$2 Thrift Item Causes Media Frenzy

Some enjoy a good thrift every now and then. It’s a good pastime to find a treasure that some previous owners have deemed trash. Once in a while you find something truly stunning as a woman in Plymouth did. For just $2 something truly priceless emerged from an item she purchased, and you won’t believe what it is.

The Veteran Thrifter

Image Credit: Facebook/Priscilla Boddie Bailey

Image Credit: Facebook/Priscilla Boddie Bailey

Priscilla Bailey is a religious thrift shopper. She pops in and out of thrift stores whenever she’s out running errands. Seeing as it’s one of her most favorite hobbies, going to one store wasn’t anything out of the ordinary. But one Christmas season, something changed.

Save The Day

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Image Credit: YouTube/CBS News

In this advanced era of technology and overnight shipment, doing things online may not be up to Priscilla’s speed. So, to keep things vintage, she opted to stick with her tried and trusted thrift store, Savers. But, a certain purchase took an unexpectedly dark turn, as she would soon find out.

The Gift From A Thrift

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Image Credit: Pexels/mentatdgt/For illustrative purposes

Saver is the local thrift store where Priscilla deep dives to find bargain items worth keeping. Driven to find something for the Christmas season, she had to find an item out of the ordinary that caught her eye. After some veteran perusing, something eventually did.

Out Of The Blue

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Priscilla expressed how her favorite color is blue. Even with some years to her name, her eyesight remains razor-sharp. So, once a shiny blue little trinket popped up in her peripheral, there was no stopping her from taking a closer look. But, what exactly was it?

Heart To Heart

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Image Credit: YouTube/CBS Boston

Glistening like nothing she’s seen before, there was simply more to it than the color. This item stood out amongst the vast assortment of Christmas decorations the store had put up. She had no clue this alluring heart-shaped ornament would change her life forever.

An Extraordinary Ornament

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Image Credit: Pexels/freestock.org/For illustrative purposes

The item wasn’t quite like any other decoration. Most ornaments are these delightfully hollow plastic pieces that one can hang on a Christmas tree. This item was made from glass and wasn’t anything meant to be hung up on a tree. But why was this so different?

The Bargain Win

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The item that had gripped her attention was considerably heavier than any other ornament. We can only assume the bewilderment that an item of this nature cost no more than $2.00. Like the veteran she is, Priscilla snatched up the object that would cause a media frenzy.

Home Is Where The Heart Is

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Image Credit: YouTube/CBS Boston

Not one to ask too many questions, Priscilla made the purchase and took it to her home. Everything at this stage wasn’t out of the ordinary. After all, who could’ve told her that this purchase would eventually require the attention of the local police?

Something Eye Catching

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Image Credit: YouTube/CBS Boston

While inspecting it at home, the fascination with the item consumed her. Made of glass, a metal lid, and sporting some seriously interesting design schemes on the outside, it was quite the purchase. However, when she held the item up to the light, something inside caught her eye.

Gut Feeling

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Image Credit: YouTube/CBS News

She ignored it. Some more investigation made her think twice over what she thought she had seen. Despite a continued skepticism over the item, Priscilla decided to soldier on. She should’ve trusted her gut. There actually was something inside.

Kate Comes Calling

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Image Credit: YouTube/CBS News

Being a loving mother to her daughter Kate, who played a massive role in this discovery, Kate (coincidentally a fanatic of glass art) once again drew attention to the item. Her timely involvement may have been the first domino which triggered an oncoming frenzy.

Just Weight One Minute!

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Kate was wise to question how such a beautiful and custom-looking item would be found at a regular outlet. This concerned and intrigued Kate. Not only that, but the question of its weight resurfaced despite appearing hollow. Kate had to find out what made it so heavy.

Nothing Light-Hearted Anymore

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Image Credit: YouTube/CBS News

In order to figure out exactly what this ornament was made of, Kate decided to head to the kitchen and grab a flashlight to inspect the inside. What they saw caused gasp-like awe that the two never would’ve expected…

Media Mayhem Begins

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Image Credit: YouTube/CBS News

Inside was a powdery substance. Reaching out to Savers, the mother and daughter thought they would provide an answer. Savers suggested disposing of the contents, which Priscilla didn’t agree with. So, she chose to contact the media to spread the word, reporters almost immediately diagnosed the mystery.

A Facebook Friend Frenzy

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Image Credit: YouTube/CBS News

It was ashes! The ornament was actually an urn. Upon this discovery, Priscilla and Kate launched a Facebook search for the wonder of the urn to return it to the rightful owner. After many hints and suggestions, the owners still have not come forward to this day. However, Priscilla remains hopeful and keeps it safe in case someone comes to claim the item.

Priscilla keeps the item hanging above her sink to this day. Out of respect for the owner, she and her daughter Kate have elected not to dispose of the ashes in case some do see her Facebook post. We’re crossing that some see it. Let’s just hope that Priscilla’s lovely ornament-filled home gets haunted by this. She’s taken great care of it.

Sources: Icepop, Boston Global, CBS News

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