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Benjamin Franklin's Basement Filled With Body Parts

Posted: 04/16/2012 2:06 pm Updated: 04/16/2012 2:28 pm

Was Benjamin Franklin secretly a serial killer? Historians say this is unlikely.

Mental Floss:

While working on the renovation of Benjamin Franklin's London home, a construction worker found something odd: a small pit in a windowless basement room.

Inside, sticking through the dirt floor, was a human thigh bone.

Ultimately, 1,200 pieces of bone were recovered, and initial examinations revealed that the bones were the remains of 10 bodies, six of them children, and were a little more than 200 years old.

Read the whole story at Mental Floss


Filed by Hilary Hanson  |