10 Of The Strangest Things People Have Found Buried In Their Backyard

Everyone has these fantasies that they there is something truly impressive and truly valuable buried in their yard. Usually people are looking for pirate’s gold or some other stash of money in order to pay off their mortgage and retire to the good life. While this rarely happens, there are a number of things that are found in people’s yards that are indeed quite valuable. Every once in a while there are even things that are incredibly ancient that finally got unearthed. Other times, the things aren’t all that ancient but they are certainly quite valuable. Check out our list of 10 of the strangest things people have found buried in their backyard and let us know if you’ve found anything similar.


This man found what looks like a giant rock but is actually a very rare whale fossil. The fossil is said to be 14 to 16 million years old.

Gold Coins

Fortune was found, quite literally when a couple found several of these gold coins buried in their backyard. In total, they found more than $10 million worth of gold in eight buried cans.