Tales From The Morgue: 25 Horrifying And Grisly True Stories About Handling Dead Bodies

Tales From The Morgue: 25 Horrifying And Grisly True Stories About Handling Dead Bodies
Adrian Clark
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1. After they X-rayed the body, they found a tube of lipstick in her brain. Cause of death was putting on makeup while driving.

“Transported a 60-year-old woman to the morgue after a severe car accident. She had run into a large tree head-on 75 MPH. Face was mashed in completely. After they X-rayed the body, they found a tube of lipstick in her brain. Cause of death was putting on makeup while driving, i.e., lipstick!”

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2. Had a corpse sit up on one of the gurneys while mid-conversation. I go pale.

“Was an EMT that got access to bunch of places and experiences ’cause I am me. Hanging out in the morgue picking the brain of the guy on shift during graveyard at Martin Luther. Had a corpse sit up on one of the gurneys while mid-conversation. I go pale. He just looks at me and says ‘they do that sometimes.’”

Toshogutk421


3. I still get the willies thinking about all those bugs pouring out, running around on the floor, flying around the room.

“On a pathology rotation at the county medical examiner’s office in medical school. This included some site visits. We got called to a house that had been reported to have a horrible smell coming from inside. Cops had found the owner who had died three weeks prior, in the middle of summer. This person was a hoarder, house was FULL of old cans of cat food, newspapers going back decades, and VHS porn tapes.

Did the autopsy that afternoon in a special containment room. Body was absolutely full of all manners of insect life. Maggots, beetles, flies, roaches, everything. The smell was horrendous. I still get the willies thinking about all those bugs pouring out, running around on the floor, flying around the room, etc.”

MrGogomofo


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