Backyards tend to be fairly humdrum places where we relax, grow vegetables and flowers, and play when we’re children. But sometimes they can hold extraordinary secrets. Indeed, over the years, people have found everything from unexploded bombs and large caches of marijuana to mammoth bones and human remains in them. Here are 20 of the most astonishing things discovered in the world’s backyards.
20. Ferrari grave
It was 1978 in LA, and a tip-off led police to an entire Dino 246 Ferrari buried in a backyard. At the time, to conceal the identity of an informant, police claimed that the sports car had been found by kids playing. It seems that the vehicle was actually stolen to order as part of an insurance scam that didn’t go to plan.
19. A curse in a jar
Reddit user ValjeanLucPicard was doing some gardening at his home in Costa Rica when his spade hit a glass jar. And while that wasn’t especially unusual, the contents of this sealed jar certainly were. Indeed, they led ValjeanLucPicard to suspect that witchcraft was afoot. The jar contained a photo of the property’s landlady, written words and fragments of fabric. What’s more, the landlady insisted that the contents be burned to forestall any curse.