A plumber in the UK had a shocking discovery when he found over 20 bones hidden beneath the floorboards of a bathroom he was fixing this month.
Jonathan Betts, 36, was carrying out repairs on a cottage that is over 200 years old, as reported by SWNS. Betts shared the eerie find on a TikTok video that has garnered 1.4 million views since its posting on Jan. 6.
In his TikTok video, Betts explained the unsettling situation.
He said: “After I removed the toilet and floor covering, I found that [the] subflooring below was massively rotten.”
Betts, who owns JB Plumbing in Plymouth, Devon, informed the homeowners, who were away on vacation, that he needed to excavate the soil.
Despite not typically working on weekends, Betts proceeded with the task. He recounted the stressful moment when he stumbled upon a jawbone with teeth.
He said: “As you can imagine I started to stress out, especially when I found a jaw bone with teeth!
“In the back of my mind I knew it was an animal as the teeth didn’t look like ours, but I was still sketching out as I really did not want this job to be shut down!”
However, Betts discovered a second part of the jawbone along with 20 other bones.
In a follow-up TikTok, Betts showcased the bones to his 600 followers, expressing his hope that they were from a dog.
After research and consulting with colleagues, he confirmed that the bones were from a pig, not a human.
“The bones have placed back under the floor when we found out that back in the day people buried them to ward off bad spirits,” Betts added.
“After speaking with the owners of the home, they informed me that the house opposite used to be a pig farm and they think the barn attached to their property was in fact a slaughterhouse.”
His viewers on Tiktok were relieved for him.
“At least you solved the mystery bones,” one commenter said.
“Lol the celebration for pig bones,” a second added.
Betts ended off the saga by saying: “Let’s just say it’s not every day you’re at work and find a pile of bones under a bathroom floor.
“I have been in the industry for over 20 years — and I’ve never seen anything like it before,” he added.