Auctioneer Finds Chupacabra
Because I’m kind of a professional treasure hunter, I am always asked: “What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever found?” Trust me, I’ve found my share of weird things in the auction business.
In an estate in Winchendon, MA a bee-keeper’s estate contained large coffee cans of used cigar butts, mason jars of ear wax & finger nails. I’m not kidding.
I’ve come across countless pictures of dead children and pets, hidden caches of early transvestites, antique bondage implements (as far back as the Victorian era) and of course, hundreds of pieces of taxidermy.
But I think the video here shows one of the weirdest things I’ve ever seen… I bring you
Well, maybe not, but I really don’t know what the heck it is! It’s all organic, (except maybe the eyes, which are probably glass). I believe it’s cow fur over a small Chihuahua dog. It’s all hand sewn and appears to have some age on it.
There is nothing better I love than searching an estate once I get the keys. I love the quiet time when I’m alone in the house. making peace with the spirits that may reside.
Although of course, I’ve seen the surface of the contents when I bid on the job, here is where the deep dig begins. It’s so gratifying to begin the search for hidden treasures. I often get chills when I come upon a closet or hidden panel that was overlooked.
Most of the time the things found in these areas are common and mundane, but sometimes, there’s a real treasure. I’ve found jewelry, coins, love letters, postcards, old photos and much more in these hidden place.
For the record, the ear wax, fingernails & cigar butts were not hidden, but rather proudly displayed and labeled on pantry shelves.
So that’s estate digging. The “THING” that is the subject of this video actually showed up at an auction I held. So, the treasure hunt factor that applies to estate exploration can also apply to live auctions.
You just never know what you’re going to find in this business!