In 2014, a couple in Riverbank, California found a dozen tombstones buried in their backyard. The couple originally thought they'd stumbled across a long forgotten graveyard, but it turns out the tombstones were just used to build a marked walkway by the previous homeowners and not to mark actual graves.
There's no chance my bottlecap was being used to mark a spooky graveyard, so that's something, I guess.
In 2012, a Los Angeles, California man found a large marijuana cache stashed in a duffle bag underneath his hot tub. After police confiscated the dope, the homeowner left an apology note for whomever had left the stockpile.
Should I apologize to whomever left that bottle cap in my backyard? Are they coming back for it? I have so many questions.
A Riverside, California man found a World War II era bomb buried in his flowerbed in 2011. The bomb was thankfully a dummy. People finding live World War II ammunition and bombs buried on their property is still surprisingly common, even 70 years after the war.
The bottle cap I found is a Pepsi bottle cap, so it's sort of a casualty of the soda war. Cool, huh?
In 1978, a couple of kids found a Ferrari buried in the middle of their California backyard. The Ferrari, reported stolen years earlier, was in pretty terrible condition, but that didn't stop a mechanic from purchasing it for over five thousand dollars.