This mother came home with a $2 ornament she purchased that day and when her daughter picked it up to look at it she realized something moving inside. Her daughter softly told her mom what she saw but her mother didn’t fully believe her.
Something Else Entirely
She flashed a light on the heartshaped ornament to take a closer look. She managed to see several round shapes inside but when she saw it against the light it became clear that she had not purchased a normal Christmas ornament.
Loved A Good Bargain
Priscilla Bailey is a resident of Plymouth and loves when she finds a good deal. Whenever she walked by a thrift shop she couldn’t help but walk inside. She would rummage through any boxes or shelves for anything that stood out to her.
When she found that incredible deal earlier that day, she never expected what would happen. Priscilla loved the color blue and had a glass ornament collection. After she saw the stunning Christmas ornament she was absolutely certain she needed it.
The Price Tag
The item was so unique looking and made her speechless. At the time, she was unaware that she would find something inside that would truly take her breath away. What could it have been…
The blue ornament she found was next to the other Christmas tree decorations at the nearby store “Savers.” Priscilla was sure this precious item would be on the pricey side, she noticed it was only $2.00. She gladly purchased the item and brought it home with her. She thought it would be a great contribution to the rest of her Christmas ornaments or she should use it as a gift.
It was only later that Priscilla would notice how important this object actually was. She arrived at her house and eagerly examined the object. She looked closely at the detailed marks so she wouldn’t miss anything.
A Lover Of Glass Art
She was fascinated by the small objects etched into the surrounding of the glass and thought they resembled angels or Vikings. She turned the ornament over several times and to see it from every side. She was in awe of how the glass shined in the light coming from outside.
Impressed But Puzzled
Suddenly something strange happened to her. Although she thought the object was empty inside, it was actually rather heavy. As she looked closer the glass started to fog up because of her breath.
If there was actually another object inside the ornament, then she couldn’t see it. She took it and put it on the kitchen wall and did not give it a thought until her daughter Kat came to visit. Her daughter was a huge fan of glass art and had a strong interest in glass design. She even started a business in glass blowing.
Asking For Help
Priscilla was overjoyed by her new buy and excitedly showed it off to her daughter. She explained that she found it at Savers and since her daughter was an expert, she was able to answer all of her questions.
Talking To Reporters
Kat took the ornament in her hands and noticed it was surprisingly heavy. She was in awe of the work that went into making the heart and she had never seen anything like it. She was also confused by how much it weighed.
Kat was sure it was hollow but also had something inside. She said it was too heavy to be empty and she wanted to know what it could have been. She grabbed a flashlight and began examining right away.
A Heartbreaking Thought
Priscilla was excited by Kat’s idea and helped her get to the bottom of it. She held the ornament up while her daughter flashed the light. Priscilla carefully shook the ornament and noticed items moving inside. Suddenly, she saw two strange things inside the object.
A Long Shot
They found that two golf-sized parts inside held secrets. They couldn’t believe what they were seeing. Priscilla realized immediately that she had to contact someone. She contacted the authorities and the Boston Globe to share their discovery.
The Story Of The Glass Heart
Soon after, the reporters came to their home and Priscilla escorted them to her kitchen to could share her findings. She wanted the story to go viral so she could find the person behind their discovery.
Keeping It Safe
Priscilla told the journalists that in the meantime she has left the ornament hanging and she watches it when she does her dishes. She explained that it was small and handed it over to the journalist. Everyone was waiting in angst.
Going To Social Media
Gradually she began to realize that it was not a normal Christmas tree ornament. She spoke about the powder inside and the reporters were in disbelief. Kat jumped in and explained how she discovered what secret was in the ornament.
Priscilla grabbed the flashlight again and put it against the glass object. It was obvious that there was a special power inside but then Kat pointed out its resemblance to ashes. Now, they just needed to find who they belonged to.
Priscilla was a bit shocked when she thought about the fact that her stunning buy was maybe an urn with unknown ashes inside. Essentially she was carrying around someone’s ashes, playing around with them, and storing them in her home.
When she learned what the object actually was she was certainly put off. Then her mind quickly went to a sad place. How did someone’s ashes end up in a store like Savers? Where was their family?
Priscilla was beginning to cry when she imagined someone’s deceased friend or family member for sale at a thrift store. She couldn’t imagine with the family was going through. Thankfully, her daughter Kat had a plan. It was maybe a stretch, but it was worth a try.
Kat told the media that it was not just stunning but she was sure there was more to it and she was interested in discovering the owner. She was sure someone would come forward given authorities were called and news outlets were covering the story.
