They Were Renovating Their Kitchen When They Stumbled Across A Hidden Safe

When they moved into their home in Phoenix, Arizona, Imgur user sarm and her husband Eddie found what appeared to be the three-digit combination to a safe. They had no idea where the corresponding safe might be, or if it even existed, but they saved the numbers in case they ever found it. They had a hunch that it’d turn up somewhere.

As it turns out, that hunch was right. While renovating their kitchen, they found a safe hiding out under the island.

Judging by the age of the safe, it probably didn’t belong to the home’s last owners.

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That being said, it could have belonged to any of the five families who lived in the home previously.

The next logical step was to enter the combination.

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They weren’t quite prepared for what they found inside.

This isn’t the first bizarre safe we’ve come across here at ViralNova. One homeowner even found a stack ofvideo tapes…alongside a note warning people not to watch them. There have also been tales of people finding weapons and child pornography in safes. Needless to say, mystery lockboxes tend to make us a little squeamish.

But luckily for these people, what they found inside was awesome.

Really, really awesome.

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They found $50,000…and some booze!

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It was a bottle of James E. Pepper.

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The masterminds behind this brand are said to have come up with the Old Fashioned.

The unbroken seal says that it was made in 1960.

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And according to the label, the drink itself was already six years old by the time they bottled it.

Here’s where things get a little mysterious.

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This is a book called A Guide for the Perplexed, which was published in 1977. Between a few pages, they found this picture of a guy named Alan.

There was a message on the back of the photo.

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It reads, “Alan, I have a book you must read. I’ve underlined a few key passages. Your friend, Vincent.”

There was also a flashcard with a basic map of Arizona on the back.

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The city of Mesa is marked with an X.

Now for the passages. Were these simple anecdotes, or did they reveal something deeper?

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On page 11, they found this old photo of an estate.

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The back of the photo said, “Where one tree becomes three.”

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Could it be referring to the tree on the left?

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The most mysterious passage reads, “Most modern readers will be reluctant to believe that perfect happiness is attainable by methods of which their modern world knows nothing.”

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The last “clue” was a bingo card with the numbers 66, 3, and 54 circled.

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Since the safe they found had a three-digit combination, they think that this may be a combination to another safe of the same style.

Still, the couple is a bit baffled.

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It seems that the book is holding some kind of secret. Did Vincent want to send Alan on a treasure hunt? If $50,000 was already in this safe, what else could be out there? Is this a genuine treasure hunt, or some kind of strange inside joke between old friends?

In any case, they’re unsure about what to do with the money — it was, after all, intended for Alan. But they do know one thing: they’re keeping the bourbon!