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Woman finds Ikea bags stuffed with 80 skeletons
www.thelocal.se ^ | Updated: 01 Aug 2014 11:51 GMT+02:00 | Staff

Posted on 08/04/2014 6:18:36 AM PDT by Red Badger

UPDATED: A woman in southern Sweden is furious after stumbling upon scores of skulls and human bones inside Ikea bags in a church. The man who dug up the bones, however, says it's not as bad as it looks.

The Kläckeberga church is using Ikea bags to store the remains of around 80 people who were once buried under the floorboards.

The macabre collection, which is almost overflowing from a set of large blue Ikea bags, was found by local woman Kicki Karlén.

"There were around 80 skeletons," she told The Local.

"And it made me very angry about how they were just sitting there. Some people at the parish told me the bones had been there since 2009."

The bags are covered by a tarpaulin and have been sitting there since parts of the church were dug up and rebuilt to allow wheelchair access.

"I was on the team called in to dig out the bones five years ago," archaeologist Ludvig Papmehl-Dufay told The Local.

"Our mission was to document and rebury the bones, which may be as much as 500 years old. But the reburial was delayed and I have no idea why. The plan was to rebury them as soon as possible, but that's up to the church. The county board said they couldn't leave church ground, and it became complicated."

He explained that the bones were likely reburied in a secondary deposition many years ago in what he called a "bone house". The collection is mostly skulls and longer bones, he added.

While Papmehl-Dufay denied storing the bones in the Ikea bags himself, he admitted that it sounded like an efficient storage technique.

"It's not standard practice, definitely not for archaeologists, but the Ikea bags aren't actually that bad. They'd be great for stopping the moulding process. But it can't be that good to have them in the basement for so long."

Karlén, meanwhile, took to her blog to lament the situation and to call for answers.

"How would you feel if it was your grandmother or grandfather?" she wrote.

Karlén, an erotic novelist, has since told The Local that she may write a book about the bones.


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Not as bad as it looks?.............
1 posted on 08/04/2014 6:18:37 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Skeletons in bags Ping!.............


2 posted on 08/04/2014 6:19:19 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Red Badger

3 posted on 08/04/2014 6:19:52 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Red Badger

Man, IKEA has something for everything!


4 posted on 08/04/2014 6:20:13 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

They may be counterfeit................


5 posted on 08/04/2014 6:21:29 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Red Badger

I hope the assembly instructions were included.


6 posted on 08/04/2014 6:22:06 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Red Badger

7 posted on 08/04/2014 6:22:08 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: moovova

Dry Bones

Ezekiel cried, “Dem dry bones!”
Ezekiel cried, “Dem dry bones!”
Ezekiel cried, “Dem dry bones!”
“Oh, hear the word of the Lord.”

The foot bone connected to the leg bone,
The leg bone connected to the knee bone,
The knee bone connected to the thigh bone,
The thigh bone connected to the back bone,
The back bone connected to the neck bone,
The neck bone connected to the head bone,
Oh, hear the word of the Lord!

Dem bones, dem bones gonna walk aroun’,
Dem bones, dem bones, gonna walk aroun’
Dem bones, dem bones, gonna walk aroun’
Oh, hear the word of the Lord.

The head bone connected to the neck bone,
The neck bone connected to the back bone,
The back bone connected to the thigh bone,
The thigh bone connected to the knee bone,
The knee bone connected to the leg bone,
The leg bone connected to the foot bone,
Oh, hear the word of the Lord!

Read more at http://www.songlyrics.com/child/dry-bones-lyrics/#IlLpkBVXRvhkt1rh.99


8 posted on 08/04/2014 6:23:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Red Badger; GeronL; Slings and Arrows

Assembly required.


9 posted on 08/04/2014 6:24:09 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: Red Badger

Once assembled, they form a very unique bookshelf.


10 posted on 08/04/2014 6:25:11 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Red Badger

11 posted on 08/04/2014 6:25:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red Badger

Ray Harryhausen stunt doubles!


12 posted on 08/04/2014 6:26:06 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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Karlén, an erotic novelist, has since told The Local that she may write a book about the bones

The titles just about write themselves.....

13 posted on 08/04/2014 6:27:14 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Red Badger

“Karlén, an erotic novelist, has since told The Local that she may write a book about the bones.”

There are a lot of things wrong with this story but this last sentence was a doozy.


14 posted on 08/04/2014 6:27:16 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: P.O.E.

ya beat me


15 posted on 08/04/2014 6:27:31 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Red Badger

Karlén, an erotic novelist?


16 posted on 08/04/2014 6:28:16 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: Red Badger
Not as bad as it looks?

Well, it's not like she found them on display at an Ikea.

From the article: Karlén, an erotic novelist, has since told The Local that she may write a book about the bones.

Kathy Reichs is probably not amused.

17 posted on 08/04/2014 6:31:03 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke

She’s so concerned that those bones could be someones grandfather or grandmother that she’s going to write an erotic story about them.


18 posted on 08/04/2014 6:32:39 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Red Badger

You’ll just end up with skeletons that aren’t quite right and a handful of extra bones with each bag.


