“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.
Francys Arsentiev, a woman who died climbing Mt Everest in 1996, her body immortalized. Her husband’s body wasn’t found until a year later a little farther down the mountain. It’s believed that he attempted to save her.