Numerous wooden boxes with mythical creatures and strange paperwork were discovered by a fluke in the basement of a deserted British mansion.
Since forever, mythical creatures such as fairies and dwarfs were thought to be just that – mythical. In the latest contemporary era, many people claimed evidence there is much than just a fable.
In 2006, construction workers were bulldozing a place to make way for a new suburban block. All of a sudden, they came across an old mansion which used to belong to a man named Thomas Theodore Merrylin.
In the old house’s basement, they discovered many peculiar boxes of wood.
At the thought of finding something precious, the workers started opening the crates one by one.
Surprisingly, however, they didn’t find some valuable treasure but rather plentiful weird creatures. The findings were later entitled as the Merrylin Cryptid Collection.
The ex-owner of the British mansion, Thomas Theodore Merrylin, was born in 1782 in Hellingshire, North England. He was a Crypto-naturalist, Zoologist, and Xeno-Archaeologist.
His favorite hobby was gathering different uncatalogued specimens as part of his compilation.
But likely one of his weirdest traits is that he had an incredible lifetime of 160 years.
Later accounts reveal that he looked as he was 40 years old when he was actually 80. This detail was very weird at the time and now as well.
Merrylin began a trip through the US to exhibit his unique compilation to the public. In the beginning, his bewildering acquirement was put on center stage.
However, later, considering the dogmatic viewpoint at the time, he was marked as a hoax by the rest of the cryptozoologists.
During his journey, he met many outstanding biologists and mathematicians. He captured the attention of everyone not only with his collection of mythical creatures but with his knowledge in science and chemistry as well.
Alongside the wooden crates, workers also found Merrylin’s diary. His records contained mysterious insights of quantum mechanics which wasn’t yet set up to endure at the time the notes were written.
Theodore was later accused of stealing by another collector of rare species. His notoriety was on the brink, so he decided to go into obscurity. His profile never returned to the scientific community again.
In 1942, a man purporting to be Theodore granted a building to an orphanage in London requiring only one condition: the basement never to be unlocked.
The man was in his 40s, so people assumed he was probably a relative of Marrylin. This was the last time anyone heard something from him.