Where you came from ?! The Collyer Brothers of Harlem: The World’s First Hoarders
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The Collyer Brothers of Harlem: The World’s First Hoarders


Strange rumors about the strange Collyer brothers swirled around New York City for decades. The brothers started out life with so much privilege, but they somehow took a strange turn down a dark path. Some feared them, others envied their treasures. When police were forced to break into their Harlem mansion on one fateful day in 1947, they were shocked by what they found inside. It was a real-life house of horrors. How did this happen? Read on to find out more about the brothers and how they fell into a life of seclusion and extreme hoarding.

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