Bones With Bling

07/11/2011 10:25 am ET | Updated Nov 15, 2011
  • David Moye Fortean Times

Travelers to small churches in Germany and Switzerland are often surprised to see skeletons that are fully articulated and covered over with gold, silver, and gems.

They represent a curious and largely forgotten piece of Catholic history from a time when clairvoyant priests would use their powers to ascertain the remains of saints and martyrs.

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