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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Talk About Cold Storage!

Mr. Eva enjoys watching a program on tv called "Storage Wars."  On this show, people bid on the contents of abandoned self storage units, without knowing the actual contents.  They can look in from the entrance, but cannot step inside.  They may see boxes, furniture, tools, sports equipment, but they have no way of knowing what isn't in plain sight.  Could those boxes hold jewelry?  Valuable sports memorabilia? Or maybe worthless old shoes, magazines, etc.

So basically, it's a gamble.  They might make a winning bid of a $600 and end up with items they can sell for several thousand dollars, or bid $2500 and discover nothing of value in those boxes.

I couldn't help but think of those "gamblers" when I read that when the family of a 80 year-old deceased man found and unplugged freezer in his storage unit.  Inside the freezer were a person's remains, which police believe may be that of a woman who dated the deceased man and disappeared 28 years ago!  The storage unit had been rented by this man since 1992 and had reportedly visited the unit from time to time over the years..  




Was he still "courting" his dead girlfriend?  Who knows?   It certainly is a bizarre find and must have been a terrible shock to the family members who were going through his belongings.  And of course this may bring sad closure to the family of the missing woman.

It looks like there's a strong possibility that the deceased man got away with murder.  I can't help but wonder what went through his mind all those years.  Was he living in fear of being discovered?  Was he laughing inside because he'd committed the "perfect" crime?  Did he regret what he'd done?  Was he riddled with guilt until his death?  I guess we may never know.

Sorry to for such a grim post, but it was just so bizarre I had to do it.  Back to my usual lighter fare tomorrow!

18 comments:

Sue said...

Definitely a freaky story!

=)

tsonodablog said...

Bizarre is right. Gotta wonder what the guy was thinking, but that's a story that'll never be told. Kinda gives me the creeps. LOL

Kaylen said...

ew, creepy story.
However...
I LOOOOOOOVE that show. I don't know why, I just love the idea of hunting for treasure, and that's what they do! It's gambling for sure, but way better than sitting in a smokey and sad casino pushing a button on a slot machine (which I actually enjoy a few times a year myself).

ipenka said...

Wow, that sucks for everyone.

Can you imagine if the "storage wars" ppl didn't bid? (From my understanding, they get stuff after family doesn't come forward). They may have just dumped everything and no one ever would have found out.

River said...

That's a gruesome discovery!

But it could be a great story line for crime shows such as CSI, Cold Case, Bones etc.

Brian Miller said...

eeek....can you imagine opening one of those boxes and finding that...hmmm...have yet to catch this show...may need to do that...

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

It's the old "stuff the dead body in a freezer, stuff the freezer in a storage unit" gambit. Time tested, murderer approved.

Mrs B said...

How chilling!(sorry,I couldn't help myself) I hope he was just checking to make sure the freezer was still running and not as you said, still courting his old girlfriend. Ick!

She Writes said...

People can be darker than fiction. How sad that truth is.

glnroz said...

lol, i kept waiting for the "punch line", so I did get a grin out of it eventhough it was such a grim post.. :)

Eva Gallant said...

Terri: It's enough to give anyone the creeps.

ipenka: That's true.

SheWrites: That certainly does seem to be the case with some of the things on the news lately.

Glenn: where've you been? I missed you! Glad you stopped by. Sorry it was such a dark post!

Helene said...

Okay, so what does that say about me that when I first began reading this post, my very first thought was, "What if someone found a dead body in one of those storage units?" and then as I continued reading...boom....there it was.

I automatically go for the gross and morbid...but I suppose that's to be expected being the mother of 3 boys.

I do feel badly for that dead woman's family. At least the have closure now but still...I would imagine they were holding on to the hope that she might still be alive and out there somewhere.

SherilinR said...

i recently found that show too. it's intriguing to see what treasures or junk they discover. it kind of makes me laugh when they find nothing but crap & then they've wasted money & are responsible to dispose of all the yuck they found. sometimes i look into my own storage unit filled with most of our belongings & wonder what someone might bid for it. what is my life worth.

Al Penwasser said...

When I saw this title, I thought it was about Muammar Qadaffi.
Still....28 year-old frozen remains. Ewwwwwwww.
Who wants lunch?

Unknown Mami said...

That's just very disturbing.

The Frisky Virgin said...

Horrifying. That sick SOB may have gotten away with murder!!! Although, maybe not really because maybe he's frying in h-e-l-l.

Um, yeah, Mom and I love Storage Wars. :)

Kristy said...

It kinda makes you wonder about all those other storage units...how many others...hmmm...

Canadian Blend said...

As unfortunate as this tale is, I can't help but wonder if it was the same freezer all those years? Or did the guy have to replace it once or twice?

It's a shame it didn't fail. I moved into a home that had a somewhat full freezer left behind... unplugged. Has this guys freezer conked out it wouldn't have take too long for the smell to alert people that something was wrong.