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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

When Margarete Steiff (1847-1909) was 18 months she had a high fever which paralysed her legs and it hurt to use her right arm. In spite of the pain in her right hand, Margarete also went to sewing school and at the age of 17 she completed her training as a seamstress. Her father built her a small tailor shop. She sold clothes and articles she made. She found a pattern for a stuffed elephant, and that started the Steiff Toy Co. still high quality goods.

1898 "The Arrangement of the Sick-Bed". ( AKA how to make a bed with a sick person lying in it)

Geronimo. In February 1909, Geronimo was thrown from his horse while riding home, lay in the cold all night before a friend found him. He died of pneumonia on 2/17/1909, as a prisoner of the U.S. at Fort Sill, OK. His last words were reported to be said to his nephew, "I should have never surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive." He was buried at Fort Sill, OK in the Apache Indian Prisoner of War Cemetery.

Photo of Annie Oakley shooting over her back using a mirror to spot her target.---pretty cool.

Matthew Brady - Ford's Theatre ~Chair in which President Lincoln was sitting when shot, c. 1865

This shocking picture shows a six inch blade sticking out the back of Julia Popova just above the shoulders and blood pouring from the wound. Incredibly the 22-year-old, who was knifed by a mugger on her way home from work, failed to notice the injury and managed to calmly stroll to safety. When she got home her horrified parents rushed her to hospital where surgeons managed to remove the blade without damaging Julia’s spine. Shock had kicked in and her body prevented her from feeling any pa...

Police and medical staff document America's real-life possession: Official reports claim boy, nine, walked backwards up hospital wall and police captain was too scared to enter family's 'haunted' house . Pretty creepy story.Nurse and cps worker witnessed it at the hospital and mother was proven to be of sound mind.

Three-person suicide coffin. The story behind this custom coffin is that a couple’s infant daughter died, and they agreed to commit suicide and be buried with the daughter. At the last minute, they backed-out and never picked up the coffin from the coffin-maker. Here it rests at the National Museum of Funeral History, Houston.

A post-mortem photographer at work. 19th century.

Photo of the “Llullaillaco Maiden”, a 15 year old girl sacrificed during the Inca Empire for both purposes of religious rite and social control. She was chosen a year prior to her death, fed a ritualistic diet for an approximate twelve months to make her gain weight, then was drugged and left on the shrine at Volcano Llullaillaco, where she was left to die of exposure. For five hundred years, her body had been preserved at 82 ft. She is considered to be the best preserved Andean mummy ever. ...

Anne Boleyn facial reconstruction, THIS is so very fascinating. It is amazing to be able to put a face to such an infamous person in History.

A rare facial deformity

Australia boasts a geoglyph that's larger than Peru's "Nazca Lines" and England's "White Horse". Called the "Marree Man", the pictograph measures 4.2 km tall by 2 km wide and is etched into a plateau near Marree. It depicts an Aboriginal warrior throwing a hunting stick and is so large that it can be viewed fully only from the air. "Marree Man" was discovered by a charter pilot in 1998 and, despite being the world's largest geoglyph, its origin remains a mystery. — with Debbie Borgono

In Rhode Island, a woman took a cell phone pic of her 22 month-old niece, Penny, while babysitting her alone. After looking at her photo and seeing the woman behind Penny (who wasn't there at the time), she had it examined but no tampering was detected. She has since compared family photos and realized that it looks a lot like her deceased great grandmother.

Photograph, taken in 1925 of a girl visiting the grave of her twin sister who died in a house fire the year before. Parents of the girl saw her, on many occasions, talking to her sister like she was playing in her room, but no one was there, and they thought it was just part of the grieving process.

ABANDONED.......HAUNTED......

Take a look at the picture to the right. This was a picture taken of a dead creature that washed up on the coast of California. The thing had a neck 20 feet long and four flippers. Several people were eyewitnesses. http://forbidden-history.com/living-dinosaurs.html

This is Lydia Fairchild, and she is one of the rare people in the world known as human chimeras. When a fertilized egg meets another fertilized egg in the womb it has 2 choices: develop separately into fraternal twins, or absorb the competition. Chimeras occur when the twin is absorbed but doesn't die, instead continuing to live in your body. Thus one person carries 2 different set of genes, with random organs having your twin's DNA. Anyone could be a chimera without knowing it.

In 1925 Coca Cola made a lucky brass watch fob in the shape of a swastika, with the slogan, 'Drink Coca Cola five cents in bottles'. At that time, the swastika was still overwhelmingly a symbol of good luck. (adbranch.com)

In 1836 five young boys, hunting for rabbits on the north-eastern slopes Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh, found 17 miniature coffins hidden inside a cave. They were arranged under slates on three tiers, two tiers of eight and one solitary coffin on the top. Each coffin, only 95mm in length, contained a little wooden figure, expertly carved with painted black boots and custom made clothes.