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Eighteen Severed Human Heads Stopped En Route to Chicago ‘Research Facility’

Posted on | January 15, 2013 | 42 Comments

Somewhere in Illinois, a “research facility” is being operated by zombies, cannibals or, perhaps, a mad scientist from Transylvania:

The 18 human head specimens that arrived at O’Hare International Airport from Rome just before Christmas were on their way to a research facility in the Chicago suburbs — a facility that is “under investigation,” a source told the Chicago Sun-Times Tuesday morning.
Officials initially said a paperwork problem prevented the shipment from being delivered to its final destination, but the Sun-Times has learned that the hold-up is connected to an ongoing investigation at the suburban facility in question. The investigation is “absolutely not” connected to the shipment of the heads, the source said.
The heads were shipped from Rome as cargo on a Lufthansa Airlines flight, arriving at O’Hare about one week before Christmas.
“They were properly preserved and tagged as human specimens,” said Tony Brucci, chief investigator for the medical examiner’s office.
Brucci said U.S. Customs officials at O’Hare initially held up the shipment, when they found the paperwork to be “a little confusing.”
Brian Bell, a spokesman with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, said earlier Tuesday that the specimens appear to be legitimate medical samples.

Why won’t the newspaper name the facility “under investigation”? Why do I suspect the “facility” is a castle with a laboratory in the cellar?


(Via Gawker; hat-tip to David Freddoso on Twitter.)



  • Christy Waters

    So THAT’S how the democrat leadership was created. Now I understand where Pelosi came from. BTW, Young Frankenstein is one of the greatest movies of all time. LOL!!

  • M. Thompson

    Well, that shipment does lead to questions about MAD SCIENCE! going on at that lab.

    Shades of Aperture Labratories from the game “Portal” and its sequels.

  • 20thCenturyVole

    “Are you telling me that I put an abnormal brain into a six-foot-eight, three-hundred pound monster? IS THAT WHAT YOU’RE TELLING ME?”

  • Penny Robinson Fan Club

    I guess they were just trying to get a head start on the competition…

  • Penny Robinson Fan Club

    It’s one way to make the headlines.

  • Penny Robinson Fan Club

    Hey, just giving everyone a heads-up, you know?

  • SPQR9

    Was one of the specimens labeled “Hans Delbruck”?

  • CrustyB

    in other news, Alfredo Garcia has been reported missing.

  • WJJ Hoge

    Put. The candle. Back.

  • Liberty At’Stake

    Jack Wiley Dithers reports the “facility under investigation” is owned by something calling itself “Project Vote.”

  • sablegsd

    Haven’t they had a problem with cubes of human flesh in the sewers? Or was that a different commiecrat hell hole?

  • jety

    So, there are 18 families in Greece who are OK with their loved ones’ heads being sent to Chicago?

  • Finrod Felagund

    It’s tough trying to get ahead in this economy.

  • Finrod Felagund

    But were the heads in a duffel bag?

  • JeffS

    It is a “research facility” in Illinois, after all.

  • richard mcenroe

    “It’s a cookbook!”

  • richard mcenroe

    Probably another EPA lab.

  • daleyrocks

    Who doesn’t like to get head for Christmas?

  • rosalie

    The government has to be involved somehow.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Great movie.

  • Bob Belvedere

    There’s a connection with either #Occupy or Obamacare somewhere – I just know it!

  • charles w

    I got a bad Frank and a so so Stu.

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  • Becca Lower

    Walk this way…no, this way.

  • Zilla of the Resistance

    Maybe they were being sent to that ghoul Lisa Jackson, of Obama’s EPA, who conducted nazi style human experiments on living people without informing them of the dangers of sitting in a GAS CHAMBER and sucking on a pipe filled with concentrated diesel fumes. She is one sick freak, you know.

  • rmnixondeceased


  • rmnixondeceased

    UPDATE: Dead Nixon’s Head was not among the specimen seized.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Obama appointees, every one!

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Most of them have family members working in diners all over Cook County.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    What knockers!

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Just as long as Walt Disney and Ted Williams are not in that bag! Because that would be so wrong.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Nice one Finrod!

  • Bob Belvedere

    Don’t you have four???

  • Bob Belvedere

    You mean to tell me that, out of all of the regular TOM readers, not one – one! – thinks Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia is a classic film???

  • Bob Belvedere

    I can verify this because I have your head in my library – talk to it when I need advice.

  • rmnixondeceased

    THAT’S your “library”? I thought it was a rather small bathroom!

  • McGehee

    Of course the Illinois Democrat Party is involved — those were the brains of the outfit.

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  • WJJ Hoge

    Bodiless Heads in Bottomless Pit

    (18 severed heads found in Chicago …)

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