Lansing Family Finds Bomb Full Of Cash While Cleaning
Anybody know whose bomb this is? Bueller? Bueller?
When an elderly relative moves on, either to a nursing home or to another realm, it's always interesting to go through their house. You'll never know what you'll find.
A Lansing family was going through their aunt's home recently and were finding all sorts of interesting artifacts from the past.
And then one of the family members cleaning the home let loose with an expletive.
That's because she came across what appeared to be a shell casing of some kind.
Melody Atwood described the ordinance to WLNS TV News as a "torpedo", and they immediately called the police to get rid of it.
Michigan State Police bomb squad members called to the home determined the artillery shell was ordinance from the World War I, and that it was "not live", meaning there was no danger of it blowing up the house anytime soon.
An X-ray revealed part tow of this saga, the shell had been hollowed out as kind of a hiding place and was chock full of money. Old school money.
“There’s some old money there,” Atwood told WLNS.
“There’s wheat pennies, there’s silver certificates.” Some of the coins were from the late 1800s and some of the bills were from the 1920s.”
The money will be valuable to collectors, the family said, but they will give it all back to their aunt because it's hers.
And for the World War I shell casing? Well, that went off with the bomb squad to be destroyed so it doesn't scare the crap out of anyone ever again.
“(Michigan State Police) kept it,” Atwood laughed. “It’s not something you can have in your possession. So they were surprised we had it to begin with.”
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