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Reddit hotel workers reveal the weirdest things guests have left behind, from guns to porn movies

The next time you check into a hotel, think about the housekeeping and maintenance staff who tidy up the rooms — as their work can involve stomach-churning discoveries.

Hotel staff revealed some of these via online forums, as well as uncovering forgotten items that were X-rated, sinister, heartbreaking and downright bizarre.

Basically, items you would imagine were simply unforgettable.

Hotel workers have taken to online discussion forums to share the weirdest things guests have left in their rooms (stock photo)

Hotel workers have taken to online discussion forums to share the weirdest things guests have left in their rooms (stock photo)

The discussions bubbled up reddit after users asked hotel employees about the weird things they had found in rooms after guests checked out.

And it seems guns are all too easily forgotten.

‘Rattler00’ revealed how they found a gun under a mattress.

They wrote: ‘Guest called me at the desk while he was driving and asked me to go find it after he remembered leaving it there.

A hotel employee revealed that a guest left a gun (stock image)

A hotel employee revealed that a guest left a gun (stock image)

A hotel employee revealed that a guest left a gun (stock image)

“In retrospect, I should have let him go upstairs to get it myself, instead of taking it to the back office myself.”

‘X-4180’ meanwhile said they had found a ‘purple lightsaber’.

Two other posters showed how guests had left unbelievably large sums of money.

One, ‘Korbindallas912’, who said they worked in a hotel on the Las Vegas strip, recalled the time when a ‘high roller left $328,000′ [£243,000] cash in the safe in his suite’.

Two posters revealed how guests left unbelievably large sums of money (stock photo)

Two posters revealed how guests left unbelievably large sums of money (stock photo)

Two posters revealed how guests left unbelievably large sums of money (stock photo)

They added: “I met a security guard to see how I carried it to the casino cage. Most money I’ve ever had in one go.”

Another time he said a ‘housekeeper called me to come to a room with hundreds of live crickets all over them’ [it]’.

Poster, “sugaree53,” who turned the discussion back to cash, said they came across $18,000 left in a room safe.

They explained, “It was brought to the desk by the next guest checking in. It had been left by a couple who had just married and had flown to Hawaii that morning.

“I took it and put it in the hotel safe. Sure enough, they called frantically that night when I was on duty.’

For other hotel workers, what they discovered in rooms was a bit grimmer.

One said they found a “literal crack pipe in the freezer.”

The worker added: “I was told never to ask questions and to just throw away any drugs we found.”

Another, “meaniescreamtrain,” revealed that they lifted a bed skirt to “be greeted by about 15 needles.”

They explained, “I realized I had one in my hand. I immediately went to my supervisor, who laughed it off and told me I was being overdramatic. My mother then took me to the hospital for blood tests and my doctor forced me to take HIV medication for a month “just in case”.

“It cost me about $370 and I live in Canada. I finished fine, but not cool.’

They also added, “In another room, the bathtub was full of dirty diapers. I remember that one kid in that room who was about 10 or 11 and he looked fine, but who knows, lol.’

Many hotel employees seem to find unusual items under the bed (stock photo)

Many hotel employees seem to find unusual items under the bed (stock photo)

Many hotel employees seem to find unusual items under the bed (stock photo)

Another disgusting find was discovered by “Turquoise_Tentacle,” who said they “found the ice bucket with an inch or so layer of nail clippings in it and an Arkansas license plate under the mattress both in the same room, the same day.”

An unnamed employee who said one of their worst jobs was a hotel cleaner also joined in on this topic.

They said, ‘A very fond (not) memory is of a room booked by a trio of young boys. After spending the weekend there, the whole room smelled of sweat and booze, bottles and pizza boxes were everywhere, and there had clearly been more people than the three boys.

‘The worst part was that someone had taken one of the beds… No stain on the sheets, no, a real f*****g big turd. And I mean, unless they did it a few minutes before check-out, they would have stayed and might have slept in a room with the giant turd on a bed.”

Hotel staff discovered everything from used needles to piles of cash in abandoned rooms (stock photo)

Hotel staff discovered everything from used needles to piles of cash in abandoned rooms (stock photo)

Hotel staff discovered everything from used needles to piles of cash in abandoned rooms (stock photo)

Another hotel cleaning experience poster, called “RapscallionCat,” was horrified when he spent a week cleaning a “room with dander that literally covered the carpet from wall to wall.”

The poster added: ‘Every day I would suck it up and every day it would be back. I thought I was going crazy.’

Many hotel employees seem to find unusual items under the bed.

An unnamed maintenance worker, who used to work at a “well-known” hotel chain, recalled his strangest find of all time – an unedited adult film on an SD card.

He said, “I was called to the room to fix an HVAC unit, and when I went out it was standard to check the room, to make sure we didn’t miss anything.”

The employee saw an SD card under the bed. He continued: “I put it in my pocket and forgot about it completely until later that night when I got home and put my wallet and keys in my pocket. Curious, I inserted the SD card into my computer, assuming it had business files on it and some random b****** on it. I was very surprised to find an unedited porn scene that featured not only the ‘lovers’ but also the camera crew.”

Finally, he handed the SD card over to the lost property of the hotel in case someone would look for it.

A hotel maintenance worker found a light bulb filled with water (stock photo)

A hotel maintenance worker found a light bulb filled with water (stock photo)

A hotel maintenance worker found a light bulb filled with water (stock photo)

Another maintenance worker, ‘KewlBeanx’, made a curious discovery in a room where they would be sent to fix a lamp.

They said that “the lamp was full of water, but did not touch the lamp or the wires,” they recalled, adding: “The fixture (which is essentially a bowl that breaks) was manually filled with water.”

The hotel worker then shared their theory, saying, “The hotel is near an air force base. I suspect someone has stuffed it to drown out voices in the case of hidden microphones without interfering with them.’

A hotel employee recalled coming across a discarded photo album.  Although it was moved to lost property, the owner never claimed it (stock photo)

A hotel employee recalled coming across a discarded photo album.  Although it was moved to lost property, the owner never claimed it (stock photo)

A hotel employee recalled coming across a discarded photo album. Although it was moved to lost property, the owner never claimed it (stock photo)

Meanwhile, an employee said they had discovered a “sad” item that had been left behind.

They said: ‘I was a housekeeper in a hotel for a year and a half and although I do not remember anything strange, I do remember something that struck me sadly; an old photo album thrown in the trash, full of photos that looked like they were taken in the 70s.

“I had a feeling whoever threw it away would regret it, so I took it out and put it lost and found with a note. I don’t think it was ever claimed, so it’s probably thrown out again.”

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