Mysterious Safe Discovered in the Middle of New York Field to Remain Locked


Here’s another thing to add to your “weird things that happened in 2020” list — a locked safe with a mysterious note attached to it was discovered in the middle of an agricultural field in New York state. Kirk Mathes was out of town when he got a phone call about a large metal safe that had been found in one of his fields. Word spread so fast that deputies had to disperse a crowd that had gathered on the side of the road to see the oddity. The metal safe, which the farmer estimates weighs between 500-600 lbs., had to be transported to the field by heavy machinery, but no one appears to know who put it there or when. All they want to know is what’s inside it, especially because of a mysterious note attached to it that read: “If you can open it, you can keep what's inside.” People had already tried to open it by taking a sledgehammer and knocking off the dial and handle, and then they worked on the hinges. Still, the safe remained locked. “My personal feeling is, leave it as a mystery. If you open it, the show is over,” said Mathes. For now, the safe is in one of Mathes’ barns, but he said he planned to hide it as soon as everyone left. In the future, it could become part of a planned history museum in Barre, so we may never know what’s inside.