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The E-Sylum: Volume 16, Number 18, May 5, 2013, Article 26

TENNESSEE FAMILY FINDS COINS AND SILVER IN HIDDEN SAFE

Here's a more modern treasure find. Evelyn Mishkin forwarded this item about a man who discovered a secret safe in his grandparents' old farmhouse in Tennessee. -Editor

Last week, a Tennessee family embarked on a treasure hunt straight out of the movies -- and their amazing discoveries were posted to Reddit last night.

Just over a week ago, Reddit user evilenglish posted that he'd discovered a 'secret safe' in his grandparents' old farmhouse in Tennessee. The poster was helping his family clear out the house to prepare it for sale when he noticed a block of concrete on the floor of a closet below the staircase.

Tennessee secret safe "This was very out of place since all of the downstairs flooring is hardwood," he wrote in his first post. "I pushed the carpet back further and saw a round cap with a circle indentation on it. I pulled off the cap and... A Secret Safe!"

Unable to open it, he decided to contact a locksmith as soon as his schedule would allow and post his findings, whatever they might be, for the thousands of Reddit users who had since begun following the story.

Among the findings were pocket watches, soggy money, boxes of jewelry, and dozens and dozens of collectible coins.

To read the complete article, see: Silver Coins, Money, Jewelry Discovered In Hidden Tennessee Family Safe (PHOTOS) (www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/01/tennessee-safe-unlocked-treasures-discovered_n_3195237.html)

Tom Kays forwarded another article on the story, and this one has more images. Tom writes:

A Secret Time Capsule from the Twentieth Century! - Boy, do I feel old!

Tennessee secret safe contents Tennessee secret safe contents2

No gold bars or rolls of 1909-S VDB cents, but looks like there's enough silver here to make a decent haul even after paying or the locksmith. Neat find. Luckily it was found by the family, not some future owner of the house. Remember folks, don't stash your stuff where not even your family knows where it is, or some stranger is in for a windfall someday. -Editor

To read the complete article, see: UNLOCKED! Secret Time Capsule Safe found in a Tennessee Farmhouse (www.messynessychic.com/2013/05/01/found-secret-time-capsule-safe-unlocked-in-a-tennessee-farmhouse/)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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