The Weirdest Items Found by Airport Security

Have you ever made it to airport security with something in your bag that you’re not allowed to fly with? It can be humiliating and even a little scary to have your luggage searched, the items found, and then facing a barrage of questions from security.

However, at the end of the day, most things that are confiscated at security checkpoints are things that officers see time and again. Things like bottled water, toiletries, pocket knives, or even nail scissors are frequent offenders. And then there are the other times when security officers screen someone’s bag and find something completely unexpected.

Here are a few of the weirdest items found by airport security. Have you ever been caught with anything on this list? We hope not.

Human Skull Fragments

In 2013, security agents at the Ft. Lauderdale airport were shocked when they realized that the simple clay pots that they were scanning actually contained fragments of human skull. Apparently, the clay that was used to make the pots even contained ground-up bone.

The people transporting the pots were equally shocked since they had bought them without realizing. Flights were delayed as the pots were scanned again and again. Eventually, the pots were confiscated and were held by police as potential evidence.

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