The Bootlegger's Missing Head
On August 26, 1979, a family hunting for arrowheads inside the Civil Defense Caves in Dubois, Idaho found a torso stuffed inside a burlap bag. It was clothed in a white shirt with blue stripes and a red sweater It remained unidentified until January 2020.
Engineers with Thames Water, a U.K. utility company were laying down pipes in Oxfordshire, 50 miles outside of London, when they unearthed various skeletons.
THe Corpse Smuggler
At the Chapra railway station in India a man was arrested under suspicion of smuggling skeletal human remains. In his luggage he had 16 human skulls and 34 skeletons. He is thought to be part of a larger corpse smuggling ring that was taking the bones to China.
The Vatican's Secret Graveyard
On October 29, 2018 renovations were being carried out in the Vatican close to the Villa Borghese. Builders were restoring a floor in the janitor's lodge. Considering the age of the buildings and the grounds, this type of work is commonplace, but not what was found which was a human skeleton.
The Tooth Fairy's Stash Found
Construction workers are used to finding unusual things in the walls of older buildings, but in Valdosta, Georgia they were dumbfounded when a secret stash of hundreds of human teeth were found buried inside of a second-floor wall which was cracked during renovations.
Two Polish fishermen thought they had made the catch of a lifetime when they landed a 410 pound catfish who had been swimming the waters of the Oder River for over a hundred years. The big surprise though was what was inside the belly of this fish.
Stranger Than Fiction Stories by M.P. Pellicer