Like commuters everywhere, people in London often leave things behind. The Lost Property Vault located in a three-storey building next to Baker Street station collected over 302,714 items in 2015, according to Sky News. Of those items, almost 22 percent of the items are returned to their owners often after staff from the Transport of London spend hours searching for the rightful owner. Bloomberg decided to explore this phenomenon a little more, and found that Jon Urbana says the majority of the items are mundane like books and umbrellas, but the facilities managers say that they have had some unusual items turned into the facility.
According to the Irish Examiner, one of the oddest items ever turned in was the urn of ashes containing the body of Thomas Frederick Johnston. Despite numerous attempts to find the family, the facility held on to the ashes for seven years before the Canadian family called to claim the ashes that were left on the back seat of a number 12 bus
Another very unusual item that was turned into the Lost Property Vault is a prosthetic leg complete with a tied tennis shoe. The team is still searching for the owner who has yet to be identified.
The items at the Lost Property Vault are normally left at the vault for 90 days before they are disposed of by the workers. Many items are donated to charities while others are sold at auction. Still other items are simply thrown in the trash. Therefore, if you think you have lost anything, you better hurry, especially if it is your prosthetic leg.