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.

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

This is the bizarre, yet true story of the famous Frenchman and inventor Angelo Hays (born in 1918, died on January 12, 2008). At the age of just 18, Hays took a joyride on his motorcycle. Little did he know that he was about to take the scariest ride of his life. Despite his unimaginable experience, this was a tragedy that helped him become a French celebrity.

This article was updated on August 20, 2019.

September 1, 1937: The Motorcycle Crash

 man in motorcycle accident

Not long after taking off on his bike for a joyride, Hays himself claimed that on September 1, 1937, he fractured his skull in a serious motorcycle accident. He was thrown from is motorcycle headfirst into a brick wall. The impact messed his face up so bad, his own parents were not even aloud to view his body. Talk about a devastating experience. 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

female corpse

Joyce Vincent: A Woman Whose Death Went Unnoticed For Nearly 3 Years

On January 25, 2006, the body of a British woman was discovered in an apartment above Wood Green Shopping City: It was determined that the body, consisting primarily of skeletal remains, was that of Joyce Carol Vincent. It was determined that she had died in December 2003, which means her body lay undiscovered for nearly three years. How could a beautiful, vivacious woman who was full of life and reaching for her dreams virtually disappear without even one person noticing? To solve this case, numerous questions need to be answered: What caused her death? Why didn’t anyone miss her during her three-year absence? read more