The Countless Suicides at Chicago’s Infamous Congress Plaza Hotel

January 2, 2017 rehadlock 0

The Congress Plaza Hotel in Chicago, Illinois is known as one of America’s most haunted hotels. It has seen countless deaths since its opening in 1893, when it was known as the “Auditorium Annex”. People have reported poltergeist activity, shadow people and sightings of full-bodied apparitions, including that of Al Capone and Teddy Roosevelt.   The Congress Plaza Hotel has an unsettling number of rooms which have been permanently closed off from the public due to paranormal activity; The owners have gone so far as to wallpaper over some of them.  The location also served as inspiration for Stephen King’s short story, 1408, […]

Dead Body Wins Sporting Competition

November 28, 2016 rehadlock 0

On June 4, 1923 Frank Hayes, riding horse ‘Sweet Kiss’, competed in the third leg of the Triple Crown, the prestigious Belmont Stakes. This two-mile race with jump fences and water trenches was only the second horse race in which Hayes had participated; He was not a professional jockey, but a horse trainer and stableman. To compensate for his lack of experience, Hayes had trained incredibly hard. He was given 20-1 odds of winning and faced fierce competition. But Frank Hayes managed to defy the odds and win the Belmont Stakes by a head. His win is made all the […]

NSFW: Shocking Vintage Photos of Death by Autoerotic Asphyxiation and Bizarre Sexual Fetishes

July 26, 2016 rehadlock 0

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING PHOTOS ARE EXTREMELY GRAPHIC; THEY DEPICT DEATH AND ARE OF AN INTENSE SEXUAL NATURE. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED. Follow @PostMortem_Post on Twitter and Like us on Facebook! If you enjoyed this article, you might also like 31 More Vintage Halloween Photos to Give You Nightmares, Everybody Poops: The Postmortem Edition, Possible Relatives: Photos from Inside the Homes of the Recently Deceased, Over 300 Killed in Mass Human Entanglement, Photos of Turn-of-the-Century Medical Dissections, Postmortem Family Photos: The Keller Family, Painted in Artist’s Blood Before Suicide, Mother Murders All Four Children in Bizarre Hanging, Scientist Hangs Himself to Research […]

CAUSE OF DEATH: Boogie Fever

March 25, 2015 rehadlock 0

July of 1518 in Strasbourg, Alsace in the Holy Roman Empire, a bizarre plague known as “Dance Fever” broke out, killing many citizens. Also known as the “Dance Epidemic”, it forced the people of Strasbourg to dance, in many cases, to their death. The strange occurrence began when a woman named Frau Troffea began to dance erratically in a narrow street and did not stop for 4-6 days. Slowly, more people joined in and within a week 34 additional Strasbourg residents had caught Boogie Fever. By the month’s end, approximately 400 people were effected with the bizarre affliction. This event […]

Chrysippus Died Laughing (Literally)

March 23, 2015 rehadlock 4

Chrysippus was a Greek Stoic philosopher born circa 279BC in Soli, Cilicia, a Roman province located in modern-day Turkey. He served as head of the Stoic School of Hellenistic philosophy in Athens until his death in circa 206BC. It was recorded by a student at the Stoic School that the influential philosopher and headmaster literally died of laughter. Chrysippus’s deadly fit of laughter began when a donkey approached him and began eating his figs. He then jokingly commanded his slave to, “give the donkey neat wine to drink with which to wash them down.”. According to the philosophy student who documented the events […]