Violent storms that swept the Shetland Islands over the past few weeks have unearthed a grisly discovery.
Police were called to the scene when storms eroded a cliff at Channerwick and exposed a human skeleton crouched in the mud.
A skeleton was found in the mud
However officials soon determined that this was not a murder investigation, but a case for archaelogists.
The skeleton is believed to be more than 2,000 years old, the same age as Iron Age structures found close by, according to local archaeologist Chris Dyer.
Researchers then identified evidence of one or possibly two more burials at the site, but another storm caused a further chunk of the cliff to crumble, covering up the discovery. Spooky.
A possible burial site