As a kid, the backyard was the place where your wildest fantasies took place. You could play out there with your siblings, play with your toys, or just have an imagination-fest and roll around with nothing but your thoughts. I always used to play pirates with my sister in our backyard, and we would make people walk the plank, set sail on the high seas, and dig for treasure — but we would never have expected to actually find anything.
These people did what my sister and I never could. They found actual artifacts, treasures, and objects besides their own toys. Get ready for some of the craziest things that people found buried in their own backyards.
1. A fossilized whale was found in a man's backyard. It is believed to be between 14-16 million years old.
2. Someone found this WWII button in their yard.
3. A man found an 8.2 pound gold nugget in his backyard in California, and people believe there is more to be found.
4. A homeowner in Florida randomly found an old, abandoned Jeep in their backyard.
5. While cleaning her yard, a woman found a megalodon tooth.
6. In LA, a man found $175,000 worth of marijuana hidden in his yard.
7. People found a rare mutated, mixed-color flower.
8. A couple in California found a vase filled with gold coins that was worth $10 million dollars.
9. A guy in Austria found a 650-year-old treasure that included pearls, gold, and rings.
10. A family found a Ferrari buried in their yard.
11. A man found this gold plate from the 1700s in his house.
12. A man who was doing some gardening found grenades and other explosives in his yard from WWII.
13. Two sisters found ornamental glass in their backyard from the early days of America.
14. Imagine finding this hieroglyphics plaque in your backyard.
15. In Canada, a man found a machine gun buried in his yard.
16. An early 7-Up soda can.
I'm sure any little kid would love to find treasures like this in their yard. That would make their day! Also, it would inspire them to do more digging and become archaeologists! We could always use more of those.