Today I woke up and glanced at my twitter account (which is atypical) and @sandylunyc tweeted about this researcher who "dug" history a bit too far.
To sum it up, this guy named Anatoly Moskvin dug up young adult bodies, mummified them, and dressed them up like dolls.
As it turns out, Moskvin isn't alone. George Karl Tanzler (his German birth name) did a similiar thing, but not with so many bodies. This German was also an intellectual who became obsessed with Maria Elena Milagro de Hoyos and kept her body, mummified, in his house. Of course, by house, I mean one of his houses.Interesting note: Tanzler's tale didn't go without speculation. Necrophilia was the gossip of the land.
It was also speculated the body in his house, upon his own death, was not the true body of Milagro de Hoyos, and was nothing more than a wax encasing. The real body is supposedly buried with Tanzler. Read the Tanzler story; it's a real page-turner. I won't spoil anymore.With Moskvin, the speculation comes from Fox News. I won't link them. Sorry.Fox's article on the Moskvin case is much more macabre.
The article agrees with most, stating Moskvin was a genius and a historian and dug up female bodies. However, a Fox reporter (for whatever reason Fox doesn't state their AP findings, reporters, particular persons, investigator names, or sources), writes Moskvin became obsessed with female corpses after her was forced to kiss one at a funeral.
The Fox report also states Moskvin inserted music boxes into some of the women's bosoms. Keep thinking antique dolls and you'll understand why.But how does a genius became a grave robber who uses bodies as human music dolls? I'm really tempted to take the creative approach to the missing data.
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