In Australia, a man found a treasure of approximately 650 years old while digging the backyard in order to expand a garden pool in 2007. There were more than 200 rings, brooches, ornate belt buckles, gold-plated silver plates encrusted with pearls, and fossilized coral.
In Orlando, Florida, where was once a World War II bombing range thousands of houses were built. More than a hundred rockets and bombs have been found in backyards of buildings.
In 1997, John Lambert found a large and unusual bone while digging in his garden. He thought it could be an important paleontological find but he just put it in his shed where the bone sat 16 years more. In 2013, he decided to show it to experts, who were astounded, and confirmed it to be the bone of a 250-million-year-old pliosaur.
In 1996, 47-year-old actress Margot Kidder, was found in someone's backyard in Glendale, California. She was battling health and financial problems then, and had been missing for three days. According to the police, she was scared and paranoid, in dirty clothes and without some teeth. Later she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and placed in mental health institution where she recovered completely.
In 1978, in California Gary Johnson saw a large rock poking out of the ground with a bone pattern in it nearby his backyard. He called expert and asked them to inspect it properly, but the expert said it had no value. 35 years after that in February 2014, when Johnson was watching the news and saw a huge piece of a 12-million-year-old sperm whale skull found nearby from his backyard. Man called another expert, a paleontologist at the Natural History Museum, who estimated the fossil to be the 14-16 million years old remains of a rare baleen whale.