Man Buys Dresser At Estate Sale ➠ Finds Secret Drawer ➠ Hits ‘Jackpot’
Over the weekend, a Texas man attended an estate sale and purchased a chest of drawers at a rather cheap price. When he got it home, it was making funny noises, so he looked inside and made an incredible discovery.
According to TheBlaze, Bellville resident Emil Knodell went to the Missouri City, Texas estate sale and purchased the chest for less than $100. But as the self-proclaimed estate sale enthusiast and a friend were loading the walnut dresser with a marble top into his vehicle, they heard a strange noise coming from within it, piquing Knodell’s curiosity.
“When we were loading it onto the truck, it sounded like a metallic waterfall,” Knoddel said, according to Click2Houston.
When the regular drawers didn’t yield any results, they kept looking. To everyone’s surprise, there was a secret drawer within the chest, full of incredible items.
“We leaned it sideways and it sounded like a slot machine,” Jeremy Allen of the Premiere Estate Sale Company said. “(We) looked at it and it was like the ‘Hardy Boys.’ Holy smokes, jackpot!”
As it turns out, the chest was full of gold, jewels, and other valuables, meaning Knodell had purchased a real-life treasure chest. Among the jackpot of historical items was a ring with pearls, diamonds, a gold bracelet, rubies, silver coins, and emeralds. Not bad for $100, right? More