Odd unclaimed baggage

2012-07-31 08:43

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An airport's Unclaimed Baggage Center is a pretty interesting if not bizarre place – since this is where all lost suitcases that are never reunited with their owners end up. While it’s expected that we forget the odd book, a pair of reading glasses or even something as important as a phone – here is a round up some of the strangest (and most valuable) unclaimed baggage.

1. Hoggle from the movie "Labyrinth." Apparently someone checked the original puppet in.


2. An ordinary-looking sock, which contained a 5.8-carat diamond set in a platinum ring.

3. A rattlesnake. We're not sure if this what sparked the Snakes on a Plane script.

4. A 300-year-old violin.

5. A Barbie doll stuffed with $500 in cash. We're not so sure about this one either.

6. A suit of armor. We wonder what sort of in-flight experience this passenger had planned?

7. A $250 000 guidance system belonging to the US Navy. Seems this officer lost his way slightly.

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8. a movie script. Clearly not an award winner.

9. A camera designed for a Space Shuttle. Who knew Space agents fly commercial?

10. A 40.95-carat natural emerald.

11. An artificial limb.

12. an urn containing someone’s ashes. This was apparently found on a flight to Johannesburg

13. A Gucci suitcase filled with ancient Egyptian artifacts. 

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14. A wheelchair belonging to Artie from Glee.

15. Seven plastic orange pumpkins and witches broom sticks.

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