BOG PEOPLE

They exist!

What are they?

Bog people are cadavers who have been naturally preserved. They were simply buried and somehow the earth just mummified them! "Due to lack of oxygen and the anti-microbial properties of peat moss, many of the "bog bodies" found in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands and especially Denmark are startlingly well-preserved, with discernible facial features, fingerprints, hair, nails, and other identifying traits."

Fun Facts

-Bog people are mostly found in Europe.

-Some tribes considered bog bodies to be sacred and were used for all kinds of religious and sacrificial acts.

-Bog bodies are extremely rare, but with all of the modern farming, the machines tend to destroy the once priceless bog bodies.

-Some people believe that bog bodies were once criminals.

Sources

Lobell, Jarrett, and Samir Patel. "Bog Bodies Rediscovered." Archaeology.org. 1 June 2010. Web. 18 Sept. 2014.


"What Are the Bog Bodies?" History.com. 8 May 2013. Web. 18 Sept. 2014.