31 Days of Spook – The Mummy

15 Oct

Oh Boo my friend.  This afternoon I have another real story for you about a mummy.  I heard about this story early last year and couldn’t believe it.  Since then, we have even her it mentioned on television.  Enjoy my friends – I’m here to hold your hand or paw if you need me 🙂

In 1976, a camera crew was filming a television show inside of a haunted house in Long Beach, California.  When they were setting up, they moved a mummy prop to the side.  When they did this, one of the arms fell off.  When the arm fell off, they noticed that it was actually real human bones.  After the authorities were called in, they learned that the body was the criminal Elmer McCurdy who was killed during a shoot out following a train robbery.

After he was shot, a funeral director embalmed his body and put it on display since he was so proud of his work.  Eventually a pair of carnival promoters claiming to be McCurdy’s brothers took the corpse for themselves.  McCurdy’s corpse popped up in many haunted houses across America before winding up in Long Beach, California.

courtesy First To Know


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16 responses to “31 Days of Spook – The Mummy

  1. The Canadian Cats

    10/15/2015 at 4:04 pm

    Really?? Oh my! Makes you wonder about the skeletons you see on TV.

    Shaking Shoko

    • Piglove

      10/15/2015 at 4:43 pm

      I know! I’m afraid to go through haunted houses. If I had seen that – THUD – this piggy would have been DOWN. XOXO – Bacon

  2. sheilaenglehart

    10/15/2015 at 6:38 pm


    • Piglove

      10/16/2015 at 8:52 am

      Just think if the show never took place and he stayed in that place forever. Shivers! XOXO – Bacon

  3. katsrus

    10/15/2015 at 7:05 pm

    Now that’s creepy.
    Sue B

    • Piglove

      10/16/2015 at 8:53 am

      Yes I agree. I couldn’t imagine finding something like that. YIKES! XOXO – Bacon

  4. sunsetdragon

    10/15/2015 at 7:18 pm

    Oh man that had to have chilled their blood.

    • Piglove

      10/16/2015 at 8:54 am

      I know. I can’t even imagine finding something like this. XOXO – Bacon

  5. franhunne4u

    10/16/2015 at 2:21 am

    The criminal’s body was never claimed by the authorities for a burial?

    • Piglove

      10/16/2015 at 8:55 am

      Apparently not until his family claimed it. Weird situation to end up in a ‘haunted house’. XOXO – Bacon

  6. easyweimaraner

    10/16/2015 at 6:48 am

    I’m glad my dad refused to buy any howl-o-ween props… who knows what we will find inside of that thingies ….

    • Piglove

      10/16/2015 at 9:11 am

      I know! Can you imagine finding something like this brother? Especially you know if you had the desire to gnaw a bone and then found out it was human. OMP! That would definitely be our luck! XOXO – Bacon

  7. speedyrabbit

    10/16/2015 at 11:47 am

    See that is just yucky,xx Speedy

    • Piglove

      10/16/2015 at 12:35 pm

      I know. I would squeal so loud that you could hear me there my friend. XOXO – Bacon

  8. gentlestitches

    10/18/2015 at 2:51 am

    I have never been in a haunted house because I am a big chicken. cluck, cluck. Now I am glad. Ekkkkkkkkkkkk!

    • Piglove

      10/18/2015 at 10:07 pm

      My mommy is the same Auntie Sharon. She says that if she wants the water scared out of her, she’ll just ask daddy to scare her with the checkbook – snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon


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