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2013-08-09 01:01:56 PM  
Does he get a reward if this turns out to be Jimmy Hoffa?
 
2013-08-09 01:20:14 PM  
Clams, Beard Hills, Bones there is joke there somewhere.
 
2013-08-09 01:35:14 PM  

cgraves67: Does he get a reward if this turns out to be Jimmy Hoffa?


Came here for a Hoffa reference, very good, carry on.
 
2013-08-09 01:48:47 PM  
That's ooooold, at least 100 years. So no, not Hoffa
 
2013-08-09 01:53:54 PM  
not clicking a Freep link, ever.
 
2013-08-09 01:59:48 PM  
Personally I find fresh-water skulls too bland
 
2013-08-09 02:03:28 PM  
That look like a big ol' bullet hole to anyone else?
 
2013-08-09 02:09:55 PM  

timujin: That look like a big ol' bullet hole to anyone else?


Yeah... I noticed that, too
 
2013-08-09 02:43:40 PM  

cannotsuggestaname: not clicking a Freep link, ever.


What's wrong with Detroit Free Press links?  Are you confusing this with "freepers"?
 
2013-08-09 02:57:04 PM  
this is a fear of mine, hiking around minding my own business and stumbling onto human remains. Or having my dog bring back human remains.
 
2013-08-09 02:59:36 PM  

timujin: cannotsuggestaname: not clicking a Freep link, ever.

What's wrong with Detroit Free Press links?  Are you confusing this with "freepers"?


Not the first time people made that mistake.

/"Ooh, scary, people think differently than I do!"
 
2013-08-09 03:02:43 PM  

timujin: What's wrong with Detroit Free Press links? Are you confusing this with "freepers"?


i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-08-09 03:03:09 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: timujin: That look like a big ol' bullet hole to anyone else?

Yeah... I noticed that, too


It looks like some kind of trauma, but if it was a gunshot exit wound, I'd expect to see a mosaic fracture with radiating fissures.  Looks more like a hammer blow to me.  Hard to tell from that one picture though.  Gyrfalcon will probably know.
 
2013-08-09 03:04:19 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: timujin: cannotsuggestaname: not clicking a Freep link, ever.

What's wrong with Detroit Free Press links?  Are you confusing this with "freepers"?

Not the first time people made that mistake.

/"Ooh, scary, people think differently than I do!"


Not sure it's accurate to use the word "think" in reference to Free Republic.
 
2013-08-09 03:33:45 PM  
Everyone knows you don't take a human skull from it's resting place.

The witch is going to get him.
 
2013-08-09 03:35:00 PM  
All you do is crack it open and suck out the braaaaaaiiiiinnnnnnsssss.
 
2013-08-09 03:35:41 PM  

hardinparamedic: Everyone knows you don't take a human skull from it's resting place.

The witch is going to get him.


images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-08-09 03:44:15 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: timujin: cannotsuggestaname: not clicking a Freep link, ever.

What's wrong with Detroit Free Press links?  Are you confusing this with "freepers"?

Not the first time people made that mistake.

/"Ooh, scary, people think differently than I do!"


Yeah...not a lot of "thinking" going on at FreeRepublic.

Been banned there for asking questions, lol...
 
2013-08-09 03:45:15 PM  
Are there any awards for worst headline evar?
 
2013-08-09 03:46:55 PM  
Am I the only one who clicked the link expecting a story about Amanda Bynes...or, at least Lindsay Lohan?
 
2013-08-09 03:48:00 PM  

Tom_Slick: Clams, Beard Hills, Bones there is joke there somewhere.


Don't forget Dr. Spitz
 
2013-08-09 03:52:28 PM  

Tom_Slick: Clams, Beard Hills, Bones there is joke there somewhere.


Man looks for Beard Hills clams, finds bones instead? When he "reached  up under a log", no less.
 
2013-08-09 03:52:38 PM  
Blue waffle?
 
2013-08-09 03:52:52 PM  
This is not at all where I thought this story was going to go based on Subby's headline.  Most flagrant case of false advertising since Stoner's Pot Palace.
 
