Maine woman finds old skull in Madison

Posted Sept. 17, 2010, at 8:55 a.m.

MADISON, Maine — A Maine woman on an outing to an old cemetery in the town of Madison says she “freaked out” when she realized what she thought was a coconut turned out to be a human skull.

Ann Chesley was taking her boyfriend’s two children to the cemetery on East Madison Road recently so she could teach them some history.

But 9-year-old Dakota Webb and 11-year-old Devon Webb of Showhegan found the skull.

Town officials say the skull is probably 200 years old.

Chesley took the skull to the Somerset County sheriff’s office.

Lt. Carl Gottardi tells the Kennebec Journal it appears an animal dug up the skull, but it wasn’t suspicious.

The skull will be reburied.