Sometimes I have to comb through the recesses of YouTube to find junked videos and forgotten footage that is just amazing. Sometimes it comes to me. I am the YouTube Treasure Hunter. Every week, I brave spider videos, footage of tornadoes and the occasional inexplicable zit-popping upload to find some of the rarest jewels YouTube has to offer.
Oh, there’s gold in them thar hills, but sometimes you just have to wade through a ton of crap to get to it.
This week’s treasure? Look, not everything on YouTube Treasure Hunter can be lighthearted, fun, and bootlegged from the 1980s. Sometimes, like Indiana Jones, we come across a dead body. This particular dead body happens to be incredibly well preserved. It looks like they buried him yesterday instead of the 15 years ago that they actually did. They are unearthing his corpse to — apparently — make room for their aunt’s coffin as well, whatever the f**k that means. Even more disturbing? The kid who uploaded the video is excited about it. He says he was a one-year-old when his grandfather died and now, a decade and a half later, he gets to see what the old man looked like … except he was hopefully a little less gray back then. But then again, one man’s freaky zombie-like corpse is another man’s treasure.
Christ, I hope they chopped off the head and burned the body to ashes. If livestock are disappearing in their village, I think they’ve got their answer.
Stay tuned for next Sunday, treasure hunters! I’ve got something that really zips! No, it isn’t pants … you’ll just have to tune in.