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NO. EFFING. WAY.
Anyone who watches Storage Wars, the A&E reality series that focuses on professional buyers of abandoned storage units who purchase the contents based only on a five-minute inspection and what they can see only from the door when it is opened in order to turn a profit on the merchandise, knows that the auction hunters generally come up with a lot of useless garbage, but according to reports, one of them just struck gold - LITERALLY!
Dan and Laura Dotson have reportedly auctioned off a foreclosed unit to some amazingly lucky buyer for just over a grand that hid inside an ACTUAL, 200 year-old real-life PIRATES' CHEST, filled with $500,000 worth of gold doubloons that, according to a treasure expert, dates back to anywhere between the 16th and 19th century!
The box was apparently so heavy that it took three people to move it out of storage!
Those two must be KICKING themselves - HARD! Can U imagine?! Ha!
We wonder how many will jump on the auction hunting train after this?!