is anything that I found in my basement valuble?

Me and my husband just moved into our dream home, it has 3000 square feet,and a newly finished basement. As we were moving furniture in, we had a bookshelf fall over and put a huge crack in the drywall in the basement. In the process of cleaning up the mess, we found a piece of plywood behind the drywall covering up a crudely cut hole in the concrete block wall. Behind this plywood was a rouch hewn room underneath the concrete slab foundaton of the family room/ kitchen/dining room, a part of the house that isnt supposed to have basement under it.

In this rough hewn room there was some sort of computer rig/bookshelf, and a bunch of laboratory equipment, a medicine cabinet as well as a safe containing several strange items. I tried to log into the computer, but it didnt run on windows, it had "ubuntu" or something weird like that, and was password protected.

I found the combination for the safe hidden under the desk chair, and opened the safe to find a bunch more strange stuff. Can you happen to identify what chemical might be in the strange containers, and in general what chemical substance the strange objects i found are made of, and if any of the items might be valuble in any way, and how I could sell/dispose of them. I would also like to know why a scientist had to hide his lab, and why he left the lab items behind when he moved away?

The strange items found were:

In the Computer Desk:
Books on Pick Up Artist Tactics
Books on Internet Security
25 Chemistry Textbooks
The Anarchist Cookbook
C++ For Dummies

By the Lab Equipment:
21 Flasks of a strange blood red potion
A Grill Tank labeled: Azane (anh)
An Old Camping Propane Cylinder labeled Diazane
A bottle of clear liquid labeled Oxytocin
A bottle of emerald green liquid labled Erotocine
A Jar of Semi Opaque White Chlorine (nose burning) smelling Liquid labeled Carousine
A Bottle of orangeish red gasolinous bleachy alcoholic smelling liquid labeled Caducous
A Jar full of little tiny red pills
A Jar of oil with a bunch of rolled up foil floating in it
A Drawer full of white crystals
A Drawer full of homeade capsules
A Jar with purple rock crystals filled with Purple gas
A bulging soda botttle labeled Unknown Chemical (Contains toxic gas)
A Jar of Greenish Powder labeled (Herb Powder)
A Bunch lumps of melted grey metal
3 Metallic Grey crystals
A Bottle labeled Spirit of Salt
A bottle labeled Oil of Antimony

Medicine Cabinet:
Adderall
Risperdone
Naltrexone
Fluvoxamine
Ritalin
Prozac
Morphine

Safe:
A Strange Blue-Purple Gem that Reacted with the red Potion/ with metals
7 Large Orange Gems (chemically inert)
2 Modest sized Red Gems (chemically inert)
35 Small Transparent Gems (chemically inert)
Three 1/2 Inch greenish gems (chemically inert)
A Jar full of White Powder
A flask full of Silvery Liquid
A bunch of Silverware
A bottle full of black liquid with whitish surface, and filled with green vapor labeled "learn to dance potion"
A Bottle of browl liquid labeled (Bromine)
A bottle of liquid labeled (Chloroform)
A Jar of Flunitrazepam powder
A yellowish potion labeled pleasure max potion
A indigo colored liquid labeled Cure for Autism

You have found a stash of illegal narcotics. Forget about selling them; you can be arrested just for possessing them.

More seriously, there is a substantial possibility that some of this stuff could be explosive, so if it is not removed properly, and professionally, you house might blow up.

Get out of the house. Call 911 from a safe distance away. Have them send first Haz Mat or the fire department, to check whether it is safe for anyone to be inside the house, and to figure out how to make sure none of this explodes. Next, have them send the police to take the illegal drugs, and to arrest whomever left them there.

5 Responses to “is anything that I found in my basement valuble?”

  • malica says:

    Call an environmental waste cleanup company to take and dispose of most of this. Some of those chemicals are highly hazardous and must be handled properly. Some of them may not even be properly labled so extra caution must be exercised. For example, the thing you describe as "A Jar of oil with a bunch of rolled up foil floating in it" is most likely chunks of a soft metal like sodium or lithium – a extremely reactive metal which will burst into flames or explode when it comes into contact with any form of water – even the sweat from your hand can be enough to ignite these metals.

    Your other option is to call the local high school science teacher to see if they will offer something for what you have.Unlikely but he or she can at least help you identify and help you find safe disposal. Perhaps they could even take the few things of value off your hand in exchange for safely disposing of the things which are of no value and are actually dangerous (like the mystery potions claiming to be the cure for autism).
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  • 2013 says:

    You need to call the authorities, sounds like some druggies meth lab to me.
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  • mbrcatz says:

    Sounds illegal, but not valuable.
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  • StephenWeinstein says:

    You have found a stash of illegal narcotics. Forget about selling them; you can be arrested just for possessing them.

    More seriously, there is a substantial possibility that some of this stuff could be explosive, so if it is not removed properly, and professionally, you house might blow up.

    Get out of the house. Call 911 from a safe distance away. Have them send first Haz Mat or the fire department, to check whether it is safe for anyone to be inside the house, and to figure out how to make sure none of this explodes. Next, have them send the police to take the illegal drugs, and to arrest whomever left them there.
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  • Insurance Pickle.com says:

    I’d throw the Bromine in the hot tub and then read the Pick Up Artist tactics, take some Adderall, the learn to dance potion, and go hit a rave. On the way back, I’d pick up some margarita mix for the hot tub.

    If you were at all serious, then I’d just call the police after I removed my own valuables and clothes from the house. Because, they’d probably kick you out of the house while they took about a week to bring in hazmat removal squad and examine the crime scene with the FBI.

    PS What does this have to do with insurance?
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