An Illinois couple found half-eaten, 'very well-preserved' McDonald's fries from the 1950s inside a bathroom wall while renovating their home
- An Illinois couple made an unusual discovery while renovating their home in April.
- Rob and Grace Jones of Crystal Lake found half-eaten, 'very well-preserved'
McDonald's friesin their bathroom wall.
Rob and Grace Jones were renovating their home last month when they found a bundled-up towel in their bathroom wall.
They feared the worst, immediately thinking they'd just unearthed a body.
"We were both like, 'Oh, my gosh, we're going to be unveiling a cold case here,'" Grace told NBC
To their immense relief, it wasn't a body. Their discovery turned out to be a McDonald's order that stood the test of time — a half-eaten order of french fries alongside two burger wrappers that appear to be from the late 1950s or early 1960s, suggesting the food sat there for decades.
"Not a cold case, just some cold fries," Grace told NBC. "They were very well preserved."
The burger packaging bears an image of Speedee,
"We saw the fries and were like, 'This is unreal.' How on Earth are these fries still in this bag and how are they preserved so well?! It was wild," Grace told CNN.
Rob was removing a built-in toilet paper holder in the bathroom when he first spotted the cloth.
"We just kind of assume whoever was building the house probably went there for lunch, and it fell in there or they did it on purpose," Rob told The Today Show.
For now, the couple is holding onto their decades-old treasure, but they're open to selling it, they told CNN.
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