The bizarre incident of the man who buried 160 house balls in his home garden and the amazing assumption that he got from the manufacturer.
He discovered while remodeling his property in Michigan, United States, to detect the cause of a water leak.
A Michigan man was surprised to find 160 bowling balls under a staircase outside his home while renovating his property.
David Olson, 33, of Michigan, Muskegon, found the balls under the concrete stairs in his home on Saturday, July 1, when he began tearing down steps to find out why your home was leaking. Is.
An inspector had told Olson that he needed to demolish the ladder to investigate the problem and decided to do the work himself.
"The inspector told me that the concrete pad, right next to his sliding glass door, leaned toward the house," Olson told local media. "I had a couple of hours on my hands, so I wanted to hit the deck."
But after passing the first concrete slab, he noticed several blue bowling balls embedded in the sand below. He revealed that he was finding more every time he dug deeper into the ground.
I was guessing that maybe there were only a couple to complete. But the more I got into this, the more I realized that it was a whole grid of them (the balls) making the weight there," Olson told the Detroit Free Press.
"I was a little happy about it because it's easy to lighten bowling balls with sand and find out where to put it all," he added.
In a post that went viral on Facebook, Olson revealed that the first ball count was 50, but by the end of the day, he had discovered 158 and then found more in the bushes in his yard, so the total count was 160 balls. Bowling Alley was buried at home for no apparent reason.
It was amazing. "I felt like a pathologist, with his little brush throwing dust into the bones," the shocked man told the media.
Olson confirmed on Facebook that he contacted the Brunswick Bowling (the brand of the balls) office in Muskegon to ask if the balls were toxic and safe to dispose of.
The company told him the balls could be disposed of safely, but it was revealed that he had decided to recycle some and donate others to the local church and his stepfather.
He told me that in the 1950s, he used to make damaged bowling balls to capture people for free and use them as a landfill, Olson said.
He added that there was no way to be sure if the former owner had done so, but when the bowling balls were found, it seemed logical.
Olson said Brunswick later contacted him about the possibility of donating two of the balls to display in his office for "sentimental reasons."
He said he asked if he could give him two new balls in return so that he and his wife could "play in style" but he confirmed that he had not yet received an answer.
The 33-year-old started a GoFundMe campaign with which he hopes to raise $ 15,000 to continue digging at his home and check for more balls under the foundation.
According to Olson, the campaign was created because to find more balls; he would have to dig the rest of his yard, something that he could not pay without the financial help of others.
He then thanked those who sent messages of support, writing: "I would like to thank everyone for their time, energy, and resources. I can't believe how far my story has spread.