Sunday, February 24, 2008

Hidden Treasures

One of the things that never ceases to amaze me is how curious people are about what we have found in the house.

More often than not, if they are not asking about the house being haunted, they are asking "what have you found?".

To be honest, we have found many things. Some neat, some ordinary, some pretty cool and some down right bizarre.

While doing some of our spring cleaning I ran across this thing. Until yesterday it sat on a shelf in a closet with some of the other items we have found.

It is perhaps the most bizarre thing we've ever found in the house. It was found in a wall crevice, in the basement, in the Mason jar you see it in now.

Can you tell what it is?

Perhaps this closer view will help.

Does it?

If you guessed anything but a bird you'd be wrong.

We think it's a little yellow canary.

Bizarre isn't it?! Why would anyone place a dead bird in a glass Mason jar and hide it in a crevice of a wall in the basement?

Larry ~


Anonymous said...

that's nasty. and pretty funny

Larry said...

Yes...yes it is, on both counts!

Too bad I didn't have pics of the mummified 7up bottles.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it was a family pet and the owners wanted to make sure it stayed intact in death and not eaten by scavengers.
Or maybe it made too much noise and would not fly away when it was released and some one shut it up for good.

Larry said...

Knowing how much the previous owners loved being pack-rats, I imagine it was a pet they didn't want to get rid of.

Why it was hidden away like it was is something I'd like to know about.