40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked On

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnStrange Cases Morticians Have Worked On

Can you imagine working in a profession where you are surrounded by dead people all day? Being a mortician has to be one of the most creepy and yet interesting jobs out there. These individuals get up close and personal with those that have recently departed and must have some stories to tell. So we collected stories where morticians have shared the strangest cases that they have worked on. Get ready to be riveted!

Rotten to the Bone

You expect staff at a nursing home to take care of their patients. But sometimes, this just doesn’t happen. This can lead to a lot of complications and a few surprises for the mortician that has to deal with the corpse.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnRotten to the Bone

This gentleman was wheelchair-bound, and the staff hadn’t taken care of certain parts of his body. Unfortunately, this wasn’t found out until the mortician checked him out. So sad!

Look Out!

Though it might seem like something impossible, things falling from buildings do kill people. In fact, this type of death happens more often than you think. This poor woman happened to be a victim of just this type of death.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnLook Out!

Old buildings crumble, and unfortunately for this lady, the gargoyle guarding the church she was walking past fell from the tower. This meant a lot of reconstruction for the mortician.

Good Grip

You know, some people have weird fetishes, and that is their business. That is until that fetish brings them into the morgue. So if you are into doing crafts with no clothes, you may want to reconsider the hobby, or you might wind up like this man.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnGood Grip

Having placed his delicates in a vise, the gentleman passed from an embolism caused by crushing that delicate part. This seems like a pretty strange case to us.

Smoking and Oxygen Don’t Mix

When you smoke too much, sometimes as you age, you have a need for an oxygen tank. When this happens, the doctor inevitably tells you that you need to stop smoking as oxygen is very flammable.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnSmoking and Oxygen Don’t Mix

If you don’t listen, you may end up like this woman. The mortician who received this body must have been very confused as it looked like a grenade had hit it.

Not So Sweet

Many of us have snuck a spoonful of frosting every now and then, but to eat enough to cost you your life is just unthinkable. This mortician had to deal with a woman’s body where that was the case.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnNot So Sweet

This woman had a gastric bypass and the five canisters of frosting she ate caused her to pass away. How? We don’t know, but that is pretty crazy.

Steeping in It

Morticians have to see some pretty gruesome things, and this one may have seen the worst thing ever. After sitting in water for weeks, the body just seemed to fall apart. How do you handle this both in a physical and mental way?

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnSteeping in It

After having a heart attack, this woman sat in warm water for several weeks. In essence, she was cooked in her own bathtub. What a terrible story!

Be Careful!

Look, everyone has urges, we all know this, but sometimes people take it just a step too far. There is no reason to hurt yourself, but this guy did just that. Imagine being this mortician and trying not to laugh just a little.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnBe Careful!

The guy got a little excited while having his special time, and in the end, that ended up killing him. He had a major infection due to gangrene, both of which are horrible to die from.

So Sad

Tragic deaths are hard enough, we would imagine. But when a mortician has to deal with a child, this must be ten times harder, especially around the holidays. If we were this mortician, we would not be able to stop the tears.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnSo Sad

This little girl was frightened when her house caught fire and she climbed under the Christmas tree. This, unfortunately, proved fatal as the tree caught fire and the girl was killed.

Safety First

We are all told to wear our helmets when we ride bikes. It is no surprise that this rule of thumb translates to motorcycles as well. Unfortunately for this rider, they didn’t pay attention to the rules.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnSafety First

After hours of looking for the head of this motorcyclist after an accident, someone finally realized it wasn’t removed. The head had been pushed into the body. How does a mortician deal with this?

Just Plain Weird

Sometimes deaths are just unexplainable, it seems. This mortician recalls this body that was found in an abandoned house. The cause of death… electrocution. But how?

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnJust Plain Weird

The body was left in the middle of a room, apparently in a farmhouse that had no electricity. But he died there, and this mortician got to see him when he was brought in. That is pretty weird!

Face Down

There is a serious narcotics problem in many countries across the globe. Many people die from this cause every year. This particular man was a known user but in the end, it wasnt the narcotics that took his life.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnFace Down

After getting his fix, this guy fell face forward and suffocated himself. We would say that is a pretty strange case for this mortician to have to deal with.

