Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

Human Skull, Animal Bones, Incense Discovered On 'Backyard Altar'

skull_illustration.jpg
(Photo by Christos Georghiou via Shutterstock)
Stories like these are only possible with your help!
Your donation today keeps LAist independent, ready to meet the needs of our city, and paywall free. Thank you for your partnership, we can't do this without you.

Police stumbled across a creepy backyard altar in Pasadena that had a human skull, animal bones and incense.Pasadena police found the altar after responded to reports of a trespasser yesterday in Northwest Pasadena, City News Service reported. They found other human bones, "burned artifacts" and candles at the makeshift altar. You may not be surprised to note the police consider these "suspicious circumstances."

Police and employees from the coroner's office collected items from the altar for an investigation.

The original trespasser was not located, and it's not clear who might have created the altar. There was little other information in news reports, such as who—if anyone—lived in the home where the altar was discovered.