A number of weird discoveries are being made every year. This may include some new species or any archaeological site. A few of them have even helped the researchers to find a better understanding of what our past world could’ve been. However, while digging deep down for such things, researchers sometimes make creepiest discoveries which are enough to send chills down our spines. Where a few of them reveals the darkest secrets that the past holds, other provide a concrete base to some of the existing misconceptions. But what are they? Let’s find out.
1. Moa Bird Foot
While carrying a routine expedition in New Zealand, archaeologists found a gigantic foot still intact with scaly skin and flesh. Nature has preserved it in such a way that it even confused the researchers. They thought it belongs to an animal that had died recently. Further researches proved that the well-preserved foot belonged to a prehistoric bird called Moa. It was about 3,300 years old.
2. Baby Grave
A recent gruesome discovery was made in Southern Israel where a large number of infant skeletons were found near the ancient seaport of Ashkelon. These buried skeletons date back to the Roman Era. However, why the babies were killed, and who did this gross act is still a mystery.
3. Human Feet
Since 2007, 16 severed human feet in running shoes are discovered from the Jedediah Island to the Botanical Beach in Canada. Clearly, it is one of the most gruesome and creepiest discoveries that has frightened the people. No one exactly knows why and how detached feet got in the sea.
4. Gladiator Skeletons
In 2005, researchers found a series of mysterious skeletons in York. Further examinations revealed that these skeletons date back to the Roman Era. Experts have it that the men died young, and were good in wielding weapons. The reason why they could allegedly be the gladiators.
5. The Otzi
Two German tourists made it to the headlines in 1991 when they discovered a strangely well-preserved mummy named ‘The Iceman’ or ‘Otzi’. Also, people who were anyhow associated with “The Iceman”, died!
6. Vampire graves.
During the excavation of one of the medieval cemetery sites in Kuldos, archeologists found fourteen (supposedly) vampire graves. People of the medieval ages used to believe in the existence of vampires. They used to cure the vampirism by either decapitating them, or by burying the said “vampires” face-down, with heavy stones on so as to prevent them from rising again!
7. Animal grave
Archeologists discovered a mass animal grave in 1971 in the Idaho corn field with around 200 different animal skeletons. Reason could be the volcanic ash 12 million years ago. Creepy!
8. Headless Vikings
Researchers made a shocking discovery in June 2009, where they witnessed a grave embodying 54 headless skeletons, with 51 skulls piled up in another pit within a Roman quarry.
9. Hobbit Skeletons
In 2003, scientists discovered the bones of Homo-Floresiensis or the Hobbits. At first, the researchers believed that the skeletons belong to people who may have suffered from Microcephalia. In this, the skull and stature are small. However, similar discoveries proved that this wasn’t just a microcephalic condition, but a species!
10. Jigsaw Skeletons
Scotland witnessed one of the creepiest discoveries in 2001. Four prehistoric mummies were discovered by the archeologists. When further examined, radiocarbon dating proved that these were made by joining body parts of different people. And why the hell would someone do that, is a mystery! (Phew!)