This afternoon, after day three of meetings, I pulled the last of the old cabinets out of my kitchen. Upon doing this I discovered ... A buried outlet. Yes, it was hot. Of course it was hot.
If you look at the top middle of the picture, you’ll see the one modern GFI outlet that the kitchen had. Below it you can see the BX they used to feed it. Now here’s the really great part. The BX they tied in to feed that new outlet, goes to the exact same junction box that the old outlet they buried ties into. It took longer to figure out which circuit (the labeling in my breaker box is a total cluster) they were on, than to pull that old outlet out of there.
Also found this wall papering job, for which I have no explanation.