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Mitchell Parker added this to You Won't Believe What These Homeowners Found in Their Walls
Thorson Restoration & Construction's carpenters found animal bones in the walls of a recent renovation on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. "Although not antique or of value," the company says, "it goes on our list of weirdest things uncovered in demolition."But lk_designs takes the bone-collector award; friends uncovered a human skeleton while renovating their Australian house, whose wooden stump foundation had to be replaced. "Because there was very little clearance under parts of the house to get to the stumps, the builders had to go through the floor, which meant pulling up the floorboards, lk_designs says. "They found a human skeleton, much to everyone's horror (and excitement). There was no flesh on the bones, but because it was very dry, the skeleton was well preserved and to a great extent so were the clothes. The clothing was identified as cotton, and old predecimal currency coins were found in 'his' pockets. Yes, the skeleton was identified as male and the clothing was a man's. Australia brought in decimal currency in 1966, so the skeleton had been there for at least 46 years, if not a lot longer."