GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. (AP) — Nine brains were found along a street in a northern New York village, but authorities say there's nothing to fear.
The brains are believed to have been part of a collection for educational or research purposes. No criminal activity is suspected. Residents discovered the brains on a street near railroad tracks in Governeur and notified police Wednesday.
And what are these you might ask? They appear to be brains. small, the size of an apple. Laying on the side of the road by Beckwith st. in Gouverneur. 9 of them to be exact. Not sure that I wanna know from what type of animal they came from. The police took one to be checked out. If anyone finds something very strange like this, please call the police dept.
A local veterinarian determined one of the brains had been professionally removed and preserved in formaldehyde. The organs are believed to be either from dogs or sheep.
Mishaps with preserved brains are not uncommon.
Last year the University of Texas in Austin said dozens of human brains stored in jars of formaldehyde and reported missing were actually destroyed in 2002. Those brains had been donated for teaching and research.