10-Year Old Finds Real Life Mummy In Grandma's Attic

August 8, 2013


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.

Hit the jump for a couple more shots.




Thanks again to ChaosLex, who loves chaos so much he once yelled 'HOLY SHIT THAT MUMMY JUST MOVED!' while visiting a museum.

  • Carissa Lynn van Raak

    so many nightmares.. I would feel gross after opening that and breathing in all that mummy dust :(

  • Dutchess

    Obviously fake, look at the lining inside the sarcophagus, it's fabric. No egyptian casket I've ever seen has fabric linings with a pattern like that. Also, sarcophagus exterior is all wrong. Notice how the glyphs are cut in half, they would not have done this.

  • Tim Hoefer

    The arms appear folded as opposed to bent.

  • Matthew Anderson

    Concrete ceiling?! woah!

  • Frédéric Purenne

    So their attic seems to be bigger than my apartment... well big enough to have UNNOTICED dead bodies laying around! O_o Freaking hell!

  • iofo61

    Yeah, this is what happens when Grandma and Grandpop were Nazis - you find mummified bodies in the attic. It happens.

  • Kimon Sklavounos

    Right... So tell me about the ancient Egyptian, Greek n Chinese stuff that "belong" to British, French, Russian AND (of course) German museums.. All of 'em Nazis right? :P

  • Jo Hof

    Looks like novelty because it probably is. You left out the part about them being unsure as to whether or not it's real, which will require testing.

  • Fuck that, burn it with fire. And can someone get this kid a cocktail, and maybe a lap dance for chrissake?

  • Carissa Lynn van Raak


  • Maybe I should have said ice cream and therapy, but fuck it I'm no role model.

  • Closet Nerd

    How about a lap dance & a lolipop?!

    Mmmmm butterscotch


  • Tesla Socrates

    Looks like a Movie Prop.... I wonder if its from an old movie set... Its too perfect.. even the fake mummies look more real then this.

  • Closet Nerd

    Is the mummy Teriyaki flavored?

  • Tyler AitchKay

    This is like some goonies-tier shit.

  • jeffrey jakubowski

    That would have been my exact nightmare as a kid, finding a dead body in the attic, Christ

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