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    Coffins of the Victorian period came equipped with an extensive system of the bell, which reportedly detained person can ring if you woke up Six Feet Under. These rarely work, however, because even if the person they called, no one hears. Gravediggers sometimes paid to keep watch over the graves and hear the bells to go off. #gravestones #tombstones #headstones #cemeteries

    This picture was taken by a friend of this person's daughters. She, along with her boyfriend, and a couple of other friends, were camping and naturally taking lots of pictures. When they had the film developed, they were not only stunned, but very saddened to find what appears to be a lonely little girl standing behind them.

    Kenadie Jourdin-Bromley, This tiny girl has primordial dwarfism, an extremely rare form of dwarfism that means her head and limbs are absolutely in proportion to the rest of her body, giving her a doll-like appearance. When she was born she was so tiny nurses called her Thumbelina. Most cases of short stature are caused by skeletal or endocrine disorders. It is rare for individuals affected by primordial dwarfism to live past the age of 30.

    1. Victorian grave from when they feared zombies and vampires. The cage was put over the grave to trap the potential zombie inside in case the deceased came back as the undead. 2. A mortsafe. A device invented to deter grave robbers that were paid by anatomists, who had no legal way to procure cadavers, to find corpses for them to dissect. ~ I like the zombie story better.

    There’s A Shack Called ‘The Devil’s Toy Box’ In Louisiana And People Who Go In There Supposedly Lose Their Minds

    Victorian Anti-Masturbation Devices: They obsessed with preventing acts of self-love. This terrifying contraption is called a ‘jugum penis.’ It was designed to prevent both masturbation and ‘nocturnal incontinence.’ Should a man become aroused in the middle of the night, this contraption would clamp down, extinguishing both his desire as well as his erection. Medical practitioners believed that masturbation caused a wide range of prove fatal ailments over time.

    I have a different view of this picture posted on this board, but this view shows more of the grave site. Tom Petty snapped this picture of Jim Morrison's grave site, which shows his image in the background. Considered an authentic ghost photo.

    "All my son wanted was to see the world". Keith Sapsford, 14, Australian, hid in the wheel housing of a Japan Air Lines Tokyo-bound jet in Sydney. John Gilspin, an amateur photographer, was testing his new camera lens as the plane took off and unwittingly caught Keith Sapsford's 200-foot plunge to death. 1970.

    Rare Antique Early Photograph Of Children On Silk Victorian Silk Print Plus Box

    Back in the day, to keep the children still, the mother would be allowed into the photograph. But to keep the focus on the children, the mother would be masterfully camouflaged, blending seamlessly into the background. Or just disguised as a carpet-ghost.

    Youngest girl to ever give birth, Linda Medina. She was 5 years, 7 months and 21 days old when she gave birth to a 6lb baby boy in 1933 - this is so disturbing

    A very "fresh" post mortem. Many times if death was expected shortly, a photographer would be sent for and be at the family's home just moments before or after death.

    BY D.L. MARIAN--Victorian Mummy Series. Poor sisters Aurora and Venus were found in a Philadelphia attic. Dolls The girl's beauty can still be seen through the decay. 35"tall. antique clothing and wrappings were used to create them.

    The Victorian cure for hysteria. It'll cure what ails you, alright..

    On November 18, 1978 912 followers of American cult leader Jim Jones ("Peoples Temple") died in a remote South American jungle compound called "Jonestown" in British Guyana. Some members were shot, others were forced to drink poison, but most willingly participated in what Jones said was an act of "revolutionary suicide."

    Real life Shrek. Maurice Tillet was actually a very intelligent person who was a poet and writer. He could speak 14 languages. Tillet was born in 1903, and as a teenager he manifested a rare disease called acromegaly, which caused his bones to grow uncontrollably. As a result his body was disfigured, and he turned into what people back then referred to as “freak show”; He took advantage of his condition, turning into a pro wrestler called the “freak ogre of the ring”.

    The term “dreadlocks” comes from a movement of guerrilla warriors who vowed not to cut their hair until Haile Selassie, former Emperor of Ethiopia was released from exile after leading the resistance against the Italian invasion. The warriors hair became matted and began to lock over time. Because the warriors with locks in their head were “dreaded” the term “dreadlocks” came to frui

    Many Victorian mothers, while intending to provide the best food and feeding methods for their infants, tragically caused the deaths of their own little ones from deadly bacteria growing in bottles. Although doctors condemned the bottles and infant mortality rates of the time were shocking – only two out of ten infants lived to their second birthday – parents continued to buy and use them. The bottles eventually earned the nickname, “Murder Bottles.”

    Wedding rings found in the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany