A couple found hundreds or more empty bottles of Captain Morgan rum in the walls of their basement (Pictures: @cataukamp/Caters News)
A couple moved into a new home that was full of spirits – that is, empty bottles of spirits.
Cathy, 51, and her husband Roy Aukamp, 52, had lived in their New Jersey house for just two days when a storm flooded their basement. As they pulled out water damaged parts of their basement, they made an odd discovery.
Roy yanked out a piece of plasterboard and scooped out what looked like an endless stream of Captain Morgan rum bottles. The bottles were completely clear, with none of the golden-colored alcohol still inside.
He shoveled them across the ground, as Cathy could be heard laughing and saying, ‘Thirsty?’
Roy, still kneeling on the ground, shoot his head, not looking amused.
‘It’s five o’clock somewhere!’ Cathy added.
Along with the video of the incident, Cathy wrote on Instagram last week that a massive rain storm flooded the home they had just purchased and left more water than the ground could hold.
‘This is what we found in the walls of the finished basement when removing ruined sheetrock,’ she wrote.
Roy Aukamp’s wife recorded him pulling out the empty bottles of rum (Picture: @cataukamp/Caters News)
The strange incident drew the attention of hundreds of thousands on social media, and Cathy added a photo of a place were the bottles were dropped.
Many Instagram users cracked jokes around Melvin’s 99 Bottles of Beer song.
‘Lmao 99 bottles of rum in the wall,’ wrote one Instagram user.
’98 bottles of rum in the wall, 98 bottles of rum…’ commented another user.
The former homeowner saw the viral video and contacted the couple, revealing that there were hundreds more (Picture: @cataukamp/Caters News)
One user remarked: ‘You bought a house from captain Morgan himself.’
It came full circle when Cathy revealed that the old homeowner got in touch.
‘The person who did it saw the video after it went viral and reached out and said there are hundreds more,’ she said.
‘But also that he is now three years sober.’
It is not the only recent occasion of unexpected discoveries in walls of homes.
In February, residents of a home in Santa Rosa, California, called pest control who removed about 700 pounds of acorns that spilled out through the walls.
And in May, a first-time homebuyer in Centennial, Colorado, made a terrifying discovery of snakes in the walls of her house.
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‘You bought a house from Captain Morgan himself,’ a social media user remarked.