In 2013 a man’s attempts to open a mysterious safe that was found in a basement made him into an internet celebrity. In fact, the discovery sparked furious speculation on reddit and imgur and even caught the attention of the mainstream press. Then, nine months later, the contents of the vault were finally revealed. So, in the end, was it worth the wait?
The saga of the safe began on March 16, 2013. This was when a redditor known as dont_stop_me_smee uploaded a series of images to the online community imgur. According to the post, his friend had just moved into a property somewhere in New Zealand that had been associated with drug crime. And in the basement? He found an intriguing mystery lying in wait.