A married couple was walking their dog near the ranch when the dog behaved very unusually and began to furiously dig in the ground.
At first, people decided that the pet had smelled a rodent in the ground. But then they decided to look at the reason and picked up a shovel.
Very soon, a rusty can appeared on the surface, which did not look much like a field mouse. But the most interesting thing was waiting for the people inside. The jar was filled to the brim with old gold coins.
The financial situation of the married couple John and Mary has seen better days.
So during their usual evening walk around the district, they were just discussing the possibility of selling part of their land.
At that moment, their dog leaned forward sharply and began furiously digging the ground near a small hill a few tens of meters away.
The behavior of the dog looked very unusual. So the couple went after their pet and decided to see the reason for such a sharp interest.
John suggested that the animal smelled the field mouse or other steppe rodents.
But there were no visible traces of a hole on the surface. Then the man decided to return with a shovel to dig and see what the dog had smelled in the ground.
He made literally a couple of strokes when the bayonet of the shovel rested on a hard object. After 20 minutes, an old rusty metal can appeared on the surface, which, apparently, had been here for many years.
“I just took a heavy tin in my hands, as the lid fell off from it” – John later told reporters.
Inside the jar there was a scattering of coins. Apparently, the jar was hidden a long time ago, and it just lay in the ground.
John decided to check the place with a metal detector. And the next day he found 6 more cans at the same point.
It turned out that the coins are more than a hundred years old. The find was valued at $10 million, and it very quickly solved the couple’s financial problems.