Lichtenberg figures on skin, colloquially known as lightning flowers.
These dramatic scars occur when lightning or other high-energy electrical arcs strike the body. The electricity conducts beneath the skin, bursting subcutaneous capillaries. Complex, branching patterns are left in the wake of the arc after travel through the paths of least resistance.
When performed intentionally under controlled conditions, the same phenomena can instead form beautiful 'captured lightning.'
In 1983 a man was tested to see if he could sense god if all his senses were taken away. Every sense nerve in his brain was disconnected. He could not feel, hear, see or smell. He began reporting he could hear the voices of the dead and gave precise details that he could have not known. He then said he could see them and began clawing at his eyes, it turned to screaming and biting chunks of his flesh off. His last words were “I have spoken with God, and he has abandoned us” and died.
this is terrifying
Savannah’s famously haunted home at 432 Abercorn Street Since I get a lot of asks requesting ghost pictures. Here is one that I like since I’ve been here before. Call it an extreme case of pareidolia or fake, but the story goes that a girl died in the house after her father tied her to a chair and left her to die of heat exhaustion.
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Steven Stayner was only 7-years-old when he got into a car with paedophile Kenneth Parnell. For the next seven years Steven was given drugs and liquor, and was sexually assaulted daily. Steven eventually escaped, taking another abducted boy, 5-year-old Timmy White, along with him. He refused to let Timmy suffer years of abuse like himself. His abductor served only five years in prison for the kidnapping, but was arrested later when he tried to purchase a young boy. Stayner died in 1989, at the age of 24, in a motorcycle accident while driving home from work. Timmy White died on April 1, 2010, at age 35 from pulmonary embolism.
Death by Beheading
- Beheading with a sword or axe goes back a very long way in hystory. This method was used in the 20th century but is now confined to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Yemen. It is effective and is probably as humane as any other modern form if carried out correctly, but is also extremely gruesome.
- Beheading requires a skilled headsman if it is to be at all humane, and frequently several blows are required to sever the head.
- The prisoner is usually blindfolded so that they do not see the sword or axe coming and move at the crucial moment.It was not unusual for an assistant to hold the prisoners hair to prevent them from moving.
- In any event the results are gory to the extreme, as blood spurts from severed arteries and viens of the neck including the aorta and the jugular vien. No doubt these two factors have lead to it’s abandonment by most countries.
- It is probable that when a single blow is sufficient to decapitate the prisoner, they become unconscious within a few seconds. They die from shock and anoxia due to hemorrage and loss of blood pressure within less than 60 seconds. However because of muscles, and vertibrae in the neck are tough decapitation might require more than one blow.
- It has often been reported the the eyes and mouths of people beheaded have shown signs of movement. It has been calculated that the human brain has enough oxygen stored for metabolism to persist about seven seconds after the supply is cut off.
microscopic bone marrow transplant — hematopoietic stem cells (the immortal source of both red and white blood cells) poised in a syringe for transplant
colored SEM composite image
credit: Steve Gschmeissner
Note the ‘cut-off’ edge of the needle which gives its point an asymmetrical tip; a sharper piercing edge than if it were purely elliptical.
In the year 1696, a teacher named Mary Whaley gave birth to a single son and named him Matthew Whaley. Mary taught her child in the backyard of their home, but unfortunately at nine years of age, the little boy died…leaving Mary and the father with no children. Mary Whaley, shortly after her son’s death, opened a school for the poor and it was known throughout the Community of Williamsburg, Virginia as “Mattey’s School”. Following a period of a few years, Mary Whaley lost her husband and he was buried beside Mattey in a church’s cemetery located in Williamsburg. Mary left the country and entrusted her school to the church’s wardens. Through different buildings being erected and torn down over the past three hundred years, there is now a fairly large brick building used as an Elementary School and named in Matthew Whaley’s memory that stands on Scotland Street. It is said that Mattey’s ghost has been seen on the school grounds, more than once. However, many people claim that because this is not the actual site of the original school, his ghost is actually seen in front of the Governor’s palace in town…at the spot of the original schoolhouse. Others claim that they have experienced sightings of two young black boys, playing in the yard of the Elementary School. Rumors have spread that they are the ghosts of two young black boys who were killed by anti-desegregation assailants in the 1960’s. Still other people say that the ghosts are of Mattey Whaley and a little black slaveboy who was his friend while he was still alive. Whether Mattey Whaley’s ghost haunts the actual school or different parts of Williamsburg is unknown, but one thing is for sure…this school has some paranormal activity that cannot be denied by the people who have witnessed the ghostly figures playing in the yard of the school on certain dark nights.
