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(WATE Knoxville)   If you find a human skull in the woods, you really ought to tell the cops and not display it on your mantle with sunglasses on it   (wate.com) divider line
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2020-10-27 9:30:56 AM  
This was either East Texas or Tennessee.

(clicks link)

Ah, Tennessee.
 
2020-10-27 9:31:43 AM  
WTF is wrong with people? Are they even human?
 
2020-10-27 9:34:50 AM  
yeah...yeah...i 'found' it in 'the woods'...
 
2020-10-27 10:04:41 AM  
I wonder how often this stuff happens and nobody ever reports it.
 
2020-10-27 10:05:02 AM  

edmo: WTF is wrong with people? Are they even human?


You do have to wonder about that these days.
 
2020-10-27 10:06:54 AM  

edmo: WTF is wrong with people? Are they even human?


There are a lot of really stupid people in the world.
 
2020-10-27 10:09:09 AM  
Yeah, you should probably tell someone about that.  Either the police or archeologists are going to be interested.

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2020-10-27 10:10:13 AM  
I thought it was the extremely well preserved skull of a malformed Australopithecus officer, honest!
 
2020-10-27 10:10:38 AM  
I feel like this infringes on my God-given skull rights.
 
2020-10-27 10:12:11 AM  
even money on a TRUMP banner out front
 
2020-10-27 10:16:52 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: Yeah, you should probably tell someone about that.  Either the police or archeologists are going to be interested.

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You call the police. It's highly unusual for historic remains to survive on the open ground. Should you happen upon an intact human skull on ground chances are it's been there less than 24 months.
 
2020-10-27 10:20:50 AM  
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2020-10-27 10:21:03 AM  
Turn Around
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2020-10-27 10:27:53 AM  

KingBiefWhistle: [YouTube video: Turn Around]


You son of a biatch
I am a snake head eating the head of the opposite side
 
2020-10-27 10:33:44 AM  
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2020-10-27 10:34:10 AM  
...and not display it on your mantle with sunglasses on it

Unless that skull is Vic Rattlehead that is.

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2020-10-27 10:41:23 AM  
I hope that Mr. McCann was the kind of person who would have found that funny.
 
2020-10-27 10:43:14 AM  
A couple of months ago, we went to an old family graveyard. (Genealogy is a hobby.) It's sited on a functioning cattle farm and moolies, weather, and vegetation have torn down the stone walls of the cemetery. Animals have gotten in there and knocked over tombstones. Frost, weather, and digging animals have turned the soil into a stew of stones, mulch, and cow dung. Large animals have obviously died in there whether from disease or feral dogs. Anyway, as we were poking around among the remaining stones, I found a fragment of a large bone. It had a bulb on one end -- as a hip bone would -- but the bulk of the length of the bone had weathered away or decomposed or been eaten. Now, I had just read a mystery story where finding a large bone in an unexpected place had set the mystery in motion. And I had just found a large bone in an expected place for large bones. So, against the wishes of my wife, I called the county police and reported what  I found. I couldn't imagine any scenario which would bring a buried human bone the six feet to the surface. Not in a hundred years or so.

I don't think anything came of it -- it seemed obviously to have been a cow bone  -- but you never know.
 
2020-10-27 10:44:01 AM  
About 30 years ago, I went to a gun show with a friend. I had never been to one and was curious. About half the show was actual guns, but the rest of the show was all manner of crazy shiat.

The craziest of this shiat was some old maniac with a table covered in human bones and skulls for sale. He had them labeled as "American Indian Bones." I don't know the providence of those "artifacts," but that was some of the creepiest, skeeviest shiat I've ever seen. Worse, though, was the Dahmer-looking creep who was trying to haggle with the guy over purchasing a skull.

People are farking weird...
 
2020-10-27 10:50:37 AM  
If you find my skull in the woods, I am totally OK being on your mantle wearing sunglasses. Please also put a joint between my teeth
 
2020-10-27 10:58:10 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: yeah...yeah...i 'found' it in 'the woods'...


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2020-10-27 11:05:47 AM  
Hope the family goes after the idiot. That level of stupid needs a learning.
 
2020-10-27 11:07:19 AM  

beezeltown: About 30 years ago, I went to a gun show with a friend. I had never been to one and was curious. About half the show was actual guns, but the rest of the show was all manner of crazy shiat.

The craziest of this shiat was some old maniac with a table covered in human bones and skulls for sale. He had them labeled as "American Indian Bones." I don't know the providence of those "artifacts," but that was some of the creepiest, skeeviest shiat I've ever seen. Worse, though, was the Dahmer-looking creep who was trying to haggle with the guy over purchasing a skull.

