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The Most Incredible Things Ever Found in Attics 

Christopher Shultz
Updated November 6, 2017 15.1k votes 4k voters 982.3k views 15 items

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Since the dawn of storage areas in the roofs of houses, there has been interesting things found in attics (don't take this fact as historically accurate). There are lots of things found in attics, like dust bunnies, cobwebs, sawdust, rafter beams, and the occasional bat, raccoon, or squirrel. But there are also stories about attics that contain a treasure trove of rare, astonishing, shocking, creepy, and downright weird things. Want to know about some of the most incredible things found in attics? Then read on... 
A Hidden WWII-Era Room
A Hidden WWII-Era Room ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Incredible Things Ever Found in Attics
Photo: Russ Allison Loar/flickr/CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0
Reddit user mYNDIG discovered a hidden room tucked behind a wall in their attic. The small area contained a narrow bed and a pillow on the floor, ostensibly for sitting. There was a sign above the bed that read (roughly translated from Danish) "If you have a bad stomach, then you don't have access." There was also a light alarm affixed to the wall, meaning this room was probably designed as a hiding place from Nazis.
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A Picasso Painting
A Picasso Painting is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Incredible Things Ever Found in Attics
Photo: Public Domain
In 2015, Kirkaldy, United Kingdom, resident Dominic Currie discovered an original painting by Pablo Picasso in a suitcase stored in his attic. It reportedly belonged to his mother, who had received it as a gift from her World War II Russian soldier lover. 
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A Comic Book Collection Worth Millions
A Comic Book Collection ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Incredible Things Ever Found in Attics
Photo: DC Comics
A Dallas, Texas, man found his uncle's well-perserved comic book collection while cleaning out his aunt's attic in 2012. Among the rare titles in the collection were a Detective Comics #27, featuring the debut of Batman, and Action Comics #1, which features the first appearance of Superman. Save your comics, kids!
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A Lost MLK Interview
A Lost MLK Interview is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Incredible Things Ever Found in Attics
Photo: The Library of Congress/flickr/No known copyright restrictions
In 2012, a Chattanooga, Tennessee, man discovered an audio interview with Martin Luther King, Jr. stashed away in his attic, conducted by the man's father. 
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