Rhinoplasty. Loss of nose due to an injury, and replacement by a finger in 1880. Surgery by Dr. E. Hart, photo by OG Mason, both of Bellevue Hospital. (x)
Man in the electric chair at Ohio State Penitentiary, 1901 - Ohio, the second state to adopt electrocution, was proud of its humane choice of execution and issued souvenir cards of the procedure. In this image, a condemned man is strapped into the chair with the executioner standing at the switches, ready to pull the levers. With the passage of time and some mishaps, each execution technique was advanced, as minor flaws were corrected. Some very early executions had the hands of the condemned in a bucket of water. In its final form, the person is usually shaved and strapped to the chair with belts across his chest, groin, legs, head, and arms (some prisons place a strap over the mouth and nose and use a blindfold); a metal skullcap-shaped electrode is attached to the scalp and forehead over a sponge moistened with saline; and an additional electrode is moistened with conductive jelly and attached to a portion of the prisoner’s leg that has been shaved to reduce resistance to electricity. This creates a closed circuit. After the condemned is prepared, the warden may again read the death sentence, then he signals the executioner to pull a lever, sending a 15 to 30 second jolt between 1,000 and 2,000 volts into the condemned. The current surges and is then turned off, at which time the body relaxes and the doctors check to see if the inmate’s heart is still beating; intermittent jolts of electricity are given until the heart stops. The problem most viewers have found with electrocution isthe tremendous effect visual on the body: the prisoner is often fried in the process. At the end of the procedure, the body temperature can reach over 140 degrees. The audience reacts poorly to blistering skin and bursting, boiling blood vessels. United States Supreme Court Justice William Brennan offered the following description of an execution by the electric chair:
“… the prisoner’s eyeballs sometimes pop out and rest on [his] cheeks. The prisoner often defecates, urinates, and vomits blood and drool. The body turns bright red as its temperature rises, and the prisoner’s flesh swells and his skin stretches to the point of breaking. Sometimes the prisoner catches fire… Witnesses hear a loud and sustained sound like bacon frying, and the sickly sweet smell of burning flesh permeates the chamber.”
Moundsville Penitentiary -
Moundsville Penitentiary opened in 1876 in West Virginia. It was originally built to house 480 prisoners but by 1930s it was home to 2,400 prisoners. This meant that there were periods of time where three prisoners had to share a tiny cell. In the 1800s Moundsville took over all executions for the state. 85 men were hung and nine were electrocuted while the prison was running, but executions were only a small part of the violent history of Moundsville. Suicide, murder and violent punishments caused the death of hundreds of inmates, and due to poor record keeping, the exact number of inmates who died at Moundsville is unknown. The prison officials at Moundsville were exposed for hiding whips and other items to punish prisoners with. There was also a device known as The Kicking Jenny which was a wooden frame that prisoners would be tied to naked and beaten by prison guards. The Shoo-Fly was another torture device that was used on inmates. They would be tied up with their arms, legs and head locked in place and left there for hours until exhaustion and the weight of their own body caused them to partly strangle to death. The prison was eventually closed in 1995 due to the cruel treatment of its prisoners.
According to legend, the prison buildings were built on an old Native American burial ground. So many believe that that plus the prison’s violent past is why it is haunted. The most common form of paranormal activity in Moundsville is residual haunting, also known as time-slip ghosts, which is when spirits are forced to replay a tragic event over and over. There are a number of places in the prison where an unusual amount of paranormal activity occurs. These places include: the chapel, shower cages, Death Row, the Sugar Shack, which was the recreational area, and the North Wagon Gate, which is where death row inmates were taken to be hung.
One other area known for strange occurrences is the circular entrance gate which was used to separate arriving inmates from the warden’s living quarters. According to reports, the circular cage turns by itself, giving the impression that the spirits of criminals are still arriving at the prison today.
Original inside cover illustration by Rafael Aura Leon (“Auraleon”) from an unknown issue of Eerie magazine.
The Codex Gigas
Also known as the Devils Bible, the Codex is the largest manuscript in the world, written in the 13th century in Latin, it is 1 meter in length, 165 lbs, and takes two people to lift. It currently resides in the National Library of Stockholm.
The Legend of It’s Creation
- According to myth, the Codex was written by a monk who was sentences to death for breaking his vows. He made a pact with the Devil to write it in one night, with the Devils help, in order to prove to his monastery that he was worthy.
- Besides this myth, nothing is known about the books creator.
- Half of the Codex is simply just a translation of the Old Testament and the New Testament.
- The two are separated by a copy of Josephus’ two histories of the Jews (antiquities of the jews) as well as De Bello Iudaico’s Encyclopedic Etymologae.
- It also contains eight medical writings by Hippocrates and other important figures of the time
- The Chronicle of Bohemia by Cosmas of Prague also takes up a large portion of the book.
- Smaller texts include texts on exorcisms, magic formulas, a picture of the Heavenly City, and a full page depiction of the Devil (both pictured above).
- The last fourteen pages are a Calender
Odd Facts about the Codex
- After being studied over and over, it’s practically perfect, without any typo’s despite being hand-written.
- Based on the handwriting, the book was written by one person.
- According to experts, even with strict devotion and every day writing, the Codex would have taken 25-30 years to finish.
- Despite this, the handwriting virtually doesn’t change from front to finish, almost like it was written in one day.
- The ink, made from insects, also virtually doesn’t change throughout the book despite the fact it should have (as bugs change from season to season and year to year, and ink doesn’t stay)
- In the picture of the City of Heaven, no people can be seen in the city.
- The pages surrounding the Portrait of the Devil are darker than the other pages of the book.
- Leaders of the catholic church admit to having no record of both the spells and the exorcisms listed in the book.
The Curse of the Codex
- According to legend, sorrow and tragedy befalls people who have owned the Codex in the past.
- Myths of previous owners include a monastery that contracted one of the worst cases of the bubonic plague after receiving the book, and the castle where the book was being held burning down, the book being thrown out a window in order to be saved from the flames.
- However, nothing has happened to the library it is currently being held.
If you want to know more, a documentary about the book called The Devils Bible, is on Netflix!