7 Extremely Sketchy Things Found in Self-Storage Units

7 Extremely Sketchy Things Found in Self-Storage Units

This will make you think twice about storing your items at a self-storage facility

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If you didn't have enough reasons to never use traditional self-storage again here's a list of 7 more ;)

#1 Meth Lab

Meth Lab Self-Storage

Running a meth lab out of a storage unit sounds like a plot line out of Breaking Bad, but that’s exactly what happened in one New Jersey storage unit.

As you can imagine it didn’t end well for the owners. After a couple months, the men were arrested and the contents confiscated.

#2 Chop Shop

Chop Shop Self-Storage

If it wasn’t so illegal, you’d almost have to respect the entrepreneurial nature of running a chop shop out of a storage unit. However, tearing stolen cars down to the frame and then selling off the parts is kind of a crappy thing to do.

#3 Medical Examiner's Extra Body Parts

Now this guy sounds like a real creep.

A medical examiner got a little too into his job and started storing human body parts in his storage unit. The unit contained the remains of over 100 bodies and was discovered when the unit went up for auction. You have to feel bad for the poor soul who bought that unit. Grossss!

#4 A Live Hand Grenade

Live Hand Grenade Self-Storage

Bombs away!

It’s not surprising to find weapons in storage units but a live grenade that’s a little different. After the unit went up for auction and the new owner discovered the grenade he quickly called the police and the bomb squad was able to control detonate the bomb so that no one was hurt.

Good thing our FIFTH RULE of Boombox is Don't Store Anything Illegal/Unsafe, which includes grenades ;)

#5 Magic Mushrooms

Mushrooms Self-Storage

As we learned from our meth lab friend in New Jersey, making drugs in a storage unit is probably not a good idea. But I guess dumb minds think alike and a man in Twin Falls, Idaho took to his storage unit to start growing magic mushrooms.

I don’t think I’d want to store my items in any place that is damp and cold enough to grow mushrooms. Luckily, all Boombox storage locations are climate controlled and maintained to keep your units mushroom free.

#6 Grandma’s Body

Grandma Self-Storage

Poor Grandma. After being embalmed, one Grandma’s remains were left in a storage unit for over 17 years in one Florida town.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I’d want to store my things in a makeshift graveyard.

#7 Thousands of Dollars in Cold Hard Cash

Cash Self-Storage

Unless you’re in a mafia movie, finding a briefcase full of cash is a little intimidating. That’s exactly what happened to a man in San Jose, CA who found a briefcase full of cash in a storage unit he bought at auction. Concerned he was mixed up in something he shouldn’t be the man turned the money over to the feds who found out it had come from a sketchy source.

Bottom Line : Use Boombox - you’ll never have to visit a storage facility again.