Remember that time we told you about Florida and all the weird news stories that came out of the state? Well, another to add to that list is that one time 23 cats were found in a storage unit.
Yup, that number is correct. The woman who had put them there was fined over R700 000 and charged with animal cruelty.
But that’s not even the worst of it.
Florida houses some weird stories – and ones that go beyond the petty fighting of Storage Wars.
We found a list of some of the creepiest things found in Florida’s storage units when auctioneers got their hands on the goods. Thankfully local guys, Stor-Age, will go to every length to keep your unit safe and sound from crazies like this.
1: Former Medical Examiner’s Hobby Revealed
When some poor soul bought the contents of Dr. Berkland’s unit at a storage auction, they discovered that Berkland’s “hobby” included the storing of 10 brains, as well as other body parts like lungs, hearts and tissue samples.
Berkland was a medical examiner and the body parts were harvested during private autopsies performed inside funeral homes in Florida. Awks.
2: An old family secret
When a family was told that their storage unit was going to be auctioned off when they fell behinds with payments, among the contents was grandma’s skeleton. The woman had passed in 1995 and had been stored inside a blue coffin. Thankfully, there was nothing overly suspicious about the death and the rest of the unit’s contents were pretty standard.
3: Three, two, one…
Florida is big on auctioning off their storage units and when one bidder opened his, he found a countdown clock and a NASA rocket in the unit. The items had been there since the discontinued programme in which they were used.
4: Real Life living
One woman, Tammie Lockwood, has been in the storage-unit-buying business for a long time and has seen some weird stuff. One of the weirdest, yet most common things, are living animals that have been left there and consequently died.
There was a fish tank with the petrified fish, the dried-out husks of two dead iguanas, dead snakes, a dead cat and countless empty aquariums. Some things, though, survived: a python that lay dormant for who knows how long; or the two tarantulas that survived by eating each other and a third.
5: A museum-worthy collection
Burt Reynold’s storage unit was found. In it were so many strange things that it formed the basis for a kitschy celeb museum. Some of the weirdest items were a horse carriage built by Dolly Parton, a framed letter from Burt’s doctor about a 1955 surgery on his spleen, the bill of sale for Roy Rogers’ horse Trigger, and the canoe from the 1972 movie Deliverance. Huh.
Stor-Age are big on storing your stuff, but they are serious about it, too. They have a list of things they won’t accept, including some of the items mentioned above.
Read it so that when you get your unit with 50% off your first month’s storage – which you can find out about HERE – you will be on top form.
Makes sense, right?
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