If you’re a history nerd like me, you probably dream about stumbling upon something totally cool, some artifact of life gone by, in an attic or a basement or in one of those thrift shops no one understands why you just have to check out.

You get it, right?

If you know, you know – and if you do, you’re going to be totally jealous of these 14 people’s accidental finds!

14. What do you do with that?

Found on a collected airplane food tray by flight attendant. -TheSoulOfTheRose

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13. A paper declaring the end of WWI.

Paper found among my late grandmother’s belongings talking about the armistice ending WW I. -kaganey

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12. Good advice from Grandma?

Good advice for everyone! -pioneercynthia

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11. A small personal time capsule.

Friend of mine just moved into a new house. Took off all the heating vents to paint them, and this was behind one of them. -perfect_square

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10. A touching tribute.

Sad find today. -1DeltaBlu

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9. Kind of a romantic thought.

Found posted on a couple of the walls around my city. Email at the bottom blacked out. -MyWingedLiner

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8. Just a bit disturbing.

Found in my fortune cookie….made me smile. -Layleez

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7. This literally took my breath away.

Death Warrant for my 10th Great Grandmother Susannah North Martin, tried and convicted at the Salem Witch Trials. -Unknown

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6. From one reader to another.

Found in my fortune cookie….made me smile. -Layleez

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5. Somebody’s panties were in a bunch.

Found this passive aggressive customer service letter from 1964 in my garage. -theologically

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4. Like a whisper from the past.

My cousin is using this bag which originally belonged to our great grandmother for her dance tomorrow night and found a note which has been hidden for 81 years. -loumat

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3. That’s one way to get everyone looking for a cat.

Found on my daily walk – “wow”. -iodine5

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2. I feel oddly cursed.

Found in a couch being re-upholstered. -tbornottb3

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1. No way to argue with that.

Ain’t I A Peach? Ha, Ha” in a 1895 Bible. -byParallax

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I am actually swooning, y’all.

Have you ever accidentally found something like this? We want to hear the story in the comments!