But the story gets weirder and weirder as the facts emerge.
When a 10-year-old boy found a human mummy in a sarcophagus in a corner of his grandparents' attic, it left German authorities in a state of bewilderment.
To make things even more confusing, a 'death mask' also found in the box and X-rays show a metal layer covering the bones. At this stage, the gender of the 1.49-metre long human remains is unknown.
It is thought that the boy's late father, Lutz-Wolfgang Kettler, might have brought the mummy back from North Africa in the 1950s.
According to pathologists and researchers, things just don't add up!!
The mummy has not been unwrapped for fear of damaging the remains, but the bandages used actually date from the 20th century and are machine-woven. According to pathologist Andreas Nerlich of Munich's Bogenhausen hospital, "the skull and the bones are real, the mummy is a fake, made from one or several human bodies... What we have are questions upon questions".
Police and prosecutors from Diepholz, Lower Saxony state, are waiting for more information on where the body came from. Police spokesman, Frank Bavendiek told German news agency DPA, "We'll wait until we know how old the bones are... If they are a few hundred years old, then it's a mummy and we won't investigate".
So let me ask you, dear readers - When was the last time you snooped around your Grandparents' attic?