Sapling Damage

Car accidents can be horrendous. If it is bad enough, no one walks away without an injury. Sometimes they are very noticeable, and sometimes they are not as easy to see. This guy was afflicted with one of the latter.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnSapling Damage

Launched from the car, he was impaled by a sapling. This baby tree had made it into his body, and after standing up, it had finished its damage. That is pretty strange!

How?

We are sure the strangest cases to deal with are probably the ones that just seem like they are impossible to happen. This mortician had a peculiar case with a poor soul that decided to take things into their own hands.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnHow?

How do you shoot yourself twice from the back and still have the strength to hang yourself? We guess if the police told us this, we would probably just accept it too.

“I Have A Question?”

Many cities have programs where children have walked through the different departments of the police department. This includes the forensics lab and morgue. This group of kids was in for a pretty gruesome answer to one of their questions.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked On“I Have A Question?”

The story of why that car window was busted out must have been pretty frightening, even for a teenager or a parent. Can you imagine how the mortician felt?

‘Til Death Do Us Part

People do strange things when there is life insurance or retirement benefits on the line. This mortician, though, must have had a busy day when he got two bodies at the same time.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked On‘Til Death Do Us Part

This woman had kept her partners body with her so she could collect the money and then passed away herself. How gruesome is that? The difference in time alone would be enough to make this a strange case.

What Is That?

Bodies do a lot of crazy things, we guess. But if this happened to us, we would be in our car and down the street before we realized that the bodies were just having some involuntary movements.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnWhat Is That?

To be alone and see a body that is supposed to be dead suddenly sit up would be more than we could take. But this mortician seems to have handled it pretty well.

Hold On

Sometimes the person who passes has signed off on donating certain parts of their bodies. This means that morticians may have to prep the body for others to take care of that job. This might entail a lot.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnHold On

For a skin recovery donation, the body will need to be shaved. This guy had a weird handshake with the body he was shaving. How creepy is that!?

Representing

Morticians don’t only deal with bodies, but also with the remains after the body has been cremated. There are not many strange occurrences when the person chooses this method but we found a few.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnRepresenting

For instance, this guy who put a body in the furnace and a big belt buckle was found when the ashes were gathered. How did it get there? The only answer would be that the buckle belonged to someone who had been cremated. Strange for sure.

Glow in the Dark

Sometimes medications, when still in your body after your passing, do crazy things. These can even alter your appearance to an almost horror movie-like look. This mortician must have had a few thoughts about this when he saw the body of this gentleman.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnGlow in the Dark

The medications the gentleman had been taking had altered things in his body, giving him an almost neon green look. Those medications coupled with his environment caused this strange interaction.

Two States

It must be so sad to have to deal with the bodies of those that have taken their own lives. How morticians deal with that, we have no idea, especially when it is such a strange case to have on their table.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnTwo States

This gentleman jumped from a bridge into shallow water and ended up coming to the mortuary in two different states of decomposition. One half was bloated, and the other mummified, which had to look pretty weird.

Too Much

Sometimes bad things happen, and you end up meeting your maker in a less than ideal situation. This gentleman clearly had some things in his life that controlled him, and they ended up causing him to lose his life.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnToo Much

When the mortician got their hands on the body, they noticed some pretty interesting things, which made this a strange case. That and the cause of death, of course.

Hellloooo!

One of the things that would cause us to reconsider a career as a mortician is the idea of finding living things in a humans corpse   that would just be too much for us. This mortician probably understands where we are coming from.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnHellloooo!

Though the mouse wasn’t alive, it still would be pretty freaky to open up a body and see one in the intestine area! We wouldnt have coped well with that sight.

I Found Something!

We all know that there are some people that eat strange things. After all, we have all watched at least one episode of My Strange Addiction. Unfortunately for this gentleman, his death was caused by just that weird fetish.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnI Found Something!

