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Fun Fact Friday – Bodies Found In Benjamin Franklin’s Basement

Did you know!??…..

Multiple skeletons were found in the basement of Benjamin Franklin’s London home?

The bones were discovered during a 1998 renovation of the house and were identified as being from nearly a dozen people, including six children.

“The most plausible explanation is not mass murder, but an anatomy school run by Benjamin Franklin’s young friend and protege, William Hewson,” wrote The Guardian.

That’s not to say there wasn’t any funny business going on. “The resurrection men could deliver bodies stolen from graveyards to the Thames wharf at the bottom of the street, while there was a weekly public execution at the gallows on the other side of the garden wall.”

All in all….pretty strange. And such an odd fact! Lol. I hope you enjoyed. Do you have any other facts about your founding fathers?

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