If your characters frequent yard sales and flea markets, they might encounter some of the following items:
A jar of water from an old well where a voice cries, “Where is my body?” on the night of the new moon.
A mantel clock. A drop of blood appears on the dial each night at 11:11.
A tarnished silver ring with a spider engraved on the inside along with the date 7/9/1992.
A 1961 yearbook in which the eyes of every other picture have been blacked out with a pen.
A shoebox full of railroad spikes. Anyone who sleeps in the room with the box dreams of riding a train on a foggy night.
A cigar box full of pennies with strange runes gouged into the tails side of each.
An hourglass full of nail clippings instead of sand.
A photo album of polaroids showing piles of clothes. A red candle rests on each pile.
An old grade-school dictionary. A torn medical file has been tucked between the pages. It describes a patient with geometric scars.
A high school varsity jacket found draped over a grave.
A framed photo of a family smiling while standing around a child tied to a tree.
An old teddy bear with one ear that sighs when the first traces of sunlight appear each morning.
An unlabeled LP of someone reciting poetry in Hittite while pigs grunt in the background.
An old VHS tape recording a group of middle school students rehearsing a skit. A pale face peers through the window behind them.
A program from the 1954 county fair that includes the Incantation of the Cairns in the list of events.
An old metal protractor that is 1d6+3⁰ off in each measurement.
A cast-iron bank shaped like a wood-belly stove. Inside are coins dating from the 1910s through the 1960s and a note reading, “I am a prisoner here.”
A baseball bound in human skin.
A postcard showing a picture of Main Street during the 1950s. The back bears the address of a house that was torn down years ago along with the message, “See you at the weeping tree.”