5 Wacky Family Heirlooms


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Rest In Peace, Mummy
These mummified infants are actually where they're supposed to be: the vault of a cemetery in Guanajuato, Mexico.
These mummified infants are actually where they're supposed to be: the vault of a cemetery in Guanajuato, Mexico.
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This one's got to make it to Ripley's Believe It Or Not. A family in Philadelphia counts the mummified remains of a baby among their cherished family heirlooms.

The tiny mummy had been in the Peavey family for about 100 years before a judge ordered it buried in 2006. "Baby John" died of natural causes soon after he was born, and had been passed from generation to generation ever since. The body was confiscated after a young Peavey mentioned the heirloom at her daycare center.

The Peavey family's heirloom was stolen by a grave robber in 2010. As of May of that year, the mummy remains missing.

Bet you're glad all you inherited was grandma's handmade quilt.

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