Material Catalogue: Found Objects

ENTRY 1

ITEM NO 001-0

CATEGORY

        JEWELRY/ACCESSORIES

LOCATION FOUND

        WINTER GARDEN, MADIGAN ESTATE HOUSE

        BENEATH SCATTERED DEBRIS

DATE TAGGED

        05-17-2020 APX 12:05 PM

DESCRIPTION

A tarnished silver pocket watch on a long chain. Clock face is cracked in three places. Inscription engraving on the back reads “J.F.M. 1867.”

NOTES

This may have belonged to the estate founder (John or Joseph Madigan, records conflict). Anything I can find belonging to him or the other Madigans is worth cataloguing, considering none of their remains were ever discovered.

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ITEM NO 002-0

CATEGORY

        FURNISHINGS

LOCATION FOUND

        PARLOR “2,” MADIGAN ESTATE HOUSE

DATE TAGGED

        05-17-2020 APX 11:30 AM

DESCRIPTION

A simple piano in excellent condition. Keys appear ivory. Includes piano bench with music compartment under the seat.

NOTES

I think this would have been used for practice rather than performance, given its location and plain appearance. Several of the keys still work, although they’re very out of tune. Documents found in the seat compartment are detailed in Document Notes.

 

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ITEM NO 003-0

CATEGORY

        HUMAN/ANIMAL REMAINS

LOCATION FOUND

        WINTER GARDEN, MADIGAN ESTATE HOUSE

        CENTRAL FOUNTAIN

DATE TAGGED

        05-17-2020 APX 1:20 PM

DESCRIPTION

Appears to be a human finger bone, middle + distal phalanges.

NOTES

Whose finger is this?? Why is it in the fountain?? Obviously my knee-jerk reaction is that this is very spooky, but realistically it’s probably the result of an animal scavenging a corpse elsewhere and leaving the remnants of its meal here. In which case the question is: where’s the rest of this guy?