A painter working in an old house in Waldoboro, Maine, discovered a severed hand that had been passed down in a family for decades.
Police concluded that the hand had been ripped off 50 to 80 years ago. They also seized the hand because it's illegal to possess such a body part.I'm proud to say that this took place about 35 miles from where I'm now sitting.
The previous owner claimed she had gotten the hand from a man down the road, who is now in his 80s and remembers his father having the hand.
"She had heard it was from a farming accident," [contractor Bo] Jespersen said. [Link]