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My landlord had some builders in to remove a staircase in an outbuilding when a rusty biscuit tin fell out from under the woodwork.

What wonders were in this hidden treasure box? Two live hand grenades and 40 rounds of ammunition. From WW2. I've never seen builders run before.

What hidden treasures have you uncovered?

(, Thu 30 Jun 2005, 13:33)
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When I was little..
I was out playing with my friends, and we were in a field, where lo and behold, I found a mystical key!
They were all impressed, and we spent many an hour thinking of all the amazing treasures this key could unlock, and then rooting through the huge field to find a chest or box or secret underground tunnel.

I got home, and presented my find to my mam, only to be told it was a 10 a penny key to the electric meter. Didn't bother mentioning that to the other girls :(
(, Sat 2 Jul 2005, 9:45, Reply)
Once, whilst riffling through
some sewage, I came accross a nearly new condom.
Free sex! Great.
(, Sat 2 Jul 2005, 8:34, Reply)
Re Pumpkinbug
Bloody hell!
I started to read you post with a sense of impending dread!

I had a flat in Bruntsfield Place (just where Morningside starts, near Holy Cross) and we had a cupboard which we used for the same reason; dump all our crap in it and forget about it.

Except, that "crap" was nearer the mark and the plague of flies would have been a real delight to find hidden away in our empty flat. Oh, and someone had stolen the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh sign (2ft by 8ft long) and we "found it" and took it home. We left that too.

Talk about your pigeons coming home to roost...

edit; we didnt actually shit in the cupboard. no, it was several months worth of full, feotid, blue council bin bags that we couldnt be bothered to take out for collection!
(, Sat 2 Jul 2005, 8:10, Reply)
Hidden treasure
I once found colour negatives lying on the concrete stairs at secondary school.
From what we could make out there was a "woman", with a full-ish figure, in tights and a small t-shirt walking round a room, and in one frame there was some man in a comfy seat watching!

Although titalating, it was not enough even to get a hormonally overcharged 15 year old to get a semi. It was odd and more of a puzzle.

However, one of the teachers was recently done for raping 2 young female pupils, who made complaints some years later, when adults, after years of therapy. Mr Paedos hideous acts would have happened just a few years before us finding the photos........hmmm?

Oh God, I can be grateful we didnt have them developed, the man in picture may not have just been "watching"!!
(, Sat 2 Jul 2005, 7:59, Reply)
I was dicking about on a computer at work once
...and I discovered the internet.

I've never quite been the same since.
(, Sat 2 Jul 2005, 5:40, Reply)
A vast quantity of porn
When I was around 12 the house we lived in was located next to a little bit of bush remenant with a few paths going through. One Saturday afternoon a mate and I observed some older kids burying an old suitcase under a bush. As soon as they had left we shot over and dug it up. It was full to the brim with porn mags.

Naturally we took it and hid it in the shed (for research purposes).

Ah, memories...
/if you'll just excuse me a minute, I'll be out the back...
(, Sat 2 Jul 2005, 4:15, Reply)
Picture if you will
It's the end of your first fantastic year at university, and everyone has gone back home, only you and your flatmate Ben left in the flat.. It's quiet and there's nothing happening at all.
It's the end of an era, it's saddening...

We decide to see what, if anything, our departed friends had left within the kitchen.

Some peas, old milk, a copious amount of stuff covered in blue fur... all well and good, oh... but what did I uncover within the hallowed realm of the second shelf of the freezer?


And for 10 triple chocolate minutes or so, Ben and I really didn't give a shit about anything.

However, the amount of brainfreeze you get from wolfing down half a full tub is not something laugh about though...
(, Sat 2 Jul 2005, 2:24, Reply)
when i moved house...
i had manadged to pack everything up and was just going for that final scrable under the bed, i found my lost remote control and the point stick i used when i had lost it!
Not very exciting really but i was chuffed1
(, Sat 2 Jul 2005, 1:32, Reply)
always try before you cry
One teenage Christmas I opened a pressie from my Aunty who lived in the USA. It was a pair of black woolen gloves, not really matching the quality of her previous gifts or the rather more generous ones my brothers and sisters received that year.

I felt rather put out and paranoid as to why my Aunty would treat me differently.

Made worse when my birthday came just three days later and all I got was a card.

