If you are a little adventurous and the person who has a taste for thrillers, then you must be knowing that the  fictional tales often open up with a sailor struggling to survive a terrible weather, trying his hard to battle for life and eventually the climax takes you to a plot where the protagonist is successful in uncovering the treasure.

Well, bringing you out of the fictional story and getting to reality, this is an incident from Matthew Emanuel’s life who is in his mid-forties. He was a resident of Staten Island and had never imagined that after 4 years of living in the same house he would come across the unexpected in his own backyard. And what he found left his head revolving…


Matthew had his jaws dropped. He couldn’t believe that something like this had been hiding in his backyard under his nose since the last four years and he had absolutely no sense about it. It was quite hard to accept that your backyard had been holding a secret of this sort since years. What was it?

Not What I Thought

Emanuel had been seeing this finding right in front of his eyes from a long time. But he had always assumed it to be something else. And when the final revelation was made he was baffled and was left to say, “we were all fools, we never saw this coming”. He and his family were totally baffled.

The Family

Matthew Emanuel and his family, his wife and his teenage son were the residents of Todt Hill, Staten Island. It was about four years that they had shifted to this location. However, since then they had no clues that their new property had a secret that would be unraveled in the future in the least expected manner.

Still Unexplored

Just like any other family, this family was also excited about stepping into their new house. They wanted to accessorize every corner of this house and convert it into their dream home. While they explored the entire land, a part of their yard remained a little unexplored, and it was exactly the spot where the past had been hidden.

Not Thought Of

Emanuel had bought this property from its previous landlords and it wasn’t an abandoned one. So there were hardly any possibilities of coming across any sort of mystery or mysterious object in the home. However, when they found one they didn’t know whether they were lucky or were they in a mess. They were just speechless.

Exciting But

Well, being very practical, who doesn’t wish to come across a hidden treasure? Everyone does, but its always the fate that comes in the way. While life was going great for the family, one day they have to interfere with a rusted box that had been lying the fence since long. It was the day when their lives took a sharp turn.