Couple strike treasure! Gold, diamonds and wads of cash stuffed in metal boxes buried in their backyard!

By Charlie-Michael Pope | 16th May 2018


There are many benefits of planting trees in your backyard, from better air to unseen treasure!

The couple was left overjoyed and bank account happy after unearthing an old lost stash of buried treasure worth nearly £40,000 in their back garden. While the rest of us, just find our pet’s poop in the garden…

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Matthew and Maria Emanuel -from Staten Island, New York – found the old rusting, rotting metal box deep in the dirt while the couple was having a crop of new trees planted in the backyard.

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Of course when they unearthed the lost treasure they were more than stunned to learn that the old rotten box was actually an old safe with over £38,000 worth of valuables inside – including stacks of wet old $100 bills and bags stuffed with diamonds, gold, and jade.

Matthew Emanuel spoke to the Staten Island Advance about the incredible finding:

“I thought, We found buried treasure! We were freaked out. It’s something you can’t make up.”

While more details about the safe and the contents of the safe develop! So, Inside the safe was a Brooklyn address written on a paper note inside one of the bags – which the Emanuels were able to link back to one of their neighbors.

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Matthew Emanuel added:

“We realised it must have been them, so Monday morning, I walked on over to their house and knocked on their door. I asked them if they’d ever been robbed.” Matthew has a heart of gold because many people would have never told anyone that they unearthed a safe.

The neighbours responded very fast, they revealed that they had been burgled nearly seven years ago. The NYPD confirmed that the safe was stolen during a burglary at the neighbors’ home in 2011, according to CBS.

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The owners of the safe declined to comment – but are said to be more than “thrilled” to have their cash finally returned to them.

 

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