Uprooted Tree Reveals Something Shocking for Small Town
By angelamontana

Posted: September 23, 2015

A storm passed through a small town in Ireland, Collooney, and ended up knocking over a tree.  Shockingly, a skeleton was found dangling from the roots of the uprooted tree.

According to iflscience.com, the upper half of the skeleton was dangling from the roots, while the legs (pictured below) were buried in the dirt.

Preliminary analysis indicates the bones are around 1,000 years old and belonged to a young man between the ages of 17 and 25. It was apparent the young man suffered an extremely violent death as the bones showed signs of several wounds inflicted by a sharp object, such as a knife or sword. Radiocarbon analysis shows the body was buried in a shallow grave sometime between 1030 and 1200 AD.

So, the next time a storm blows a tree over, you are probably going to check the roots for a skeleton.


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