Couple Finds Multiple Hidden Treasures After Moving Into Victorian Home
Have you ever found anything really cool after moving into a house? A couple in Leavenworth, Kansas have stumbled upon multiple hidden treasures inside the Victorian home they purchased in 2021.
According to the Daily Mail, Thad and Robin Krasnesky paid $750,000 for the 9,000-square-foot mansion and planned to use it as a “sanctuary for rescued cats, raccoons, and fish, and even rats.” A few raccoons were already living in the attic when they moved in. However, the 140-year-old home contained a lot more than some wayward critters. The Krasneskys found tons of hidden valuables and other intriging surprises.
Since moving in before the holidays in 2021, the couple has discovered jars of silver coins, a presentation cane from the Civil War, a box full of equestrian ribbons from the 1930s, books dating back as far as 1907, and even a entire hidden room. Their latest find is a mysterious box with no key which the couple is currently working on cracking open. You can see photos here.
This is sort of a dream of mine. I’ve always been fascinated by archaeology and antiquities. I’d love to stumble upon something like the Krasneskys’ treasure trove in Kansas. The closest I’ve come here in Charlotte is finding an old Schlitz beer can (below) inside of a wall during a bathroom renovation in my 1958 ranch-style home. That’s something, right?