A HOMEOWNER was stunned when he ripped open the floorboards of his 300-year-old home and made a bizarre discovery.
The man explained that he was conducting inspections at his property, which was built in the 17th century, when he came across an unusual find.
The man took to Reddit and shared a picture of a large stash of corn he discovered beneath his soil.
He wrote in the caption: “I found 150 pieces of corn in my soil. My house is from the 18th century.”
He said he’s grateful the corn stock didn’t cause “musty odor problems” on the property.
He added: “Most likely not [biodegrade] because the weather didn’t cooperate and it was closed”.
A number of users suggested that corn was used as an ancient way of insulation, while others believed it was the work of a hungry beast.
One said: “My mate’s 18th century house was clad in them, old style of insulation.”
Another said: “Wrong. That’s a raccoon’s job. A very old and very full raccoon.”
Someone wrote, “Judging by the few chewed acorns I’d bet on some kind of critter. No reason anyone should be pinning their TP under a floorboard.”
Last year, a happy couple made an amazing discovery under their kitchen floor while redecorating their home.
The couple found a mug of gold coins buried under the floorboards of their home – valued at £250,000.
And another couple made an incredible discovery while cleaning out their home in Prince George, Canada.
The couple discovered they had won £82,000 in the lottery but there was a devastating twist.
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