15 Fascinating Lost Items From The Past That Made It Back To The Future

Every once in a while, we stumble upon a physical reminder of the people who lived before us.

Whether it’s a forgotten heirloom tucked into the corner of an attic, or an intentional “Easter egg” hidden for an unknown stranger to find in the future, there are a million stories attached to these lost or hidden items. On the subreddit “Took You Long Enough,” people share the unusual things they’ve found that offer a hint into our collective human history.

1. New home owners took off all of the heating vents to paint them. This cheeky note was found behind one. Classic Roy.

2. We are totally doing this when we leave our next job.

3. Your Blockbuster video has arrived, and it’s only 15 years late!

4. Someone found this message in a bottle with a note inside. “Please don’t open me, my ashes are on a journey, I started at Cumberland Island, so if you see me ashore, please snap a picture, email it & throw me back so I can travel some more.â€

5. This sampler really captures the essence of its creator, don’t you think?

6. Homeowners pulled the vanity away from the wall during a bathroom remodel and found this note from the previous owners.

7. “My roommate bought a pair of pants at the thrift store and found this in one of the pockets.”

8. This lady was working in her garden when she lost her engagement ring. Thirteen years later, she found a carrot wearing her ring!

9. “My uncle found a bag of volcano ash from Mount St. Helens with a note tucked in the back of one of his cupboards.”

10. “While tearing up their carpet, my in-laws found a giant monopoly board.”

11. This floorboard says, “This house was built by Floyd Harshaw. If you don’t like the way it’s built, that’s too bad. June 21, 1956.”

12. “My dad finally found his missing Led Zeppelin tickets… 44 years too late….” (Insert sad trombone sound here).

13. This copy of the newspaper was definitely worth saving.

14. They were digging in their yard and found a 100-year-old time capsule!

15. This balloon note traveled from Michigan to Pennsylvania. We wonder if Brenda ever got it back?

Isn’t it fascinating how these objects seemingly waited for the perfect moment to reappear? We’re sure their owners had forgotten all about them… except for those Zeppelin tickets. That loss had to hurt!

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