I Found A Mysterious Box In My Backyard And It Changed My Life

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    This is Megan, and she would like to tell you about her journey into the past.
    A short time ago Megan’s family moved into a new house. Well, it wasn't exactly new, but it was very spacious. It might've looked like an old shack with spiderwebs and ghosts in the attic but she and her parents had a plan for how to make it look great both inside and out. Among all their other ideas, they decided to turn their backyard into a beautiful garden.
    While her parents were working on the inside of the house, Megan started the gardening project by doing the most important thing - creating a garden bed. She was so happy to be out there working, but after digging only a few feet into the ground her shovel suddenly hit something hard. Her heart started beating faster with anticipation. What if she’d just found a skull?
    It did actually turn out to be a metal case, but there was no gold in it. Just an old watch with a near disintegrated white leather strap and Mickey Mouse on the watch-face, a round tin can with celluloid film inside, and a note.
    Being careful not to harm the film, she set it aside and opened the note. It was written by someone named Darla. She wished whoever found this treasure all the best, and hoped that when it was found the world would still be a prosperous place, and people would have already figured out how to fly to the stars. She also enclosed a gift - her favorite wrist-watch. The note was dated 1958.
    The note didn’t say what was on the film, so Megan was very eager to find out. She couldn't stop thinking about it, right up to the moment when she finally found a film projector available to buy online. She also spent some time studying how to play an old movie without ruining the film. This whole experience turned out to be an interesting adventure.
    And so the moment finally came when Megan was able to watch the three-minute movie, which consisted of just a few scenes. She saw her new house when it was a newly-built cottage. There was a view of the street, where she recognized a few of the then much younger trees, fully grown by now. To her surprise the area looked like it hadn’t really changed much over the past 60 years. The cars, however, were totally different. The last shot was of a pretty girl smiling and waving at the camera, with their house in the background. Megan assumed it was Darla… And she wanted to know more about her. She must be over 70 years old by now, she thought.
    The first thing she did was to ask all their neighbors. Unfortunately, none of them had lived there 60 years ago, so they knew nothing about Darla.
    Then Megan went to the city archives. She didn’t learn much, but she did find a record about the family that lived at their address in 1958. The last name on there was at least a starting point!
    Megan kept investigating and finally came across a phone number. When she called, a grown-up male voice answered the phone. She told him that she currently lived at the house where his family used to live, and asked him if he knew a Darla. “That's my grandma but she's losing her memory and for the last few years she's lived in a nursing home.”
    The conversation made her feel really sad. In the film she had seen a young girl, smiling and full of life and energy, and it felt strange to realize that now she had grown old and even lost her memory. She decided to visit her anyway.
    She went to the nursing home where Darla lived, and told the staff there who she was and what she had found. They didn’t object to her meeting Darla and showing her the things she had left in the box half a century ago. A nurse showed her the way to Darla’s room.
    The door opened and Megan saw a nice old lady in her seventies, wrapped up in a warm checkered plaid blanket. She was confused when she saw her, for some reason deciding that she was her great-granddaughter. Megan neither contradicted nor confirmed her thoughts. She just sat close to her and showed her the case that she had dug out of the garden with all the things inside. Darla thoughtfully twirled her old wrist watch in her hands while Megan played her the video from the old celluloid that she had shot on her smartphone's camera.
    Believe it or not, the old lady remembered recording it! She didn’t realize who Megan was, but she recalled with confidence her idea to leave a “time capsule” for people from the future. Megan listened to her memories about that day in particular and about life in general - what things were like 60 years before.
    It was certainly an interesting experience to see how people perceived the future over half a century ago!

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  • ACTUALLY HAPPENED
    ACTUALLY HAPPENED  Месяц назад +287

    Please let us know in the comments if you have also ever thought about how the world changes. Or maybe you’ve even left a time capsule of your own somewhere?

    • II vMurder II
      II vMurder II День назад

      If you read this I’m going to be sad 😢 so my step dad doesn’t love me because I’m not his dad and when ever I talk to him he’s olways scrims at me or at my sisters

    • Slime Master
      Slime Master 4 дня назад

      ACTUALLY HAPPENED k

    • melia Boivin
      melia Boivin 8 дней назад

      THIS VIDEO IS TRASH😂😉😆

    • Ashley Deane
      Ashley Deane 13 дней назад

      I like this channel and this was a really cool story. I love how there are trolls here but the best thing you can do is just say absolutely nothing. Saying even the slightest thing just gives them the chance to keep going. No matter what they say, even it's personal.. ignore it. That's a surefire way to shut them down.

