Posts tagged
‘bodysnatching’

Tales from the Presidential Crypts

Tales from the Presidential Crypts A look at some strange incidents at presidential tombs: the skull of Washington, a guard driven mad by standing watch at Garfield’s grave, shots fired and intruders at McKinley’s tomb, and poltergeist-like activities at the Harding holding vault.

Corpse Contracts: People who Sold Their Own Dead Bodies

It is a sinister fact that, before the passage of the various Anatomy Acts, the doctors of the past paid for stolen corpses for their dissecting rooms. What is less well-known is that various individuals in what might be termed the “pre-corpse stage” might sell their own bodies to the anatomists.