Halloween may be the spookiest day of the year but some X-Ray Scanning staff have to deal with spooky items all year round when scanning baggage for potential threats.
Generally it’s airport security that find all the oddities, more than likely due to the sheer volume of baggage passing through their scanners. X-Ray Scanners are clever things, so we’re not sure what’s stranger, the fact that these people thought they could get these items through security or the fact that they had these items in the first place. All we know is, it makes for some pretty terrifying reading!
If you thought you packed some odd things, you may be shocked by some of these:
Human Skull Fragments
Passengers in Ft. Lauderdale faces serious delayed in 2013 when clay pots checked in with luggage were found to contain fragments of human skull. The flyers claimed they didn’t realize that their souvenirs came with bonus body parts inside.
A Python in a hard drive
A traveller bound for Barbados hid a ball python in a nylon stocking inside an external hard drive. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service swooped in to take the critter. Talk about Snakes on a Plane!
A couple was rumbled at an airport in the United Arab Emirates when they tried to smuggle their young son (who did not have a visa) into the country by packing him inside a carry-on bag. Unsurprisingly, security officials spotted the boy on X-ray.
18 Severed Heads
In 2013, 18 misplaced human craniums made headlines when they were misplaced at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. It may be a surprise to learn that this isn’t as bizarre as it sounds, as it is a potentially legitimate medical shipment that occurs more often that you might think.
Freddy Krueger’s Hand
Seeing as it’s Halloween, we think we’ve saved the best until last. Freddy lost his glove at the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), found in a carry on bag! Knives are not permitted in your carry-on luggage, especially if they’re affixed to your fingertips.
Happy Halloween from Shape Services, we hope you have a scarily good day!