‘Storage Wars’ — Old Mystery Trunk Contained $24,000 in De-Faced Bills

Filed under: Storage Wars, Reality TV

0819-storage-wars-21-EXIt’s the creepiest jackpot ever — a recent bidder on “Storage Wars” paid $400 for a bunch of crap, including an old trunk … which contained a shocking $24,000 in cash … but for some reason, none of the bills had faces on them.

In case you’re unfamiliar — the A&E show features auctions in which people bid on the abandoned contents of large storage lockers … but they only get a few seconds to see what’s inside.

Laura Dotson — who runs the auction company for the show with her husband Dan — tells TMZ, the buyer paid the $400 for the locker … and soon after, discovered the MOUNTAIN of cash inside the trunk.

The eerie part — whoever owned the trunk beforehand drilled the faces out of every single bill. It’s unclear why, but we’re told the money was still considered legal tender … despite losing face.

U.S. Treasury Fun Fact — A bank will accept bills with the faces cut out … if the both serial numbers are still in tact and the bills pass a series of tests.