Police Jail Mummy,
200, in Grave Situation
SANTA ROSE, Calif.
Police have taken a 200-year-old mummy into custody and advised
its owner to get an attorney.
The mummy was seized
from John Strong's World of Wonder sideshow at the Santa Rosa
County Fair after police became suspicious because it looked "too
real." It was.
Police took the
remains in a holding cell in City Hall on grounds that it is
against the law in California to possess a human corpse.
Officials advised Strong to find a lawyer.
Strong said he bought
the mummy nine years age in Reno, Nev. He was told it
was the mummified body of Count Demonicus who lived somewhere in
central Europe but not Transylvania he said.
photo when the Count was shown at Knott's Scary Farm in the 1980s.
John bought the mummy Count Demonicus in the middle 80s from an ad
in the Amusement Business Magazine. He brought it from an
assemblyman in Reno for $2000.00.
It was confiscated 20 years later in the Santa Rosa fair in
northern California for showing human remains by the county
coroner. there was a big full page article done in the Santa Rosa
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