2013-08-09 03:53:22 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: timujin: That look like a big ol' bullet hole to anyone else?

Yeah... I noticed that, too


Our keen observation and deductive-reasoning skills are wasted in our current professions.

FloydA: It looks like some kind of trauma, but if it was a gunshot exit wound, I'd expect to see a mosaic fracture with radiating fissures.  Looks more like a hammer blow to me.  Hard to tell from that one picture though.  Gyrfalcon will probably know.


OK, who invited the show off?

/goes back to droll tasks...
 
2013-08-09 03:54:24 PM  

PunGent: Yeah...not a lot of "thinking" going on at FreeRepublic.

Been banned there for asking questions, lol...


Did it happen to be about the rape and murder of a girl in 1990?
 
2013-08-09 03:55:21 PM  
Hmm, so they finally found Jimmy Hoffa.
 
2013-08-09 03:57:23 PM  
geoduckrecipes.com

Pffft!
Now THAT'S a funny looking clam.
 
2013-08-09 03:59:00 PM  

PunGent: JohnAnnArbor: timujin: cannotsuggestaname: not clicking a Freep link, ever.

What's wrong with Detroit Free Press links?  Are you confusing this with "freepers"?

Not the first time people made that mistake.

/"Ooh, scary, people think differently than I do!"

Yeah...not a lot of "thinking" going on at FreeRepublic.

Been banned there for asking questions, lol...


I have no opinion (haven't visited for years) but I always find it funny when people won't click on an opposing website as if they're avoiding contamination or something.  Same with the people who went to the trouble to get those cable signal filters to make sure they'd never see Fox News--even by accident while playing flip the channel.  Get a grip.
 
2013-08-09 03:59:11 PM  
 

Tom_Slick: Clams, Beard Hills, Bones there is joke there somewhere.

Speaking of funny looking clams, how's subby's mom?
 
2013-08-09 03:59:19 PM  
Grandpa???  Grandpa, is that you??  What's that hole in the side of your head? You know maw's  been lookin' for you for a good long time now. She always said you'd come home. And what's with that big fishhook? Gosh darn it, Grandpa, it looks like you've gone and lost your dentures again.
 
2013-08-09 04:01:33 PM  
Could be a Native American skeleton.  Which means things may get complicated for the coroner or whoever gets the bones.
 
2013-08-09 04:02:26 PM  
"Pack up this entire creek and ship it to the Jeffersonian!"
 
2013-08-09 04:02:42 PM  
How about, "While searching in the Bearded Mons for a taste of succulent clams, he was rewarded with one heck of a bone(r)..."

Aisle seat pls. Non smoking.
 
2013-08-09 04:07:08 PM  

cretinbob: That's ooooold, at least 100 years. So no, not Hoffa


Ambrose Bierce?
 
2013-08-09 04:08:41 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Could be a Native American skeleton.  Which means things may get complicated for the coroner or whoever gets the bones.


Not really, if that is the case, once the identification and age of the bones is made they will just turn them over to a tribe.  No grounds were disturbed they were found under a log in the lake.
 
2013-08-09 04:08:53 PM  

akanaka: Blue waffle?


Hmm, I don't understand that reference. I think I'll Google it.
 
2013-08-09 04:09:01 PM  

oi_piss_me_off: this is a fear of mine, hiking around minding my own business and stumbling onto human remains. Or having my dog bring back human remains.


Back when I worked for the local history museum, I was helping with some cataloging in the archives and found some ashes and bone fragments (including teeth and most of the intact lower jaw) in a piece of native american pottery that had been previously cataloged as a food container but was actually a funerary urn. Bodies tend to show up in the darndest places.

/Repatriating the remains back to the tribe they came from was a nightmare.
 
2013-08-09 04:10:30 PM  
I let you keep the femur, but now, now I want my skull. Or perhaps, I might just take yours. Hans!
 
2013-08-09 04:12:14 PM  

llevrok: [geoduckrecipes.com image 474x277]

Pffft!
Now THAT'S a funny looking clam.


