A Phoenix couple renovating their home didn’t expect to find a treasure hidden behind their kitchen wall.
An unnamed woman and her partner discovered a decades-old safe while they were demolishing their kitchen. When they first moved in the house several years ago, the woman found a safe code at the back of a medicine cabinet. Luckily, she saved the code and used it to unlock the safe.
Just like in movies, the couple discovered awesome things inside the safe including a bundle of cash amounting to $51,080, a bottle of Bourbon dated 1960, and a book with a series of clues to a treasure hunt.
The book entitled ‘A Guide for the Perplexed by E.F. Schumacher’ published in 1977 contained a photo of a mystery man. Written on the back of the black and white photo is the message:
“Alan, I have a book you must read.
“I’ve underlined a few key passages.
“Your friend, Vincent.”
Some pages even revealed more clues. For instance, page 7, where a map of Arizona was inserted, has an underlined passage which says: “One way of looking at the world as a whole is by means of a map, that is to say, some sort of plan or outline that shows where various things are to be found.”
Page 11 shows a photo of a house with “there yielded such fruitful results” written at the bottom.
Meanwhile, “where one tree becomes three” is written at the back of the photo.
Another clue is indicated on page 14 with an underline passage that reads: “Most Modern Readers will be reluctant to believe that perfect happiness is attainable by methods of which their modern world knows nothing.”
There’s even a Bingo card with three numbers circled included in their awesome finds.
In a post on imgur, the woman wrote: “If Alan is still out there, it was meant for him after all.But we’re keeping the bourbon!”
Treasure Hunter Arrested in the US
Tommy Thompson, a 62-year-old treasure hunter who discovered discovered the sunken SS Central America in 1988, was arrested at an upscale Florida hotel. Thompson is accused of cheating 161 investors who paid him $12.7 million to search for the “Ship of Gold”.
Considered as one the richest hauls in history, thousands of bars and coins amounting to $50 million were recovered from the 19th-century shipwreck.