In 2006, a very disturbing discovery was discovered in the basement of a London home. The home was previously an orphanage, and an inspection of the basement turned up a collection of over 5,000 skeletons. These were not your average skeletons, however. Instead, they were the collection of a man named Thomas Merrylin, who had lived in the home in the early 1900s.
Merrylin, born in 1782, was an avid Crypto-naturalist, Fringe Zoologist and Xeno-Archeologist, which led him to search for clues to the existence of creatures that most people (and scientists) agree to be mythical and non-existent. He travelled the world collecting the “remains” of creatures including vampires, werewolves, demons and faeries. Merrylin was believed to be a practitioner of black magic, which according to some allowed him to live an unnaturally long life, and to not physically age.
Merrylin donated his large London home to an orphanage in 1942, on the condition that they never tear down the house and never open the basement. His wishes were respected until 2006, when an inspection of the foundations revealed crates of his eccentric (and likely fake) collection of magical remains.
As exciting as this story is, it turns out all to be the fictional invention of from the imagination of Alex CF. This London-based illustrator, writer, and sculptor who invented the Merrylin Cryptid Museum to capture the attention of the internet for his creepy and realistically detailed sculptures.