I resemble that remark.
 
2013-08-09 04:14:12 PM  
they look...rusty-ish?  (I know bones don't rust) or are they just still wet and dirty?

/have no experience with old human bones
 
2013-08-09 04:14:55 PM  

Here Comes Everybody: akanaka: Blue waffle?

Hmm, I don't understand that reference. I think I'll Google it.


Dammit. I did, even though I knew better that to Google something mentioned on Fark.
 
2013-08-09 04:15:31 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: PunGent: JohnAnnArbor: timujin: cannotsuggestaname: not clicking a Freep link, ever.

What's wrong with Detroit Free Press links?  Are you confusing this with "freepers"?

Not the first time people made that mistake.

/"Ooh, scary, people think differently than I do!"

Yeah...not a lot of "thinking" going on at FreeRepublic.

Been banned there for asking questions, lol...

I have no opinion (haven't visited for years) but I always find it funny when people won't click on an opposing website as if they're avoiding contamination or something.  Same with the people who went to the trouble to get those cable signal filters to make sure they'd never see Fox News--even by accident while playing flip the channel.  Get a grip.


I think the point is to deprive them of some (admittedly extremely minuscule) ad revenue.
 
2013-08-09 04:15:36 PM  
It's a female skeleton, you can tell from the pelvis. Also it might not be old. I'd like to see if that hole in the skull was postmortem too (it doesn't look it from the picture). The bones also look charred. Could be a murder victim, burned the body, took what was left and threw it in the lake.
 
2013-08-09 04:15:42 PM  

Fano: cretinbob: That's ooooold, at least 100 years. So no, not Hoffa

Ambrose Bierce?


Oooh. Ten points for you.
 
2013-08-09 04:15:55 PM  

Tom_Slick: JohnAnnArbor: Could be a Native American skeleton.  Which means things may get complicated for the coroner or whoever gets the bones.

Not really, if that is the case, once the identification and age of the bones is made they will just turn them over to a tribe.  No grounds were disturbed they were found under a log in the lake.


Some of the tribes from around there are just flat-out gone, like the Huron.  Not sure how that's handled in that case.  Nearest reservation or some other way?
 
2013-08-09 04:18:18 PM  
Alas poor geoduck, I knew him well
 
2013-08-09 04:18:36 PM  

buzzcut73: Here Comes Everybody: akanaka: Blue waffle?

Hmm, I don't understand that reference. I think I'll Google it.

Dammit. I did, even though I knew better that to Google something mentioned on Fark.


Lulz.  Hungry for roast beef now?
 
2013-08-09 04:19:00 PM  
FTFA:  A dive team found other bones in water that was three to four feet deep

They called in a dive team for four-foot-deep water?  Tax dollars at work.
 
2013-08-09 04:19:14 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-08-09 04:20:51 PM  

Tom_Slick: Clams, Beard Hills, Bones there is joke there somewhermanna


Man searches between Bearded Hills for clam, gets boned
 
2013-08-09 04:20:56 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: timujin: cannotsuggestaname: not clicking a Freep link, ever.

What's wrong with Detroit Free Press links?  Are you confusing this with "freepers"?

Not the first time people made that mistake.

/"Ooh, scary, people think differently than I do!"


Yeah, when I first saw the word "freepers" here, I assumed it was a reference to the Detroit Free Press. It seemed a little odd that the Detroit Free Press comment boards would be so notoriously bad, but the Lansing State Journal comment section, at the time, was pretty full of crazy (That was mostly one dude with a hard-on for RON PAUL, but still), so really, who knew...

Figured out the answer later on, but never cared much either way.

/Be not afraid of the Detroit Free Press
 
2013-08-09 04:22:02 PM  

Arkanaut: Tom_Slick: Clams, Beard Hills, Bones there is joke there somewhere.

Man looks for Beard Hills clams, finds bones instead? When he "reached  up under a log", no less.


I should have added, "sounds like a bad Saturday night."
 
2013-08-09 04:23:24 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Some of the tribes from around there are just flat-out gone, like the Huron. Not sure how that's handled in that case. Nearest reservation or some other way?


