“One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries.”
― A.A. Milne

When we stop searching for something, we find the best discoveries. It is something the same as love. However, even though you drag a metal detector through the beach, it is very less likely to find an unexpected treasure. These people on the list below have found their own unique ‘gems’ at the most random times and very strange places.

You can scroll down to check out these historical findings by people who have explored outside the world. Don’t forget to tell us what you think!

#1 So My Friend Found A Message In A Bottle While Fishing

#2 Found This In The Woods While Trail Riding

#3 My Friend Works In Recycling. He Found A Filled Diary From 1941

#4 While Walking On The Beach In Hawaii My Wife And I Found This Glass Ball That Had Become The Home Of Small Marine Ecosystem

#5 Thankfully My Dad Found Them Before He Started Mowing

#6 A Little Patch Of Clover In A Bottle

#7 8 Year Old Girl Saga Found A Sword From The Iron Age In Lake Vidösten. Estimated To Be About 1500 Years Old, It Is The First Sword Of Its Kind To Ever Be Found In Scandinavia!

#8 Found A Guinea Pig That Was Abandoned In The Woods While I Was Playing Disc Golf. She Has A New Home Now

#9 This Blue Crayfish I Found In The Mountains Of West Virginia

#10 My Nephew Found A Sea Shell With Squid Eggs Inside

#11 Opened Up BBQ For The First Time This Spring And Found Some Hungry Wings

#12 This Satisfying Pebble I Found At The Beach

#13 Daughter Found This Branch And Uses It As Her Magic Wand

#14 I Found A Transparent Leaf

#15 Quartz Found In Arkansas Is Worth $4 Million

#16 Found This Old Calculator In My Great Grandmother’s Attic

#17 My Dad And His Friend Found The Boot That Reese Witherspoon Threw Off A Cliff During The Filming Of The Movie “Wild”

#18 Found This Rock Within A Rock On A Beach Walk

#19 I Found This Under The Floor Boards In A 1800’s Era House

#20 These Condoms Are Around 60 Years Old (Found In My Basement)

#21 Found A Fossil In The Parking Lot Of A Pet Store

#22 I Found A 7 Leaf Clover!

#23 Fisherman Found A Giant Pearl, Weighing 34kg, But Wasn’t Aware The $100 Million Pearl Was So Valuable And Kept It As A Luck Charm

#24 This Piece Of Pine Sap I Found On A Pallet At Work

#25 Found A 94-Year-Old Dollar On The Ground

#26 A Friend Found A Pink Grasshopper While Working

#27 Found An Almost Perfectly Spherical Rock At The Beach

#28 Found This Today While Weeding A Vineyard

#29 Found A Carved-Out Quarter On The Ground Showing George Washington Smoking Reefer

#30 Rock I Found On The Beach

#31 A Blue Mineral Stone Found In The Forest

#32 A Viking Sword Dating Back Over 1,000 Years Ago Was Discovered By Reindeer Hunters At An Elevation Of 5,400 Feet, Atop A Mountain In Southern Norway

#33 I Found A Pearl In My Oyster From The Fish Market

#34 My Brother Found A Dinosaur While Digging Up His Garden


#35 I Broke A Rock And Found Two Kinds Of Fossils

#36 Found A Rock That Looks Like A Shark

#37 I Found Something

#38 I Found This Message In A Bottle On Floreana Island In The Galapagos


#39 My Brother Found This Life-Bulb Washed Up On An Australian Beach. It Was All Alive And It Floated

#40 I Found Lizard Eggs In My Wall

#41 My Mom Found The Ticket From Her First Beatles Concert, From 1964

#42 I Found This On The Floor

#43 My Friend Found A Bullet In Her Corn

#44 I Found A Rock Shaped Like A Heart

#45 This Pebble I Found On The Beach Looks Like A Ghost

#46 I Found A Child’s Time Capsule While Digging In My Yard

#47 Two Guys From Boston Set Off On An Expedition To Find The Black Box Of Eastern Flight 980 That Crashed Into The Andes Killing Everyone Onboard 31 Years Ago. They Found It

#48 My Brother Likes To Search For Shark Teeth On Beaches. This Was 6hrs Of Searching At Folly Beach Sc

#49 Found A Travel Brochure From The World Trade Center While Cleaning Out My House


#50 Found A Gun Buried Underneath A Friend’s House In Germany