Russian Government Covers-Up Details of Deadly Fire in Vladivostok

January 22, 2016 rehadlock 0

  On Monday, January 23, 2006 at approximately 11:45 AM (local time) a fire broke out inside a 9-story building in the city of Vladivostok, located on the Russian Pacific coast. The fire began on the 7th floor and affected the floors above; The 7th floor was occupied by Sberbank where the majority of employees were women 20-30 years of age. When firefighters arrived, they were instructed to enter the side of the back of the building which was not on fire and evacuate the bank’s top management staff.  Meanwhile, lower-level employees on the top floors of the front side of the burning […]

Postmortem Family Photos: The Keller Family

January 20, 2016 rehadlock 2

    In the Victorian era, postmortem photography, also known as ‘mourning portraiture’ was a common practice. Often, these photographs would be sent to family across the country with the expectation that they would be proudly displayed as a way to remember the deceased. Due to the extremely high cost of film in the nineteenth century, death was often one of the few occasions deemed important enough to photograph a relative or friend and violent death resulting in disfigurement was not cause to forgo the photo op. These photos ranged from a portrait of only the deceased subject, to an entire […]

Astounding Photo of Suicide Victim Captured 

January 13, 2016 rehadlock 0

This photo of an unidentified man was taken on September 11, 2003 after he had jumped from a 3-story shophouse in Nepal. The man, who rescue workers had tried to talk down for hours, died almost immediately on impact. According to a local Fire and Rescue Department officer, the victim said before jumping that he had recently lost his job; Unemployment is believed to have been a motivating factor in the suicide. Unfortunately, no more information is known on the man or his reasons for taking his own life. Check out the NEW BOOK by The Post-Mortem Post’s Head Writer ‘Horrible […]

Last Photos Taken Atop Four Seasons by Student Who Fell to His Death Photographing NYC Skyline

January 11, 2016 rehadlock 0

  On Wednesday, December 30, 2015, twenty-year-old Connor Cummings a sophomore at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and his eighteen-year-old friend, Dimitri Olivares were at the 52-story Four Seasons Hotel in New York City taking photographs of the skyline. Connor and Dimitri were not guests at the hotel, but were given access to one of the hotel’s restricted rooftop areas overlooking Central Park. Connor and his friend carried their photography equipment up scaffolding attached to a fenced-off area of the roof housing electrical equipment to get a panoramic shot of the New York skyline. Connor began walking backwards taking photos […]

Hector Pieterson: An Iconic Symbol of the Apartheid

January 8, 2016 rehadlock 0

The Apartheid was a period of extreme segregation in South Africa beginning in 1948 and lasting until 1994. The word “Apartheid” translates literally to “the state of being separate”. During the Apartheid, citizens of South Africa were placed into one of four major groups: Black, White, Coloured or Indian, with the ‘Coloured’ and ‘Indian’ groups having many subdivision. South Aftica’s ruling party during this time, the National Party (NP), created laws to support a long-time goal of the NP; To discriminate against the black majority and give the white minority superiority. These laws banned the black population from doing business, […]

Mummified Body of WWII Pilot Discovered 66 Years Later

January 6, 2016 rehadlock 1

  On February 21, 1943, two P-40 fighters and five Hurricanes (British single-seater fighter aircraft) took off from the Soviet Military air base in Chupa on a World War II mission to halt an attack by the German Luftwaffe.     One of the Hurricanes was piloted by 22-year-old Boris Alexandrovich Lazarev from the 760th IPA. During the mission, he encountered German pilot Oberfeldwebel Rudolf Muller of 6 Jagdgeschwader, 5the fighter squadron Luftwaffe (German Air Force) “Expertenstaffel” and his squad of four Bf 109G fighters. Lazarev was shot down by Muller near a railway station in Polyarnyi-Krug. His remains were not […]

Chilling 9/11 Video

January 4, 2016 rehadlock 1

On Tuesday, September 11, 2001 New York University student Caroline Dries and her roommate, Megan, awoke at 8:46 am (EST) to the sound of what they believed to be an explosion.  When Caroline noticed smoke coming from the North Tower of The World Trade Center she began filming the events from her 32nd floor room at 200 Water Street. Their initial confusion is caught on camera as the woman speculate what is taking place a short distance away and Megan frantically explains the situation to her mother over the phone. Megan began seeing what she correctly believed to be people falling from […]