Category Archives: Weird Stories

In this category, we will be exploring a variety of weird stories from many places around the world. We will include stories about hair-raising ghost sightings, unsolved mysteries, strange phenomenon, bizarre crimes, and much more. From the distant past to the present, each tale is going to be filled with suspense, wonder and entertainment.

 

We will keep you informed of the newest and most popular strange stories from the news media. Just as we do with all of our categories, we ensure our research is based solely on information gathered from reputable and reliable sources. If we write about a story that is said to be true, but is later proven to be a hoax, we will update the post with the accurate information. Discover obscure and entertaining phenomena in our incredible world.

chicken with no head

Mike The Headless Chicken (How He Survived For 18 Months Without His Head)

This is an article on the story of Mike the Headless Chicken (also known as Miracle Mike). It is an unbelievable, but true story about a chicken that lived for nearly two years without its head. Of course, being very difficult to believe, it was once thought to be nothing but a funny hoax.

However, Mike’s owner took him to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City to prove it was a fact. Despite having a very unusual type of abnormality, Mike was resilient and lived for 18 months after being decapitated. read more

interview with an embalmer

An Interview With Embalmer Sharon Maher (14 Questions)

Bereavement specialist Sharon Maher answers interesting questions about her experience in working with the dead. Some of the following content may be disturbing for some viewers.

1. In the mummification process, Egyptians pulled out the brain through the nostrils. Do embalmers remove the brain?

do morticians remove the brain

I do not remove the brain, however if a body is autopsied, it is likely the brain would be removed during that process for studying. When the removal of the brain has occurred, than the embalmer will have to pack the empty cavity before suturing the skull back together, otherwise it can settle strangely and will not have a natural look. There is also potential for fluids to leak out. Packing the cavity with cotton creates the “brain” and then we reconstruct the cranium by suture or by using skull clamps. We use cotton in the nose and throat as well in order to avoid purging. read more

Angelo Hays

Angelo Hays: A Man Who Survived After Being Buried Alive For 2 Days

Angelo Hays (born c. 1918, died January 12, 2008) was a Frenchman who became famous for surviving an alleged two-day premature burial, and inventing his own security coffin.

This article was updated on September 27, 2020.

September 1, 1937: The Motorcycle Crash

survived premature burial

On September 1, 1937 (age 19), Hays took a joyride on his motorcycle and fractured his skull. After skidding out of control, he was thrown from the vehicle headfirst into a brick wall. The impact was so severe, his own parents were not aloud to view his body. When doctors examined Hays, they could not find a pulse. He was declared dead, and was laid to rest. read more

horrific Porsche accident

Nikki Catsouras – The Porsche Girl Story

Nikki Catsouras (March 4, 1988 – October 31, 2006) was a beautiful young woman who lost her life in a horrific car accident. Extremely disturbing photographs of her mutilated body quickly leaked and spread on many websites where she was dubbed “Porsche Girl.” Unfortunately for her family, Catsouras’ death photos are some of the most famous car crash photos of all time.

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Warning: Some of the material contained in this post may be too disturbing for some viewers.

This post was updated by Trina McMillin. Read Trina’s most recent piece on “The Goriest Deaths In History.” read more

Lina Medina

Lina Medina: The Youngest Mother In Medical History

What was originally believed to be a tumor that had caused a significant increase in abdominal size, was actually something that had never happened before. On May 14, 1939, Lina Medina (born on September 23, 1933) became the youngest mother in medical history. At the young age of just 5, the Peruvian woman (currently age 84) gave birth to a healthy boy.

Who Is The Youngest Mother In History?

At five years, seven months and 21 days, Medina owns the record for the youngest mother ever. While her case was believed to be a hoax, there have been doctors over the years who have verified the case. The supported evidence comes from biopsies and X rays of the fetal skeleton in utero. There were also published photographs of Medina taken by doctors. read more