Anyone who has been on Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean ride knows that "dead men tell no tales." And as it turns out, the original attraction -- built in 1967 -- might actually be littered with human bones.
We know for a fact that human bones decorated this ride way back in the day. What's up for debate is whether or not they continue to line the walls of this spooky attraction. Supposedly, they were changed out for plaster ones and buried at some point, but some visitors -- and even a few Disney employees -- think that there are some that never made it to Davey Jones' locker.
This attraction was the last ride that Walt Disney oversaw himself.
While he praised the ride for offering something "new and different," the design team agreed that the fake skeletons weren't very convincing.
That's why the Imagineers bought actual human bones from the UCLA anatomy department and dressed them up with hooks, eye patches, and earrings.
As the ride gained popularity and fake skeleton technology improved, a new crop of Imagineers replaced the real skeletons and gave them a proper burial...or so they say.
Guests and Disney employees insist that a few human bones were left behind, claiming that some of them look way different than the others.
The skull that decorates this headboard, for instance, is much grittier than the one that sits below it.
This one that hangs out near the ride's second drop is also believed to be real.
As is this poor skeleton that sits near the burning prison.
The ride has undergone many renovations, especially since the movies have become so popular in recent years. Is it possible that the Imagineers just forgot to switch out these actual human remains? I'd personally be happy to donate my body to the cause, should Calypso take me.