A Bakersfield, California man was confronted with an eerie object in his own front yard while bringing his trash can in from the curb on Monday (Nov 23) -- a human skull!

Bakersfield Police Sgt. Gary Carruesco confirmed the find on Wednesday (Nov 25), along with the fact that investigators had found several more bones "along the road not far from the skull," according to KX News.

The skeletal remains all appear to be from the same person; the Kern County Coroner's Office is working on identifying the person they belonged to, how the person died, and how long ago.