Woman Checked Human Skull in Airplane Luggage: "It's For Halloween!"

Now here's a brilliant idea: a woman decided that she wanted to bring something special for halloween, so she packed a human skull in her checked luggage! Guess what happened next:

Tucson International Airport security were greeted with quite the surprise Wednesday morning when they discovered a human skull in a piece of checked luggage. [...]

The female passenger who owned the luggage had already boarded her flight, but was pulled off by security personnel for questioning.

According to TSA, the woman says the skull was brought back by her boyfriend after his military deployment in Okinawa, Japan. The woman says she was taking the skull to Philadelphia for halloween.


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Could this be an artifact from WWII? Estimated Japanese military and civilian deaths exceeded 270,000. There are caves all over the island with human remains. The caves are supposed to off-limits but people still explore them at their own peril. You might compare the picture with the skulls at my site. We have human and primate skull replicas at http://www.skullarama.com. These are affordable museum-quality products for display or educational purposes.
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@Larfin Jackarse - I forget the name of the shop, but it was in NYC. There are plenty of suppliers out there though. Some suppliers off the top of my head are The Bone Room in Berkley, SkullsUnlimited.com, Necromance in Los Angeles, Evolution in NYC (although that was not where I purchased mine). They can be a bit pricey, I believe mine was around $400, and that was a fairly good deal.

I collect anthropological specimens, and also use them as props for photography.
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I think the reason she got stopped was mainly because in the past murderers did some really stupid things like carry around body parts and bones in their luggage. Maybe they thought this was one of them?
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