Much like with love, when we stop searching we make the best discoveries. You could spend all day dragging a metal detector across the beach, but often it is the person taking a casual stroll that happens upon an unexpected treasure. At least the people on the list below would probably agree with this philosophy, each one found their own unique ‘gems’ at the most random times and in some very odd places.

Scroll down below to check out this neat list of awesome and even historical finds that people happened upon while they were out and about. Don’t forget to upvote your favs!

#1 So My Friend Found A Message In A Bottle While Fishing

#2 Found This In The Woods While Trail Riding

#3 My Friend Works In Recycling. He Found A Filled Diary From 1941

#4 While Walking On The Beach In Hawaii My Wife And I Found This Glass Ball That Had Become The Home Of Small Marine Ecosystem

#5 Thankfully My Dad Found Them Before He Started Mowing

#6 A Little Patch Of Clover In A Bottle

#7 Found A Guinea Pig That Was Abandoned In The Woods While I Was Playing Disc Golf. She Has A New Home Now

#8 8 Year Old Girl Saga Found A Sword From The Iron Age In Lake Vidösten. Estimated To Be About 1500 Years Old, It Is The First Sword Of Its Kind To Ever Be Found In Scandinavia!

#9 This Blue Crayfish I Found In The Mountains Of West Virginia

#10 My Nephew Found A Sea Shell With Squid Eggs Inside

#12 Opened Up BBQ For The First Time This Spring And Found Some Hungry Wings

#13 Daughter Found This Branch And Uses It As Her Magic Wand

#14 Quartz Found In Arkansas Is Worth $4 Million

#15 I Found A Transparent Leaf

#16 Found This Old Calculator In My Great Grandmother’s Attic

#17 My Dad And His Friend Found The Boot That Reese Witherspoon Threw Off A Cliff During The Filming Of The Movie “Wild”

#18 Found This Rock Within A Rock On A Beach Walk

#19 I Found This Under The Floor Boards In A 1800’s Era House

#20 These Condoms Are Around 60 Years Old (Found In My Basement)

#22 I Found A 7 Leaf Clover!

#23 This Piece Of Pine Sap I Found On A Pallet At Work

#24 A Friend Found A Pink Grasshopper While Working

#25 Fisherman Found A Giant Pearl, Weighing 34kg, But Wasn’t Aware The $100 Million Pearl Was So Valuable And Kept It As A Luck Charm

#26 Found A 94 Year Old Dollar On The Ground

#27 Found This Today While Weeding A Vineyard

#28 Found An Almost Perfectly Spherical Rock At The Beach

#29 Rock I Found On The Beach

#30 Found A Carved-Out Quarter On The Ground Showing George Washington Smoking Reefer

#32 My Brother Found A Dinosaur While Digging Up His Garden

#33 I Found A Pearl In My Oyster From The Fish Market

#34 A Blue Mineral Stone Found In The Forest

#35 I Broke A Rock And Found Two Kinds Of Fossils

#36 I Found Something

#37 Found A Rock That Looks Like A Shark

#38 I Found This Message In A Bottle On Floreana Island In The Galapagos

The message is from 1924. I’m pretty sure this is what it says: Hugh Craggs, Yacht St George RTYC Any finder please enclose message bearing date, name of finder, of ship, destination, and send a postcard to Hugh Craggs 50 Ruskin Ave Manor Park London E. 12 The part on the left says: Buried at the foot of post office bay, post office barrel, Floreana Island, Galapagos, Aug 1st 1924

#39 My Brother Found This Life-Bulb Washed Up On An Australian Beach. It Was All Alive And It Floated

#40 My Mom Found The Ticket From Her First Beatles Concert, From 1964

#42 I Found Lizard Eggs In My Wall

#43 My Friend Found A Bullet In Her Corn

#44 I Found A Rock Shaped Like A Heart

#45 This Pebble I Found On The Beach Looks Like A Ghost

#46 I Found A Child’s Time Capsule While Digging In My Yard

#47 My Brother Likes To Search For Shark Teeth On Beaches. This Was 6hrs Of Searching At Folly Beach Sc

#48 Found A Travel Brochure From The World Trade Center While Cleaning Out My House

#49 Two Guys From Boston Set Off On An Expedition To Find The Black Box Of Eastern Flight 980 That Crashed Into The Andes Killing Everyone Onboard 31 Years Ago. They Found It

#50 Found A Gun Buried Underneath A Friend’s House In Germany

#52 I Found A 101 Year Old Receipt For A 1915 Model A Car

#53 Found An Almost Triangular Rock In A River

#54 A 111 Year Old Gold Note We Found Under A Couch At An Estate Cleaning

#55 My Girlfriend Found An Old Ticket Stub Of Hers To The Top Of The World Trade Center Dated 08/11/01

#56 Found A Moth On My Jeep That Has The Face Of A French Bulldog

#57 This Rock I Found With Hexagonal Crystals In It

#58 Found A Submerged Jeep While Scuba Diving

#59 While Digging For Gold In Sewer Debris I Found A Miniature Coat Hanger

#60 I Found A Diamond On The Floor Of My Wife’s Plastic Surgery Clinic

#62 This Headstone Found Under My Garage

#63 My Grandmother Found “Rouge†From The 1950s

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