An underground cemetery
Image Source: thetravel.comA man named Vincent Marcello was digging a hole for a swimming pool in his back garden in New Orleans when he discovered an underground cemetery dating back to the 1700s. In the end, they unearthed 13 caskets containing human remains…pretty creepy right!Original content sourced from Femanin.com
A dinosaur bone
Image Source: list25.comA man named John Lambert was building a new fence in his garden in Ipswich when he came across a large bone. Rather than finding out more about his discovery, John left it in his shed for 16 years…it turns out it was a dinosaur bone with was 250 million years old!
Image Source: thetravel.comThis has to be the craziest discovery yet…a Ferrari underground! Yep the story is true, two young kids found a Dino 246 GTS Ferrari in back garden of a home in LA back in 1978. It is rumoured that the car was stolen and buried, but the thieves never returned…
A big bag of cash
Image Source: thetravel.comWe all dream about the day we find a huge bag of cash…well, for this man his dream came true! After digging potatoes from his allotment he unearthed a nylon bag buried in the ground with £113,000 inside! Would you hand it into the police or keep it for yourself?
Marijuana worth over $175,000
Image Source: list25.comThis is a pretty baffling discovery…when a man was installing solar panels on a property in LA he found a secret vault in the loft. After finally managing to get access, he discovered hundreds of packages of marijuana with a street value of over £130,000!
A hand grenade
Image Source: wheeliebinstorage.comThis is a pretty terrifying discovery…a man in the Czech Republic was removing a tree stump in his front garden when he discovered a grenade buried underneath! It turns out the grenade dated back to World War ll, and may have been the souvenir of a soldier who brought it home.
A Chevy Trailblazer
Image Source: wheeliebinstorage.comI bet you didn’t expect to see more than one car on this list of things found underground! This Chevy Trailblazer was found by a family in Oklahoma back in 2017 when they were renovating their back garden. It turns out the car had been reported as stolen back in 2003…
Image Source: chilternthrustbore.co.ukDuring the Gold Rush era in the 1850s, ships got stranded at the harbour in downtown San Francisco as the crew and passengers left in search for gold. There are now about 40 ships lying underneath the city, and this is one of them which was discovered in 2001.
A whale fossil
Image Source: thetravel.comThis is one of the coolest discoveries ever…a young man was on his way home when he spotted a strange looking rock sticking out of the ground. With help from his friends, they unearthed the fossil which turned out to be the jaw and skill bone of 16-million-year-old whale!
Image Source: thetravel.comCan you imagine coming across a treasure chest filled with magnificent jewellery, ancient ornaments and shiny pearls? Well, this is exactly what happened to a man in Austria back in 2007, who had no interest in making money from his discovery and instead donated them to a museum.
A stone dating back to 2500 BC
Image Source: thetravel.comAn amateur historian named Stephen Davis decided to research his own home in the UK when he made the shocking discovery that there was an ancient stone marking a burial site dating back to 2,500 BC in his back garden…sure enough, he found the stone hidden behind layers of ivy!
The bone from a mammoth
Image Source: thetravel.comA family in Iowa were picking vegetables in their back garden when one of the children came across a large white object sticking out of the ground. After they finally managed to dig it up, they found it was some sort of bone. Who would have thought it would be a 12,000-year-old mammoth bone!
Image Source: thetravel.comA man in Texas was working on a new-build project in 2014 when he discovered a small bone…but that wasn’t the only one he found, he soon unearthed many more. After he called the police in fear it was a human body, a medical examination confirmed it was…but the bone were over 1,000 years old!
Image Source: thetravel.comPerseverance really does pay off…this man from California had spent years using his metal detector in the hope of unearthing his fortune. A one day, he finally did! This huge gold nugget weighs 8.2 pounds and was sold for nearly half a million dollars at auction.
A bomb shelter
Image Source: thetravel.comUnlike other bomb shelters which have been discovered underground in the past, this one is pretty unique…a family in California unearthed this bomb shelter dating back to 1961 during the cold war. It was as though the shelter had been frozen in time, fully stocked with original products.
