5 of the strangest things found in storage units

We’ve all seen Storage Hunters haven’t we? The fast-paced auction show where an eclectic cast bid on abandoned storage units in order to sieve through their contents for golden goodies and antiques. Sometimes you see some strange things pop up in those units which makes you wonder about the original owner!

Here at Multistore, we’ve put together a list of 5 of the strangest things found in storage units over the years.


I think we all knew that this was going to be top of the list! It sounds like something straight out of a horror story finding a body in a storage unit, but it’s something that’s happened a surprising amount of times! One of the most notorious of these stories

Body parts

What’s worse than finding a whole body in a storage unit? How about finding part of a body? There have been plenty of horror stories surrounding people finding limbs and organs across the world. One of the more notable cases include a US man from Carolina finding an amputated leg within a meat smoker. You might be thinking that the most reasonable thing to do would be to give it to the police who could then return the leg to it’s rightful owner, but the story didn’t stop there! The man began to charge people to come and look at the limb! Eventually, he ended up on a TV court show with the owner of the leg wanting his limb back


It goes without saying, breaking into storage units is never a good idea. This was found out the hard way for one particular burglar from Kansas City in Missouri, USA. A passing security guard noticed a unit door slightly ajar and ever the helpful Samaritan he closed it up and latched it shut – trapping the burglar inside!

Wasps nests

In a storage unit in New York, someone found not one, but four wasp nests in the same storage units. What makes this find even stranger is that fact that each of these wasp nests had been individually wrapped in cellophane and preserved.

A live hand grenade

Just in case you weren’t aware, here at Multistore, you’re not allowed to store weapons or ammunition of any kind. It’s no wonder the new owner of an abandoned unit in Michigan in the US got a bit of a shock finding this! Don’t worry though, the authorities were called and a bomb disposal unit took care of the situation.

It’s never dull running storage units! If you’re looking for a place to store your wares over the Easter period, we have both long-term and short-term solutions to suit your needs. With a wide array of different size units, not to mention storage rooms with direct access, contact us now to find out more.