Fast forward a couple of years to a chilly morning. I remember I have the pair of gloves in my sock drawer go to put them on only to be stopped by rolled up tenners placed in every other finger.
(, Sat 2 Jul 2005, 0:59, Reply)
probally been posted but what hell
when me and my mate were real young about 12-13 we found the cliche that all male kids wish for, the carrier bag beside the railway tracks stuffed to the brim with hardcore porn (true hardcore) we had enough stuff to keep me going for years my mate less so (he was a horny little fucker (he was a short weegie(glasgow born))) one story about anal sex with a preggo was especially motivating.
(, Sat 2 Jul 2005, 0:48, Reply)
got a clean pair of pants for work and found £10 in the pocket.

paid for a cinema ticket and a beer or 2 :)
(, Sat 2 Jul 2005, 0:48, Reply)
I once "found" a list of about 60,000 email addresses that had been added to the unsubscribe list for a certain canadian online pharmacy. Spamers realy dont look after your data.
(, Sat 2 Jul 2005, 0:30, Reply)
this is not really a hidden treasure
i found a coloring book up a tree when i was little.
(, Fri 1 Jul 2005, 23:46, Reply)
Can this be confession time too?
Not sure you could call it treasure but here goes....
About 25 years ago when I was about 7 or 8 my friend, who shall remain nameless, and I were playing somewhere that we should'nt have been. We were on a very narrow strip of wasteland between a factory and some railway lines and we found one of them old brown Adidas sports bags(you know the type)and it was full of blood soaked clothes and I really mean soaked. Of course we did the right thing, ran away frightened and never told anyone about it. It was hidden quite well and in the kind of place that you could'nt just sling it there. It had to have been hidden by someone.
I had nightmares about it for a while but I suppose there could've been an innocent explanation for it. Could'nt there?
Sorry about the length. Now where have I heard myself saying that before? :)
(, Fri 1 Jul 2005, 23:44, Reply)
not a direct experience but....
when one of my grandfathers died, my family had to do an inventory on what he had out on my uncle's farm, etc... anyway, my dad and a relative went to check out the old shed in the back paddock, inside wasn't much apart from a few basic tools, materials etc... except for an old fridge.

They opened the fridge casually to check out it's contents: FULL of old unstable EXPLOSIVES! (the jelly kind). After much care to very gently close the fridge door they got the bomb squad in to safely remove it....

[My Homepage]
(, Fri 1 Jul 2005, 23:15, Reply)
First student flat
bought a dressing table for my g/f

found a bunch of suppositories hidden in the back of a drawer

not only had I bought something that probably came from an old dead womans house, but she'd been ramming my new found treasure up her arse in the weeks before she died

if only she'd had cancer, and DFs for it
(, Fri 1 Jul 2005, 21:46, Reply)
today i found out
that my gf hates online games, and most of all having to play them for 45 minutes while we wait to go to the cinema. Call me paranoid but i now think she hates me too.
Kat if you read this i'm really sorry
EDIT:she doesnt hate me luckily, and today i found the ultimate treasure, how to find a stimulate the G-spot without even trying.
(, Fri 1 Jul 2005, 21:30, Reply)
Whilst camping in Wales...
...we came across an old-style Gypsy caravan (you know, the gingerbread cottage looking ones) on the site which appeared to have no-one in it, so as curious kids we crept inside and discovered a drawer full of sepia photographic pornography featuring an obese man and children.
(, Fri 1 Jul 2005, 21:15, Reply)
3 years ago i was working for a firm in the Truman Brewery at Brick Lane. This firms warehouse was directly opposite the entrance to another large, near dilapidated warehouse (if anyone knows the area well it was the warehouse where that autopsy by the german doctor, and subsequent exhibition took place).

Anyway, being outside for a crafty smoke and being inquisitive in nature I decide to move the makeshift staircase out of the way (quick and easy timber construction) and what do i find? A large red trunk, 3ft by 3ft and 2ft deep.

