10-Year Old Finds Real Life Mummy In Grandma's Attic
10-year old German boy Alexander Kettler was doing what any kid would, rummaging through his grandparent's attic looking for stashed away nudie magazines, when he discovered some mysterious cases. So Alexander's father Lutz pulled them out and opened them and, SURPRISE, mummified body. I'm never spending the night at grandma's house again.
"There was a huge sarcophagus and inside a mummy," said [Alexander's father] Lutz Wolfgang Kettler. "Then we opened the other cases and found an earthenware Egyptian death mask and a Canopic Jar," he added, referring to a container in which the ancient Egyptians kept the entrails of the deceased who had been mummified.
As to the question of how the 1.6-meter (5.2-foot) mummy could have gotten to the small town of Diepholz, Kettler can only speculate. His father, who passed away 12 years ago, went traveling through North Africa in the 1950s, but spoke very little of his travels. "He was of the older generation who experienced a lot in the war and didn't really talk about anything. I do seem to remember him mentioning having been to the city of Derna in Libya," says Kettler.
I don't know, after looking through all the pictures it looks sort of like a novelty mummy. The cases it's in obviously aren't that old, it's just got the look of a souvenir mummy. The kind of thing you'd see for sale on the side of the road on your way to the great pyramids. SOUVENIR MUMMIES! GET YOUR SOUVENIR MUMMIES HERE -- ALL SHAPES AND SIZES! Of course if there really is a body in there, shit. Somebody call Scooby and the gang.
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Thanks again to ChaosLex, who loves chaos so much he once yelled 'HOLY SHIT THAT MUMMY JUST MOVED!' while visiting a museum.