Fishermen open up container floating in sea and make unbelievable discovery in cargo
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A group of fishermen who opened up a container off the coast of France made an 'unbelievable' discovery.
You can see for yourself the haul that what was left bobbing about in the ocean below:
The ultimate dream for anyone who spends their days sailing the ocean is to accidentally come across a chest of gold.
Although these fishermen didn't find gold, they clearly thought that they found the next best thing.
Sailing miles away from the coast, the group were filmed coming across a container, presumed to have fallen from a cargo ship.
The video shows them using ropes to yank it towards their boat.
As soon as the container was close enough, they pierced through the sheet to find an 'unbelievable' discovery.
After tearing through the boxes, out fell - what crew members believed to be - thousands of new iPhones.
The container, which was on its side, proceeded to spit out iPhones, one after another.
Some were simply falling into the water.
Crew members were stunned, yet overjoyed at the same time.
The video itself went viral back in 2021 and we haven't heard anything back since.
However, after recent inspection of the resurfaced clip, viewers have questioned if the iPhones were actually iPhones.
Many believe to have read 'Tobacco' on the white box, which means that cartons of cigarettes were falling out of the container, rather than Apple's $800 phone.
"How are you all seeing phones?… they are cartons of cigarettes… it says tobacco on the box," one person commented.
"It says quality tobacco on the box," a second added.
"It is not iPhone, when they open the container you can read on the box that this is tobacco," another viewer wrote.
"Top of the white box say something about tobacco. Those are definitely not phones," penned a fourth.
Even though not every pirate strikes gold, very rarely, some actually do.
Over 30 years ago, a Long Island contractor bought the contents of a mystery storage container and ended up discovering one of the most famous cars in film history.
In 1989, an American man reportedly paid less than $100 (£78.44) for the shipping container and decided to open it up with his brother.
Once inside, the siblings discovered a ‘giant lump covered in blankets’ and proceeded to take a proper look at the goods.
What they found under the covers was a wheelless white sports car with a dented roof.
Upon getting the vehicle authenticated, the brothers were surprised to discover that the vehicle was the famous James Bond submarine car from The Spy Who Loved Me.
The 1977 film starred Roger Moore and Barbara Bach and saw the former driving the car during a mountaintop chase before plunging into the ocean.
The car - described on-set as ‘Wet Nellie’ - was thought to have cost more than $100,000 (£78,400) to build in the 1970s.
According to a 2013 article by NBC News, the Lotus Esprit in question was taken to Doug Redenius, the co-founder of the Ian Fleming Foundation.
“They really didn’t know what it was at first,” said Redenius. “They had no idea how valuable their discovery was.”
The foundation's co-founder said that the submarine car is ‘one of the most famous James Bond cars ever’ and that there were actually eight Lotus Espirits used during the 007 flick.
In the end, Elon Musk outbid the competition and purchased the submarine car at a London auction.
It’s reported that he bought the car for $997,000 (£616,000) in September 2013.