Since this is Halloween, bones and skulls share the day with witches and ghosts. Nothing to get too excited about, unless one is a young child. However, pictures in Germany's Bild newspaper showing German soldiers posing with a skull in Afghanistan have evolved into what Germany calls a scandal with six suspects under investigation.
Grumpy Editor reviewed three of the photos and notes if it happened in the U.S., it would be classified as a prank, just some guys engaging in mischievousness. One photo showed a sitting soldier posing with a skeleton on the ground. His gloved hand was perched atop the skull. Photo No. 2 captured four skulls on the ground sandwiched between the letters CSR at the top and TEAM on the bottom. Photo No. 3 showed what looks like a military hat placed atop a portion of skull that appears to be in two pieces with the mid-section missing.
The skulls, according to reports, are of unknown source and vintage although Bild says the photos date to early 2003. Nevertheless, German prosecutors opened the investigation for possible charges of disturbing the peace of the dead.
While this is going on, the Fox Network is seeking to attract interest in its "Bones" TV show with a promo showing the program's key actors tossing a skull, much like a football, to each other.