Treasure hunters surprisingly still exist, and not all of these modern-day pirates are professionals — some amateurs have randomly stumbled upon fortune as well.
Take Emil Knodell, for instance. The self-proclaimed estate sale enthusiast bought a dresser at an estate sale for $100 but discovered the piece of furniture had a secret drawer filled with cash and precious jewels.
And in Nashville, Tennessee, Michael Sparks bought what he believed to be a fake reprint of the Declaration of Independence at a thrift shop only to realize what he purchased was one of only 200 copies of the original Declaration of Independence!
These lucky finds prove gold can be found anywhere!