I bought an antique book from the 1800s – I found the creepiest thing inside, people think it’s from a serial killer | The Sun

I bought an antique book from the 1800s – I found the creepiest thing inside, people think it’s from a serial killer | The Sun


TRAWLING antique stores can turn up some pretty amazing finds – and, apparently, a few horrors.

One woman who loves antique shopping says that upon receiving an old book that she bought online, she was shocked to discover an unexpected collection hidden inside the pages.

In a viral TikTok video, Christina Dyer says she "innocently" bought the antique book off the internet.

It appears to be bound in worn brown leather with a clasp on the front, and filled with once-blank pages that were written on by a previous owner.

She offers a glimpse at the writing inside, scrawled in neat cursive and dated 1862.

But the pages contained more than old words: There was also plenty of human DNA.

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Tucked inside were several folded scraps of paper, each of which contained a lock of human hair.

The papers were folded into makeshift envelopes and labeled with names and dates.

All were from the 1800s.

Dyer opened them to find hair of different colors, including a blonde swirl bound with ties.

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Dyer shared her discovery with a creepy soundtrack on TikTok, where some commenters have been thoroughly creeped out.

"Not me screaming CALL THE POLICE and immediately thought about some serial killer," wrote one.

"I have a bad feeling," wrote another.

But others pointed out that at that time, it was common practice to hold onto locks of hair of loved ones.

"Either it's from when someone they loved died, or just from friends exchanging their hair," wrote one.

"My grandma said they used to cut hair of dead people to have a physical souvenir of them," said another.

Dyer went on to research the people whose hair was tucked away in the book.

Walter, whose hair was dated 1956-68, died aged 78.

Constance, whose hair was dated 1959-6277, died at age 77, and Lawrence, whose hair was dated 1858, died at age 57.

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