A few years ago, a friend’s uncle died. I helped him go through his uncle’s house (uncle had no other family and lived alone) to get it ready for the estate sale.
I remember the uncle had a really great set of vintage silverware and a silver tea service that I would’ve loved to have had. Some great old period furniture, too.
The weird stuff was in the attic. Actually, it was just this one old trunk in the corner that looked like it hadn’t been touched in decades. Inside were a couple of old guns and a machete (my friend was shocked because he’d never known his uncle to even like guns) and something that looked like a Halloween costume. The creepiest part was an old wallet and some car keys. There was a driver’s license still in the wallet (it was from the ‘60s, so definitely old) that I assumed was the uncle’s (I never met the guy) but my friend was a little spooked and said that wasn’t his uncle. He didn’t know who it was. My friend suddenly said to put it all back in the trunk and we carried it outside to go to the junk people who were coming the next day.
I wondered later if the uncle had a male lover and that’s who the license belonged to. I brought it up a few times, but my friend said no. The last time I mentioned it, he snapped at me to stop bringing it up. He was kinda mean about it, actually, and a bit scary. Maybe I touched a nerve?
Anyway. What are some weird things you’ve found when going through a dead relative’s things? Evidence of a secret homosexual affair?