Incredible Items Buried Under This Man’s Home Leads to a Surprising Twist During a DIY Renovation
Ready to unearth some unexpected surprises? Join David Olson on his adventure as he embarks on a DIY patio project at his Michigan home and instead makes an interesting discovery beneath the surface of his property!
What other secrets are waiting to be revealed? Find out in this amazing tale of a man uncovering unexpected treasures and turning trash into treasure!
Secrets Revealed - Unearthing a Startling Discovery in the Most Unlikely Place!
It all began with a fairly simple DIY project at his home. With visions of some new plants to refresh his garden and a brand new patio to enjoy them from, he set about the task, not expecting to find anything out of the ordinary.
But as he started burrowing deep into his property, something unexpected was uncovered – something that had evidently been hidden away for years! Who knows what other secrets lay beneath the surface waiting to be discovered?
A DIY Transformation: David Olson's Michigan Home Gets a New Look!
It was time for David Olson to finally tackle that job he’d been putting off for a while now, and begin sprucing up his home in Michigan! He had made every possible excuse to avoid it, but when one of his kids injured themselves on the old stairs, he knew it was time.
He decided to take on the challenge and tear down the rickety front stairs entirely, and replace them with a state of the art new porch.
Built with Love: The Story of an Amazing Family Porch
The thought of building a porch for his family was enough to put a smile on his face. He knew it’d be worth the effort and that everyone would enjoy it when it was finished. His kids were eager to help out too, lugging loads around in their wheelbarrow with enthusiasm.
But while he was digging into the foundations, something caught his eye – small flecks of color glimmering in the sun. Upon closer inspection, he realized they were beautiful blues and blacks swirling together like a painting made by nature itself!
What Was Lurking in the Foundations of His House?
He was mystified. Something was stuck in the foundations of his house and he couldn’t work out what it was. He continued digging, trying valiantly to extract it with various implements, but without success. What could possibly be hiding down there he wondered?
Was it an ancient artifact, some unique stones indigenous to the area, some old, leftover building materials, or some strange rock from outer space?! He was determined to soon find out and satisfy his growing curiosity!
Unlocking a Mysterious Discovery - Bowling Balls with a Twist!
With an air of curiosity, he thought he recognized what looked like old-fashioned ten-pin bowling balls, though they were without the holes for fingers, or the usual numbers on them indicating their size and weight.
This only served to heighten his curiosity, and he felt as if he was an intrepid archaeologist engaged in a search for rare artifacts. But what secret lay beneath the surface? He was about to find out and resolve this little mystery once and for all!
A House with Hidden Treasures: Uncovering the Surprising Ball Collection!
He never expected to find this beneath his house, but after discovering a few more of these bowling balls, he decided to continue with his digging. To his sheer amazement, after excavating two feet lower than he originally intended for his DIY project, an incredible total of 160 bowling balls were unearthed!
But David’s daughter, who had been watching on with keen interest as her dad continued to uncover ball after ball, had some thoughts of her own on this, which gave dad pause for thought.
What Glorious Treasures Lie Beneath?
David couldn’t help but be even more intrigued when his daughter posed him the question, “what’s inside them, Daddy?” Perhaps there was more to these bowling balls than met the eye. Could they contain within them priceless jewels? Or perhaps some gold coins stashed away for safekeeping?
David felt like a real life treasure hunter with an adventure unfolding before him – what mysterious treasures lay beneath their house?! Only one way to find out! And David was determined to do just that.
Unraveling a Puzzling Mystery - One Ball at a Time!
He found himself confronted by a mysterious sight. As he laid out the bowling balls in his garden, he noticed that each ball that he unearthed bore an unfamiliar name, accompanied by a telephone number.
Knowing that this could be the key to unlocking the puzzle, he whipped out his cell phone and dialed the number. Sure enough, after explaining what he had encountered to the person on the phone, the information they gave him helped him put the pieces of this puzzle together. He was on his way to cracking open this enigmatic conundrum.
Solving a Decades-Old Mystery: Man Cracks Open Bowling Balls with Help from Brunswick Bowling Products
The telephone number on the old balls was to Brunswick Bowling Products, who combed through their archives in an attempt to shed some light on this matter, and then advised David that he could break the balls open to discover what may be inside them.
But the mystery didn’t stop there! After posting about his unusual find on Facebook, former employees of the company left comments that helped crack the case wide open (literally)!
David's Hammer Does the Trick: A Smashing Adventure!
It was now time for David to crack the mystery and finally discover what these curious bowling balls were hiding. Making sure his kids were out of harms way, he grabbed a hammer and one of the bowling balls and struck it hard.
The crunching sound and flying fragments as it shattered beneath the hammer blow, soon gave way to another surprise – nestled inside were several brightly colored billiard balls! And this was repeated with each bowling ball he broke open.
Blessings from Bowling Balls: A Clever Repurpose!
It turned out that these bowling balls were faulty and so couldn’t be used for their original purpose, and were destined for the garbage. But rather than disposing of them, the workers decided to take them.
But what was David now to do with this newly discovered cache of 160 bowling balls and dozens more billiard balls!? He racked his brains to come up with some possible solutions, and then, together with his local church, he set about devising an ingenious plan to repurpose them.
Bowling Ball Cannon - At a House of Worship!
David was about to discover that his church housed something rather unusual for a church to have in its possession – a bowling ball cannon!
Puzzled and intrigued by this, David’s next port of call was to try to get his stepfather involved, who he knew to be pretty handy himself. After explaining to him how he came to be in possession of all these balls, surely, David hoped, he could help him come up with some creative ideas of what to do with them.
Turning Trash into Treasure - David's Ingenious Plan!
Intrigued by David’s story, the two men tossed around various ideas over a couple of cold beers in the garden, and came up with an interesting plan for the balls. They proposed to use them as “feet” on some new DIY furniture projects they planned to undertake together.
The remainder would then be painted to give the appearance of fake rocks and be used as borders for garden beds, or DIY sculptures.
To fund this creative endeavor, they set up an entertaining GoFundMe page.
Help Unearth My Future Adventure - Join in the Exciting Journey!
In addition to his Go Fund Me page, David posted on Facebook, and other social media platforms, asking readers if they could spare a little cash to help support his next excavation venture.
At this point, I could either simply do nothing and let my dreams stay buried in the past, or grab them by their metaphorical ‘balls’ and go on an amazing discovery adventure, wrote David to what he hoped would be a receptive, and generous, audience, who shared in his sense of adventure.
But What of the Patio!
David is now torn. He is yet to complete the patio project he commenced, though he desperately wants to have it built for his family. But standing in his way and competing for his time and attention, is the mystery of what else potentially lies beneath the surface of his home.
He’d like to continue digging deeper to see what other treasures may be lurking underground just waiting for him and his family to unearth, before he can finally give his family the patio they’ve been dreaming of.