People are farking weird...


Thirty years ago would have been at the passing of NAGPRA.  If he was some random fark, then there was little to be done about it other than reporting him for digging on federal land.  But I wonder if he had anything from less reputable (small town/historical society) museums looking to ditch human remains from their collections to avoid the awkwardness of returning human remains to their rightful descendants.

Which doesn't make him any less of a creep.  Disgusting how people dehumanize Indigenous people by treating their remains like toys.
 
2020-10-27 11:13:36 AM  

vudukungfu: even money on a TRUMP banner out front


2 to one Sleepy Joe doesn't know the day of the week.
 
2020-10-27 11:23:04 AM  
Jesus H Christ... If I had a nickle for every dead body we found in the woods as kids. Honestly, we couldn't go a week without human remains popping up along the path we used to get to school. Sure, at first it was pretty horrifying, but after while we got so used to it that we'd make a game out of it.I remember me and my friend, Kevin, kicking a severed left hand all the way along the path until we decided it would be best to throw it in a pond. For some reason, the fact that it was a left hand seemed outrageously funny to us at the time. We made "give a me hand" jokes about it for years. That joke even made it into Kevin's year book quote. Something about "The devil makes work for idle hands".Shiat got dark after awhile. We all sort of noticed how we hadn't seen a body, leg or even a head in over a month. Not sure how, but someone found out that, XXXXX XXXXX (long haired stoner who read High Times IN SCHOOL!), had been walking the path earlier than the rest of us and collecting any human remains he could find. He got pulled out of home room so the administration could search his locker. This was '80 so they didn't even bother to dismiss students. They had local and state police going through the locker and hauling body parts out in plain sight of all the kids. Some of the cops didn't even use gloves to move the remains. Somehow, XXXX wasn't involved in the actual murders so he disappeared for a few months and came back really, really quiet. Years later, I saw him hitchhiking and gave him a ride. He explained that he's been smoking so much pot these days that he'd coughed up part of his lung. I laughed at his exaggeration until he pulled a plastic bagged filled with a ball of sticky, brown phlegm out of his shirt pocket and showed it to me. The dude was still collecting body parts.
 
2020-10-27 11:23:18 AM  
Prime suspect.
 
2020-10-27 11:24:46 AM  
Yorick?
 
2020-10-27 11:48:17 AM  
Is this even a law?
 
2020-10-27 12:12:44 PM  
Deal with it
 
2020-10-27 12:22:39 PM  
Personally, I couldn't care less what happens to my mortal remains once I no longer inhabit them but this turned out to be the skull of a man missing since 2012, so not reporting it (since 2019) delayed closure for the missing man's family (provided he had any left) that much longer.

So yeah, kind of a dick move.
 
2020-10-27 12:56:34 PM  

ModernLuddite: I hope that Mr. McCann was the kind of person who would have found that funny.


I tried to pre-donate my body to the local medical school. Specifically FOR med student pranks. They wouldn't take it.
 
2020-10-27 1:15:10 PM  
A  skull found in the woods you say?

A local tragedy/disappearance/murder happened here in the early80s.  A young woman/teen in 1984.

10 years later, some guy out riding his ATV comes across something on a stump (or maybe it was an abandoned car), wrapped in carpet.   He looked inside and found a skull.  He took it home, but his lady said to call the cops.  He said he tried to take it to the Sheriff's office, but as it was a weekend, the Sheriff's office was closed.  Only the jail was open and they told him to take it to the city police, which was also (he said) closed.

So he took the skull home, washed it and put it on the mantle till Monday, when he went to the city cops and turned it in.

There was evidence of head trauma on the skull.   It was pretty soon identified as her skull.

The weird thing, besides not calling 9/11, was that the place her skull was found...was not out in the middle of nowhere, but a place kids would hang out and party.  Someone had found that skull previously and placed it where it would be found. A friend's son was working for the city maintenance crew was involved in the search, afterwards, for the rest of her.  The rest was never found, just her skull.
 
2020-10-27 6:48:19 PM  
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2020-10-27 8:46:30 PM  

beezeltown: About 30 years ago, I went to a gun show with a friend. I had never been to one and was curious. About half the show was actual guns, but the rest of the show was all." I don't know the providence of those "artifacts," but that was some of the creepiest, .


" I don't know the providence of those "artifacts," but that was some of the "

Provenance. Good lord...
 
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