Including a few living creatures.
Travelodge is the largest independent hotel chain serving the U.K. With 506 locations hosting around 17 million guests a year, people are bound to leave a few things behind.
Unsurprisingly, the most common items in Travelodge’s lost and found office are electronic devices that many of us are so dependent upon in this day and age including chargers, phones, and tablets. Clothes were also typically found to be left behind in hotel rooms. However, some garments were pretty unusual—and, you’d think, unforgettable—including a wedding saree worth more than $14,000, and a replica of Kate Middleton’s wedding dress.
You’d expect people to be more careful with their wedding-related items, but apparently that’s not the case considering hotel management reported finding a poem intended for a wedding proposal and a prenuptial agreement. Other important documents were left behind as well, including two business contracts — one between two oil companies, and one written in Mandarin.
There were at least a couple of diehard “Star Wars” fans staying at Travelodge hotels who left behind items including a Chewbacca costume and an array of different colored lightsabers.
In a few cases, the lost and found objects weren’t exactly… objects. Hotel management reported that one guest left behind a Shetland pony named “Pudding,” and at least two other guests left behind people — a mother-in-law identified as “June,” and a friend who goes by the name of “Seamus.”
The rest of the list can be found on Travelodge’s website.