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    Sylvia Plath, 02-10-1963. On February 10, 1963 Sylvia Plath was found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning in her kitchen. Plath had placed her head in the oven, while the gas was turned on and the pilot light unlit. She was 30. 13thfloorgrowingo...

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    Three U.S. soldiers look at bodies stuffed into an oven in a crematorium in April of 1945. Photo taken in an unidentified concentration camp in Germany, at time of liberation by U.S. Army. (U.S. Army/LOC)

    A grisly but extraordinary find: In 1998, a recovery team out of St Petersburg, Russia lifted out of moorland in the vicinity of the city the wreck of a Soviet fighter. The plane had been shot down in 1943 and the pilot was found strapped to the seat and almost perfectly preserved. The impact had caused him facial and lower extremity trauma but otherwise he was as he was the day he took off for the final flight. He carried a pistol and several pieces of identification.

    Marilyn Monroe's actual funeral viewing ... eerily and hauntingly beautiful

    This picture is disgusting. If that woman was dead because of losing her head -- it was sick. I wonder if they had her head remove from the picture because she was a step-mother? The dad looks like he may be post-mortem. This picture was plain weird, no matter what the reasoning behind it was.

    This is Thomas Jefferson Souder and his wife, Mary. They were married for almost 60 years, died within three days of each other, and were buried together in a double casket. Hurst, 1921

    Automobile accident, 1945...this is really creepy

    On Oct 7, 2006, police found the body of Zackary Bowen, 28, on the top of a parking garage after he jumped to his death following a night binging on food, drugs, and strippers. In his apartment, they found his girlfriend Adriane Hall, 30. Her charred head was in a pot on the stove, her legs and feet baked in the oven, and the rest of her body in trash bags in the refrigerator. Bowen had murdered Hall on October 5. The couple had fallen in love while surviving Hurricane Katrina.

    A patient who has been hospitalized in a mental hospital in Japan for years sits before Hasselblad. by Shinya Ichikawa

    This pic was taken at the Crumlin Road Prison in Belfast, Ireland -17 executions, multiple murders and suicides have all happened here. This photo was taken near Cell 13 where prisoners would spend their last night before execution -he jumped into a standing coffin for a photo op and as it turned out,he wasn't alone!

    This is the end, My friend.Death scene, 5th August 1962. The body of Marilyn Monroe, before it was moved from her Brentwood home, to the LA County Morgue. There were several police photos taken at the death scene, but this is the only existing one. Somebody retrieved it from the LAPD files.

    oh my god...I can't say how this makes me feel..I saw those ovens when I was visiting there years ago. So disturbing, so sad. Survivors of the Dachau concentration camp demonstrate the operation of the crematorium by pushing a corpse into one of the ovens.

    This is the Buckley Family. The children’s names were Susan and John. As a Halloween joke, all the kids in the neighborhood were going to get a dummy and pretend to chop its head off. The Buckley children thought it would be hilarious to actually murder their mother, so when the kids walked up the the door, they got an axe and slaughtered her. Once everyone figured out what they had really done, they called the police, but the kids were long gone. The only picture of them was this photo...

    Because the funeral arrangements are so expensive, a body is sometimes placed in a temporary coffin. During this time, the family accumulates the necessary funds to pay for a proper funeral. Once the funds are raised, so is the dead. The Toraja genuinely believe that the dead are able to walk themselves to their new burial site. What we are seeing depicted in the picture is that the somewhat mummified corpse is removed from its temporary coffin and transported upright to the permanent site.

    Melted and damaged mannequins after a fire in the Madame Tussaud Wax Museum in London, 1930

    Victorian Post-Mortem photograph of a woman who died in a factory fire

    LAPD crime scene photo of a mob hit 1933 by gsjansen, via Flickr..... Is it weird that I kinda wish I was a crime scene photographer?

    Disgusting truth: Brighter than a thousand suns: Eyes that have seen a nuclear blast. Hibakusha. That's what surviving victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are called.

    Welcome to the lobotomy ladies... Men had the right to demand their wives or daughters be lobotomized against their will.... so that will teach you to be cheerful while you scrub the floors...(Joseph Kennedy, father of JFK, had his daughter lobotomized.)