Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Mummified Baby Seized By Police

A New Hampshire family has been thrown into the spotlight after the revelation that they have a mummified baby. The tiny corpse is considered a family heirloom and has been displayed in their home for years. The mummy baby was discovered in the belongings of a great great uncle after he passed away, and was handed down through generations.

Family stories suggest that the child is the great great uncles stillborn son. Since the uncle was born in 1850, and the family believes the dead baby is around ninety years old, that means old Unc would have been sixty six when the baby arrived.

In the news story I viewed, the current owner said the mummy baby was considered part of the family, and got slightly choked up over the possibility of losing the dead creepy heirloom. I guess if you’re going to display the mummified body of a potential ancestor in the living room, it’s good that you have an emotional attachment to it.

If I found a mummified baby in my dead uncle’s possessions, I would be fascinated in a spooky weird way. I’m not sure what I’d do with it, but I sure as heck wouldn’t put it up in the house. I also wouldn’t pose a baby next to it for a photo, but then again, that’s just me.

You can read more about this story in a lengthy article in the Concord newspaper.

1 comment:

Chris said...

A story that aired on CNN about the baby can be viewed here.