I was running some network cable in my attic and found a letter from WWII sent to a private in the Army.
At a neighbor's house I found some newspaper that had adhered to one of the wall studs; there a continuation of an article that discussed the post-war economy. Farther down on the paper were legal ads, dated sometime just after WWI.
Also found a wrapper from a toilet paper roll, and a chewing-gum wrapper.
I have yet to find that evasive $10,000 gold note or that rare $20 piece
Re: What's in the walls?#29958 09/28/0308:44 PM09/28/0308:44 PM
We did a rewire on a 1903 Victorian and found a treasure map in the wall. The homeowner was planning to figure it out. There was also a homemade glider very intricate with lots of small pieces, bows in the wings etc. The wings were covered with some sort of animal hide that was transparent enough to see the wing structure. Unfortunatley the hide had a lot of holes in it.
Re: What's in the walls?#29959 09/28/0309:11 PM09/28/0309:11 PM
I have found old newspapers in my house, my dads house is old farm house we found some jars with money nothing large just change.
When someone remodles my house they are going to find alot of toys. I have 4kids and everytime i change a wall or something they seem to throw in a couple toys. Had to tear one wall back out my little girl threw a full bottle of milk in the hole i hadn't patched yet.
Re: What's in the walls?#29962 09/28/0310:06 PM09/28/0310:06 PM
OH! I don't know how I forgot this one! When I remodeled my kitchen about six months ago I found a diamond ring under a kitchen cabinet! I was in the attic dropping romex down to my dad through the wall, and he saw something shiny on the ground in the corner. We still have it, but haven't got it appraised yet.
Ryan Jackson, Salt Lake City
Re: What's in the walls?#29964 09/29/0301:58 AM09/29/0301:58 AM
I was doing a rewire out in the country a couple of years ago. Up in the roof I found a whole heap of papers pertaining to the Temperance Society of New Zealand, most of them dated 1899-1901. I asked the tenant about these and she said that she had no idea they were up there. I gave them to the local Museum, they couldn't believe what I had found.