The mortician had to work on a gentleman that had passed away, when he discovered a felt tip pen lid in the victim’s bladder. That probably was uncomfortable, and we wonder how someone missed it.

Side Effects

Having to work at the family mortuary as a teenager has to be pretty weird. Even if you’re not working but just hanging out, you are bound to see some pretty messed up things. This boy certainly did.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnSide Effects

Looking at naked bodies as they get ready for burial will bring many different sights to your eyes. This one seems uncomfortable; after all, who wants to look at someone’s kibble and bits that have swollen up?

That Is Not Right

As a mortician, it is your job to cover up blemishes and things that might cause the family distress. So when this mortician was informed of what was done to the corpse before they got it, they knew there would be extra work.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnThat Is Not Right

The skull had been removed, and this doctor found some interesting things for sure. There was something out of place, and it must have been done a long time ago.

Eyes on the Road

Having to reconstruct a face is hard, and so often, when this is the cause of death, the mortician will suggest a closed casket. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t have to see the corpse and all its injuries. This mortician had a major job to do with this young lady.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnEyes on the Road

The face had been completely smashed in, and the coroner had told the mortician that the cause of death was putting on make-up while driving.

Sit-Ups

Sometimes there are multiple bodies to work on at once, leaving the others to do what they do. Though you might think that is nothing, many morticians will tell you that corpses actually do a lot while they sit there.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnSit-Ups

This could include sitting up, which is what happened to this young EMT. That had to be something to see and hard to not run away from.

Not Cool!

Along with sitting up, the bodies waiting for committal have the ability to do other creepy things, all of which we are surprised that morticians can get used to. We know we couldn’t get used to things like this story.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnNot Cool!

This body was a little flatulent. But how is that possible? The guy is no longer breathing, or is he? Because corpses don’t only release gas, but they can breathe too. No, thank you!

Along for the Ride

When someone dies in the water, there is a slew of new things that morticians could potentially have to deal with. And in our minds, none of them sound very normal, including this story of a drowning victim and a passenger.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnAlong for the Ride

How weirded out would you be if you kept hearing taps from a closed drawer? We know we would, and when you realized it was coming from inside the corpse, that would be even stranger.

Busted Implants

In life, sometimes people feel they need a little help to feel good about themselves. This often leads to cosmetic surgery. Whatever they need to make themselves happy, but that can also bring issues when you pass on.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnBusted Implants

This mortuary employee had to deal with a corpse with breast implants. They burst, and to get the corpse ready, the morticians stuffed the chest area with cotton swabs.

Dressing for the Occasion

Part of a mortician’s job is getting the bodies dressed for the funeral. Typically the mortician will cut out the clothes, so they look right for the front and just tuck the rest in. But someone didn’t tell this woman that, and it ended up giving her a really funny story.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnDressing for the Occasion

In order to meet the wishes of the family, she was trying to get the guy into his Sunday best for pictures. In order to do that, she had to straddle the corpse to get him into the suit. What a piece of information to leave out of the job training!

Personal Effect?

Tragic deaths are one thing, but when they use implements that are out of the norm, there is an extra level of strangeness to the case. This corpse was delivered to the mortician with extra components… a circular saw.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnPersonal Effect?

This saw was what the guy had used to off himself, and it was considered a personal effect, so it had to be returned to the family. What the heck!?

Is This a Joke?

The families often have many things they want the funeral home to do. And because of their grief, sometimes they change their mind after the task has already been done. So you can imagine how used to this type of thing most morticians are

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnIs This a Joke?

Though we are not sure if this is a joke or a legit story, it still would be a pretty strange case. After all, it includes a head swap! Is that legal!? If it isn’t a joke, then we are sure someone was a little angry.

Make Her Pretty

There are always strange requests but having one from a man that was still alive is probably the most bizarre thing we can think of. But we are sure this happens to morticians all the time. This, though, maybe the strangest because of who was asking and what they were asking for.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnMake Her Pretty

This guy was insistent on having beauty make-up done for him by a mortician for some odd reason. Not just any beauty make-up a pageant look. To each to their own!

