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September 10, 2018

After man's grandparents die, he rips up the old carpet and finds a hidden safe in the closet

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While the man was going through his late grandparent’s farmhouse, he made a once-in-a-lifetime discovery - a hidden safe.

In 2017, Reddit user "EvilEnglish" shared that he had discovered a secret safe in his grandparent's old farmhouse in Tennessee.

“I always dreamed of finding something like this,” he said.

EvilEnglish had a great relationship with his grandparents. He called them PopPop and Nana.

He recounted that PopPop used to read him books such as "Treasure Island" when he was younger.

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After the elderly couple passed away, they left their farmhouse to their beloved grandson.

EvilEnglish noticed the block of concrete on the floor of a closet when his family began clearing out the house to prepare it for sale.

He wrote in his post: “This was very out of place since all of the downstairs flooring is hardwood. I pushed the carpet back further and saw a round cap with a circle indentation on it. I pulled off the cap and... A Secret Safe!”

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Because he was unable to open it, he decided to call a locksmith.

EvilEnglish shared that his grandfather, who was an avid sportsman, liked to collect antique firearms, while his grandmother liked to collect coins and other antiques.

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He also revealed that he once found parts of his grandfather’s pistol collection in another hidden safe.

The family discovered a veritable treasure trove when the locksmith finally cracked the lock on the concrete safe.

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Among the findings includes pocket watches, soggy money, boxes of jewelry, and dozens and dozens of collectible coins.

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“I knew my Grandmother collected coins, but I thought we had found all of them!“ he wrote.

Though the pipe leak caused a good deal of moisture to seep into the safe, many of the items were protected by casings from damage.

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