Couple who finds hidden 1950s lunchbox during home renovations are shocked by contents

While Renovating Their New Home Couple Makes A Shocking Discovery

Imagine the joy this young couple felt when they finally found their dream home. While the house was old and a bit of a fixer-upper, they were excited to renovate their new home together. Together they were looking forward to sharing great memories in their new home and maybe even starting a family, but they never imagined  their luck ould change so drastically. While doing renovations in the basement, the couple stumbled upon something that could change their lives for the better. But as time moved on it seems their luck changed and suddenly their dream home had become a place of mystery.  Keep reading to find out more about what they found.

A fixer-upper

This story comes from a user on Reddit who calls himself Lmbrjack. Lmbrjack shared the story of how he and his wife bought their dream home.  While it was a great place, it wasn’t exactly in pristine condition. It was the definition of a fixer-upper, requiring renovations throughout.

Still, they were inspired by it, and they knew that they could truly make it their own if they were given the chance to give the home life. You should always expect the unexpected when undergoing a project like this, but this couple got a bit more than they bargained for.

Location, location, location

The purchase of the home came as a culmination of a long-term dream for the couple. They had always wanted to own a home together, but their finances held them back. Still, they remained optimistic, constantly looking for ways to save money and find a great place.

By looking for properties off the beaten path in Cleveland, Ohio, they were able to find a place that struck that happy medium. Needless to say, they were thrilled. They could see, though, that the price was also low due to the fact that the house wasn’t in the best shape.

Where to start?

Once the deed was passed over to the excited couple, they had a few decisions to make. There was tons of work needed throughout the house. They decided to focus on the areas that needed the most help.

Getting those done first would make the process more manageable. A quick glance across the property revealed that the area that was falling apart the most was the basement. It was, to put it nicely, in really rough shape. Still, they were determined to give it a complete facelift, so they buckled in and got to it.

Quite the task

Still, a good attitude will only go so far and didn’t change the fact that the basement was a massive project. Lmbrjack focused on the obvious things first: unsightly graffiti on nearly every surface, structural elements that were clearly feeling the tests of time, and more.

To his dismay, it seemed like every finished task unveiled another set of problems to them. Although he had his wife’s help, he started to realize that they may have been in over their heads. They both suspected that a professional would have a much easier time with the basement.

An important discovery

Still, the couple didn’t want to invest too much money, so they continued working on the project. Lmbrjack decided to work on the ceiling of the basement, which was in terrible shape and definitely needed a lot of work. You might expect that he encountered some nasty stuff.

Mold, water damage, cobwebs, and the lot are some of the hazards that were reasonable discoveries for basement renovators. While there was certainly a fair share of those nasty annoyances, Lmbrjack ended up making a completely different discovery: an odd suitcase hidden away in the ceiling.

The mystery begins

For Lmbrjack, the suitcase was both exciting and worrying. It had obviously been purposefully hidden, rather than just accidentally left behind. After all, does anyone happen to casually toss a suitcase inside the ceiling of their basement?

We’ll give you our opinion: definitely not. In addition to that, the bag was super heavy, leaving the couple wondering what could possibly be in it. While they knew that it would probably be wise to just dispose of it, they knew that they couldn’t avoid taking a peek inside.

Two detectives trying to solve the case

Unsure of what could possibly lie inside the mysterious suitcase, the couple decided to take things outside. What if there was something totally crazy in it that they didn’t want in their house?

Their imaginations were going pretty wild, and they decided to make a game out of it. Once they were outside, they were like two kids on Christmas morning. They grabbed the suitcase and shook it side to side, trying to guess what could possibly be inside it.

A bit of a disappointment

The excitement of the moment definitely got to Lmbrjack. He guessed that the suitcase would contain old, mysterious valuables that might bring riches to the couple. His wife, on the other hand, was more pragmatic, and instead guessed that it was probably just old photos that were left behind.

Once they finally opened the case, Lmbrjack was a bit disappointed. It seemed to just be a regular, old wax paper. Not exactly the treasure he had been hoping for. However, they quickly noticed that there were three small shapes underneath the paper.

The surprises keep coming

Once they saw those shapes, their curiosity was once again piqued. Perhaps it was indeed the old valuables that Lmbrjack had imagined? The two slowly began to take the paper off of the shapes to reveal what was beneath.

What they found completely shocked them. It wasn’t photos like his wife had predicted. Instead, they were looking upon what seemed to be endless stacks of money. It was clear that the cash was as old as the paper that covered it, but the amount was jaw-dropping.