Oct 31, 2008

Jurassic Park

In search for Ziębice's Municipal Forest mentioned by Friedrich Pietrusky in his report.

The question remained unanswered: where did Karl Denke burry the bones of his victims? Pietrusky speaks of a "municipal forest" but there is no forest close to Denke's house. However if you take a look at Ziębice's satellite picture, you'll probably spot a grove at the south-east end of town. It is labelled "municipal park" on the map.

It is highly improbable that Denke would go so far to dump the human remains he was left with, as his house was located at the almost opposite part of town (top of the picture).

Nevertheless this little municipal park hides bones and carcasses as well... but all of them are fake. The local authorities decided to create a "Jurassic Park" here and placed half a dozen plaster dinosaurs. For some reason, most of them are painted green.

Two specimens are aquatic. Their red glowing eyes are made of LED lamps.

All this looks like a pathetic attempt to deviate the tourists' attraction from Karl Denke's.
However tourists remain unmoved and keep on photographing the cell in which the cannibal committed suicide in 1924. 
I did the same: