Homeowner David Olson discovered 158 bowling balls under his back porch.

Courtesy David Olson

Home owner David Olson found 158 bowling balls less than his again porch.


A home owner in Michigan located an abnormal surprise when renovating his porch.

David Olson, 33, stated he uncovered above 150 bowling balls when he demolished the concrete slab of the porch at his home in Norton Shores.

“Before I smashed something with a hammer, I was ready to pull just one of the cinder blocks on the aspect out and choose a peek,” Olson claimed. “I saw a bunch of sand and half of a black and blue sphere, and that’s when I was intrigued and started brushing the sand off of it and realized it was a bowling ball.”

He removed a cinder block from the porch and saw a blue & black sphere.

Courtesy David Olson

He eliminated a cinder block from the porch and noticed a blue & black sphere.

He then commenced to dig additional into the sand and realized there wasn’t just just one ball underneath his stoop – prior to he knew it he uncovered 15 bowling balls. Due to the fact he had no thought how very long the balls experienced been there, or how they received there, Olson called the maker, Brunswick Bowling Items, to verify that none of the elements applied to make the balls had turned toxic.

Olson claimed Brunswick confirmed they have been clean and experienced him get pics. Some balls experienced serial figures and engravings that dated back again to the 1950’s, the similar time body in which Olson’s household was created. Having said that, it is unclear when they were being place beneath the house.

Some of the bowling balls had serial numbers and engravings that dated back to the 1950's.

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Some of the bowling balls experienced serial numbers and engravings that dated back again to the 1950’s.

All in all, Olson pulled out 158 bowling balls from less than his home – and he claimed it might just be the commencing.

“Surrounding the cement staircase is a patio created of paver blocks, and a number of were unlevel so I took them out… and I ran into a couple of much more balls,” he said. “I’m about 75% certain that there are just as a lot of balls in the floor as there are out, it’s possible even a lot more.”

Olson said there may be more bowling balls in another area of the porch.

Courtesy David Olson

Olson stated there may well be additional bowling balls in an additional region of the porch.

The story has been shared all about the earth, and Olson even begun a Fb website page so bowling ball admirers can adhere to the ongoing saga.

As far as what he is accomplishing with them, it is a little bit of a combined bag. He’s offered some of them away, but he and his spouse system to be innovative with the relaxation – these as applying them as decorative pavers in their yard.