100 Human Brains Stolen from UT

100 Human Brains Stolen from UT

About 100 human brains have mysteriously disappeared from the University of Texas (UT) at Austin campus. One of the missing brains belonged to Charles Whitman, the man who killed 16 people on the UT campus in 1966.

28 years ago, 200 human brains soaked in formaldehyde were transferred to UT for research purposes, according to the Austin American-Statesman. But now half of that original shipment is nowhere to be found. 

Some UT faculty believe someone stole the brains. One professor told the Statesman, “We think somebody may have taken the brains, but we don’t know at all for sure.”

Making the situation even more eerie is the disappearance of Whitman’s brain. He was an engineering student at the time of the school shooting. After Whitman gunned down 16 individuals, a policeman shot and killed him. 

The 1966 incident is still considered one of the most tragic school shootings in the last 50 years. 

Apparently, the killer had made a special request that his brain be used for research purposes, should he pass away.  

The UT professor reportedly said, “When Charles Whitman was shot they found a note and in that note he asked that his brain be left to science and looked by the pathologist to find out if there was something wrong with him.”

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