Weird News


October 21, 2016

A man has found a suitcase full of money in his basement.

The 35-year-old man had a pleasant surprise when he discovered a long-lost case filled with historical information, crumpled newspaper cuttings, which dated back to the '50s, wads of cash in various denominations weighing in at $23,000, while he remodelled his home. Speaking to the Mirror Online about his find, he said: "So my family and I have been living in our house we bought some years back. The house was built in the late '40s. I had remodelled everything on the first and second floors, when it came time to remodel the basement. [I] peeled back the basement walls [and found] random writing and drawings.

The newspaper is dated March 25, 1951. This must be near the time the box was hidden. Some of the bills were rarer than others. Some brown notes, a gold certificate and some star notes nearly uncirculated". He is allegedly planning to use the money to pay off some of his mortgage.

A teenager called the police on his dog, which he mistook for a burglar.

An 18-year-old man was alarmed when he heard rustling coming from upstairs inside his home in California, and decided to call the police in the moment of distress and locked himself and his other pets into a room, waiting for the emergency services to arrive.

However, on their arrival, the police found the owner's Great Dane was the culprit, gazing out of the skylight at the night sky, much to their amusement. A department spokesperson, Spencer Crum, told The Dodo Online: "We came out and he's all afraid, thinking there's a prowler in his house. Several deputies arrived and went in the house, a couple of others stayed outside to search the exterior.

One of the deputies outside the house heard this scratching noise. He shined his light around the house and saw this dog sticking his head out a skylight on the roof. The deputy said - and I quote - 'At that point we ditched all tactics and died laughing.'"