Top 10 Weirdest Things Found on Storage Wars

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Top 10 Weirdest Things Found on Storage Wars

VOICE OVER: Phoebe de Jeu WRITTEN BY: Nathan Sharp
How much would you've paid for the most insane things people bought on Storage Wars?
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Now who on Earth is keeping THAT stored in a locker? Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Most Insane Things People Bought on Storage Wars.

For this list, we’ll be looking at the most bizarre, interesting, and ridiculous items ever found in a locker on “Storage Wars.” For the purposes of this list, we will be including any iteration of the “Storage Wars” franchise, although we’ll be sticking primarily with the original.

#10: Chicken Glasses


So, did you know that chicken glasses were a thing? Yeah, us neither. They were actually mass produced in the early 20th century and were meant to prevent pecking and cannibalism. In fact, they were used until the early 70s and are now a valuable collector’s item. Barry found three pairs in one of his lockers, and he took it to get appraised in a very bizarre - but amazingly awesome - chicken car. Because Barry. The expert deduced that they were roughly sixty years old and still functional and appraised all three pairs at a surprisingly high $500.

#9: Massive Crystals


You know what they say – you gotta spend money to make money, and Rene spent big. In one episode, he paid $7,100 for three lockers, which may sound ridiculous, but they proved to be figurative gold mines. Rene found a bunch of Italian glassware and furniture, but he also unboxed two massive crystals that he claims weighed 200 pounds (although that estimate seems a little… exaggerated). After doing a bit of Googling and math, Rene conservatively valued the two crystals at a whopping $25,000. We don’t know who’s going to be buying $25,000 crystals at a thrift shop, but there you have it!

#8: Medical Bleeder


Darrell purchased what seemed like a dud locker, finding little more than a fog machine and some vinyl records. But that all changed once he found what looked like “a strange music box.” Turns out, it was actually an old medical bleeder from the mid 1800s. Its purpose was to draw blood from the body in an effort to “balance” the four humors – blood, yellow bile, black bile, and phlegm. Don’t you just love old medical nonsense? Luckily for Darrell, the bleeder is considered a valuable piece of history and was valued at $500, which is double what he paid for the locker.

#7: Vintage Dentures


After watching this show, you may want to start flipping storage lockers yourself. But then you’ll realize, “Nah, I may come across some human teeth.” After doing some human bowling, Brandi and Jarrod came across a little filing cabinet filled with teeth, which is one of the most horrifying things ever discovered on the show. After taking them to a dental academy, the couple learned that the teeth were actually wax dentures from the late 1920s. Unfortunately, there’s not much money in vintage dentures, and the entire collection was valued at just $300.

#6: Brony Memorabilia


Brandi and Jarrod snagged a locker for just $50, all but guaranteeing a profit. However, they had no idea just what it was they were stumbling into. After finding some miscellaneous items like tools and a lobster net, Jarrod discovered a massive “My Little Pony” plushie, and Brandi deduced that the owner of the locker is a brony. They also found a giant plastic container filled with “My Little Pony” figurines, which they proceeded to take to an appraiser. The entire collection, including the plushie, was worth a weirdly specific $875. Who knew there was such good money in “My Little Pony!?”

#5: Elvis Newspapers


Someone out there is an enormous Elvis Presley fan. Or, at least a collector of valuable newspapers. Darrell took a huge risk by paying $750 for an enormous pile of ratty old newspapers, only to discover that they were special editions of the Memphis Press proclaiming the death of Elvis. Wanting an expert’s opinion, Dave took a stack to an Elvis collector, who claimed that Dave had a mix of original reprints of the Memphis Press and original issues of The Commercial Appeal. Each newspaper was valued between $5 and $10, resulting in a total haul of $45,000 to $90,000 worth of vintage newspapers. Turns out, there’s big money in Elvis. Whoda thunk it?

#4: Creepy Wooden Head


You never know what you’ll find in a storage locker. Barry bought a locker for $1,525 based solely on the fact that he saw a jaw with teeth jutting out of a box. Upon further inspection, he saw that the jaw belonged to a massive wooden head with dentures, glass eyeballs, and what looks like a window in the back of its head. He took the creepy head to his buddy, who discovered that it is a piece of art created by a Californian artist named Mike Medow. The expert assumed that an art gallery would ask $6,000 for the piece, but Barry decided to keep it for his personal collection instead.

#3: Breast Augmentation Machine


After valuing some furniture, Dave began rooting through boxes and discovered what looked like two silicone breasts. Believing it to be a breast-feeding contraption of some kind, Dave went to get it evaluated and discovered that it is actually an old breast enlargement machine. These machines served as a cheaper alternative to breast augmentation, although something tells us they didn’t really work. The complete contraption is usually valued at $900, but because Dave’s were used and lacked the necessary vest, they were only priced at $400. Rather than selling, Dave decided to keep and “have some fun with them.” Cue the certifiably creeped out doctor.

#2: Nuclear Fallout Locker


It’s nice to have a plan for the nuclear apocalypse, just in case you’re not allowed into the bunkers with all the rich people. So, what’s an everyday person to do? Take refuge in a storage locker, of course! In this locker found on “Storage Wars: New York,” Mike discovered a ton of emergency equipment, including $500 in Zippo lighters, $1,100 worth of gas masks, and $2,000 worth of respirators. When all was said and done, Mike walked away with over $3,500 worth of emergency equipment. So now we all know who to go to in the event of nuclear war.

#1: A Human Skeleton


Yeah, we’re going to go ahead and say that this is the creepiest find in “Storage Wars” history. Upon opening a case, Dave found a human skull and various bones residing within. He was rightfully creeped out and decided to take the bones to an expert, both to get them appraised and to set his mind at ease. The expert stated that the bones were used in a medical capacity, as they had been professionally cleaned and outfitted with various pieces of hardware, including nylon string. When all was said and done, the entire collection of bones was valued at $1,670. So now you know what a human skeleton is worth. Please don’t dig up graves.
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