Bog People

The Afterlife Interview with the Bog People, Part Two

The Afterlife Interview with the Bog People, Part Two

First an announcement: WE HAVE A WINNER! Julie Christianson correctly guessed what movie I saw first. It was Darby O’Gill and the Little People. The banshees in the movie scared me so much that I had nightmares for weeks. Plus, I thought the Spanish moss on our oaks was Banshee hair. Creepy! This is Part…

Interview with the Bog People, Part One

Interview with the Bog People, Part One

KINDA GROSS (but fascinating!) For centuries, archaeologists and other scholars have been trying to unravel the mystery behind the hundreds of bodies—the oldest dating back some 10,000 years—found buried in the wetlands of Northern Europe. Due to lack of oxygen and the anti-microbial properties of peat moss, many of the “bog bodies” found in Ireland,…

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