On April 16, Rob and Gracie Jones worked with their home in Crystal Lake from 1959, located about 80 miles northwest of Chicago.
Suddenly, they found a decades-old McDonalds bag behind one wall.
“Rob was in the bathroom replacing the old toilet paper fixture,” Gracie told CNN on Wednesday, “When he pulled the fixture out, he noticed a rolled-up piece of cloth gathered inside the wall.”
“At this point, we are both looking at each other and wondering if we would call the police because we have just uncovered evidence from a crime scene!”[ads1]; Gracie said: “We were very relieved to have just found the old McDonald’s bag.”
They then took the bag into the kitchen to open it gently. Inside, they found two hamburger papers and some half-eaten, decades-old french fries – which were crispy and brown.
“We saw french fries and said, ‘This is unreal.’ How in the world are these french fries still in this bag, and how are they so well preserved ?! It was wild, “Gracie added.
Gracie said they picked up some of the fries and were amazed at how solid they were, despite their decrepit appearance.
They also found out that one of the area’s original McDonald’s was built down the street from their home in 1959 – the same year their house was built.
The bag even contained the original mascot of the fast food chain Speedee.
CNN has contacted McDonald’s about the unusual finding, and is awaiting comment.
Currently, the couple has the ancient meal in stock and is not sure what to do with it.
“We’d like to sell it, or if not, we’ll probably keep it as a cool piece of history,” Gracie said.