IIRC from a previous discovery of remains in a similar situation (accidentally found vs a dig somewhere) where the tribe no longer exists or can not be specifically identified, they basically put out a press release asking for a tribe to come forward to take care of the remains.
 
2013-08-09 04:25:02 PM  

Satan's Bunny Slippers: they look...rusty-ish?  (I know bones don't rust) or are they just still wet and dirty?

/have no experience with old human bones


Bones get stained with whatever chemicals are present in their surroundings.  It looks like the left side of the skull was on top and was exposed to the air more than the right side, which is why it looks gray and friable, and it looks like the bones are still pretty wet.

The bleached white bones you see in labs usually have to be treated to get that color.
 
2013-08-09 04:25:32 PM  

Tom_Slick: JohnAnnArbor: Some of the tribes from around there are just flat-out gone, like the Huron. Not sure how that's handled in that case. Nearest reservation or some other way?

IIRC from a previous discovery of remains in a similar situation (accidentally found vs a dig somewhere) where the tribe no longer exists or can not be specifically identified, they basically put out a press release asking for a tribe to come forward to take care of the remains.


Interesting.  Wonder if scientific study is allowed or if that's not considered proper after past mound-raiding and other abuses.
 
2013-08-09 04:25:58 PM  

Amberwind: oi_piss_me_off: this is a fear of mine, hiking around minding my own business and stumbling onto human remains. Or having my dog bring back human remains.

Back when I worked for the local history museum, I was helping with some cataloging in the archives and found some ashes and bone fragments (including teeth and most of the intact lower jaw) in a piece of native american pottery that had been previously cataloged as a food container but was actually a funerary urn. Bodies tend to show up in the darndest places.

/Repatriating the remains back to the tribe they came from was a nightmare.


I've never had a problem. Unless you have a museum that's never dealt with NAGPRA, or bunch of maybe-associated artifacts the museum doesn't want to let go of it's usually fairly smooth.
 
2013-08-09 04:27:28 PM  
NEW JERSEY:
land of catch and release also don't tell any one
ya didnt see nuthin
 
2013-08-09 04:27:55 PM  

pedobearapproved: It's a female skeleton, you can tell from the pelvis. Also it might not be old. I'd like to see if that hole in the skull was postmortem too (it doesn't look it from the picture). The bones also look charred. Could be a murder victim, burned the body, took what was left and threw it in the lake.



Are there other photos posted somewhere?  I haven't seen the pelvis.
 
2013-08-09 04:28:09 PM  

cretinbob: That's ooooold, at least 100 years. So no, not Hoffa


How can you tell?
 
2013-08-09 04:29:34 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Tom_Slick: JohnAnnArbor: Some of the tribes from around there are just flat-out gone, like the Huron. Not sure how that's handled in that case. Nearest reservation or some other way?

IIRC from a previous discovery of remains in a similar situation (accidentally found vs a dig somewhere) where the tribe no longer exists or can not be specifically identified, they basically put out a press release asking for a tribe to come forward to take care of the remains.

Interesting.  Wonder if scientific study is allowed or if that's not considered proper after past mound-raiding and other abuses.


Non-destructive stuff would be, and probably will be if the remains are archaeological. C14 would be out, which might be super useful in this case. Although if there is a dispute about the area it could be performed to place the remains with the proper group.
 
2013-08-09 04:29:49 PM  

FloydA: pedobearapproved: It's a female skeleton, you can tell from the pelvis. Also it might not be old. I'd like to see if that hole in the skull was postmortem too (it doesn't look it from the picture). The bones also look charred. Could be a murder victim, burned the body, took what was left and threw it in the lake.


Are there other photos posted somewhere?  I haven't seen the pelvis.


It's the thing next to the rib.
 
2013-08-09 04:30:41 PM  

pedobearapproved: It's a female skeleton, you can tell from the pelvis. Also it might not be old. I'd like to see if that hole in the skull was postmortem too (it doesn't look it from the picture). The bones also look charred. Could be a murder victim, burned the body, took what was left and threw it in the lake.