Family Business

This job is already pretty mentally and emotionally taxing, and doing it for a long time has got to take a toll. But when your last case is your own child, that is just too much to handle!

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnFamily Business

How this woman made it through the process without breaking down is beyond us. Her son was in a car accident, and she chose to do the entire process. That had to be so hard and tragic.

Bugs!

How do you handle a body that has been autopsied that has spent several days in a hot home with tons of clutter? This mortician/coroner ended up finding out the hard way. And it definitely was no walk in the park.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnBugs!

When the body was opened, it was full of all kinds of bugs. This would freak most people out and send them off showering several times just to get that feeling off their skins. How did they get their workspace sanitized is another question. This would traumatize us for sure.

It Is Hot in Here!

How does a mortician handle a body that is not in one piece? Is there a way other than cremation that can keep the family happy? That is a good question, and once this body found its way to the mortuary, this funeral home would have to figure it out.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnIt Is Hot in Here!

The body had been in a hot attic for a little while and dehydrated. This makes it really hard to pick up and get to the morgue.

She Kept it Where?

Sometimes bodies are taken to a mortuary while they wait for a medical examiner. This allows the funeral home to get the body ready. This can take a while, though, and with the body and its gases being what they are, that can lead to some interesting things happening.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnShe Kept it Where?

For this mortician, that meant a little gunfire and a weapon hidden in a very unique place. Good thing they weren’t in the room when it went off. What a dangerous disaster!

Thawing Out

Retired morticians often have even more interesting stories as they had to deal with different situations and environments. This guy was told a pretty crazy story about some teens that were frozen in a blizzard.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnThawing Out

The morticians told the guy that before they could even get to work on the teenager, they had to thaw her out. So they propped her up next to the fire and waited. Once the body had defrosted, they could prepare her for her final resting place. Such a tragic story.

Left Too Long

How would you like to have had to deal with this case? How upsetting and strange would you have felt as you tried to prepare a body that had no face? We would imagine that no matter how long you had been a mortician, this still would have been pretty disturbing.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnLeft Too Long

This guy had passed away and wasn’t found for a while. While he laid there, his cats began to eat his face. Once he got to the mortuary, all that was left of his fave was a clean skull that looked like something you would buy at a Halloween store. Crazy!

Soaking Away

Soaking in a tub of water does some pretty disgusting things to a body. So it comes as no surprise that when this body was found, the only end that could be given was probably cremation. But can you imagine even doing that?

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnSoaking Away

This guy ended up passing away while taking a bath. He wasn’t found for a while, and needless to say, his body turned into something pretty gross. No one that had to deal with this could have been unaffected.

Scary!

Part of the process of preparing the body includes weighing it. This is especially true when you are doing a cremation as you need to know how much is going into the oven. When the recently deceased are overweight, this can be challenging.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnScary!

It is sad, though, that someone so young would miss out on the rest of their life. But if we weighed a body and the number 666 came up, we would pass that on along to someone else just to be on the safe side.

Crushed to Death

When you are watching cartoons, there are accidents that cause the body to distort unbelievably. But maybe if we consider this mortician’s story, they aren’t as impossible as we thought.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnCrushed to Death

This mortician had to work on a case where the guy had been in a logging accident where a tree crushed him, and apparently, the face was pretty messed up. So much so that the only reference he could think of was Looney Tunes.

Twinsies

The death of a child has to probably be the hardest thing ever. That is why when a morgue prepares one, they take care to make sure that everything is to the grieving family’s wishes. This means dressing them the way they want.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnTwinsies

Often the staff of the mortuary will also help set up the service. If we had dressed a child in a certain set of clothes and then looked up to see the spitting image standing in the doorway, we think we would faint.

Wait for Me

Some mortuaries don’t only deal with human deaths but animals as well. So when this woman started checking her inventory and saw that there was a baby coffin in the wrong place, she knew she had to move it.

40+ Morticians Share Some of the Strangest Cases They’ve Worked OnWait for Me

But it wasn’t empty, and that would be super scary for most people. But in the end, it was an embalmed dog waiting for his human owner to join him. Strange but kind of sweet, don’t you think?

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