Facts About the Mummified Woman Inside the Fisk Metallic Burial Case

Facts About the Mummified Woman Inside the Fisk Metallic Burial Case

By Trista
Facts About the Mummified Woman Inside the Fisk Metallic Burial Case

In 2011, construction workers in Queens, New York made a horrifying discovery. A backhoe hit unexpected metal, which drew the attention of the workers. When they went to investigate, they found shredded metal and mummified human remains. Fearing they’d discovered the site of a homicide, the workers alerted the police about their gruesome find. The truth that was uncovered through extensive scientific research shed light on a largely forgotten part of America’s history. The Woman In the Iron Coffin ended up educating people through a documentary that followed the trail of her life, as reconstructed by historians and scientists.

An iron casket. The Furniture Record.

30. Workers Hit a Snag

Workers using a backhoe at a construction site in Queens, New York in 2011 felt the machine hit metal unexpectedly. Fearing that they had struck a water or gas pipe, they immediately called a halt to investigate the snag. What they found was far more surprising than a mislaid pipe. In the excavation site was what appeared to be old iron, ripped apart by the digging of the backhoe. Upon closer inspection, they also realized a mummified body was present.