I'm pretty sure that's a right scapula with a hole in it, not a pelvis, unless there are other pictures hidden somewhere.  The bit sticking up like an L shaped bit sticking out should be the coracoid process and the piece behind it in shadow is the acromion process.
 
2013-08-09 04:31:00 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Interesting. Wonder if scientific study is allowed or if that's not considered proper after past mound-raiding and other abuses.


I believe current study is limited to cause of death, dating, and identification.
 
2013-08-09 04:32:26 PM  
Turn around, turn around, there's a thing there that can be found,
Turn around, turn around, there's a human skull on the ground.
 
2013-08-09 04:33:03 PM  
That's not far from me, out in redneck country. Explains the number of teeth, I guess.
 
2013-08-09 04:33:11 PM  
Wouldn't be the first guy who went out clam hunting and ended up with head.
 
2013-08-09 04:34:06 PM  
Lot of problems under those logs
 
2013-08-09 04:35:54 PM  

cannotsuggestaname: not clicking a Freep link, ever.


What do you have against the Detroit Free Press?

/clicked link with much trepidation
//scarred by the miapp mudflap
 
2013-08-09 04:36:14 PM  
Remember when Fark headlines didn't read like 4chan thread comments?
 
2013-08-09 04:37:37 PM  

oi_piss_me_off: this is a fear of mine, hiking around minding my own business and stumbling onto human remains. Or having my dog bring back human remains.


But you? You're
*doffs shades*
wild at heart.
 
2013-08-09 04:37:46 PM  

FloydA: It looks like some kind of trauma, but if it was a gunshot exit wound, I'd expect to see a mosaic fracture with radiating fissures.


I was thinking that was smaller caliber entry with no exit but hammer works, maybe better.    It has not been in the water all that long, there is soft tissue visible in the eye sockets and nasal area.

/I'm guessing the guy who found it is still washing his hands.  I'd want to do it for a few days at least.
 
2013-08-09 04:39:58 PM  

Satan's Bunny Slippers: they look...rusty-ish?  (I know bones don't rust) or are they just still wet and dirty?
/have no experience with old human bones


Good to see you.
/It's always a good idea to avoid human remains.
 
2013-08-09 04:44:35 PM  
That's about 5 miles from where i grew up and my parents still live. I'll have to talk to my brother and see if he knows more about it.
 
2013-08-09 04:45:14 PM  

Fano: cretinbob: That's ooooold, at least 100 years. So no, not Hoffa

Ambrose Bierce?


That Mexican firing squad really wanted him dead.
 
2013-08-09 04:46:53 PM  

blatz514: hardinparamedic: Everyone knows you don't take a human skull from it's resting place.

The witch is going to get him.

[images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 360x270]


Chief Diamond Phillips!
It's hardly just a skull.  I put it on my head, and it's a skull cap!
Put it with David Duchovny, and it's Agent Skully
 
2013-08-09 04:48:38 PM  
As someone who's worked in a city morgue, this taboo against touching human remains is difficult to fathom. So long as you are just as careful as when you handle, say, raw pork, there is really very little danger* in encountering a corpse.
Wash to the elbows, touch nothing before or after you handle the remains until you wash again.

*the exception is deaths due to airborne communicable diseases, but then again, if a pig had the same illness the same precautions would apply: filter mask, vitamins, hydration, and good ventilation.
 
2013-08-09 04:49:57 PM  
But enough about subby's mom.
 
gja
2013-08-09 04:50:14 PM  
Alas, poor Yurick............
 
2013-08-09 04:50:25 PM  

UsikFark: FloydA: pedobearapproved: It's a female skeleton, you can tell from the pelvis. Also it might not be old. I'd like to see if that hole in the skull was postmortem too (it doesn't look it from the picture). The bones also look charred. Could be a murder victim, burned the body, took what was left and threw it in the lake.


Are there other photos posted somewhere?  I haven't seen the pelvis.

It's the thing next to the rib.


That's a scapula.
 
