|Pile of gold coins (illustration)|
A man in France, who inherited a house from a relative, was shocked to find a large stash of gold hidden in various places around the home.
Nicolas Fierfort, who is an auctioneer in Normandy, said that he was called to the house to evaluate the gold coins and bars.
The person who inherited the home, who was not identified, uncovered about 220 pounds of gold worth around $4 million.
The man revealed that his relative recently died, and learned that the estate was left in his name. He moved into the house, but did not see anything out of the ordinary that would indicate the secret treasure.
One day, when he decided to move a piece of furniture, the man noticed a metal box under a table. He opened the box and was shocked to see that it was full of gold coins.
The man then suspected that his relative hid gold coins around the house and began searching. He found additional gold coins and bars under furniture, under piles of linen, in the bathroom and even in a whiskey box.
After collecting the treasure, the auctioneer sold it to multiple buyers for around $4 million.