The family of Josh Ferrin of Salt Lake City Utah just purchased their first family home, while still on top of the world over that family milestone high, he discovered his new house held more good fortune for the young family than he expected according to Yahoo News reports.
The Ferrin family just received the keys to their new home earlier this week in the Salt Lake City suburb of Bountiful, Utah.When he stepped into his garage and noticed a piece of cloth that was tied to the attic door. Curiosity got the best of the new homeowner and he decided to climb up and take a look around. When he climbed the ladder something else caught Ferrin’s eye a metal box that appeared to resemble a World War II ammo case filled with a roll of cash tied into a roll with twine.
“I freaked out, locked it my car, and called my wife to tell her she wouldn’t believe what I had found,” said Ferrin, who works as an artist for the Desert News in Salt Lake City.
Cincinnati follower Susie B Tweeted “How cool a Utah man finds $40 grand hide in his new house’s atticThat would be awesome!”.
Ferrin continued his treasure search while waiting on his wife and found seven more metal boxes all containing large amounts of cash totaling about $45,000. Josh Ferrin admitted his first reaction was to how much that money would do for him and his family in these tough times,but then his conscience kicked in.
“I’m not perfect, and I wish I could say there was never any doubt in my mind. We knew we had to give it back, but it doesn’t mean I didn’t think about our car in need of repairs, how we would love to adopt a child and aren’t able to do that right now, or fix up our outdated house that we just bought,”
Ferrin said. “But the money wasn’t ours to keep and I don’t believe you get a chance very often to do something radically honest, to do something ridiculously awesome for someone else and that is a lesson I hope to teach to my children.”
Ferrin revealed that his new home’s previous owner Arnold Bangerter, died last November and had left the house to his kids. He stated that he could just imagine Mr. Bangerter working away in his shop and having saved some extra cash, hiding it safely in his attic for a rainy day or his children’s future, “he didn’t put it there for me,” revealed Ferrin.
Josh Ferrin soon called one of the Bangerter’s sons to tell them the news, his son Kay Bangerter revealed to Josh that he had known of his father hiding cash away because he had once found it taped to the bottom of a drawer, but the idea that his father had hidden so much away was shocking.
The Bangerter family have describe the return of their father’s unknown money as “a story that will outlast our generation and probably yours as well.”
Cincinnati locals revealed that they have known a few people around Cincinnati who have found a few thousand dollars in some odd places. Wayne E said, “His brother bought an old farm years ago, and dug up a spot to plant a garden finding three coffee cans buried with cash inside with a couple grand in them. He kept the cash though, because that house had been sold several times over the years before he bought it, and would not have known how to contact the previous owners.”
In 2008 Cincinnati locals remember hearing the news of a Cleveland Ohio contactor finding $182,000 in the walls of a home he was remodeling and fighting with the homeowners in court over who the money belonged to, the contractor ended up with a few thousand dollars of his find, a far cry from the $182,000 that he had originally hoped to obtain,”that was a big topic for a few days at work,” revealed Dale S a local constuction worker.
Cincinnati what would you do in a similar situation, keep the found money, or attempt to return the cash to it’s rightful owners? Share your comments here with others.
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