13 spooky and strange junk finds

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It's that time of year, spooky season is here! October is the spookiest month of all, but did you know that haunting discoveries aren't just for Halloween? Keep reading to see some of the spookiest weird junk items we’ve found over the years.

Spooky weird junk items

From skeletons to dolls, we’ve seen it all! Our teams can haul away any unwanted items, no matter how frightening. Check out the thirteen spookiest finds that left us thinking of some classic Halloween movies!

1. Skeleton passengers 

Can somebody call Captain Jack Sparrow? Looks like a couple of the crewmates from Pirates of the Caribbean managed to escape the Black Pearl before the curse was lifted. These poor guys have been trapped as skeletons since 1720; even their funny bones aren't laughing. Special shout-out to our San Antonio and Charlotte franchises for these spooky finds!

Two large toy skeletons sitting in the front of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? trucks


2. Headless mannequin torsos

We’ve found the long lost relatives of the Headless Horseman. Thankfully these ones can’t find their horses!

Seven white mannequin torsos in a 1-800-GOT-JUNK? truck

3. Giant spider 

This larger than life spider must’ve escaped from the Forbidden Forest in Harry Potter, but we hear Hagrid’s on his way to bring him home. In the meantime just stay away from any oversized cobwebs!

Giant wooden spider sculpture

4. Creepy doll with an axe

Between The Haunting of Bly Manor, Annabelle, and Coraline, we’re having a hard time trusting this doll's intentions.

Old doll holding an axe

5. Vintage stroller

It looks like Gabby Gabby from Toy Story left this behind when she found her forever home. But we hear that The Bensons are planning to push it around Second Chance Antiques for years to come.

Vintage baby stroller

6. Chucky doll

Cleaning out houses isn't child's play, but finding Chucky left us grinning from ear to ear!

1-800-GOT-JUNK? team member holding a Chucky doll

7. Mannequin heads

Before Edward Scissorhands was able to master his hair cutting talent, he went through quite a lot of practice mannequins. Thankfully he saved the real clients for later!

Mannequin heads in a 1-800-GOT-JUNK? truck

8. Doctor Who Alien Mask

Doctor Who may be able to travel through time and space, but have you seen him pack a junk truck as good as the Human Dalek? We’ll take that over flying in the TARDIS anyday!

1-800-GOT-JUNK? team member wearing an alien mask

9. Friday the 13th and Scream Masks

Jason and Ghostface may not have starred in a film together, but they are a dynamic duo when it comes to removing construction debris.

1-800-GOT-JUNK? team members wearing Jason Vorhees and Scream masks

10. Zombie statue

Rick Grimes and his team may have been running from zombies, but our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Brisbane team has decided to take a different approach and take this Walking Dead under their wing!

1-800-GOT-JUNK? team member next to zombie statue

11. Edward Cullen cut-out

Our Saskatoon franchise was delighted to pick up this “fang-tastic” cardboard cutout of Edward Cullen from the Twilight series! Edward Cullen may sparkle in the sun but does he sparkle as much as your home does when we remove your junk?

Edward Cullen cardboard cut-out wearing a 1-800-GOT-JUNK? hat


12. Alien and skeleton friends

Aliens and skeletons and superheroes, oh my! These two clearly need help, but probably not from the Avengers. Unlike ET, this alien didn’t call home for help either…he called our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Orange County North team instead!

Grey alien and green skeleton decorations propped up with 1-800-GOT-JUNK? clothing and signs


13. Spooky phone booth

Whether it’s Ghostface, Michael Myers, or any other classic Halloween villain on the phone, there’s nothing scarier than a phone call you weren’t expecting! Our Perth franchise had some fun posing with this spooky junk before making it disappear.

1-800-GOT-JUNK? Team member screaming in phone booth with a skull decoration inside


If these spooky junk items don’t put you in the Halloween spirit, we don’t know what will! Tell us on our Instagram or Facebook which of these items you find the most frightening or share your own spooky finds!

If you have your own items that need to be hauled away, spooky or not, call 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. Our teams can quickly and safely remove any items with our full service junk removal.

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