Archaeologists are always on the verge of Gothic terror, aren't they?
Archaeologists returned to the Grey Friars monastery site in early July for more study. After several weeks of excavation, eight people lifted the lid off of a heavy coffin made of stone on July 23. They discovered that an inner coffin made of lead was sealed within the outer stone coffin.
Prying open a centuries-old stone coffin is creepy enough, but finding another one inside, and made of lead? What was so scary it needed the doubled protection and the two materials?
The story really tells itself:
After its opening, the lead inner coffin was moved to the University of Leicester for researchers to analyze how to access it without damaging the remains inside.
How best to stage this... how about a nervous young scientist working late at night, who can't resist peeping inside? Or the inner coffin is left all by itself, until a security guard walks by and hears mysterious noises from within the box.