Austrian Man Charged After 56 Human Skulls Are Found at His Home


Maybe he can pull a Randi and claim he didn’t know it was wrong at the time?

via The Guardian

An Austrian man is to be charged with disturbing the peace of the dead after police found 56 human skulls and 55 other bones at a museum he had created in his home.

Police in the province of Burgenland said the relics were taken without authorisation from a church cemetery and had now been returned.

The 47-year-old man, whose name was not immediately released, came to the attention of police when he tried to sell three skulls and two thigh bones at a flea market.

A police spokesman said he had never encountered such a case in his 37 years in the force and knew neither why the man had collected the bones nor why he had tried to sell some of them.

“But there’s nothing new under the sun,” he said.

  • ishmael2009

    Can someone explain the Randi reference at the beginning of this article?

  • BuzzCoastin

    seems to be bones of contention here

  • Tony C.

    You can find some crazy shit at flea markets that’s for sure.

    • echar

      There are strict laws and fines in the US for buying and selling body parts, according to the show, Oddities New York.