I have encountered a few people lately that insist that the skull on the headboard (in the treasure room) is a real skull that was originally given to Walt as a gift. The idea that modern people trade skulls as gifts seems incongruous. It also seems improbable that Disney would place actual human remains in an attraction. Furthermore the skull on the headboard appears to be rather large, perhaps too large to be human.
I have asked those that have stated that this skull is real to share their sources but they have been unsuccessful in producing any. In an effort to be unassuming and open-minded I havenít completely dismissed this rumor but I would love to hear the real story. Please share it if you know it.