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...
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A Comic Book Collection Worth Millions
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 Picasso Painting
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 Puzzle Box Filled with Jewelry
Normally you shouldn't solve puzzle boxes you find lying around in attics (because, you know, Pinhead and the Cenobites and all that), but in the case of Reddit user bellalunacy, solving the box was a good idea: it contained jewelry.
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A Stolen Stradivarius Violin
In 1980, violinist Roman Totenberg had his beloved Stradivarius violin stolen from his office while he greeted patrons of the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachutsetts following a concert. Thirty-five years later, in August 2015, the purloined instrument was discovered in the attic of a California resident, whose father - himself a struggling musician - had taken the Stradivarius in moment of jealous foolishness. The violin was returned to Totenberg's family.
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