In the meantime, the question remained, “what would they do with the urn?” Priscilla made a promise to keep the urn until she found the owner. She was a strong believer that she found it for a purpose and she wanted to find out why.
The story was receiving considerable global attention and Priscilla was sure the owner would turn up. As soon as the story got to Facebook, weird things started happening for Priscilla and Kat.
Kat posted on Facebook how upset it made her see someone throw away something so meaningful, and that it was being sold at Ssavery for just $2. She was hoping the owner would come forward so she could understand more.
They had a million thoughts running through their head and they were determined to find the original owner and the rest of the story. Then one day they received a strange reply from the Savers manager. They said that most of the items are donated from locals, so the owner probably lived nearby.
Kat’s post went worldwide and other individuals around the world began commenting with similar personal stories. Another woman named Connie Whiteman Slatt wrote in her reply to the post: “Please let me know what you find out as I have one also, found mine at a thrift shop too! It’s heavy in weight.”
After this, someone replied to Connie’s comment saying that they also had a similar item! She told them that her aunt purchased it in from a thrift store located in the Pacific Northwest. It seems like a trend was starting…
A woman nicknamed Cat Willow VII, posted about her heart-shaped ornament that was actually more like a suncatcher. She explained that it was from the ashes of Mt. Saint Helen. More and more people began commenting.
It’s possible the glass heart wasn’t actually an urn, but they hoped that the person responsible would come forward in the near future. Despite the story going viral, the ornament’s secrets are yet to be revealed.
For The Time Being
Priscilla is going to keep the ornament hanging over her kitchen sink until the owner hopefully comes forward. She was fascinated by its beauty and thought that maybe it was fate that brought it to her home.
When Priscilla what the object she purchased really was she was a bit frightened. After it remained in her home for some time she was just interested in finding the owner and now her “spooky friend” keeps her company.
When people question Priscilla as to why she keeps the ornament after discovering what it really is, she explained that she still finds it beautiful. She explained that she doesn’t know what she would do with it besides hanging it up.
Kat used her Facebook post to try and find the owners but she was unsuccessful. She even said, “Hey, friends! I am in desperate need of this post to go viral! My mom Priscilla Boddie Bailey bought this at Savers in Plymouth about 2 weeks ago. At first, we thought it was very unique until we got it home and realized it is full of ashes!!!! We want to return it to the rightful owner.”
Priscilla was certain that whoever owned this saw it as a treasure and she was determined to maintain that. While she waited for the owner to come forward, she was determined to care for it. If someone found her ashes she would hope for the same!
This isn’t the first case that someones’ treasure was found randomly. In fact, Ivelise Hernandez was at the St. Petersburg- Clearwater airport when she witnessed an interesting exchange. Her boyfriend took her to the airport and the two noticed a male passenger in front of them being told to throw away his parcel. At the time, Ivelise was uncertain how meaningful this would be.
We all know the Mondaine routine of checking backs and going through the inspection process before our flight. Although it is important, most people find it exhausting. Ivelise and her boyfriend patiently waiting in line when they noticed it was taking a long time, longer than normal.
Waiting In Vain
She was waiting to board when she noticed the man in front of her having a problem with the staff. She noticed an object that was interfering with him being allowed to board. She wasn’t sure what it was, but she noticed it stopped him from boarding.
Traveling used to be not such a difficult process but since what happened with 9/11, security has been increased all over the world. TSA created strict rules for what can and can’t be brought on an airplane.
Airport staff are pretty used to passengers being grumpy during their security check, but it’s for their own good. Many travelers are told to throw away their items away and passengers are not happy about this.
The couple patiently observed the man getting frustrate. She was sure the object must have been so special since he was causing such a ruckus. He was even trying to make a compromise with the TSA agents so he could keep it. Unfortunately, TSA refused and told him to throw it away. After this, the couple wanted to step in.
The passenger was basically throwing a tantrum but the TSA agents wouldn’t budge. Finally, he had to throw it away and board the plane. Ivelise now had her turn when her boyfriend decided to do something strange.
A Strange Mission
Ivelise and Rico were frustrated by what they witnessed so she sent Rico to do something while she was checking her bags. She told him to look inside the trash and check what was inside the package and why it couldn’t be on the plane.
Free To Go
Rico had an advantage because he was able to search through the trash and not going through security. It was clearly not a threat since it just had to be thrown away and not sent for screening. Rico was about to learn how special this object actually was.
Ivelise couldn’t help but be concerned for the frustrated man. She wanted to know what the items were and as soon as she landed she planned to call Rico. She was so excited to learn what the object was. As soon as she heard what was inside she couldn’t help but do something about it.