While doing some gardening at his home in Canada, one man stumbled across what he may have thought was buried treasure.
Tony Huisman went viral after posting a video of his “discovery” on TikTok, which has already been viewed more than 7 million times.
“I was doing some gardening in my backyard today and I discovered some sort of crazy concrete secret box in the ground,” Huisman said. “I found a handle after digging for a while, then after digging for a bit more I uncovered a second handle. I kept going until I got it cleaned to the point where I could start to attempt to lift it up.”
In the video, Huisman is seen using a spade to sift through the mud in his backyard. When he came across the mysterious concrete box in the ground, Huisman immediately thought he struck gold.
Unfortunately for Huisman, it was the complete opposite.
“When I tried it was a little heavy, so then I brought in the big guns. And you’ll never believe what I found,” Huisman added.
When he reveals his discovery was a septic tank instead, Huisman flips the camera and runs away, retching from the smell.
“We didn’t know we were on the septic system. I have lived here for six years, the landlord before me had lived here for two years, and the people before us had a garden bed right over the top of where the septic tank is,” Huisman said in a follow-up video.
Huisman’s video reminds us of Geraldo Rivera’s 1986 gem, The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vaults., in which the former ABC reporter digs into the catacombs of Capone’s legendary hotel hideout, only to come out empty handed.
The ABC primetime special, which originally aired on April 21, 1986, garnered 30 million views and continues to live rent-free in our mind.