Spook Wants a Coroner A young lady ghost (?) asks to give an ante-mortem statement about the cause of her death. Was she a spook or an insane woman?
April 7, 2018
Crime, Death, Ghosts, Grim and Grewsome, News, Strange Deaths, Victorian
and tagged Chief Medical Examiner, coroner, Criminal Courts Building, forensics, ghosts, haunted coroner's office, New York City Coroner, New York City ghosts, New York Morgue, Spook Wants a Coroner, suicide museum, suicide poison closet
Touching the Corpse: Late Examples of Cruentation It was long believed that a corpse would bleed at its murderer’s touch. The idea survived for a surprisingly long time in the 19th century. Here are some gruesome examples.
August 22, 2013
Crime, Death, Folklore, Grim and Grewsome, medical oddities, Mourning Customs and History, News, Social History, Strange Lives, Victorian
and tagged bleeding corpse, coroner, cruenation, detection, forensic, murder, Touching the Corpse: Late Examples of Cruentation