The Lurid Case of The Black Dahlia: Unsolved 70 Years Later

January 15, 2017 rehadlock 0

At 11:07 AM on January 15, 1947, housewife Betty Bersinger and her three-year-old daughter were walking from their home on Norton Avenue in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles to a nearby shoe repair shop. Development in Leimer Park had been halted at the onset of World War II and was still largely comprised of overgrown land. As the two walked down the west side of the 3800 block of South Norton Avenue that dreary morning, Betty spotted what she believed was a mannequin lying in a vacant lot, near the sidewalk; It’s top and bottom half were disconnected […]

The Mysterious Death of Elisa Lam

January 11, 2017 rehadlock 1

In February of 2013, guests at the infamous Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles, California began to complain of low water pressure and funny-smelling, black water that tasted horrible coming from the pipes. When maintenance man Santiago Lopez investigated the hotel’s water tanks at 10am on February 19, 2013, he discovered a naked, partially decomposed woman’s body floating face up, about a foot beneath the water’s surface. The body was identified as twenty-one-year-old Canadian tourist, Elisa Lam who had been missing for nineteen days. Five days before her body was discovered, police released a disturbing security video from the hotel’s elevator of Elisa Lam […]

The Horrific History of the Cecil Hotel

January 4, 2017 rehadlock 0

The Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles has seen more than its fair share of suicides, murders and mysterious disappearances since its opening in 1927. Built on Main Street, an up-and-coming area of the city, the opulent, art deco-style hotel promised to draw in affluent tourists and businessmen. Unfortunately, just a few years after its opening, the Great Depression hit, turning Main Street into skid row and forcing The Cecil to become a budget hotel.  Over the years, The Cecil has certainly made a name for itself. During the 50s and 60s, the location was a popular destination for suicides; So […]

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, […]

Carrie Fisher Drowned in Moonlight, Strangled by Her Own Bra

December 28, 2016 rehadlock 1

  Actress, writer, and feminist champion Carrie Fisher was found dead on the balcony of her Beverly Hills home on December 27, 2016. Police confirmed that Ms. Fisher had received a self-latching bra as a Christmas gift and had attempted to use the product. Tragically, the device malfunctioned, strangling the sixty-year-old icon. Originally, this was believed to be the cause of her death; However, the autopsy showed that Carrie Fisher’s lungs were full of moonlight. Although the investigation is still underway, police theorize the actress’s long struggle with her bra led her out to the balcony and ultimately left her unconscious. […]

Decorated WWI Soldier Spares Hitler’s Life

December 21, 2016 rehadlock 0

   On September 28, 1918 Private Henry Tandey, a British WWI soldier serving near the French village of Marcoing, happened upon a wounded German soldier. Out of compassion, Private Tandey chose to spare the young man’s life. Little did he know, his sympathy for this injured soldier would lead to the genocide of approximately 20 million people and bring about WWII; The German soldier Tandey spared was 29-year-old Adolf Hitler. Private Henry Tandey went on to become the most decorated private soldier in WWI. In 1923, a museum dedicated to Tandey’s regiment commissioned a painting from Italian war artist Fortunio Matania.   […]

John F. Kennedy’s Chilling Assassination Prediction

December 19, 2016 rehadlock 0

John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. Many believe Kennedy anticipated, and possibly even predicted his own death. Chillingly, just before President Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Onassis left for Texas, the President told his wife, “We’re heading into nut country today. But Jackie, if somebody wants to shoot me from a window with a rifle, nobody can stop it, so why worry about it?”. The Kennedys arrived in Texas the evening before JFK’s assassination. It was a rainy night and hundreds of onlookers had gathered to greet them. […]

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 […]

Photographs of Turn-of-the-Century Medical Dissections

July 25, 2016 rehadlock 3

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