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The Strange Sad Fate of the Collyer Brothers

On March 21, 1947 New York City police were called to the home of Homer and Langley Collyer due to complaints about a strange odor. When they broke inside, the police were confronts with over 150 tons of hoarded books, newspapers, furniture, musical instruments, and many other items. Not only was the home loaded with junk, but there were several booby traps in the halls to ensnare any would-be intruders.