Strange Things People Found In Their Loved One’s Homes After They Died

Jordan Claes
Neon sign that says "Stay Weird."
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Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy, and having to be the one who goes to pack up the house after they've passed is almost unbearable.

But every once in a while, our lost loved ones leave something behind for us to discover. Have a look below and check out these 15 strange things people found in their loved ones' homes after they'd died.

How come all I ever find are pennies?

Two stacks of $100 bills.
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"My mom found over three grand in cash stuffed between the cushions of my estranged father's sofa. It was just enough to pay the mortgage and bills whatnot until my sister's social security payments started kicking in." - Reddit u/

Not how you want to remember someone.

Woman with painted toenails, showing them off.
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When Redditor jtthjones's had their grandma pass away, they found an entire cup filled with toenail clippings. It remains a mystery as to why she would go through the trouble of saving them.

This is why it's important to pay attention to postal notices.

FedEx truck parked outside of a building.
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After the death of their grandmother, Reddit user maestrome went to go and clean the house. They wound up finding the cremated remains of their grandfather, still in its FedEx box, and a note that read "You never picked this up."

I feel like this is ghost karma.

Phoebe and Rachel seeing Monica and Chandler having sex from the window in Ross' apartment in 'Friends'.

After Reddit user bena-dryll07's father passed away, they sought to open his old army trunk that was always kept locked. Among the contents were his father's prized possession — naked photos of bena-dryll07's mom.

How well can you ever truly know someone?

Baby lying on its stomach, with a purple blanket on its head.
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"We found out that my grandma had another child. Bringing the total to 8. That she gave up for adoption and never told anyone about. Not even my grandpa." - Reddit u/Chancetobelieve

When in doubt, call the professionals.

Jim Halpert miming throwing a hand-grenade to Karen in 'The Office'.
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While Reddit user scorpio__sphinx was cleaning out his grandfather's garage, they stumbled upon four hand grenades from WWII. They wound up having to call the bomb squad, as the grenades were still live.

Granny has some racy crochet skills.

A woman doing crochet.
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Redditor LandShark93 really hit the jackpot after his grandparents passed away. While they were packing up the house, they found a crocheted penis, a penis eraser, as well as a drawing done by their grandfather of their grandmother — wearing only a feather boa.

All you need is love.

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack making a retch face.

Redditor JamGrooveSoul helped his girlfriend clean out her grandparents' house after they passed. While emptying a desk, he happened to find five photos of her grandparents having sex. What's even more upsetting is that they were recent photos.

Walk softly and carry a big stick.

Collection of war medals.
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After her grandfather's funeral, Reddit user katyggls found a blood-stained cross/pin medallion, next to a yellow faded note indicating that the medal had been taken off the body of a WWII German soldier.

This Redditor found scattered pieces of a handgun in his grandfather's apartment.

Old six-shooter magnum revolver.
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"He struggled on and off with depression, and apparently he did it so that if he was thinking about suicide, he would have to go find all the parts and give himself time to talk himself out of it." - Reddit u/TrashRedditor

Don't let anyone tell you hoarding doesn't have benefits.

A pile of silver coins.
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When Reddit user Garfield-1-23-23 went to go and help clean out his grandmother's house, the family started finding silver dollars hidden all over the place. When all was said and done, the grand total came to nearly $7000.

Fire's burning, the fire's burning...

Marshmallows toasting over an open fire.
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In a truly bizarre set of events, Redditor GoCorral found a collection of erotic campfire songs hidden away in their mother's home. I myself have never heard of an erotic campfire song, so naturally, I'm curious.

Was grandpa mobbed up?

Tony Soprano saying "What do you mean?"

Reddit user Thegreatherakles quickly lit a match to burn some of the more tasteful nude photos they found of their grandmother upon her passing. They also found a black book with names, amounts, as well as a gun in their grandfather's garage.

I'm not crying, you're crying.

A greeting card on top of a sketch pad.
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Reddit user Greenskyatnight had the unfortunate task of cleaning out her father's home and garage after his passing. While there, she discovered that he'd kept every single card that she ever sent him — along with every doodle her son had made.

I don't mean to sound selfish, but I hope that this never happens to me.

Elderly woman giving two thumbs up.
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"When we cleaned out my ex's grandmother's house, I stumbled upon her stash of how-to sex books, along with hand-written budgets from the 1940's." - Reddit u/Ninja_Pollito

h/t: Reddit