Who doesn’t love the idea of going about our business on any given day and stumbling across something super cool, a little slice of life that makes us feel connected to the people around us – or those who came before us?
I know I do, and I’m always on the lookout for stuff like this. Even so, I don’t think I’ve ever found anything as cool as these 12 people did when they weren’t even trying – except for that one time I found a paper in my grandparent’s house from the day JFK was shot.
That was pretty awesome.
12. This just made me smile.
Purchased an old poetry book at a flea market and found this receipt for a college poetry class. This receipt has been in this book for 102 years! -Dogspokerpolitics
11. Kind of makes you wonder why they hid it, no?
I found this book from 1892 inside a hole in the wall of my rental flat. -Unknown
10. Is this…a dog baby announcement?
Found on the floor of a target. Meet Carla Rose. -Thorinandco
9. Just a little word to the wise.
Found (under) Wallpaper. -therankin
8. I hope they eventually did.
“no. not yet.” ~ Found in 1908 high school geometry textbook. -drewfuss99
7. Old letters are just so romantic.
Garage Sale Find (1929) – about 100 love letters over two years from a guy in Seattle to a girl in Aberdeen, WA. -Braunnoser
6. Damn the man.
This dollar bill I found in my change. -bamboo_robot
5. This doesn’t seem like an event I’d like to attend.
This came out of a book I was flipping through. -Urban_Archeologist
4. A jackpot in the attic.
Bought an abandoned house and found this in the attic. -apatheticweasel
3. If poles could talk.
“I remember that old pole.” -DazedAndConfused0112
2. Someday he’ll leave it for someone else.
Found this on the street in downtown SD about 4 years ago when i needed it most. It’s been in my wallet ever since. -littleppdp
1. This put a lump in my throat.
Just found this $1 bill at my parents house. When I was 6 years old I made this bet with my father, he died 2 months later. 25 years to the day I find this….had no idea a $1 bill could feel so valuable. -orangecrush44
I hope something like this happens to me someday. Fingers crossed!
If you’ve ever found anything super cool or touching on accident, tell us about it in the comments!