Madhu Mitha
Community Member
2 years ago

looks like a fossilized egg....

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#18

My Dad And His Friend Found The Boot That Reese Witherspoon Threw Off A Cliff During The Filming Of The Movie "Wild"

My Dad And His Friend Found The Boot That Reese Witherspoon Threw Off A Cliff During The Filming Of The Movie "Wild"

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Ssss
Community Member
2 years ago

What a cool find!

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#19

I Found This Under The Floor Boards In A 1800's Era House

I Found This Under The Floor Boards In A 1800's Era House

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 years ago

What is that??

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#20

I Found A 7 Leaf Clover!

I Found A 7 Leaf Clover!

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Madhu Mitha
Community Member
2 years ago

now no one can stop you from winning the lottery!

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#21

Found A Fossil In The Parking Lot Of A Pet Store

Found A Fossil In The Parking Lot Of A Pet Store

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
2 years ago

i bet battery is still at 99%

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#22

These Condoms Are Around 60 Years Old (Found In My Basement)

These Condoms Are Around 60 Years Old (Found In My Basement)

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Anne
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't think you can use them for their intended purpose anymore :)

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#23

Rock I Found On The Beach

Rock I Found On The Beach

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Laura Mcphellamy - Parker
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow

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#24

This Piece Of Pine Sap I Found On A Pallet At Work

This Piece Of Pine Sap I Found On A Pallet At Work

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Xiang Li
Community Member
2 years ago

Add pressure and heat, and you have amber!

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#25

A Friend Found A Pink Grasshopper While Working

A Friend Found A Pink Grasshopper While Working

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Xiang Li
Community Member
2 years ago

This is similar to albinism! The term is leucism, and it's a loss of some pigment, but not all.

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#26

Found A 94 Year Old Dollar On The Ground

Found A 94 Year Old Dollar On The Ground

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Cordelia
Community Member
2 years ago

Give it to me...

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#27

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

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

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Ssss
Community Member
2 years ago

This is awesome

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#28

Found An Almost Perfectly Spherical Rock At The Beach

Found An Almost Perfectly Spherical Rock At The Beach

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Veronicat the Mermaid
Community Member
2 years ago

cool!

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#29

Found This Today While Weeding A Vineyard

Found This Today While Weeding A Vineyard

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Kwj
Community Member
2 years ago

Would freak me out!

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#30

Found A Carved-Out Quarter On The Ground Showing George Washington Smoking Reefer

Found A Carved-Out Quarter On The Ground Showing George Washington Smoking Reefer

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Aaron Kara
Community Member
2 years ago

I want it!

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#31

My Brother Found A Dinosaur While Digging Up His Garden

My Brother Found A Dinosaur While Digging Up His Garden

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sakora
Community Member
2 years ago

Do not clone it, remember Jurassic Park!

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#32

I Broke A Rock And Found Two Kinds Of Fossils

I Broke A Rock And Found Two Kinds Of Fossils

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Laura Mcphellamy - Parker
Community Member
2 years ago

So lucky.

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#33

A Blue Mineral Stone Found In The Forest

A Blue Mineral Stone Found In The Forest

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BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

A fairy lost it.

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#34

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

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

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sakora
Community Member
2 years ago

Amazing!

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#35

I Found A Pearl In My Oyster From The Fish Market

I Found A Pearl In My Oyster From The Fish Market

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sakora
Community Member
2 years ago

Try lottery!

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#36

I Found Something

I Found Something

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Anne
Community Member
2 years ago

I want to see what's inside!

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#37

I Found This Message In A Bottle On Floreana Island In The Galapagos

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

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Madhu Mitha
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

I hope you sent a postcard to the address they gave...

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#38

My Brother Found This Life-Bulb Washed Up On An Australian Beach. It Was All Alive And It Floated

My Brother Found This Life-Bulb Washed Up On An Australian Beach. It Was All Alive And It Floated

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow... this is so amazing!

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#39

Found A Rock That Looks Like A Shark

Found A Rock That Looks Like A Shark

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BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Jaws!

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#40

My Mom Found The Ticket From Her First Beatles Concert, From 1964

My Mom Found The Ticket From Her First Beatles Concert, From 1964

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Aaron Kara
Community Member
2 years ago

That's an awesome find! Also...why the hell do radio stations hardly ever play the Beatles? They were arguably the biggest band in the world!

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#41

This Pebble I Found On The Beach Looks Like A Ghost

This Pebble I Found On The Beach Looks Like A Ghost

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Veronicat the Mermaid
Community Member
2 years ago

aww

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#42

I Found This On The Floor

I Found This On The Floor

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Sonya Jersey
Community Member
2 years ago

poor kevin..but yay for new life

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#43

My Friend Found A Bullet In Her Corn

My Friend Found A Bullet In Her Corn

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Aaron Kara
Community Member
2 years ago

That corn pissed off the wrong person

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#44

I Found A Child’s Time Capsule While Digging In My Yard

I Found A Child’s Time Capsule While Digging In My Yard

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Dolicious
Community Member
2 years ago

Haha, I used to have one of those snakes in yellow :)

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#45

I Found Lizard Eggs In My Wall

I Found Lizard Eggs In My Wall

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BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Ms. Gieco was here.

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#46

I Found A Rock Shaped Like A Heart

I Found A Rock Shaped Like A Heart

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 years ago

Heart of stone...

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#47

My Brother Likes To Search For Shark Teeth On Beaches. This Was 6hrs Of Searching At Folly Beach Sc

My Brother Likes To Search For Shark Teeth On Beaches. This Was 6hrs Of Searching At Folly Beach Sc

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Steve Bowman
Community Member
2 years ago

Shark teeth are black? Or do they get black with time?

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#48

Found A Travel Brochure From The World Trade Center While Cleaning Out My House

Found A Travel Brochure From The World Trade Center While Cleaning Out My House

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sakora
Community Member
2 years ago

So uncomfortable feeling, painful,

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#49

Two Guys From Boston Set Off On An Expedition To Find The Black Box Of Eastern Flight 980 That Crashed Into The Andes Killing Everyone Onboard 31 Years Ago. They Found It

Two Guys From Boston Set Off On An Expedition To Find The Black Box Of Eastern Flight 980 That Crashed Into The Andes Killing Everyone Onboard 31 Years Ago. They Found It

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Christina Petrova
Community Member
2 years ago

Not really, unfortunately.

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#50

I Found Some Amethyst In A Gravel Driveway

I Found Some Amethyst In A Gravel Driveway

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BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

The rock is almost heart shaped.

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