    • Ashley Deane
      Ashley Deane 13 дней назад

      +Jeff Jeff 1234567 I get what you're saying but it's about the personal experience and the excitement. Finding something special that someone left for another to find. It's so cool how this girl went through all of this. It's more personal than RU-clip when it's a video of your own street and house more than half a century ago! You know? That's exciting and special. It's an adventure.

  • Develix
    Develix 12 часов назад

    I was helping my father dig out a place for our pool and found a little bag and in the was a gun and a knife but the thing that scared me the most was the skull

  • Lary Tag
    Lary Tag 12 часов назад

    I found iu Future message

  • Nicholas Cooper
    Nicholas Cooper 17 часов назад

    Hello Actually Happened! I love the idea of the storyteller creating her own time capsule. However, using a flash drive is not an ideal storage medium. It is highly unlikely to hold up over 50 or 100 years due to entropy. Flash drives become unstable over time and can even be prone to oxidation over such a long period. If someone would like to make a time capsule of digital data, it would be best to use archival-grade optical media (eg. DVD, BD). There is a type of data storage called the M-Disk. It's a 25GB Blu-ray disk that will store your data for up to 1000 years. A 15 pack cost around $60. In addition to saving your content to the disk, it would be a good idea to also save it in a couple different video formats. I hope this will help anyone else out there considering making a time capsule of their own :)

  • Itz.Kaheala
    Itz.Kaheala 17 часов назад

    What is in the box I wish I could see!!!!!

  • Random Shit
    Random Shit 20 часов назад

    woww! sounds nice

  • Rica Yzaguinne
    Rica Yzaguinne 21 час назад

    When i was 5 i thout we ALREADY lived on the moon XD

  • SHERWYNIER
    SHERWYNIER День назад

    Lol I thought she was gonna keep her phone inside

  • Jayden Robinson
    Jayden Robinson День назад

    It's a time capsile!

  • Lim Chanwoo
    Lim Chanwoo День назад +1

    i clicked this video



    ACTUALLY HAPPENED

  • Navreen's life
    Navreen's life День назад

    i don't understand how it changed her life though.....

  • Freddsfunbear 5
    Freddsfunbear 5 День назад

    My dog jumped at me


    ACTUALLY HAPPENED

  • lowbugethamilton
    lowbugethamilton День назад

    This is sooo cute awe

  • LITTLE MAN
    LITTLE MAN День назад

    *My parents and I had an idear of how to make it look great*

  • Reshma pratap
    Reshma pratap День назад

    Insanely superb idea

  • Jessica Messica
    Jessica Messica День назад

    Lol to be rich enough to bury your Apple watch in a time capsule

  • zeckzrozack master
    zeckzrozack master День назад

    yes very much

  • Jade Lacombe
    Jade Lacombe 2 дня назад

    A time capsule! I want to do one with my best friend!

  • Tombstone
    Tombstone 2 дня назад +1

    Why do you sound like a computer voice

  • Christopher Reed
    Christopher Reed 2 дня назад

    My name is cloey and my dad drunk bar and my mom moked and had peils and drunk bar and they ducorsed

  • Lobsnag Tsering
    Lobsnag Tsering 2 дня назад

    I will dig that out tomorrow 😂😂

  • Jonhan winter
    Jonhan winter 2 дня назад

    This story is very nicely and interesting

  • that one guy
    that one guy 2 дня назад

    *i founded one, it was full of old coins and a watch but it was in 1930 so the person was already dead!

  • Zeinab Moradpour
    Zeinab Moradpour 2 дня назад

    this is so sweat!

  • Prabhleen sandhu
    Prabhleen sandhu 2 дня назад

    Ohhh woww thats amazing

  • Raeka Repato
    Raeka Repato 2 дня назад

    You put the time capsule back and forgot about the garden bed ;-;

  • oreo EXTREME GAMER
    oreo EXTREME GAMER 3 дня назад

    She throw an expensiv smart watch in her back yard

  • Rohan Banerjee
    Rohan Banerjee 3 дня назад

    That's cool

  • Lila Gomez-Smith
    Lila Gomez-Smith 3 дня назад

    Eh, you stated that the box that you found, had changed your life though I do not believe that it truly did. idk, just a statement that I decided to state.

  • ThatOneAfroGuy Youtube
    ThatOneAfroGuy Youtube 3 дня назад

    you have probably brought much joy to this old lady

  • Tiger 8699
    Tiger 8699 3 дня назад +1

    Then her house gets bombed and no one finds it

  • quick gamingxx
    quick gamingxx 3 дня назад

    The Quran is a lot beter.

