Futuristic thriller Snowpiercer revolted many people with the chilling, cannibalistic line, 'Babies taste best.' However, it seems that this gruesome practice may have a founding in real life...
Warning: this article includes graphic imagery more shocking than your average horror movie.
A British man was arrested in Thailand with grisly cargo
British national Chow Hok Kuen, 28, was arrested in Bangkok after officials discovered 6 gold-plated, charred human fetuses in his luggage.
The embellished baby corpses are an occult tradition
The extremist sect of Buddhists believe in the Kuman Thong, which translates literally as 'Golden Child.' These effigies are often made of wood, but more extreme worshippers prefer talismans basted in baby fat, or even made entirely from a dead fetus.
The business of selling these grisly items is lucrative
Experts say that Chow could have expected to make around $40,000 from the sale of his 6 roasted baby corpses. These are usually made through the extraction of unwanted fetuses, which are dry roasted, lacquered and leafed in gold, IBT reports.
The British consulate has confirmed the arrest and Chow's trial is ongoing. A spokesperson for the consulate said: "We can confirm the arrest of a British national in Bangkok on May 18. We stand ready to provide consular assistance." We can only hope that more crimes and abuses of human remains are discovered by officials so that the public can know the truth about this shocking black market practice.