“Kate McCormick, Seduced and pregnant by her father’s friend, Unwed she died from abortion, her only choice, Abandoned in life and death by family, With but a single rose from her mother, Buried only through the kindness of an unknown benefactor, Died February 1875, age 21, Victim of an unforgiving society, Have mercy on us.”
In February, 2016, a fisherman found a yacht adrift off the
coast of the Philippines. When he boarded the seemingly abandoned yacht, he
came across a grim scene: the mummified remains of a man slumped over in his
chair. Using documents found on board, they identified the man as 59-year-old
Manfred Fritz Bajorat from Germany. While it appeared that he had been dead for a prolonged
period of time, his autopsy revealed that he had only been dead for a week. Due
to the salt air and dry wind, mummification was advanced. While his cause of
death was never determined, it was believed he had suffered a heart attack. He
had been travelling the world on his yacht, Sayo, for the past twenty years.
Ted Bundy was executed on the 24th of January, 1989. Outside the prison, there was a macabre carnival-like atmosphere. As Ted Bundy was led to the electric chair, over 100 capital punishment supports sang songs, lit sparklers, danced, and cheered. Some wore specifically designed t-shirts or held signs that condoned the execution. The final two photographs show onlookers clapping as a hearse containing Ted Bundy’s corpse is taken to the mortuary.
The Athens Lunatic Asylum was a mental hospital located in Athens, Ohio, from 1874 to 1993. It’s commonly known for it’s prevalence of the lobotomy as well as the number of legends that say it is haunted.
In December of 1979, a patient called Margaret Schilling disappeared from the mental hospital. It wasn’t until 42 days later, when workers discovered her decomposed remains in one of the abandoned wards, that what became of her was uncovered. Sitting beside her was a pile of her neatly folded clothes.
To this very day, the stain caused by the purge fluid leaking from her body remains on the floor. No matter how hard workers tried, the stains could not be removed. While many believed this to be a rumour, a team of forensic experts concluded that the stain was in fact, caused by human purge fluid.