This Halloween, beware the spooky storage unit… or bid on it, if you dare. (Cue evil laughter and haunted house screams.)
Here’s a story prompt– imagine you win an auction. You’re sorting through the contents of a locker, and you come across a white paper bag. What could be inside?
Here’s a story from real life, stranger than fiction.
A man in Washington State recently won a storage unit for $1,200, and it really was a win. He estimates the contents to be worth $30k. Among the myriad items: knives, guns, handcuffs, and a white paper bag containing a human skull. (Cue thunder and lightning.)
Okay, gross. Naturally, he called the police and reported the find. It was the grisliest item, but not the only shady item. He also turned in birth certificates, vehicle titles, and a locked box containing a property deed.
The police are investigated the skull. It didn’t seem to be linked to any open cases. Hopefully, they’ll find out where it came from and bring peace to the departed soul. Meanwhile, in the land of the living, John Norris now owns valuable antiques, memorabilia, jewelry, and more. He also has quite the story to tell: the tale of a lucrative bid with an element of ominous mystery.
What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever found in a storage unit? Share your story in the comments, and happy haunting – uh, that is, happy hunting!