Skeleton found on beach near healing fountain

February 19th, 2015

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Grisly remains revealed as winter storms erode historic site on the coast of northern Zealand

A local woman was taking an afternoon stroll on the beach near Helenekilde in Tisvildeleje when she suddenly made a gruesome find: three human bones stuck out from underneath a rock.

Pia Pape quickly called the police, who came to the scene and dug out the full skeleton.

Ancient corpse
The locals have nothing to fear, police assured, for this was not the remains of any recent crime.

“We still need to determine the time of death, but we can already tell that this is not a fresh body,” police spokesperson Henrik Suhr told Jyllands-Posten.

Healing fountain
Helenekilde is a sloping area of land shrouded in local legends. Police are leaning towards the possibility that the skeleton is a remnant from medieval times when the area was thought to possess healing powers.

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Will soon be lost
The skeleton was probably unearthed by one of the intense winter storms that have hit Danish shores in the last two years. These storms have increased in frequency and have destroyed much of the land where the site is located. 

The Nature Agency fears that if no-one renovates Helenekilde all its ancient mysteries will be swallowed by the ocean within the next two years. 


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