A few years ago, a collector in Paris bought a lifelike wax figure in the market. However, when he took the wax figure home for tasting, he found that the wax figure turned out to be a corpse. What kind of person was this corpse before his death? How did he (she) become a wax figure? Was it framed by bad guys? Sheriff Bea and Paul, an expert of the “Special Society”, a local scientific organization specializing in investigating mysterious supernatural phenomena in Paris, finally revealed the secret of turning the corpse into a “wax figure” after careful investigation and meticulous deduction.
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Cary is a well-known collector in Paris and frequents the art market. One day in 2007, when he was browsing various exhibits in the trading market, he was suddenly fascinated by a life-size human body wax figure. The waxy skin of this wax figure shone brightly under the light, like a human body. Lifelike living people. Cary immediately decided to shoot. After going back and forth with the seller to negotiate a price, Cary bought it.
After taking the wax figure home to the collection room at home, Cary took out the magnifying glass and began to admire it carefully. He stroked the wax figure’s skin, and the delicate yet moderately soft and hard touch from his fingertips made him feel a little strange. Soon, he stopped his gaze on a string of cupronickel necklaces on the neck of the wax figure. Its color was a little dull, and there were spots of rust on the pendant. It was the first time Cary had seen a wax figure wearing a metal necklace, because metal necklaces can easily leave destructive scratches on the wax figure’s skin.
Cary stood up and decided to take a good look at what else was special about this wax figure. When he saw the hair, another incredible thing stunned him! Of all the body wax figures he’s seen before, the hair is generally the roughest. Usually, the purchased human hair is processed and inserted into the top of the wax figure’s head. That is to say, the scalp under the hair of the wax figure will never have the same pores and lines as human scalp, but this wax figure has the same pores and lines. Clear, just like a real human scalp.
A sense of ominous premonition arose in Cary’s heart, and he immediately inspected the nails of the wax figure in detail. It turned out that the nails of the wax figure looked a little gray and yellow like dead pork , which was an impossibility in previous wax figure artworks. So, he tried to use a lighter to burn the long nails of the wax figure. If it was a substitute for chemical materials, it should burn immediately, but Cary saw that the nail turned black a little bit, and then emitted an unpleasant smell of burnt…
Cary was frightened out of his wits, and he decided to call the police, because all signs showed that this was by no means an ordinary wax figure, it was most likely a human corpse!
After receiving the alarm, Sheriff Bea quickly took people to Cary’s home. After the preliminary inspection, the forensic doctor determined that the wax figure was the color of dead pork , but the subsequent inspection left people, including the forensic doctor, dumbfounded: the dead body had been dead for at least decades! What kind of person was this corpse before his death? How did he become a wax figure? Was it framed by bad guys? Sheriff Bea understands that if he wants to solve the case, he must find the seller of the wax figure. After collaborating with the police portrait, the distraught Kari strongly asked the police to take away the body that made him shudder.
After Bea returned to the police station, he sent people to the trading market to find the original seller, and at the same time got in touch with the local scientific organization “Special Society” that specializes in investigating mysterious and supernatural phenomena.
Paul, an expert of the “Special Society”, rushed to the police station and saw the wax figure corpse as if he had found a treasure. After a detailed inspection of the corpse, he told Beah with some excitement that the perfect wax figure of the corpse was probably formed by the corpse itself. Beah obviously had doubts about this unreasonable inference, because people Not long after the corpse was buried, the muscle and skin tissue began to rot. Even if it was specially treated like a mummy, it would never be so perfect.
In order to further ascertain the reason, Paul and Bea applied to their superiors for an autopsy. The dissected sample slices showed that there was no sign of any chemical treatment inside the corpse, but the fat, organs, and even the skin inside the corpse showed a sticky “wax” state, which prevented human cells and tissues from being processed. Decomposition and ablation, so the dead body can maintain a lifelike and radiant appearance, but because the seller of the body wax figure has not been found, the case seems to have fallen into a headless mystery again.
Just when Bea was at a loss, Paul suggested that he turn his attention to the cemetery to solve the case. Only by finding out the base where the body was buried would it be possible to understand the mystery of its waxing. Paul’s words brightened Bea’s eyes.
Bea persuaded his superiors to dispatch the police to check the cemeteries inside and outside Paris one by one, but the progress was slow, which made Bea very depressed.
A week later, the police escorted a middle-aged man to see Bea. When this person was wandering around a cemetery, the police mistook him for a cemetery administrator, so they showed him a photo of the wax figure and questioned him. Unexpectedly, after seeing the photo, his face changed suddenly, and his eyes were full of fear. The police suspected that he was related to the case, so they immediately detained him and brought him back to the police station to hand over to Bea for interrogation. (Ghost House: Please keep the reprint!)
Bea brought the man to the wax figure, and the man was really scared when he saw the wax figure. So, Beard interrogated him overnight. A middle-aged man has confessed to being a grave robber who stole the wax figure from an unoccupied grave outside Paris.
Bea and Paul let the grave robber lead them to the tomb of the corpse. They saw that there was nothing special about this tomb, but why didn’t the corpse rot and wax?
Paul inspected the material of the coffin and found that it was made of thick solid wood and had not rotted so far. Paul inspected the bottom of the coffin carefully, but did not see any traces of embalming substances. But Paul found that the inner and outer surfaces of the coffin were covered with a thick layer of paint, especially on the four walls inside the coffin, there were many oil paintings mixed with mixed paint. Although some of them were worn and peeled off, they looked Still pretty dainty.
Paul suddenly thought of a question. When he was researching on the incorruption of the saint’s “Bernadette” body, he found that the walls of the saint’s coffin and the tomb were covered with this kind of oil paint and blended lacquer. Could it be that the secret lies in the paints and pigments?
After Paul and Beah went back, they carried out laboratory analysis on the coffin paint samples they retrieved, and the results were exactly the same as those in the saint’s tomb. They were all the same oil paint and blending paint. They came to the cemetery of wax figure corpses again. Once, Paul simply jumped into the coffin, trying to find other useful clues. After careful searching, he found that there were scratch marks on the inside of the coffin lid, which made Paul very surprised and confused.
Paul asked Bea and others to cover the coffin, and he lay in the dark coffin. When the air gradually became thinner, Paul suddenly smelled a faint pungent smell. He asked Bea to remove the coffin lid, jumped out and shouted happily: “I have found the answer!” His inference is that because the coffin was sealed very well, there is still benzene in the coffin, which is why the dead body was formed into a wax figure. s reason.
It turns out that the mixture of oil paint and lacquer contains a lot of benzene. One of the hazards of this toxic substance to the human body is that after inhalation of a large amount, it will cause the saponification of body fat-commonly known as the phenomenon of corpse wax. If you breathe normally, some benzene will be discharged one after another. As long as the amount is not excessive, it will not cause complete saponification of fat to people.
Judging from the condition of the deceased, he was mistakenly thought to be dead after suffering from some kind of sudden illness. He woke up after being buried, but his weak body prevented him from opening the coffin lid that was nailed to death. Just a few scratch marks left on it. And at this stage, because of the lack of oxygen in the coffin, he had to breathe heavily, and as a result, he inhaled a large amount of benzene emitted from the paint. After his death, because of the dry environment in the tomb, the body had enough time to complete the saponification, thus turning into a “wax figure”.