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

  • Published on Feb 16, 2019
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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!

    Music by Epidemic Sound: www.epidemicsound.com
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Comments • 6 396

    ACTUALLY HAPPENED  5 months ago +496

    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?

    • James Harrison
      James Harrison 6 days ago

      @Da TROLL! it's not a trash channel it's a decent one

    • Priyanka Panchal
      Priyanka Panchal 9 days ago +1

      can people stop being so mean ☹
      the story is actually true

    • J H
      J H 9 days ago

      Hui 9

    • hey_itzpanda hayley
      hey_itzpanda hayley 25 days ago

      Da TROLL! Why would u say that bruh

    • Mneera Hamdan
      Mneera Hamdan Month ago


  • Mookeloo Akorn
    Mookeloo Akorn 2 days ago

    I have story there was kidnapper in my town it was the scariest year of my life

  • FatSardine
    FatSardine 3 days ago

    Omg your so lucky to find a box with a note and everything! I always dig in my backyard to try to at least find a note or something from back then!

  • melanie gosen
    melanie gosen 4 days ago

    That is a great Idea I will bery it in my nanna's back yard

  • Durga Gurung
    Durga Gurung 4 days ago

    I will do that

  • Hannah Glasgow
    Hannah Glasgow 4 days ago

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  • Rahul Guha
    Rahul Guha 4 days ago

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  • mursukkiii
    mursukkiii 5 days ago

    The watch might be worth some serious money tho

  • G4G1
    G4G1 5 days ago

    What happens with the garden

  • tracy anne astilla
    tracy anne astilla 5 days ago

    I'm gonna cry my grandmother if she I don't have a shield pls show this to the people I going to wait that show

  • James Harrison
    James Harrison 6 days ago

    I buried a time capsule and I forgot where I put it a few years ago

  • Chloe Woodard
    Chloe Woodard 6 days ago +1

    How many times they used this voice

  • Ρωξάνη Ρούσου

    Your Megan from Drake and Josh

  • Jagmaya purja
    Jagmaya purja 6 days ago

    so good story who agrees 😍😗😙😚

  • Dragon Frosted
    Dragon Frosted 7 days ago

    I should do the same Darla did that's a GREAT idea!

  • Bharely Bhai
    Bharely Bhai 7 days ago

    60 years later "I found a time capcel in my backyard" ACTUALLY HAPPENED

  • Isabelle !
    Isabelle ! 7 days ago

    I dont know why but I think wasfake

  • Aditya Rupali Darshan

    "My heart started beating fast" what if it was a rock like most cases?

    DREAMER CREATIONS 9 days ago

    This was so sweet

  • Lil Leo
    Lil Leo 9 days ago

    I picked my Nose in class


  • Ella knowsbest
    Ella knowsbest 9 days ago +2

    Title:I found a mysterious box and it changed my life
    Story:was an old lady

  • Eldergeek
    Eldergeek 9 days ago

    I'm not sure if putting the first time capsule back in was a good idea. The film might not survive another 60 years.

  • Nitt Bcn
    Nitt Bcn 9 days ago

    So nice lovely history

  • MyMiniFam
    MyMiniFam 10 days ago


  • GODZILLA Master
    GODZILLA Master 12 days ago

    I like this video

  • Fun style with Jenica and jason

    I love 💕 puppy’s 🐩 and I have a puppy and bird 🐦 and 🐟

  • Project_Xbruh
    Project_Xbruh 13 days ago

    Watched youtube...


  • Jordymory3 Jordymory3
    Jordymory3 Jordymory3 13 days ago

    But what in the further nobody has USB ports

  • Padoh Polo
    Padoh Polo 13 days ago


  • Ibrahim & Zak
    Ibrahim & Zak 13 days ago

    now this is a believable story

  • GachaPotato88 8
    GachaPotato88 8 13 days ago

    Cool now I wanna do this!

  • gechen85
    gechen85 14 days ago

    that was such a cute story! want to go find a metal box for my own timecapsule

  • Kristine B.
    Kristine B. 15 days ago

    Totally have done this! I bought a small time capsule kit and left a note, a cassette of my singing, and a few other trinkets I do not recall. It's buried up against the house house I grew up in, right outside the bathroom window. Hopefully one day somone one will come across it.

