Bag With 53 Human Hands Washes Onto Russian Coast

Authorities are trying to determine who cut off the hands, and why, in this gruesome crime.
By Alex Firer
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  • Yikes! A bag with fifty-three human hands (and that one missing one found nearby) washed up on the coast of Khabarovsk in East Siberia between Russia and China. There are few clues as to whom these hands belonged to, and what caused them to wash up onto the shore. There are no witnesses and the hands are currently being checked for fingerprints in order to discover more evidence of this gruesome crime.

    The prevailing theory is that the hands may have been cut off from dead bodies found in a hospital — possibly to use the bodies to steal organs. The removed hands would rob the bodies of identification. Bandages found next to the hands hint at the hospital theory being the correct one.

    What would you do if you found a bag of hands? Do you believe the hospital theory, or do you think the hands were cut off for a different reason? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter at @WhatsTrending.