malformalady:

Removing the dead whose families can no longer afford the luxury of a private crypt in a Guatemalan cemetery. As soon as a lease on a grave expires, the cleaners will come and free up the space for a new paying customer. Bags of broken corpses are tossed into heaps like piles of garbage and transported on forklift trucks with the clothes they were buried in still on their backs. Remains that are claimed by family members are stored in a small box and then deposited at an ossuary at the General Cemetery. 
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malformalady:

Removing the dead whose families can no longer afford the luxury of a private crypt in a Guatemalan cemetery. As soon as a lease on a grave expires, the cleaners will come and free up the space for a new paying customer. Bags of broken corpses are tossed into heaps like piles of garbage and transported on forklift trucks with the clothes they were buried in still on their backs. Remains that are claimed by family members are stored in a small box and then deposited at an ossuary at the General Cemetery.

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mortem-et-necromantia:

The Tarim mummies are a series of mummies discovered in the Tarim Basin in present-day Xinjiang, China, which date from 1900 BCE to 200 CE. Some of the mummies are frequently associated with the presence of the Indo-European Tocharian languages.

Research into the subject has attracted controversy, due to ethnic tensions in modern day Xinjiang. There have been concerns whether DNA results could affect claims by Uyghur peoples of being indigenous to the region. In comparing the DNA of the mummies to that of modern day Uyghur peoples, Victor H. Mair’s team found some genetic similarities with the mummies, but no direct links, stating that “modern DNA and ancient DNA show that Uighurs, Kazaks, Krygyzs, the peoples of Central Asia are all mixed Caucasian and East Asian… the modern and ancient DNA tell the same story.” He concludes that the mummies are Caucasoid, likely speakers of an Indo-European language; that East Asian peoples “began showing up in the eastern portions of the Tarim Basin about 3,000 years ago… while the Uighur peoples arrived after the collapse of the Orkon Uighur Kingdom, largely based in modern day Mongolia, around the year 842.”

themosthorror:

Spontaneous Human Combustion

Spontaneous human combustion (SHC), or the apparently sudden and inexplicable burning of a living human body, has been recorded for the past 300 years and still doesn’t have a reliable reason for happening. No one has ever witnessed SCH happen first hand, so there is little evidence that it is actually a real thing, however there has been apparent ‘survivors’ of SHC. 

The definable characteristics of SCH are the apparent burning of the torso, little to no damage done to the surroundings, little or no struggle of the victim and no obvious cause of fire in the surrounding areas.

Although there are theory of how SHC happens, (ex. build up of fat in torso and rapid chemical reactions in body make a fast ignition in the body which ends up in a fire, or natural body gasses or alcohol in the body sparked by a open flame) SHC still baffles scientists today.

tedbunny:

Photographs serial killer Dennis Rader took of himself. After the BTK killer Rader was arrested on February 25, 2005, police uncovered his stashes of writings, photos, artwork and other assorted items he had kept over the years related to his crimes. He had a bondage fetish and enjoyed wearing the undergarments of his slain female victims as well as tying himself up. Using various mechanisms he was able to photograph himself with a Polaroid camera. During his years as a Boy Scout troop leader, he nearly got caught once when he couldn’t escape his own bonds after tying himself up inside a camper during a scout outing. He eventually worked himself loose.

tedbunny:

Photograph of evidence from the investigation into serial killer Robert Berdella, who was also known as ‘The Butcher of Kansas City’

mentalapple:

Ted Bundy - Killing of America.

unexplained-events:

Edward Leedskalnin and his anti-gravity machine. Leedskalnin claimed to know how the ancient Egyptians built their pyramids. He was a sculptor who single handedly built Coral Castle in Florida. He took his secret to the grave. He had some really interesting theories on magnetism.

unexplained-events:

Edward Leedskalnin and his anti-gravity machine. Leedskalnin claimed to know how the ancient Egyptians built their pyramids. He was a sculptor who single handedly built Coral Castle in Florida. He took his secret to the grave. He had some really interesting theories on magnetism.

bundyspree:

A few days before Kimberly Leach had disappeared, Ted Bundy approached a fourteen-year-old girl in a white van, as she waited for her brother to pick her up. Bundy had claimed he was from the fire department and asked her if she attended the school nearby. She found it strange that an on-duty fireman was wearing plaid pants and a navy jacket. She began to feel uncomfortable. She had been warned on many occasions by her father, who was the Chief of Detectives for the Jacksonville Police Department, not to talk with strangers. She was relieved when her brother drove up. Suspicious of Bundy, her brother ordered her into the car, followed the man and wrote down his license plate to give it to his father.
Upon hearing of the stranger in the white van, Detective James Parmenter had the license plate checked out. He learned it belonged to a man named Randall Ragen, and he decided to pay him a visit. Ragen informed the detective that his plates had been stolen and he had already been issued new ones. The detective later found out that the van his children had seen was also stolen and he had an idea who it might have been. He decided to take his children to the police station to show them a stack of mug shots, Bundy’s picture being among them. He hadn’t realized how close he had been to losing his own daughter. Both of his children recognized the man in the van as Ted Bundy.

bundyspree:

A few days before Kimberly Leach had disappeared, Ted Bundy approached a fourteen-year-old girl in a white van, as she waited for her brother to pick her up. Bundy had claimed he was from the fire department and asked her if she attended the school nearby. She found it strange that an on-duty fireman was wearing plaid pants and a navy jacket. She began to feel uncomfortable. She had been warned on many occasions by her father, who was the Chief of Detectives for the Jacksonville Police Department, not to talk with strangers. She was relieved when her brother drove up. Suspicious of Bundy, her brother ordered her into the car, followed the man and wrote down his license plate to give it to his father.