Image Source: thetravel.comCan you imagine constructing a whole development of new houses just to find out they had been built over a 12,000 acre bombing range from World War ll? Well, this is exactly what happened in Florida, with over 100 rockets and bombs being unearthed since 1998.
A mystery object
Image Source: thetravel.comThis mystery object was found underground by two sisters in Canada, and they really thought they hit the jackpot! The shiny blue rock with a golden hue was analysed by geologists, scientists and gem experts…but nobody could figure out what this object was and how it got there.
Image Source: thetravel.comThe chances of finding a meteorite buried in your back garden are pretty slim…but not for this man living in a village in northern Bosnia. He didn’t even just find one meteorite, he found six! This is one of the most ground-breaking discoveries of the century.
13,000 year old mastoden vertebra
Image Source: thetravel.comA man made quite a ground-breaking discovery when he was building a pond in his back garden in New York City. He unearthed a strange looking bone which then turned into a full-blown excavation which discovered over 90 mastodon bones including a skull over 13,000 years old.
Image Source: lifebuzz.comA young couple had just moved into their first home, and when they were digging up the old overgrown garden they came across this…a fossilised tape. Someone had clearly buried the tape a long time ago and now we will never know what was recorded on it.
The Williams Enigmalith
Image Source: chilternthrustbore.co.ukJohn Williams was on a hike when he came across a strange looking rock with a metal component attached to it, resembling a modern-day electrical plug. However, geologists discovered it was 100,000 years old! It was named the Williams ‘Enigmalith’ which is a blend of the words ‘enigma’ and ‘monolith’.
Image Source: lifebuzz.comA man living in New York City unearthed a time capsule in his back garden. It turns out the over 25 years old, dating back to the 1980s. It contained a set of rare collectable cards, but due to the poor condition of the cards they were not worth any money.
Image Source: lifebuzz.comIt is a miracle this small antique glass bottle is still intact…luckily a man found it buried in his garden and managed to retrieve it without causing damage. It is in pretty good condition considering it dates back to the early 1900s and the man made a good profit selling it.
A toy pistol
Image Source: lifebuzz.comThis woman moved into her new ground floor flat and decided to make a vegetable patch in her tiny garden. When she was digging away she felt something hard against the shovel. That is when she discovered this rusty toy pistol which is nearly 100 years old!
A medieval weapon
Image Source: lifebuzz.comA man decided to build a new garden shed and when he was laying the foundations, he discovered a strange wooden chest buried in the ground. He finally retrieved chest and found this inside…a ‘morning star’ which is a medieval weapon dating back centuries.
Gold coins worth $1 million
Image Source: thetravel.comThis old couple really hit the jackpot on their dog walk in Nevada…after noticing a rusty canister sticking out of the ground, they decided to return to the spot and dig it up. Inside they found a collection of 19th century coins with an estimated value of £8 million!
A giant earthworm
Image Source: thetravel.comA woman in China was hanging out her washing when she was startled by the sight of a snake appearing from the ground in her garden! She soon realised it wasn’t a snake at all…it was a giant earthworm which was almost 20 inches long. This is the largest earthworm ever discovered.
A church bell
Image Source: thetravel.comThis is quite an odd discovery made underground…a man in the Czech Republic was laying new pipework in his garden when he found an obscurely shaped metal object poking out of the ground. After he finally managed to dig up the huge object, he realised it was a church bell!
A marble collection
Image Source: rd.comA gardener was working in someones back garden when she discovered a beautiful glass marble. She put it in her pocket to return to the owner later that day, until she found another one…and then another one, and another one! They were dotted all over the garden and the owner had no idea how they got there…
A ring on a carrot
Image Source: wheeliebinstorage.comBack in 1995, a woman living in Sweden was doing some gardening in the summer when she realised she was no longer wearing her wedding ring. She couldn’t believe it when a whopping 16 years later, she found the ring on carrot she was pulling up from the ground!