Some customers find truly terrifying or bizarre items on their forays into the thrift store world, and they are sharing them in an online forum.
10 HORRIFYING FINDS FROM THRIFT STORES
1. BLOOD-STAINED MAGAZINE
A commenter found a vintage Life Magazine in a local thrift store. Upon arriving home after securing a bargain deal, he discovered something nasty.
A woman recounts her horror upon finding a 19th-century secret diary with three years' worth of hedonistic, lustful abuse witnessed at a local judge's house.
2. FIFTY SHADES OF GRIM
3. SOUTH PACIFIC DEPRAVITY
A Pennslyvania resident describes how he found a photo album at an auction house belonging to a U.S. soldier who served in the South Pacific during World War Two.
4. DR. SEUSS DISRESPECT
Another book lover found a mint-condition, original copy of The 500 Hats of Bartholemew Cubbins at a major American thrift chain. To his distress, he found the sales sticker directly on the front cover, which destroyed the acetate dust cover.
Someone discovered a copy of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein at a Rhode Island thrift store, only to find a worrying bookmark. "It was a form a worker would fill out before entering a high radiation area," comments the excited writer.
5. FRANKENSTEIN'S RADIOACTIVE MONSTER