What a bizarre story! A heart, suspected to be human, unexpectedly appeared in an Ohio field, next to a parking lot. A plastic bag, containing the organ, was discovered by paramedics who initially threw it away, but, soon after, retrieved it for testing. Here is a quote from the Norwalk Reflector:
About Aug. 25, a North Central EMS crew was parked at the Friendship Food Stores, 175 Milan Ave. Fulton said they parked an ambulance there for the purpose of coverage and at that point, the heart wasn’t there.
The crew then responded to a call.
“After they returned, it was there,” said Fulton, who estimated the time period was about an hour, maybe less.
“It was just a little ways into that field off the parking lot. It was in a plastic bag,” the detective said.
Where the organ came from is a complete mystery. Was it previously frozen? Is it from an animal, perhaps a pig, whose heart looks very similar to a human? Why was it there in the first place? The Norfolk police labeled this incident an “unusual occurrence”. I’ll say!!
The media reports say that an hour passed between the time the ambulance left and returned, suggesting that the bag was placed there during that time. Weird and rather creepy.
We await additional answers. Access the police report here (PDF).