When you’re buying a home, you might think you know what you’re getting into.
But trust us, you’ll never fully appreciate the quirks of your new home until you move in.
That said, the only quirks we had to deal with were leaky faucets and a mysterious light switch – which isn’t nearly as exciting as this TikToker’s experience.
Earlier this year, the American social media user created a full TikTok account to document her attempt to break into the mysterious safe hidden in her new fireplace.
Before getting the keys to her new home, the woman had a hunch that the closed section of the fireplace could be a safe.
So naturally, she called on her father to help her remove the layers of wood covering the facade.
In a viral video that has racked up over 70 MILLION views, she wrote, “Found a safe on my first day in my new home.”
And it looks like the new owner wasn’t the first person to try to break in – because oddly the front of the safe already had three small holes in the front.
Fortunately, her father came armed with a “spy camera” – which is how they spotted “tumblers” in the left corner – but ultimately couldn’t open the door.
In a follow-up video, the woman explained how the house was built in the 1950s and the people she bought it from didn’t really know what was behind the wooden panels.
After searching for safes from the 1980s, the woman finally found the exact model on Google Images.
She then called an expert who confirmed that someone else had managed to open it and unlock the door from the outside.
While rummaging through the contents of the safe, the woman and her friends discovered a 50th anniversary coin from World War II.
Additionally, the safe also contained gems and playing cards.
But the most impressive thing is that there was a diary from 1850 which had been preserved in perfect condition.
That said, viewers weren’t impressed with how casually the group handled the contents of the vault.
“If this diary is really from 1850 and it’s in such good shape, it might be worth something,” one replied. “You should all handle it with care and have it assessed.”
This story originally appeared on The Sun and has been reproduced here with permission.