Las Vegas store selling ‘corpse water’ after drought discovered bodies in Lake Mead
A lot of people in Las Vegas are taken aback, but one store owner is raising eyebrows at the sale of “corpse juice,” after a mass of human remains were discovered as drought-stricken Lake Mead in Nevada continued to decline.
Charlie Hanks, owner of a paranormal auditorium called Blaspheme Boutique, said he took the idea as a joke and that the customer was not actually buying the water from the lake, but rather a mixture of witch hazel, aqua crystal, stone, dirt and green. mika.
“As a joke, I said, ‘I should make Lake Mead water, because of the dead bodies in the lake,’ and then I did,” he said. told Las Vegas Review-Journal. “I had it and I posted some pictures of it and then it went viral on Instagram, Facebook and social media.”
“I will not steal water from our depleted water supply,” he added.
Corpse water may not be real, but it’s clear the interest in it is. The store owner said he has sold more than 100 bottles of this type, at $7.77 a bottle, in honor of the 7-7-7 that appears on a slot machine when you hit the jackpot.
Multiple human remains have been discovered at Lake Mead, the largest man-made reservoir in the US, when the water receded about a foot a week due to drought caused by the climate crisis and massive human demand at the top. source.
A set of remains was found in a crate with gunshot wounds, leading police to suspect a murder from the late 1970s or early 1980s.
“The water level has dropped so much over the last 30 to 40 years that, if one puts a barrel in the water and it sinks, you’ll never find it unless the water level drops. , “Las Vegas Murder cop Ray Spencer said earlier this month. “The water level has dropped and the barrel is visible. The barrel doesn’t move… It’s not like the barrel is swept away. ”
Lake Mead, created when the Hoover Dam was built on the Colorado River, is at a historic low, hindering access to water and hydroelectric power for the more than 40 million people who depend on its water in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and northern Mexico.
“We are losing about a foot a week because of downstream agricultural demand,” said Patti Aaron of the US Bureau of Reclamation. tell KSNV.