Storage Wars is one of those TV shows touting itself as reality, and while we have to question the veracity of that claim, the kernel of truth that allows that whole show to thrive is real. People find some crazy stuff in storage units. What follows is a list of some more of the strange things found behind storage doors.
JAMES BOND’S SUBCAR
Back in 1989 a man purchased the contents of a storage unit for less than a hundred bucks and found himself a dented up sports care without wheels. Driving the car home on the back of a truck, he was informed by other drivers (over CB radio, because it’s the 80’s) that it was one used by Bond in The Spy Who Loved Me. Til that point only 7 of the known 8 versions of the vehicle had been discovered.
NIC CAGE’S ACTION COMICS #1
Finding an original copy of Action Comics #1 would be a windfall in itself, but it’s even stranger than that! The man who found the book in 2011 contacted a collectibles expert and on further investigation it was discovered to have been movie star Nicolas Cage’s copy stolen in 2000. Popping up 11 years later, Cage said it was “divine providence.” Guess a higher power really does support Cage’s fandom.
LOST MICHAEL JACKSON MUSIC
Think of all the hits Jackson put out over the years. 13 number one hits, over 20 in the top ten. His music has been featured all over pop culture. Now, realize that was only what was released. That’s right! The pop singer had over 250 original songs that never saw release and were rediscovered in a storage unit belonging to the popstar’s father Joe Jackson. So far two albums of previously unreleased material have been produced.
Those are just some of the strange finds in the history of the storage business. That said, Albuquerque Self Storage does not want to auction off anyone’s belongings so always remember to keep your rent and dues paid up and you can keep your collection of first printing Spider-Mans, books from Alexandria, or King Arthur’s sword Excalibur.