So I drag the trunk (for it's far too heavy to lift) into our warehouse and open it (it wasn't even locked).
Inside I found loads of Ampex 456 2-inch master reels for the record label Acid Jazz.
And which two reels did i take for myself, and still have at home? The ones containing the original masters of Jamiroquai's first musical offerings, that's what

Very proud i am too
(, Fri 1 Jul 2005, 21:10, Reply)
I found
a large stack of cassettes when I was clearing my uncle's flat out, I listened to them and they're the interviews he carried out with such personalities as Arthur Lee, The Cardigans and Goldfrapp. Quite something.
(, Fri 1 Jul 2005, 20:43, Reply)
I used to constantly find money in an indie nightclub I go to...
It reached ridiculous proportions one night, when my total findings came to about £100 (never more than £20 at a time, too). It wasn't like I was hunting for it, or anything, i'd just look down occasionally and find a note.

Oh, and one drunken night at the Birmingham Academy, I found a little plastic bag on the floor containing :

3 grams of coke
2 grams of speed
15 pills

I was very happy.
(, Fri 1 Jul 2005, 20:40, Reply)
At a Friends Party
the friend in question was a particularly hot female. My lifeguard mates and I were about to be Seniors in High School and her parents were away. So we went...as you do.

We spent our last cash on beer to bring along and needed some dip (Chewing tobacco) and started rummaging through my mates car...nothing, so my mate figures "Lets check her parents room." And he slips into what appears to be her fathers closet. He discovers: a pair of thigh high, white vinyl boots and several photos of the girls FATHER dressed as what appeared to be a very naughty and somewhat overdressed FEMALE Nurse, brandishing a rather nasty looking bullwhip.

The pictures were taken and weeks later, periodically, photographs of this naughty Nurse would appear in their very stuffy neighborhood, posted on light posts. Noone knows how though.

He thought it was quite a treasure though as he HATED her Dad. :)
(, Fri 1 Jul 2005, 19:30, Reply)
A mysterious gold coloured metal coin box...
...shiny as can be once id cleaned the dirt off after digging it out of my parent's veg patch.


1x Decomposed hamster (his name was sandy and he may possibly have died from lack of food).
2x Worms.
1x beetle.

No to be disapointed by my find, and the fact that i had found a brass box (not entirely unlike gold to an 8-year-old), i dumped the contents and have used it ever since as a box for coppers - so its a proper treasure box now, if you're a thief in the market for copper and brass that is.
(, Fri 1 Jul 2005, 19:22, Reply)
A viking sword
and the museum aint getting it!
(, Fri 1 Jul 2005, 19:20, Reply)
hidden treasure
Once in a middle school, some friends and I were riding motorcycles in the country and came upon an old abandoned house with holes in the floor. However, we found a large chest loaded with Playboys and Penthouse magazines from the 60's and 70's. We promptly set up the largest distribution network our school had ever seen. The joke's on us though, I remember selling a vintage Bo Derek issue to a chum for $12 -- when it's probably now worth several hundred.
(, Fri 1 Jul 2005, 19:17, Reply)
A poo
In my bed.
I love Cats
(, Fri 1 Jul 2005, 19:08, Reply)
Just found a wallet
in a crappy housing estate. Opened the wallet to find a piece of paper fall out the note read "Va te faire voir enculee" which kinda translates to go fuck yourself. I hate the french...damn you les berges....
(, Fri 1 Jul 2005, 18:45, Reply)
Well would of been better if
a) I was a boy
b) over 12
c) it not been my Dads!

The funniest thing was I found it in the garage!! It all makes sense now why I was never allowed in there when "Daddy was working!"

No wonder I'm twisted!!!
(, Fri 1 Jul 2005, 18:29, Reply)
U have got 2 try this!!!!111ONEONE!!11

Right, first off, you open, er, Powerpoint!!!!! Then you type in "I love Bridlington"!!!!!! Then, you highlight the text, and change the font to Wingdings 2, and it spells out, in Eygptian heiroglyphics "Bill Gates eats babies"!!!!!
Everytime you do this, Microsoft will send $2 to John Peel, via MSN and he'll pay for Superman to bring the Pope back to life!!!!!!!!
(, Fri 1 Jul 2005, 17:49, Reply)
Not me, but a local carpet shop.

The guy who owned it went bankrupt and lost the building, the new owners decided to renovate and knocked down a number of the walls. Upon knocking one wall down they discovered a secret room that contained a mint condition Jaguar XJ220. Apparantly the guy had bought it then bricked it up in the room as an investment for the future, then totally forgot about it.
(, Fri 1 Jul 2005, 17:48, Reply)

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