In Shelbyville, IN, Brent Montgomery was trimming dead branches off a locally famous old oak when he discovered something interesting inside one of the hollowed out branches.
“About halfway up the tree, there was about an eight-foot hollow patch,” Montgomery said. “I was standing underneath it looking up and I said, ‘Well what’s that?'”
He said it looked like a brown bag from the ground, but when he got a closer look, he realized it was actually a pair of pants. Very old pants.
“It’s not like there’s a knot where someone might have stuck them in there,” Montgomery said. “They grew in it.”
After work Friday, [Grover Museum Director Candy Miller] rushed to the tire shop to see the pants, which she described as “very coarse.”
The bottoms, which the local history authority claims were probably sewn during the 1800s, have a button but no zipper. The letters “HCRAFT” can be made out on the small, rusted button, but the rest is faded. The pants, which are still connected to the tree, are stained with what looks to be white paint.
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