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August 7, 2013

Mummy Dearest

10-year-old finds mummy in grandmother's atticAlexander Kettler was playing in his grandmother’s attic in Diepholz, a city in the northern German province of Lower Saxony, when he found one large and two small wooden cases stashed behind some shingles. He told his father and grandmother and neither of them had any idea where the boxes had come from or what was inside of them. When they opened up the biggest case, they found a sarcophagus holding a linen-wrapped humaniform figure that looks like Boris Karloff in The Mummy.

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Posted by: Don Rodrigo at August 7, 2013 9:13 AM

Many years ago, right after I got out of the Navy, I lived in Spokane, Washington, in an old house that had been badly renovated by the owner as a rooming house for students. I lived in the basement in a room that was simply blocked off from the rest of the basement by cheap fake-wood paneling. It had nasty green-yellow indoor-outdoor carpeting on the floor and cheap, but brand new motel furniture. No windows, but it was quiet, bug free and very cheap. Unless I had a light on, it was pitch black down there.

Anyway, I was working long hours and it was just a place to sleep. After I'd been there a few weeks, I decided to clean the place up a bit. The basement had stone walls which went up about four feet, then they formed a sort of a deep shelf which went back to the bearing wall.

There was leftover wood from the owner's building project and other junk. Right against the back bearing wall I found a small lead lined coffin, made out of unvarnished wood and completely sealed with bolts which ran around the outside. There was a small window in the lid. There was the shrivelled corpse of a baby inside. The baby had a lock of blonde hair, and a couple of small white teeth peeping out of the partially opened mouth. It was wearing what looked like a white silk dress. There was no name or nameplate on the coffin.

I called the landlord and the police and the police took the coffin away. The cops were never able to find out anything about the baby, but they thought the coffin and clothing were from the Nineteenth Century.

Never had any creepy feelings about this event, and it didn't bother me to stay in the room after that, but it was very odd.

Posted by: Lorne at August 7, 2013 3:21 PM

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