Upon hearing of the stranger in the white van, Detective James Parmenter had the license plate checked out. He learned it belonged to a man named Randall Ragen, and he decided to pay him a visit. Ragen informed the detective that his plates had been stolen and he had already been issued new ones. The detective later found out that the van his children had seen was also stolen and he had an idea who it might have been. He decided to take his children to the police station to show them a stack of mug shots, Bundy’s picture being among them. He hadn’t realized how close he had been to losing his own daughter. Both of his children recognized the man in the van as Ted Bundy.

malformalady:

The Wenzhou River turns blood red overnight in what is suspected as another case of industrial pollution, though some would have you believe it is an old testament style plague.

malformalady:

The Wenzhou River turns blood red overnight in what is suspected as another case of industrial pollution, though some would have you believe it is an old testament style plague.

they-hide-in-the-dark:

The Okiku Doll -
In 1918 a seventeen year old boy was visiting Sapparo in Japan and bought a doll for his two year old sister, Okiku. The little girl loved the doll and played with it every day, but a year later Okiku suddenly died of the flu. The family was heartbroken, and placed the little girl’s doll in the family altar in her memory. 
Sometime later, the family started notice something strange about the doll, its hair had started to grow. It had went from being in a short,cropped style to being down to the doll’s knees. The family took this as a sign that the restless spirit of Okiku was inside the doll so they took it to a Mannenji temple.
The doll is still at the temple to this day. Its hair still continues to grow and it is given an annual hair cut by the priests. Scientific tests have been carried out on the doll and it has been proven that the hair that is growing out of the doll’s head is both female and human.

they-hide-in-the-dark:

The Okiku Doll -

In 1918 a seventeen year old boy was visiting Sapparo in Japan and bought a doll for his two year old sister, Okiku. The little girl loved the doll and played with it every day, but a year later Okiku suddenly died of the flu. The family was heartbroken, and placed the little girl’s doll in the family altar in her memory. 

Sometime later, the family started notice something strange about the doll, its hair had started to grow. It had went from being in a short,cropped style to being down to the doll’s knees. The family took this as a sign that the restless spirit of Okiku was inside the doll so they took it to a Mannenji temple.

The doll is still at the temple to this day. Its hair still continues to grow and it is given an annual hair cut by the priests. Scientific tests have been carried out on the doll and it has been proven that the hair that is growing out of the doll’s head is both female and human.

sweetdeffects4:

It’s a postmortem paleness which happens in those with light/white skin almost instantly (in the 15–25 minutes after the death) because of a lack of capillary (smallest blood vessels) circulation throughout the body. The blood sinks down into the lower parts (due to gravity) of the body creating Livor Mortis. Pallor Mortis has little to no use on determining the time of death because it happens to fast. If the body is found quickly, it can be said the death occurred either less than 30 minutes ago or more. While Pallor Mortis the lips also turn blue/purple from of lack of oxygen.

sweetdeffects4:

It’s a postmortem paleness which happens in those with light/white skin almost instantly (in the 15–25 minutes after the death) because of a lack of capillary (smallest blood vessels) circulation throughout the body. The blood sinks down into the lower parts (due to gravity) of the body creating Livor Mortis. Pallor Mortis has little to no use on determining the time of death because it happens to fast. If the body is found quickly, it can be said the death occurred either less than 30 minutes ago or more. While Pallor Mortis the lips also turn blue/purple from of lack of oxygen.

malformalady:

A normal brain(right) compared to a brain afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease

malformalady:

A normal brain(right) compared to a brain afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease

thedeathmerchant:

congenitaldisease:

Harrison Graham was a rather slow-witted man from Philadelphia, but he appears to have been fairly well-liked. Eventually, however, neighbours complained to the landlord about the rank smells emanating from his apartment. Graham argued with the landlord, which resulted in his eviction; he made sure he had nailed the bedroom door shut before leaving, claiming his valuables were inside. On 9 August 1987 the landlord called the police to break down the door; inside were the decomposing corpses of several women. Graham claimed that they had been there when he moved in, but forensics showed they had been strangled and then abused after death by Graham. He was found guilty on all counts and sentenced to life and six electrocutions. He was deemed incompetent to be executed in 2003.

I yelled at him once and he was all calm and apologetic and then he called me a week later and yelled at me and put me in my place.

True story.

thedeathmerchant:

congenitaldisease:

Harrison Graham was a rather slow-witted man from Philadelphia, but he appears to have been fairly well-liked. Eventually, however, neighbours complained to the landlord about the rank smells emanating from his apartment. Graham argued with the landlord, which resulted in his eviction; he made sure he had nailed the bedroom door shut before leaving, claiming his valuables were inside. On 9 August 1987 the landlord called the police to break down the door; inside were the decomposing corpses of several women. Graham claimed that they had been there when he moved in, but forensics showed they had been strangled and then abused after death by Graham. He was found guilty on all counts and sentenced to life and six electrocutions. He was deemed incompetent to be executed in 2003.

I yelled at him once and he was all calm and apologetic and then he called me a week later and yelled at me and put me in my place. True story.