May 18, 2012

A Tragedy of a Bog

A ghastly discovery was made in a bog near Cookstown, on Saturday forenoon.  A man cutting turf found embedded in the bog, about 3ft. from the surface, a human head in a good state of preservation.  The ears are intact, and the hair on the face and head is perfectly preserved.  The eyes and nose are gone.  (Yorkshire Evening Post, June 6th, 1897)

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