Fastened with leather straps and metal clasps, the chest was weighty, solid and secure. It seemed to promise great things. Indeed, what one Redditor found inside the box was so unique and surprising that awestruck commenters on the site could only offer their congratulations.
The Redditor, who goes by the online name of “Innuendoughnut,” had inherited the chest from his great-uncle in September 2014. Moreover, he decided to share photos of its unpacking on the image-sharing website imgur. However, when he finally opened the lid, there was nothing inside but disappointment: an empty space.