  • urban l
    urban l 3 дня назад

    Favorite story

  • Navaratnam Ratnam
    Navaratnam Ratnam 3 дня назад

    Is this true

  • Baltazar Molina
    Baltazar Molina 4 дня назад +1

    You found a box i found bones in backyard

  • Divine _17
    Divine _17 4 дня назад

    it’s a curse

  • LoudAswin GT
    LoudAswin GT 4 дня назад

    And how did this change her life?

  • Aena Aqil
    Aena Aqil 4 дня назад

    That was so interesting, I also want to bury a time capsule so for tomorrow I got a new task.
    I hope I am going to enjoy.

  • Vlad Stefani
    Vlad Stefani 4 дня назад

    0:48..? what if it was a rock

  • MUSIC YT
    MUSIC YT 4 дня назад

    Why do they have those random Cartoon drop sounds

  • ღShadow_Wolfyღ
    ღShadow_Wolfyღ 5 дней назад +1

    I wrote a letter to my future self.

  • Lego Friends Emma
    Lego Friends Emma 5 дней назад

    I did tame capsules as stone with sam ting right on it and I cast it in wither

  • Ninja Soul
    Ninja Soul 5 дней назад

    Hi Meghan!! You don’t exist

  • Questions of the World
    Questions of the World 5 дней назад

    If she left her smart watch? How does she see the time?

  • MALAHAT Ali
    MALAHAT Ali 5 дней назад +2

    I went to school and failed all my exams
    ACTUALLY HAPPENED

  • MALAHAT Ali
    MALAHAT Ali 5 дней назад

    WOOOOOWWWWWWW WHAT A COINCIDENCE 😃😃

  • JustRandom
    JustRandom 5 дней назад

    what about her parents and how did this change her life

  • Dogey Doge
    Dogey Doge 5 дней назад

    So this actually happened?

  • Phoenixgamergurllover Miah
    Phoenixgamergurllover Miah 5 дней назад

    SOO CO
    OL

  • Charlotte Pentelow
    Charlotte Pentelow 5 дней назад

    That’s sweet

  • Jan Arsola
    Jan Arsola 5 дней назад

    I bet your parents did all of the work.

  • Amelie Cattanach
    Amelie Cattanach 5 дней назад +3

    That’s really cute. I want to make a time capsule now!

  • SIN CHEAT
    SIN CHEAT 5 дней назад

    I found the box
    Address: Your house

  • harsha thaker
    harsha thaker 6 дней назад +1

    I really like her voice

  • Taehyung trying To be cute
    Taehyung trying To be cute 6 дней назад

    And you doesn't know that your future grandson/granddaughter will find it

  • Anupom Ghose
    Anupom Ghose 6 дней назад +3

    Who knows. Lots of time capsules are still buried on ground

  • Person who plays Deltarune
    Person who plays Deltarune 6 дней назад +5

    Sans “befriended” my mom!
    ACTUALLY HAPPENED

  • Hi Im Shoshawy akwuard
    Hi Im Shoshawy akwuard 6 дней назад

    Tell that girl to read the giver it is kinda like that 😋

  • Shannon Coburn
    Shannon Coburn 6 дней назад

    😂😂😂😂😆😆Megan is my name

  • Hated Kate
    Hated Kate 6 дней назад

    About a year ago me and my dad was digging because he wanted to plant a flower when I found a metal box that needed a key we lifted it up and found a key underneath we opened it up and found a video tape just like you luckily we had a camera thingy (don’t know what it’s called) and watched the tape we saw two kids a boy and a girl we found a note saying that their names were Nile and Nilah they were twins we kept on watching it and saw our house it looked different the door was pink and when they showed us inside it was much smaller the video tape ended and read the rest of the note it said that they were both 10 and had a mother named Livia they said it was 1949 I was going to try and meet them but they were dead I heard that Nile died in 1950 they know this because there Great Grandma used to be friends with them both but she was 4 Nilah died in 1959 because she got very sick we still don’t know what she got and we have no idea how Nile died...I’m still thinking about it till this day

