Isn't everyone familiar with the story of the vast National Geographic collection? You know the story... someone has a complete set of National Geographic magazines stashed in their basement and if you were to stack them on top of each other, they would probably stand several stories high! The magazine collection takes up half of the basement and it was necessary to hire a truck to haul them all away! These stories usually surface when a house owner has passed on, and the family members who have come to clear out the house have made the 'grisly' discovery in the basement; a vast collection of the familiar yellow publications moldering away.
I don't know what I find the most unsettling about this urban legend (actually true story), the amount of magazines one can collect over a few decades or how much stuff can be 'stashed' away in a basement.