Eighteen heads found at an airport were bound for a crematorium. The human heads had been used in Italy for medical research. After serving their purpose overseas, the body parts were en route to Illinois where they were slated for cremation, according to a strange Jan. 15, 2013 report by Yahoo! News.
The 18 heads found at an airport made their way from Europe to O'Hare International Airport in Chicago without incident. However, a routine x-ray inspection of incoming cargo revealed the body parts, and a paperwork snafu stopped the heads on their journey to their final destination.
Passengers may be surprised to learn that cadavers and body parts are frequent travelers of the friendly skies. Most of the time, things go off without a hitch, but not this time. As you can see from the video at the top of the page, this isn't the first time an incident like this has happened.
While officials get the paperwork settled, the 18 heads found at the airport are cooling their heels in a freezer at the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office morgue. There was nothing suspicious about the three cases of human heads, which have been delayed since their arrival at O'Hare in December 2012. They were properly labeled, and once the paperwork is in order, they will be released to the crematorium and destroyed.