Friday, June 13, 2014

Freaky Friday...!

Sounds almost like a movie title, doesn't it? Well, I think that from now on we'll start having some weird and freaky stories for Friday, OK?

This one should well qualify, I believe. I think that even Dizzy Dick will find this one to his liking! He likes the strange and weird post! I got this from the folks over at Listverse, so it should be well verified.

The San Pedro Mountains Mummy


Cecil Mayne and Frank Carr were prospecting in Wyoming’s San Pedro Mountains in October 1932. Hoping to find gold, they blasted through some rocks. Instead, they found a small hidden room containing a mummy. In fact, it was one of the strangest mummies ever discovered.

Seated in a cross-legged position, it was only 18 centimeters (7 in) high, and it would have measured no more than 36 centimeters (14 in) in a standing position. The mummy only weighed one-third of a kilogram (0.75 lb) and had an oddly shaped head. It didn’t look much like a human, but an X-ray eventually determined that the mummy had human bones and was likely a miniature human being.

There was much debate about how old this unidentified human could have been when he was mummified. Some experts believed that he was an infant who suffered from anencephaly and looked like an adult because of his facial deformities. However, because he appeared to have adult vertebrae and teeth, others believed the mummified individual might have been up to 65 years old when he died. This stirred speculation that the mummy originated from the Nimeragir. According to folklore, the Nimeragir were a race of “little people” who lived in Wyoming many centuries ago, but their existence has never been verified. The mummy passed through various hands over the years but seemed to disappear after its last owner died during the 1980s.

See? I told ya this was a strange and freaky tale! Just imagine what these guys thought when they found this...thing. It might be enough to give you a few nightmares, that's for sure!

Coffee out on the patio this morning. Bacon sandwiches for all!


Chickenmom said...

"Freaky Friday" - Love it! (and the bacon sandwiches, too)!

texasann said...

Bubba -
I'll just ditto ChickenMom, and throw in some blueberries for dessert. Wierd little fellow, huh?
Thanks for a good week of posts ~
Big Hugs -

linda m said...

That is one weird mummy. Too bad it got lost before someone could exam it today. Bacon sandwiches sound yummy. Save my seat on the swing. Have a great weekend. Good posts this week by the way.

Sixbears said...

Good one this morning Hermit. Pass me one of those bacon sandwiches please. I'll share my home roasted Indonesian organic fair trade coffee. :)

JO said...

I read about this a while back. They did a special on more finds and compared them to Hobits. Maybe they will air it again.

Bacon sandwiches and Sixbears coffee sounds like a great way to start the day.

Dizzy-Dick said...

Wow!! Yep, I really like stories like this one. That little guy was shorter than a midget!! I have to do some research on those strange people. As always, thanks for keeping me wondering.

HermitJim said...

Hey Phyllis...
It does sound kinda cool, doesn't it?

Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Sis...
Blueberries are always a good thing!

Glad you liked the story.

Thanks for dropping by this morning!

Hey Linda M...
He is a strange looking creature, that's for sure!

Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Sixbears...
That fresh roasted coffee sounds like it would be a good thing!

Thanks for sharing it and for the visit!

Hey Jo...
There are more than a few things in our past that we have yet to discover!

Thanks, sweetie, for dropping by today!

HermitJim said...

Hey Dizzy...
I first thought of you when I read this article!

Weird little guy! Right up your alley, I reckon!

Thanks for coming over!