When was the last time you cleaned out your attic? Most of the storage spaces in our homes are filled with pretty uninspiring things: Dusty decorations, suitcases, maybe an unused piece of furniture or two. The longer you live in a place, the more you collect — which is why our grandparent’s places are treasure troves of ancient artifacts — some more so than others.
Take, for instance, the case of the Lopez family. For years, the Lopez grandchildren heard what they thought were tall tales from their grandfather, stories of his own father taking to the briny seas to find pirate’s treasure. They assumed he was making it all up, until one day, they found something peculiar in his attic. What it was is truly mind-blowing, and will make you reconsider every seemingly far-fetched story that your granddad has ever told you. Sure, there might be figurative treasure in your family attic — but sometimes, that treasure is realer than you could have ever imagined.
A few weeks ago, the Lopez family decide to clean their grandfather’s attic.
They expected to find some memories of the past, but they couldn’t have bargained for what they stumbled upon.