2013-08-09 04:51:24 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: Satan's Bunny Slippers: they look...rusty-ish?  (I know bones don't rust) or are they just still wet and dirty?
/have no experience with old human bones

Good to see you.
/It's always a good idea to avoid human remains.


Good to be back. :) I do think your advice is wise, I'll continue to avoid them!
 
2013-08-09 04:54:26 PM  
Also, that area is hardly "redneck country" anymore, as most of the people who live there are ex-suburbanites who fled the Detroit 'burbs 10-15 years ago. The rednecks moved further north to the Sandusky and North Branch areas.
 
2013-08-09 04:59:49 PM  
your mama has a funny lookin clam...
 
2013-08-09 05:00:34 PM  

fst_creeper: FloydA: It looks like some kind of trauma, but if it was a gunshot exit wound, I'd expect to see a mosaic fracture with radiating fissures.

I was thinking that was smaller caliber entry with no exit but hammer works, maybe better.    It has not been in the water all that long, there is soft tissue visible in the eye sockets and nasal area.

/I'm guessing the guy who found it is still washing his hands.  I'd want to do it for a few days at least.


Diameter looks way too big for a gunshot entry wound (unless the guy was shot with .950 JDJ, in which case there'd be nothing larger than a postage stamp left of the skull).

I'm too old and my eyes aren't good enough to see any soft tissue in those pictures, so I can't comment on that.  I can say that in waterlogged environments, soft tissues can sometimes last a very, very long time, so I wouldn't come to any conclusions on that basis alone.
 
2013-08-09 05:02:04 PM  

SordidEuphemism: this taboo against touching human remains is difficult to fathom.


Aspbergers by chance? (Not a snark, I'm borderline and my son high functioning autistic)

When your were in college or college age did you ever reach in the fridge one night with the lights off and come up against something slimy or gooey that you initially hope is cream cheese or something like it but once you turn the lights on you find out it is something rancid and nasty, mold covered and foul?  This is like that only it not "My dumb ass room mates 3 week old Limburger and avocado sandwich that he was too lazy tho throw out", it turns out it is "Steve."   It's not disease that makes your want to hurl and wash your skin off, it's texture, expectations and running up against something most would consider nasty.  Your occupational exposure helps you but I bet the sandwich would put you a little off no?

Not so CSB : God I wish the reference sandwich was made up. I was in the service at the time and have been in the field for a few weeks. He woke up snuggled up to it.  We had "words."  He learned to throw his shiat out. The smell hit just after the texture.  I had a sinus infection but it managed to cut right through.
/Off  to wash my hands at the memory
//squirms off to the bathroom  - YECH!!!!
 
2013-08-09 05:10:48 PM  
Now I want a stinky cheese and avocado sandwich.
 
2013-08-09 05:11:34 PM  

FloydA: Diameter looks way too big for a gunshot entry wound


I freely admit I'm not an expert.  I just thought you get some weird cratering from certain specialty loads preferred by gentlemen that wear white ties (it is Detroit after all).  I'm thinking like filled hallow points, .22 or .32 light.   But yeah it looks almost perfect for a 16oz framing hammer and if they beat the person first that would work with the teeth.

I also could be off about the soft tissue but I thought I saw remnants of connective tissue.

FloydA: soft tissues can sometimes last a very, very long time

True. I was thinking in term of say less than a year rather than decades and not Hoffa for sure.  And my assumption was based on the fact that if it was a good clamming spot I expect there would be aquatic critters there that would pick it clean.
 
2013-08-09 05:15:46 PM  

FloydA: Now I want a stinky cheese and avocado sandwich.


He also like weird things like braunschweiger and hummus together. This was almost 20 years ago so I assume he is now dead after his stomach had enough, rebelled colluded with his tongue to choke him to death.

/ He quickly got his own room.
// Take the above and add some beer.  Just imagine the gas, I dare you.
 
2013-08-09 05:18:17 PM  

fst_creeper: SordidEuphemism: this taboo against touching human remains is difficult to fathom.