  • Idk Wut to do
    Idk Wut to do 6 дней назад

    Did you get the ray gun

  • viktorija Wolfthorn
    viktorija Wolfthorn 6 дней назад +2

    louds of claps for this beutyfull story

  • DaNgEr Shadezzs
    DaNgEr Shadezzs 6 дней назад

    One of the best story

  • Vilius Pocevičius
    Vilius Pocevičius 6 дней назад +2

    hey i find the box that you buried in the same backyard

  • Awesome Nickki T
    Awesome Nickki T 7 дней назад

    Press read more

    Read more

  • Stranger Ashlyn
    Stranger Ashlyn 7 дней назад

    “grandma darla” MY HEART-

  • Iman Naveed Haque
    Iman Naveed Haque 7 дней назад

    this is such a cute story

  • Koodie Xo
    Koodie Xo 7 дней назад

    I would’ve been to lazy to do
    all that

  • \(;3;)/
    \(;3;)/ 7 дней назад

    Fudk

  • 初心者MMD
    初心者MMD 7 дней назад

    私たちの実録日記

  • Kanta Agrawal
    Kanta Agrawal 7 дней назад

    This video was just awesome 🤩

  • Patrick Ong Yuan Hong
    Patrick Ong Yuan Hong 8 дней назад

    Most people move to *houses*
    Whenever I move my “House” more like apartment ;-;
    But my is *apartment* ;-;

  • Spooked Bird
    Spooked Bird 8 дней назад

    Beginning of the video: hi
    Me: Siri, is that you?!?!

  • GACHA _ AXEL
    GACHA _ AXEL 8 дней назад +4

    I wanna do this but.... my back yard has too much PLANTS! XD!

  • lydia schwab
    lydia schwab 8 дней назад +1

    bird box

  • loveheart shu
    loveheart shu 8 дней назад

    Wow

  • melia Boivin
    melia Boivin 8 дней назад

    YOUR ARE A N.O.O.B NOOB😈😈😈😡😡😡😎😎😎END YOU ARE POP💩

    • Smalls
      Smalls День назад

      melia Boivin wut

  • Charlie Esteban
    Charlie Esteban 8 дней назад

    I thought it was a dead animal.

  • BloodMoon Duo
    BloodMoon Duo 8 дней назад

    Umm... Pendrives memory dont last 100 years. I mean not in the cold ground...

  • Island Girl
    Island Girl 8 дней назад

    Ur smart watch!?!?!???!??!!?!!!??!!

  • Naomi Yeet
    Naomi Yeet 9 дней назад

    E

  • B R U H
    B R U H 9 дней назад

    B R U H
    B R U H
    B R U H
    R A P E
    B R U H
    B R U H

  • MoonWolf -Chan
    MoonWolf -Chan 9 дней назад +1

    I ate carrots...


    *ACTUALLY HAPPENED*

  • IceyPlayz
    IceyPlayz 9 дней назад +4

    I tought i died but i was sleeping in my yard.


    Actualy hapenef

  • Uday Dadhwal
    Uday Dadhwal 9 дней назад

    Wow.

  • Pro Gamer ML
    Pro Gamer ML 9 дней назад

    wow that is so cool

  • Vanisha Krishnani
    Vanisha Krishnani 10 дней назад +2

    OMG that watch is of Robert Langdon

  • jaquelin c
    jaquelin c 10 дней назад

    Wow ... That's so cool!!I really want to do that!!

  • captian knuckles
    captian knuckles 10 дней назад +1

    You found a time capsule and gained a new grandma thats a good day if you ask me

  • a SuPeR sMaSh BrO
    a SuPeR sMaSh BrO 10 дней назад +4

    I found a new roll of toilet paper on my doorstep.


    *ACTUALLY HAPPENED*

  • Sophia Bohrnstedt
    Sophia Bohrnstedt 10 дней назад +1

    I read it as “I found my boyfriend in a mysterious box” (yes, I’m slightly dyslexic)

  • Turner gamer
    Turner gamer 10 дней назад

    Am alive
    ACTUALLY HAPPENED

  • Valerie Marlatt
    Valerie Marlatt 10 дней назад +3

    *i survived a actually happened joke*
    *ACTUALLY HAPPENED*

  • Flora M
    Flora M 10 дней назад +1

    This is lovely! I'm gonna go and dig up my whole garden now! And see what I can find!

  • D djole
    D djole 10 дней назад

    I actually wrote a message to myself 4 years ago and i need to wait 10 more years to open it i really forgot what i left inside

  • JackKnight GAMING
    JackKnight GAMING 10 дней назад

    1:58 7 days.......

  • LastOtter
    LastOtter 10 дней назад +1

    “What if I found a skull? Or a chest”
    Or, idk bitch, maybe u just hit a rock

  • inbox home
    inbox home 10 дней назад +2

    I will like to get a free smart watch from your backyard

  • Long Haired Lioness
    Long Haired Lioness 11 дней назад

    I don't like time capsules

  • Josiah Lilley
    Josiah Lilley 11 дней назад

    you inspiyerd me to a timecasle.