You’ve probably heard plenty of stories about people who wander into a thrift store or browse a yard sale only to discover that an item they purchased for mere pennies ended up being something very valuable.
Teri Horton, a retired truck driver from California, is one of those people.
While looking around a thrift shop in San Bernardino for a gift for a friend, she came across a large painting and decided to buy it. Although the shop owner wanted to charge her $8 for it, she managed to haggle her down to just $5.
According to Horton, the painting wasn’t at all beautiful. In fact, she didn’t understand how anyone in their right mind would consider it art.
When she brought it to her friend’s house, they were unable to fit it through the front door, so they decided to put it in a yard sale. That’s when things got really interesting.
An art teacher from a local college took one look at it and said, “I’m not expert but this could be a Jackson Pollock.”
Pollock is famous for creating abstract expressionist paintings by dripping and splattering paint on canvas, and his work sells for unbelievable amounts of money.
That’s why Horton believes her painting is worth tens of millions of dollars, even though the art world won’t recognize the painting as one of Pollock’s works.
Check out the video above to find out more about this intriguing story.