Sometimes, our deceased loved ones can still communicate to us beyond the grave with the things they leave behind. Whether it is a journal, a token from a different era or a valuable inheritance – these things are the departed person’s way of reaching out to his loved ones. One Imgur user in particular shared the unbelievable secret his grandfather kept that they uncovered after his death.
The netizen and his father were sorting through his grandmother’s valuable ceramics, when something caught his attention. Even though the room was filled with clutter, one tall cupboard stood out above the rest. This dusty cupboard looked like it was not opened for many years, but it was just waiting to be discovered in the corner.
The old cupboard looked unsuspecting from the outside – all the while hiding a decade-old secret that shocked the man who opened it. Inside, a hidden compartment beneath the cupboard could be seen poking from the ground.
Since the concrete lid wouldn’t come off easily, the man’s father thought of another way to open it. He used an angle grinder and pried open the heavy lid of the secret compartment. The compartment was already rusty and worn-out after years of being buried in the ground. Surprisingly, it was still intact.
After opening the compartment, they were shocked to see a note referenced in Dante Alighieri’s “Inferno.” The brief note conveyed a positive message, saying “Abandon all regret ye who enter here.” What unbelievable secret could this little box contain?
The contents were covered by a cloth with the Chinese character that means “double happiness.” Inside, the man was shocked to see valuable items that remained pristine condition despite being buried in the ground for many years.
It seems like his grandfather was a collector of interesting novelty items, for he collected different stamps from various countries which already ceased to exist. He collected stamps from places like Zaire, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and even the Soviet Union.
The secret box also contained a valuable pocket watch, which was delicately wrapped in a pouch made of British Army issue barrel cloth. After that, they discovered a silver “lamp” which was identified as an incense lamp, old coins, and an ornate key.
Opening the box must have felt like travelling to the past, because it also contained several photos of their great-great ancestors. Though there was no pile of gold, these vintage items are even more valuable than any gold in the world.
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