A mummy mystery has finally been unwrapped for a Wilsonville woman.
Hilary Lester has been living with a creepy looking relic for decades now, not knowing exactly what or what it was. But that all changed when she put it on eBay. A couple of scientists on the East Coast saw it for sale and they were so intrigued, they flew to Wilsonville to investigate it.
The mummy, named Gretchen after Lester's high school rival, was brought home by Lester's father in the late 1970s. Ron Beckett and Gerald Conlogue -- best known as the scientists from the old National Geographic show 'Mummy Road Show,' gave Gretchen a head-to-toe exam at Oregon State University's Veterinary Medicine School. They were impressed by Gretchen's ribs and a wide-eyed Lester was already fascinated by their findings.
"We found a wood tooth, so they believe she's got a wood tooth," Lester said.
Gretchen was then scanned and X-rayed. It turned out that Gretchen was mostly made of wood, nails, bandages and possibly animal bones.
"It's pretty safe to say that she is fake ... man-made," Lester said.