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
In 1944, a slender figure dressed in black terrorized the residents of Mattoon, Illinois, spraying noxious gas into the windows of their homes, causing sickness, fainting, and mass hysteria. The incident remains an unsolved mystery to this day...
The World’s Oldest and Youngest Mother Everytime I read this story I feel sad. she was 5 years old for God sake. Who was the bastard who impregnated a 5 year old girl. I sure hope the police or somebody did something to that guy.
She's one of the world's best-preserved bodies: Rosalia Lombardo, a two-year-old Sicilian girl who died of pneumonia in 1920. "Sleeping Beauty," as she's known, appears to be merely dozing beneath the glass front of her coffin in the Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo, Italy.
creepy! When these types of old pictures are found. Always try to find if it could've been a "double exposure" (When an image is accidentally developed over another image.) Figures in a double exposure are often faint and somewhat transparent.
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 ...wow - this is so disturbing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lina_Medina
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.
She was buried 9000 years ago in Bäckaskog at the age of 45. The Bäckaskog woman is the oldest and most famous skeleton found in Sweden. In her grave a spear head was found, suitable for hunting and fishing, made of bone and sharp flint blades. Because of the grave goods archaeologists first thought she was a man.
Macabre, but true - Victorian death photos. The photos served less as a reminder of mortality than as a keepsake to remember the deceased. This was especially common with infants and young children; Victorian era childhood mortality rates were extremely high, and a post-mortem photograph might have been the only image of the child the family ever had. The later invention of the carte de visite, which allowed multiple prints to be made from a single negative, meant that copies of the image…
In 1705, Margorie McCall died & was buried after a LONG wake. That night, grave robbers exhumed her. They attempted to cut her finger off to remove a ring but while cutting into her finger, Marge woke up & they bounced. She got out of the coffin & walked home.She knocked on the door just as her family gathered at her home. Deep in grief, her hubby said “if your mother were still alive, I’d swear that was her knock.” He opened the door & she was there, very much alive. He fainted dead away.
Victorian mummy - "Incredibly, they would often keep the body of an infant and, once it was mummified, they would dress the baby's body and keep it as a memento. It was the equivalent of the modern day taxidermy of a treasured pet."