Exploring eerie backyards can be very exciting and curious activity. For various reasons, people sometimes have to take a spade and dig up their property. Stumbling across some rusty rummage buried under ground comes as no surprise but there have been findings that left their finders in absolute amazement. From whale fossils to a buried Ferrari, check out these 25 crazy things found in a backyard. What would you do, if you found something like this in your backyard?
Two boys named Eric and Andrew from Detroit, Michigan were building a dam in the creek that flows through their backyard when Eric saw a strange-looking rock sticking up from the ground. Supposing it might have been a bone, the family called in a paleontologist John Zawiskie at the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills who later authenticated the bone as a vertebrae from a mastodon some 13,000 years old.
Alligator swimming in a pool
In Florida, alligators found in backyards are not unheard of but alligators taking a dip in a backyard swimming pool is another story. This is exactly what Sharon Bente and her husband from Bradenton saw when they heard a noise in their backyard in the middle of the night. The 8-feet gator was swimming in circles along with a little floating toy. The couple called the Sheriff’s office and the gator was later taken to a farm in Arcadia.
150,000 dollars in cash
In August 2011, Wayne Sabaj, an unemployed 51-year-old man from Illinois was picking broccoli in his backyard garden when he found $150,000 stashed in a nylon bag. He reported the discovery to the police with the understanding that if the money was not claimed by anyone else by the end of 2012, it would be his. Soon after, an 87-year-old Sabaj’s neighbor, Dolores Johnson claimed the money, saying she had got rid of the money because it was “cursed.” The court gave a part of the money to Johnson’s daughter with a portion of it set to go to Sabaj as a reward. However, Sabaj died just 10 days before receiving the prize.
1000-year-old human remains
Earlier this year, a man from Salt Lake City, Utah was digging up a pond in his backyard when he made a gruesome discovery – human bones. Frightened by the unexpected find, he called the police that later sent the bones to the state medical examiner to be tested. Results concluded that the bones were not of a recent murder, but once belonged to a Native American who lived in Utah about 1,000 years ago.
The chances of you finding a piece of meteorite in your backyard is pretty small let alone a meteorite hitting your yard six times in a row. But that is exactly what happened to a Serbian man living in a little village in northern Bosnia. It looks like the man’s property, for some reason, attracts space rocks; the man even thinks that it might be aliens trying to bombard his house.