For those of you who are clean and organized, chances are there aren’t many surprises in your home since you know where everything is. For those of you who are disorganized, and like to stores things in boxes and throw them in your attic, it’s time to dig up those boxes. Chances are, many of the things you stored in your attic some amount of years ago are actually worth a lot now. Or they’ll provide a trip down memory lane. If you don’t believe us, then here are eight interesting things that people have found in their attics.
Interesting Attic Finds
- Comic Books: Comic books are often discovered in attics. People love to keep their comics regardless of their age, and some of those comics are worth a lot more now than when they first came out. If you’re a comic book reader and are okay with letting go of your treasures, go ahead and check out some of your old comics and see how much they’re worth today.
- Action Figures: If we’re talking comic books, let’s add action figures to the mix too. There are thousands of collectors out there waiting to get their hands on that vintage Superman action figure from decades ago that only sold 100 copies. Imagine how much that would be worth to a collector today!
- Artwork: Paintings by famous artists are also another common attic treasure to find. One man even found a Van Gogh painting that wasn’t even signed. The craziest part, it was real! It just goes to show, you’ll never know what’s hidden up there.
- Bodies: If you ever watched horror movies where dead bodies are found in hidden areas, well it can happen! People have found dead body remains and at times even a mummy in their attics. If you move into a new home and it smells a little off, check the attic if there is one. You never know what you may find.
- Historic Items: Historical items are always a treasure waiting to be found. Luckily for you, they could be just a few feet over your head. Countless people have found items such as letters from historical events such as World War I, old pieces of artwork, and even oddities such as weaponry from old wars. Talk about a blast from the past, and it’s all waiting to be discovered!
- Old Weapons: Over the years, weaponry from past wars has been handed down for generations. Well, hundreds of years after the fact, you may find them in your attic, possibly rusting away. Anything from old muskets to even live grenades can be waiting for you. Be careful and try not to blow up your home. Extreme caution advised.
- Jewelry: Jewelry is also a common attic find. Many people have found necklaces, rings, and other pieces of jewelry stored away in the attic. Most of the time these pieces of jewelry are quite valuable or have sentimental value.
- Dolls: If you’ve ever watched Pawn Stars, then you know that there’s no telling what could be hidden in your attic, but I’ll bet you didn’t think you could find a figurine worth $5 million. Yes, $5 million. One lucky homeowner found a Russian doll worth $5 million in his attic that had been stashed away for about 70 years. Who said dolls were just for kids?
When people decide to store their belongings in the attic, chances are they won’t be seeing much daylight anytime soon. If you’ve recently moved into a new home with an attic, it may be worth checking out, you never know what treasures you may find. What’s in your attic?