Quantcast

Man Cracks Brick From Ancient Wine Cellar, Stunned By What's Inside

If you look carefully, you can interesting of things in the most unexpected of places. Thousands of people have discovered long-lost valuables in their attics or a cache rare coins out in a field.

You can also sometimes find amazing things when you’re not actually looking for them. One man recently found this out firsthand while building a wine cellar.

The owner had decided to use old bricks on the project to create a rustic look, but they had no idea one of the bricks had an almost 200 year old secret inside of it.

“So this is a wine cellar that my boss and I built last summer,” the man noted in a social media post titled “I found something neat.”

He posted a pic of the finished wine cellar. “Here’s the other side,” he wrote about the rustic brick cellar. “It was built with local sandstone and reclaimed brick.”

He also included a photo of one of the bricks they used. “Here is one of the reclaimed bricks with a partial stamp.”

“I did some research to find where and when these bricks came from,” the post continued. “It’s quite impressive seeing as though the wine cellar is on Vancouver Island.”

It turned out that most of the bricks they were using for the wine cellar were made by the Illinois Brick Company in the first half of the 19th century.

The poster went on: “One day I reached for a brick only to have the end of it fall off, revealing what I’m assuming is some poor factory worker’s house key. Either that or I am about to embark on an adventure as grand as National Treasure 2,” the man joked about his unusual find.

That said, any way you look at it, finding an old skeleton key in a brick is a pretty amazing discovery!

Source: Viral Whimsical
Photo: Viral Whimsical

Tell Us What You Think

More News Stories

A one-year-old toddler has been pronounced dead after his three-year-old friend found something that should not have been out. The unknowing...

In a Sunday interview with "Face the Nation," Texas Sen. Ted Cruz claimed that reporters are telling him they have scandalous information on...

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers were inspecting mail packages coming into the U.S. from Hong Kong on June 29 when they came across a...

In yet another failure for the Transportation Security Administration, a new report says the agency failed to identify dozens of employees with...

On Wednesday, Ben Carson doubled down on his comments about standing up to the Oregon shooter.

On "CBS This Morning," he said, "...

Latest News Stories

Traffic accidents can be among the most traumatic experiences a person can have and the last thing anyone wants after an accident is more trouble...

The family home is meant to be a safe and secure environment for children to learn and play under the loving eye of their parents. This idea has...

Some common signs of gluten intolerance are well known - indigestion and gastrointestinal problems are the symptoms that usually alert people to a...

While this point doesn’t need to be made for most rational folks, there are others that just don’t seem to comprehend it: There’s a time and a...

Pamela Gidley, former star of popular 80's television show 'Twin Peaks', passed away in her home in Seabrook, New Hampshire on April 16. The...