No doubt about it, we’re a squeamish lot. Just as we’d prefer to think steaks come from a grocer’s freezer and not from a cow, we’d much rather not be confronted with the gore and finality of someone else’s death. It’s too immediate a reminder of our own fragile mortality, something we’d much rather not dwell on.

No one wants to discover a corpse, whether it be the remains of a person or a pet. Dead bodies belong in funeral homes where we have a chance to emotionally prepare for viewing them; they shouldn’t turn up under our hotel beds or stuck to the grills of our cars, where their shocking appearances can send us screaming into the night.



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Drunk driver finds girl’s body embedded in the grill of his car.


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Vacationing couple discovers dead body under their hotel bed.


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Volkswagen Beetle is found crushed between two trucks.


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Decades-old automobile wreck is discovered alongside road.


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Dead pet shipped by air freight is replaced with live animal by baggage handlers.


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Family mistakenly returns neighbor’s dead rabbit to its cage.


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Thief steals shopping bag containing dead cat.


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Woman dies of heart attack with phone in hand; telephone in husband’s crypt is found off the hook.


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Cuckolded husband presents his wife with the head of her lover.


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Grandma’s mortal remains are stolen along with the car she was being transported on.


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People have been buried alive by mistake.


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Girl goes insane after medical student slips cadaver’s arm into her bed.


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“Hanging man” in funhouse turns out to be corpse of outlaw.


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Bride kidnapped on her honeymoon turns up years later as a sex show captive.*


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Threatened motorist finds severed fingers of his assailants caught on his car.


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Corpse of a hide ‘n’ seek-playing bride is years later found in a locked trunk.*


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Secret tape recorded aboard the doomed shuttle Challenger captured final panic-stricken moments of the crew.


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Man who died at his office desk went unnoticed by his co-workers until five days later.


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Man locked in an unplugged freezer thinks he’s freezing and dies.


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Farmer who cannot sell his cattle at auction due to their drought-caused emaciated state kills them and himself.


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Girl feels for the furry collar of her roommate’s housecoat and finds no head.


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Encounter with a dead man on the subway.


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Man fooled into thinking he has been executed dies of a heart attack.


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Suicide victims have been mistaken for Halloween decorations.


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John Wayne’s autopsy revealed 40 pounds of impacted fecal matter lodged in his colon.


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Father parks his truck atop a leaf pile containing his daughter, killing her.


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Burglar discovers a suicide in home he’s broken into.

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