  • The only _money
    The only _money 15 days ago

    I did that but i wrote a note and it show direction to my old stuff like my broken phone to show how phones looked in my days the notes lead to the top of my closet but that was two years ago so i hope they find it😀😀

  • KDayz
    KDayz 15 days ago

    I'm in girl guides cape Town and recently we made a time capsule and hopefully all the hopes and dreams in there can happen

  • Vanessa-chan
    Vanessa-chan 16 days ago

    I remember making a time capsule when I was 7 and 11 at two different houses but I can't remember where I buried it

  • YouTube gaming
    YouTube gaming 16 days ago

    I watched the video


  • SuFZoNe Yoo
    SuFZoNe Yoo 16 days ago

    I accidentally disliked and found out there is exactly 4499 dislikes on this vid and when I disliked it hit 4500😺 just want to say😺😺
    Have a great day🤙👏😎😎😇😇

  • the savero
    the savero 17 days ago

    I have left a time capsule with my freinds, it was cards of a populer game it was called mobile legends

  • Aman Deep
    Aman Deep 17 days ago

    Wow I can not what you found a box in the backyard wow so cool

  • Iko Lylo
    Iko Lylo 17 days ago

    They love using this voice😅
    I love it though😘

  • Catherine Mendoza
    Catherine Mendoza 18 days ago


  • Devy Show
    Devy Show 18 days ago

    Yep I found that green box that you made! >:) 2054

  • T Vang
    T Vang 19 days ago

    60 years?

  • T Vang
    T Vang 19 days ago

    Oof oOF

  • Lily Adams
    Lily Adams 19 days ago

    i found ur box

  • jessica garcia
    jessica garcia 20 days ago

    This has nothing with the video but do you know BTS ?

    BTW nice vid

  • Annie ML Eave
    Annie ML Eave 20 days ago

    Ppl already knew we can go to stars and mar in the future ???oh my

  • cicak caaA
    cicak caaA 21 day ago +1

    She should put darla old stuff too in there so they can see it time by time.

  • MTwinsP 067
    MTwinsP 067 22 days ago

    Every comments ending up with AcTuAlLy hAppEnEd are getting on my nerves aye stop we got it. Their videos are interesting so comment something smarter please thank you

  • Maggie Rose
    Maggie Rose 23 days ago

    I buried my pet hamster in a shoe box when it sadly died but now I feel like that was a bad idea because now I’m afraid later someone will find it, open it and then get traumatized 🥴

  • sakura-chan
    sakura-chan 23 days ago

    what about the backyard ?

  • Elijsha Zemek
    Elijsha Zemek 25 days ago +1

    I love listening to other peoples stories , it makes me want to share mine

    Also that think that her shovel hit could be a rock :}

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  • Shawn Tai-Foek
    Shawn Tai-Foek 25 days ago

    After all the Horror films i have seen about finding an old film somewhere. I would not dare watch it.

  • Alia Lolo
    Alia Lolo 25 days ago

    Hi I love your storys

  • queeny álizona
    queeny álizona 26 days ago

    this is such a interesting story! plus i’m so sorry to say this but usb will likely blank in 60 years

  • djbossman
    djbossman 26 days ago

    once i slept in my bed


  • wensley holgado222
    wensley holgado222 26 days ago


  • Oscar Sader
    Oscar Sader 26 days ago

    No but my brother and sister and three cousins did bury a time capsule in my grandfather's garden

  • Aurelia Sibarani
    Aurelia Sibarani 26 days ago

    This is cool!

    Candy_SMORSHELLOW YT 26 days ago

    At first when i saw the tin can and the mickey mouse watch i thought walt disney owned the house ._.
    But ut was actually a girl named darla

  • Xx shiyas channel xX gacha

    Did you plant the flowers yet

  • Hugo minecraft
    Hugo minecraft 27 days ago

    I doubt a elder would ever be on a nursing home or loose their memory and use a blancket at her sixties or early seventies.

