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Zombies in 8th century Ireland

Halloween is still more than one month away but archeologists working in Ireland have uncovered a couple of 8th century human skeletons that point to a ghoulish story.

The skeletons, dug up between 2005 and 2009 at Kilteasheen, near Loch Key in Ireland, were found with stones stuck into their mouths. Researchers examining the remains suggest this may have been related to a belief among the locals that this practice would prevent the dead from returning to walk the Earth as zombies.

More via  CBS News.

September 19, 2011 - Posted by | archeology, Strange

1 Comment

  1. In a related article, it states that the bodies were male, which eliminated my thoughts on why something may have blocking the mouths…

    Comment by SomeDumbGuy | September 19, 2011

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