Bizarre Winged Creatures found in a basement in London
Till now, there have been many who have tried to convince the world of the existence of fairies, goblins and other mysterious creatures. The most famous case of the cottingley fairies photographed in 1971 was ultimately declared a hoax by admission of the person who had taken them. However sometimes, incidents do occur which can test the mind of the most rational thinker, such as the recent discovery of tiny skeletons of mysterious winged creatures found in the basement of an old mansion in London.
The tiny winged creatures, part of a bizarre collection of a 19th century artifact collector were unearthed from little boxes and display boards in which they were kept.
1 Bizarre Discovery of Winged Creatures In Basement
In what could be termed as a bizarre and shocking discovery, builders found the preserved remains of creatures that resembled fairies and tiny aliens as the skeletons bore wings on them. The skeletal remains of a number of winged creatures, some of which had been gruesomely pinned to boards akin to a butterfly collection were found with their flesh rotten and decomposed by time.
Some of the creatures looked like tiny aliens and some like werewolves and fairies which were also kept in exhibition jars and boxes. The grisly collection belonged to Thomas Theodore Merrylin, which records show was a biologist and a rich aristocrat in the 19th century.
2 Macabre Collection, Part Of the Merrily Cryptoid Museum
The grisly specimens of winged creatures found in a basement have now been converted into a museum along with several documents and theories attributed to their species.
The macabre collection is now in the possession of artist Alex C.F, who is also the curator of the Merrilyn Cryptic Museum. Unfortunately, the museum is off limits to the general public. Among the exhibits include, tiny creatures that resemble fairies with decomposed flesh. Their wings had been nailed to the display boards. Joining them were alien looking creatures as in various contorted positions and remains of hairy humanoids which could well be depicted as werewolves.
3 Sketches Of Victims of Jack the Ripper
What is most bizarre about the collector is the fact that the collection also featured sketches of Catherine Eddowes, the famous victim of 19th century mass murderer, Jack the Ripper. According to Alex, Merrilyn’s diary was full of writings and descriptions of ideas, much in advance of his time, like quantum physics and the multiverse theory.
The entire collection was found when the old mansion site was up for renovation and builders found thousands of tiny boxes in the basement.
4 Mysterious Life Of Thomas Merrilyn
Mystery has also enshrouded the life of the collector, Thomas Theodore Merrilyn, who was born in 1782 in Hellinghsire, Northern England. Born to a biologist, Edward Merrylin, Thomas became a biologist and naturalist, living a secluded life travelling countries and collecting weird and strange specimens of mysterious species that were yet to be catalogued and documented by naturists worldwide. The strangest fact of Thomas Merrylin was his youthful appearance which at 80 made him look like a forty year old.
It was believed that Thomas Merrylin died in the early 20th century and with him remained buried the winged creatures found in the basement. However in 1942, a man by the same name donated the building in which he lived to an orphanage on conditions that the basement which had already been sealed should never be opened.