15 weirdest things found in lost suitcases

A Suit of Armor: A replica 15th century suit of armor was found in one box and was immediately put on display in the Center’s permanent museum, which is also where you can see Hoggle, a Chinese opium scale and an 18th century violin. (Photo: Photo: Unclaimed Baggage Center)

(USA Today)- The Unclaimed Baggage Center in tiny Scottsboro, Alabama is where all of the suitcases, carry-ons and other checked bags go if an airline can’t reunite luggage with its owner. And although the center estimates that only between 0.5% and 1% of luggage is permanently lost, that still adds an estimated 7,000 items to the store’s shelves every single day.

Although the majority of the floor space in the massive store is dedicated to an unsurprising assortment of items – clothing and electronics, sporting goods and musical instruments – there are still a number of quirky, weird or just plain creepy things that show up there, too.

The store has a permanent museum for some of its more unusual or irreplaceable items, everything from David Bowie’s onscreen sidekick to a full suit of armor.

Employees just stick a price tag to the rest of the weirdness and try to sell it to that day’s luckiest customer. Oh, except the live rattlesnake. Nobody tried to sell that. “Although, at this place, it would probably have a few takers,” the store’s Brand Ambassador Brenda Cantrell said.

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