The girls’ restroom at school isn’t exactly the most appropriate place for a fully grown man to find himself. At the very least, he’s likely to raise a few eyebrows or even find himself in hot water with the police. But in the case of one man from Illinois, his visit to a female bathroom was just part of his day job. As a plumber, this guy had been tasked with helping to demolish the toilets in an old school building. And yet during this very mundane task, he made an extraordinary discovery.
As the plumber worked on removing one of the old toilets, he cracked open an air vent on the wall behind it. And suddenly, a pile of debris came tumbling out. But as he examined the items, he realized that they weren’t your average detritus and rubble. In fact, the workman’s find would go onto make headlines across the country – and reveal a remarkable 70-year-long story.