Aspbergers by chance? (Not a snark, I'm borderline and my son high functioning autistic)

When your were in college or college age did you ever reach in the fridge one night with the lights off and come up against something slimy or gooey that you initially hope is cream cheese or something like it but once you turn the lights on you find out it is something rancid and nasty, mold covered and foul?  This is like that only it not "My dumb ass room mates 3 week old Limburger and avocado sandwich that he was too lazy tho throw out", it turns out it is "Steve."   It's not disease that makes your want to hurl and wash your skin off, it's texture, expectations and running up against something most would consider nasty.  Your occupational exposure helps you but I bet the sandwich would put you a little off no?

Not so CSB : God I wish the reference sandwich was made up. I was in the service at the time and have been in the field for a few weeks. He woke up snuggled up to it.  We had "words."  He learned to throw his shiat out. The smell hit just after the texture.  I had a sinus infection but it managed to cut right through.
/Off  to wash my hands at the memory
//squirms off to the bathroom  - YECH!!!!


Aspbergers? I doubt it, but anything's possible. I can understand the 'surprise' factor, but I wasn't talking about the shock of finding a skull in your hands when you expected food -- that'd result in a visceral reaction, for sure -- just the reactions in the thread about human remains in general.

Of course, I've always been far too curious for my own good. Maybe this is a symptom of that. I'm less prone to think 'ew, that's weird/gross, let's avoid it' and more likely to think 'hey, that's weird/gross, let's get a closer look'.
 
2013-08-09 05:58:00 PM  
cdn.wegotthiscovered.com

Didn't respawn
 
2013-08-09 06:55:34 PM  

basemetal: cgraves67: Does he get a reward if this turns out to be Jimmy Hoffa?

Came here for a Hoffa reference, very good, carry on.


I wonder how pissed will the FBI be if it is Hoffa.  You know they want all the credit.
 
2013-08-10 07:01:21 PM  
From the Port Huron Times Herald.
CLYDE TOWNSHIP - A Port Huron man said he was shocked to find a human skull Thursday in Mill Creek.
"Things like this don't happen very often," Frank Kozlowski said. "I mean, my buddies and I have messed around saying 'I'm going to dump your body in the river' but that was just a joke.
"Somebody actually did it."
Kozlowski said he and a friend took his children to play in Mill Creek at the Port Huron State Game Area on M-136 in Clyde Township - searching for clams, catching frogs and "messing around." Although Kozlowski usually follows the river south, the kids wanted to explore the river north of the launch point.
Within 100 feet of the car, he said, the group came across two logs that had created a natural dam and they stopped to search for clams.
"I was looking in the water, and I saw something," he said. "I grabbed it and could tell that it was strange. As soon as I pulled it up and saw it was a human skull, I dropped it. I mean, I was looking at it right in the face."
He said he told his friend he had something to tell him, but he didn't think the kids should hear it. Kozlowski said his friend's curiosity was piqued, however, and when he pulled the skull out of the water a second time, the kids - who were between 8 and 13 years old - saw it.
Kozlowski said they had two very different reactions.
"They were all freaking out," he said. "The three girls were crying, saying that they wanted to leave right then, but the eight-year-old boy was all about it."
After retrieving the skull the second time, Kozlowski said he placed it on the bank and called the police. The St. Clair County Sheriff's Department Dive Team responded, along with a deputy and a detective.
The dive team recovered several more bones from the area.
It's unclear if the other bones are human, said Deputy Steve Campau, public information officer for the sheriff department.
Kozlowski said the officers didn't share much information with him.
"(The officers) said they didn't really have a solid answer," he said. "It looks like there was a bullet wound to the head. It looked like it went in through the temple and out through the back of the head."
Campau said it's unclear what caused the hole in the skull.
The remains were sent to St. Clair County Medical Examiner Daniel Spitz. The Sheriff Department won't be able to build more of a case until it can get more information from Spitz, Campau said.
"We're pulling out cold cases, but we have nothing to go on right now. If Dr. Spitz can give us some type of identification, then we'll have something to go on," he said. "... Hopefully, we'll find out what happened to this person. Maybe, we never will."
 
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