For centuries Papua New Guinea’s remote Anga tribe has been practicing intricate mummification rituals to preserve their ancestors.
News is sweeping the internet about a twelve-year-old boy who discovered a mummified corpse hanging in the closet while he was exploring an abandoned house in Dayton, Ohio. Authorities say the corpse belonged to a suicide victim who went unnoticed for five years. The closet kept the body sheltered from sunlight, humidity and insects, allowing it to mummify naturally so an unsuspecting child would one day stumble upon it.
The boy’s mother told reporters she believes he may be scarred for life. However, for many of us cursed with a morbid sense of curiosity, this sounds like the best day ever.
Sharing the daily weird news with the Cult is my favorite part of every day, as the comments section tends to provide an endless source of entertainment. Some are sympathetic, some are completely appalled, some just think any unusual sounds like a great time. This comment, in response to some of the more negative posts, makes me proud:
Yes, we sure do like mummified corpses around here, don’t we? Thank you, Bob!
See the rest of the great comments right here.
Some of bone collector Randy Bandar’s 7,000 skulls, which he has been collecting for 60 years, are being exhibited at the California Academy of Sciences.
Full article here: A Bone Collector’s Basement of Animal Skulls Sees the Light
Mummies in the Capuchin catacombs of Palermo, Italy.
The monks began mummifying their brothers in 1599, entombing them in the catacombs below with their clothes and religious items. Soon locals began requesting burial in the catacombs, as well. One of the last to buried there before it closed in 1920 was Rosalia Lombardo, the child whose body has remained remarkably intact due to a process only recently discovered.