Strange Things Found In Storage Units - Fox Self Storage

Strange Things Found In Storage Units

None of these Storage Unit Owners Were Ready for What They Were About to Uncover

Nicholas Cage’s $2 Million Dollar Comic Book

10 years ago a £2 million dollar comic book was stolen from the famous actor Nicolas Cage who is an avid comic book collector and has been known to spend copious amount of money to acquire rare collectables. A man accidently came across this comic book in a storage unit and it was returned to Nicholas Cage who was happy to say the least.

Space Equipment

There was an auction war for an abandoned unit in the Florida the winner was shocked when he discovered a NASA rocket and a countdown clock. Items like these are not supposed to fall out of the possession of NASA and so was an incredible find.

Burt Reynold’s Memorabilia

Burt Reynolds was a big fan of storing his collectibles in rented storage units, however a time came when he was unable to pay is rental fee so the owners put the storage container up for auction. The unit had lots of fascinating objects including a horse carriage, a canoe from the 1972 ‘Deliverance’ film, a Smokey and the Bandit toy car, and a 1955 letter from his physician. The memorabilia was put in a museum to give fans of Burt’s work an opportunity to see them.

Lotus Submarine Car from James Bond

The Lotus Submarine vehicle that was used by Roger Moore in a James Bond Movie and is another valuable yet odd piece that was found in a storage container by a man in Long Island. The car ended up being sold off in an auctioned in 2013 together with other classic racing cars.

Grandma’s Body

Normally when you go to a funeral and see the coffin getting lowered into the ground it denotes a sense of conclusion. On the other hand not everyone someone seems to think that this is the best approach and find other strange methods to make sure their love ones never leave them. In this instance a family concealed the body of their grandmother for 17 years.

Disembodied organs, or How NOT To Practice Medicine

The winner of one auctioned storage unit was stunned to learn he had become the owner of amateurishly preserved human organs. The unit contained the organs of over 100 people kept in permeable plastic cups and food containers. They were stored by a former medical examiner, who was fired in 2003 for filing incomplete autopsy reports. The organs are thought to have been taken from private autopsies done at local funeral homes.

32 pythons

For anyone who has a fear of snakes this would be their worst nightmare. Minnesota detectives who uncovered 32 ball pythons in a unit intended to be a breeding site for the snakes. Tragically, the pythons were dead. The lawyer’s office sought to file animal cruelty charges against the tenant. It is never a good idea to keep pets or animals in storage units.

Back to blog page

Fox Self Storage Self Storage Made Simple

Do you need Self Storage? Are you a homeowner on the move, a business wishing to free up some valuable office space, or a student in need of some storage between term time? Whatever your requirements, we will provide a safe and fully secure second home for your belongings..

By choosing Fox Self Storage, you’ll be placing your possessions in the hands of one of the most experienced and trusted names in the industry. In fact, we’ve been in business for nearly 50 years now, and opened one of the very first facilities all the way back in 1992! Currently, we have locations in Bristol, Cardiff, Cwmbran, Newport, Southampton and Stourbridge.

As a result, our staff are hugely experienced in all aspects of moving and storage, and are always on hand to help you find the perfect solution to your storage needs at the best possible price. So if you’re looking for a simple and cost-effective storage solution, contact us today for a no-obligation quote


Read more

Why Choose Fox Self Storage?

Units range from 15 sq ft to over 200 sq ft, so whatever space you require, we’ll provide the perfect fit!

Unlimited access during opening hours with on-site management should you require assistance.

Premises protected by 24 hour security and fire alarms, as well as CCTV for added safety.

Belongings locked securely using your own padlock – giving you complete piece of mind.

Competitive pricing ensures that you receive the best possible deal.

Racking systems can be provided for business or private use

Personal and Household Storage

Whether you’re downsizing, renovating, redecorating, moving abroad, or simply need more space for your personal possessions, Fox Self Storage will be able to provide the perfect solution. Our self storage facilities are clean, dry, safe and 100% secure, and will be able to house virtually any personal or household item.

Business and Commercial Storage

Does your business have too much stock? Perhaps you have a surplus of tools and machinery and need to free up your workspace? Maybe you have some important business documents that require safe storage? Whatever your business requirements, the team at Fox Self Storage will be able to help.

Student Self Storage

At the end of each term when student accommodation is often rented out to the public, many students are forced to take all of their possessions home – and then bring them back again! Instead, why not try our storage soltuions at Fox? We provide a range of services specifically designed to assist students and take the hassle out of the holidays!


Efficient and Friendly Service - Julia Forrester, Bobath Children's Therapy Centre Wales

Read Review

Perfect Storage Solution - David Heath, Sales Manager, Coca Cola Enterprises Ltd.

Read Review

Excellent Service - Mr Forse, Private Storage Customer

Read Review