  • Georgiana Apintiliesei

    :))) I left a sort of time capsule somewhere, but, girl, look: if you put electronics into the ground, they are likely to degmanetise so your message will be forever lost. If your story is true, Darla's movie might be still working, because it's basic technology from 60 years ago and let's say it's plausible, but a stick and a smartwatch will not resist. Put a written note for safety reasons in there, if you really wanna do this thing or do the video and put the stick somewhere safe, not underground.

  • missy names
    missy names 27 days ago +1

    This is very interesting I will do it too

  • Glory aAaa
    Glory aAaa 27 days ago +1

    Oooo she uses Samsung

  • PaigeJustPlayz_YT
    PaigeJustPlayz_YT 29 days ago

    This is an AWESOME story!!

  • Bianca Marcelino
    Bianca Marcelino 29 days ago

    i will share my story.

    i stepped on a lego, and manage to live.

  • Alicia Mckay
    Alicia Mckay Month ago

    I heva a story

  • ayeyahzee fan roblox name footballjju1

    if u live in 1958 ur not 70 ur 50 something

  • Fadhila Lucky
    Fadhila Lucky Month ago

    Most interesting inspiring story

  • GamingSnale9789
    GamingSnale9789 Month ago

    Who watching in 2032

  • Leo Hadus
    Leo Hadus Month ago +2

    Hi I will leave a note for my future self I will be graduating high school then I will open that note and remember my old self

  • aRe YoU fEeLiNg iT nOw mR. kRaBs?

    A time capsule is a great idea! I’m going to make a time capsule too! I’m putting in one of my favorite toys, two horse figures, (because I love horses) a glass giraffe that my brother and I dig up when we were little, and also a quarter, just Incase money changes, it would be cool to see what it was like a while back. I’m also putting in a note.

  • Zhangying Xu
    Zhangying Xu Month ago


  • Andie Claridad
    Andie Claridad Month ago

    This voice sounds a lot like the voice i always hear............

  • Bob Ross
    Bob Ross Month ago +1

    ,What if in the future they don't use USB
    I'm talking to you Appel

  • Bundesrepublik der Erde Reich

    Holy it's like a children's adventure from a movie!?

  • Emmanuel King
    Emmanuel King Month ago

    I love the story

  • Nadyezhda Arias
    Nadyezhda Arias Month ago

    They are trying to put a town I think and it is on a mars ?

  • Reazar87
    Reazar87 Month ago

    I am playing to

  • Aka The Flailing Chicken


  • Noor Saher
    Noor Saher Month ago

    Did anyone saw the jeans, **hole** in jeans ?

  • Good Man
    Good Man Month ago

    How old are you? You have so much freedom

  • Jimmy101
    Jimmy101 Month ago

    This voice is so used

  • Hans Clayton
    Hans Clayton Month ago +1

    british ascent?

  • Megan Holbrook
    Megan Holbrook Month ago

    why why is there so many Megan's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😓😓

  • Li’ Li Tea-Time
    Li’ Li Tea-Time Month ago

    That’s cute

  • TonyLOLgs [GD]
    TonyLOLgs [GD] Month ago

    I dont know why but her weak and british voice makes me mad

  • Zoe March
    Zoe March Month ago

    Six seconds in I’m sooo in the mood for her VOICE! Love it 😍

  • Nili Batya
    Nili Batya Month ago


  • Michelle Ayensah
    Michelle Ayensah Month ago

    How many times has this voice been used

  • MkeBlaze19
    MkeBlaze19 Month ago

    What's a Capshule?

  • meggypeggy100
    meggypeggy100 Month ago

    Megen you sound a lot like judy

  • daweirdpal XD
    daweirdpal XD Month ago

    Nobody :
    Literally nobody :
    Internet :
    *_imma make this go viral_*

  • нина димитриоска

    Omg this is so cool ☺

  • Shenia Joseph
    Shenia Joseph Month ago

    Just lovely

  • Megan Sautter
    Megan Sautter Month ago +1

    I opens the video expecting her name to be like Katy or Anna but it was my name I was shook🤷‍♀️😂
    Edit: now I’m even further into the video and the note was Freon darla, my track coaches name is darla

  • Buttèr Cop
    Buttèr Cop Month ago


  • Huncho
    Huncho Month ago