All manner of weird and wonderful things have been discovered in people’s backyards, from guns and bells to an ancient cemetery. It’s astonishing what’s been found, but then you have to consider how old the plot of land is. If the house you live in has been around for several centuries, you’ve no idea how many different people have resided there over the years. When you consider all that’s happened in that time things start to make more sense.
People might have buried things they wanted to be kept a secret, or stuff might have been left abandoned for many years. Someone could have intended to dig up something they put in the ground, but passed away before they had the chance. Plus, we know how dogs can be. A person’s pet pooch could have stolen something and buried it in the backyard without their owner realizing. There are all sorts of reasons for why things get buried, but whatever the truth, unearthing them is still incredibly exciting. You have your own piece of history right there on your property, and you don’t need to go to a museum to see it.
While many people would probably prefer to dig up gold or some other valuable material when exploring, it’s better to find something rather than nothing. Most things that you find underground are small and inexpensive, but that isn’t always the case. There are times when a discovery is made that’s hard to comprehend, because you’ve no idea how it managed to stay hidden for so long. Something so big couldn’t possibly go under the radar for so many years, could it? Well, as John Sims found out, it can. He definitely wasn’t expecting to find this in his backyard.