Strange Self-Storage Stories
kinds. Over the years we’ve read about some of the bizarre scenarios self storage operators
have faced when unlocking an abandoned unit, and taken note of some of the more unusual
items that consumers have chosen to save for a rainy day. For example:
Grandma: Yes, it’s happened. While more than a few people have secured the ashes of a
loved one or pet in a self storage unit, one family in Florida even decided to keep the casket
containing their grandmother in a self storage unit. The remains were found when manager
Kevin McKeon called the family to let them know their belongings were going to be auctioned off
unless they paid their bill, which had gone long overdue. Indignant, the self storage tenant told
Mr. McKeon he couldn’t possibly sell their stuff. As she explained quite sincerely, her mother
“had told me on her deathbed that Grandma is in the storage unit.” It remains unclear whether
criminal charges were filed.
NASA rockets: A storage unit close to Florida’s Cape Canaveral was found to contain an old
NASA rocket and countdown locking device by an auction buyer. Authenticated by an expert at
the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale, the equipment had apparently been
stored as memorabilia from the early days of the space program.