People Share The Strange Things They Found In Unexpected Places

Our planet is filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. If you’re lucky enough, you may discover strange things buried under the ground or find weird stuff hidden in the basement or in the forest. While some of the unusual finds turned out to be just rubbish, there are also those discoveries that are worth a fortune. So, if you happen to find some strange things and you’re not quite sure what they are, you can always turn to social media to ask for help. For sure, there is always someone out there who knows exactly what you came across.

Objects from the past, unusual works of nature, rare creatures and valuable gems. You’ll never know what you’ll find if you explore the world.


Here are some of the most strange things people found in ordinary places.


“So my friend found a message in a bottle while fishing.”


“Found this in the woods while trail riding”


“My friend works in recycling. He found a filled diary from 1941.”

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“While walking on the beach in Hawaii, my wife and I found this glass ball that had become the home of small marine ecosystem.”


“Thankfully my dad found them BEFORE he started mowing”


A little patch of clover in a bottle


“With today’s press release, we can finally reveal what Saga found in Lake Vidösten this summer is a sword from the Iron Age! Estimated to be about 1500 years old!”


“Found a guinea pig that was abandoned in the woods while I was playing disc golf. She has a new home now.”


“My nephew found a sea shell with squid eggs inside.”


“This blue crayfish I found in the mountains of West Virginia”


“This satisfying pebble I found at the beach.”


“Daughter found this branch and uses it as her Magic wand”


“Quartz found in Arkansas is worth $4 million”


“Opened up BBQ for the first time this spring and found some hungry wings”


A transparent leaf


“Found this old calculator in my great grandmother’s attic”


“Found this rock within a rock on a beach walk”


“My dad and his friend found the boot that Reese Witherspoon threw off a cliff during the filming of the movie ‘Wild’.”


I found this under the floor boards in a 1800’s era house.

(Update: It turns out that it was a vintage egg shell topper cutter.)


“Found a fossil in the parking lot of a pet store”


“These condoms are around 60 years old. (found in my basement)”


“This piece of pine sap I found on a pallet at work.”


“A friend found a pink grasshopper while working today.”


“Found a 94 year old dollar on the ground today”


World’s Largest Pearl

A fisherman in Palawan, Philippines discovered a giant pearl and thought it was a giant clam. He kept the massive pearl as his lucky charm and kept it under his bed for 10 years without realizing its worth.  But when he had to move to another province, he entrusted his lucky charm to his aunt. Knowing the real value of the pearl, his aunt convinced him to turn over the treasure to the city government, in which he agreed. The 34-kg pearl is estimated to be worth $100 million.


“Found this today while weeding a vineyard.”


“My brother found a dinosaur while digging up his garden.”


“Found a carved-out quarter on the ground showing George Washington smoking reefer.”


“A blue mineral stone found in the forest.”


“I found something.”