Urban explorers like going to abandoned homes and establishment. There is thrill in unlocking the mysteries that lie in these places. Nonetheless, many stand by the motto, “Take only photographs, leave only footprints.” They only allow themselves to take pictures and nothing more.
A member of this community who goes by the name Freaktography found valuable things during his exploration, but opted to return it them to their rightful owner.
The explorer discovered a certain abandoned house full of interesting items through his friend. He then opted to go to the place secretly. The snow storm had worked in his favor as no one would even bother to go out in such condition.
Excitement filled his veins as he took in the familiar smell of old abandoned belongings. He was quick to set up his camera equipment and start shooting.
Upon taking photos in the kitchen, he knew that the house held something different from all the abandoned places he’d been to. The cupboards were still filled with spices and even medicines. The house may have been once a warm home to people as it was full family portraits and trinkets.
After capturing pictures in the kitchen, he saw something in a nearby bedroom. He discovered a yellow Home Hardware bag kept under the bed. Its contents took him by surprise. Despite his excitement, he decided to finish roaming around the house first. He told himself that he would later decide what to do with what he found.
A few moments passed and he was called by his friend. The explorer told him about his discovery. Turns out they both knew that there was something that was waiting to be found inside the abandoned house. Later, after finishing his observations, he went to research about the place.
The explorer found out that the house belonged to a woman who lost her battle to cancer. The home was passed to the children who later experienced an accident. After the unfortunate event, it was given to three siblings who opted not to live in it. It explains the state of the place.
As he did more research, he was got to reach one of the owners of the house. He shared that the woman was not happy that he broke into her property. However, he assured her that he had the sole purpose of only taking photos and that’s it. He started to tell her about the bag that he discovered behind the bed.
Apparently, inside the bag was $6,800 which was in rolls with rubber bands. The explorer told the woman that he wanted to give her the money before someone else takes interest on them. She got emotional and told him that she needed a moment to speak with her husband. Half an hour later, she contacted him and they agreed to meet.
When they finally met, the owner gave the explorer and his girlfriend a tour of the house. She also told him about the photos around the place. He then handed her the bag of money which made her tear up.
The owner revealed that her grandmother was fond of collecting American money. The old woman also used to have a fruit stand and if American buys from her, she would ask them if they could pay her with their currency. Overtime, the collection grew and resulted to the huge sum.
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Furthermore, it was believed that the old woman had no knowledge on the value of the money that’s why it wasn’t used to pay medical bills.
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