Man convinced he’s discovered a ‘mummy’ in city’s oldest graveyard

The man found a mysterious box wrapped inside a tree that had been felled and inside was a mysterious bundle – he took to social media to ask opinions

A man is convinced that he has stumbled across a mummy in Evergreen Cemetery, the oldest graveyard in Los Angeles, US.

The graveyard was established back in 1877 making his discovery feel even creepier.

He shared the video to TikTok and got over 30 thousand likes from users who were seriously intrigued by the discovery.

The man, named Tarpit, said: “Yikes, look what I found, they felled this tree in the graveyard and I’m here picking up sticks and chips to burn in my kiln.

“This is the oldest graveyard in L.A, what is this? We’re opening it right now.”

Tarpit focused the camera onto the small box which appeared to be tied up, containing something wrapped up inside.

He continued: “It’s all wrapped up, is that a mummy?” after prodding the mysterious object with a small stick.

The small figurine-type object appears to be bound with thread or string, and looks like it has been burnt.

Tarpit said: “Okay I have seen what I needed to see. It’s something tiny all wrapped up in string. And we’re going to put it back to rest, don’t you think?”

Many TikTok users have different theories as to what this object might be, with one user even claiming it could be a fetus.

One user commented: “People used to do that with babies that were miscarried. They would bind them and stick them in trees. Pretty sure that is what you found.”

But others had different theories as to what it is, with one user claiming that Tarpit had just opened ‘black magic’.

It’s safe to say that the internet was pretty creeped out, with many people warning the man about even touching the object.

Some were pretty peeved at Tarpit for touching and moving the object, so much so that he felt the need to make a part 2 video.

In the second part, he reburies the object properly out of respect, just in case the ‘mummy’ is an actual person.

He said: “On the off chance that there is a person in there, which is not my bet, we’re going to rebury it better.”

He concluded: “If it gets exposed again, I’ve bought string and superglue and we’re going to find a nice spot for it.

“I’m not going to go and exhume it again, on the off chance that it is human remains I will keep an eye on it.”