19 posted on 08/04/2014 6:33:01 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com - Sign up for my new release e-mail and get my first novel for free)
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To: driftdiver
ya beat me

That's ok, everybody else beat me to the "some assembly required" jokes, so I know how you feel :)

20 posted on 08/04/2014 6:36:43 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Red Badger
The Kläckeberga church is using Ikea bags to store the remains of around 80 people who were once buried under the floorboards. The macabre collection, which is almost overflowing from a set of large blue Ikea bags, was found by local woman Kicki Karlén. "There were around 80 skeletons," she told The Local....The bags are covered by a tarpaulin and have been sitting there since parts of the church were dug up and rebuilt to allow wheelchair access.

"I was on the team called in to dig out the bones five years ago," archaeologist Ludvig Papmehl-Dufay told The Local. "Our mission was to document and rebury the bones, which may be as much as 500 years old. But the reburial was delayed and I have no idea why. The plan was to rebury them as soon as possible, but that's up to the church. The county board said they couldn't leave church ground, and it became complicated."

Were they jewel-encrusted?

21 posted on 08/04/2014 6:36:54 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: P.O.E.; driftdiver; Mercat; Calvin Locke

All erotic novels have bones in them.....................


22 posted on 08/04/2014 6:36:58 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: driftdiver
The Swedes are in the forefront of "green" burial composting, so her crocodile tears are probably for pre-publicity for her upcoming book.

Ashes to ashes and all that, although the those bones are probably of scientific value for various fields of study.

23 posted on 08/04/2014 6:39:12 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

24 posted on 08/04/2014 6:41:00 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Red Badger

Swedish meatballs


25 posted on 08/04/2014 6:41:32 AM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: Red Badger

The cast from Jason and the Argonauts.


26 posted on 08/04/2014 6:45:27 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Red Badger

That was a strange note at the end, that this person is an erotic novelist, and will write a story about the human remains. What the heck???


27 posted on 08/04/2014 6:45:39 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Red Badger
Randy Travis - Diggin Up Bones
28 posted on 08/04/2014 6:46:16 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Red Badger

Some assembly required...


29 posted on 08/04/2014 6:47:49 AM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: Red Badger

I don’t see it in the store’s catalog.


30 posted on 08/04/2014 6:48:00 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: null and void
You will need photo Unwarrentedconfidence.gif
31 posted on 08/04/2014 6:48:50 AM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: Red Badger

Bags, basements... Why couldn’t they have been stored in closets, where normal people store them?


32 posted on 08/04/2014 6:50:05 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Alex Murphy

So they built the church on an old cemetery?

Either that or this church invented the phrase ‘skeletons in the closet’.


33 posted on 08/04/2014 6:50:31 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

It’s in their special VIP Only catalog!....................


34 posted on 08/04/2014 6:56:24 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: driftdiver; Alex Murphy

In Europe, it was common to bury people UNDER the church in ages past, like catacombs.


35 posted on 08/04/2014 6:58:26 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Somebody beat her to it................

36 posted on 08/04/2014 6:59:33 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Calvin Locke

re: so her crocodile tears are probably for pre-publicity for her upcoming book

Yes, that is what I am guessing as well. The way the story first came out it sounded as if some church lady accidentally found all the bones at her church and was only wanting a respectful burial for the deceased. Somehow, I doubt that this author of porn fiction is a faithful and active member of the church. Unless it is different in Sweden. Maybe there you can write pornographic novels and be a member in good standing.


37 posted on 08/04/2014 7:00:09 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: C210N

Or sheds in the back yard.................


38 posted on 08/04/2014 7:00:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Red Badger
New Ikea take home tool:


39 posted on 08/04/2014 7:01:40 AM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: Red Badger

the headline giveth and the article taketh away


40 posted on 08/04/2014 7:05:08 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: Red Badger

You’re right, I forgot about their practice of doing that.


41 posted on 08/04/2014 7:08:20 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Red Badger

GOSH! WHILLIKERS! She’s sooooooooooo upset she’s figuring ways to make money off of her disgust. Maybe a book, but for certain hits to her blog.


42 posted on 08/04/2014 7:15:47 AM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: driftdiver

I don’t know why they did it. It’s weird..............Now, it’s just royalty that gets to...................


43 posted on 08/04/2014 7:22:35 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: driftdiver

Done been done. Even a movie about it. CEMETERY MAN.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cemetery_Man


44 posted on 08/04/2014 7:32:47 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: boatbums

Here’s your golden opportunity to heap scorn on some Protestants.


45 posted on 08/04/2014 7:40:15 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: driftdiver
***Either that or this church invented the phrase ‘skeletons in the closet’.***


46 posted on 08/04/2014 7:45:33 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Red Badger

XTC - Poor Skeleton Steps Out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfmkod5J0ZU


47 posted on 08/04/2014 7:49:09 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red Badger

Not something in a Louis Vuitton?


48 posted on 08/04/2014 7:52:26 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Cvengr

Or a Dooney & Burke.................


49 posted on 08/04/2014 7:58:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Mercat

I’m sure her book will be exciting. /s


50 posted on 08/04/2014 8:47:10 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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