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  • A young man, straight out of school, with no cash or the will for college, takes a job

  • as a janitor at the local morgue.

  • His friends are like, “Bro, are you serious, you're gonna work with dead bodies?!”

  • The guy's like, the money's good, the hours aint bad.

  • And so what, we all die.

  • At least it'll be quiet.

  • Customer satisfaction, bro, guaranteed every time.

  • And the best thing, the clients are literally queuing outside the door.

  • Two weeks later, he takes strong sedatives before going to work.

  • He thinks he's seen everything now.

  • What he's beheld he can't delete from the hard drive of his mind.

  • When you ask him what's wrong he just looks at you with a blank expression and says quietly,

  • “I see dead people.”

  • After this you've watched this show, you'll know exactly how he feels.

  • 15.

  • No one gets out alive What could have possibly happened to that

  • guy you might now be thinking.

  • What could a janitor see that would disturb him so much?

  • Well, we guess that depends on how long you've worked at the morgue.

  • We found a story about a morgue in Sweden and it involved a janitor.

  • He wasn't like the janitor in our intro in that he'd worked at the morgue a long

  • time and knew the pathologist and autopsy assistants well.

  • But one day he was asked to do something beyond the call of duty.

  • He was asked to help with the autopsy itself, something not really in a janitor's purview.

  • The pathologist later said that having a janitor remove organs from a dead personwasn't

  • an ideal solution”, but they were understaffed that day, what else could they do.

  • So, that's one thing, don't think if you're just a janitor you won't get up close to

  • the dead.

  • Ok, that's not exactly a hellish story.

  • We thought we'd ease you into this show.

  • Now listen to how dead men come back to life.

  • 14.

  • Return of the living dead In 2020, a man in Kenya was rushed to the

  • hospital after suffering from excruciating pains in his stomach.

  • At the hospital, a doctor looked at him and then asked his older brother to go and write

  • down all of his brother's details.

  • When the brother returned, a nurse just said, sorry, your brother passed.

  • The dead man was sent to the morgue.

  • Now imagine this, a few hours later one of the assistants in the morgue had just made

  • a slit in the man's leg so he could put something called formalin in there.

  • This is a kind of preservative used so don't the dead don't rot on the spot.

  • Suddenly, the man shot up from the table and started screaming.

  • There were a few employees around at the time, perhaps some of them a bit superstitious because

  • they ran around in a state of panic thinking the dead man had been resurrected or they

  • had a zombie on their hands.

  • Kenyan BBC, writing in dialect, put those fears to rest quoting the man as saying, “Dis

  • na di work of God.”

  • The man later said this to the media, translated from dialect, “I cannot believe what just

  • happened.

  • How did they establish that I was dead?”

  • Well, worse things have happened at the morgue as you're about to see.

  • 13.

  • Dog and cats love dead people Some morgues are just too busy.

  • In 2020, a man went to see his father at a morgue in Venezuela, a country plagued by

  • economic problems.

  • As soon as the man entered the place he said he was overwhelmed by the smell of putrefaction.

  • Maybe that happens, but what he saw next should never happen.

  • He said one room had so many bodies they were piled on top of each other.

  • Some of them were rotten and he could see down to their bones.

  • Below the table, parts of their flesh had dropped onto mats, where there were also dead

  • worms.

  • Disgusted, he talked to someone at the morgue, and she said sometimes cats and dogs come

  • in and feast on the bodies, hence the bits of flesh everywhere.

  • Another staff member said they did try and scare away the animals, but there were just

  • too many of them.

  • He investigated why the place was like this, and a staffer said they were the bodies of

  • the unclaimed, mostly homeless folks.

  • He said the freezers hadn't worked for months and neither had the ACs, so basically scores

  • of rotting bodies decomposed at a very fast rate.

  • This is not healthy for the workers of course, but there's no cash to fix up the place.

  • One staffer said, “We're like a zoo.

  • The environment is completely polluted.

  • We're all afraid for our health.”

  • 12.

  • Just Chilling In most countries, bodies are refrigerated

  • at the morgue, but even so, things can go very wrong.

  • In 2014, a 91-year old Polish woman was declared dead by her doctor.

  • The family shed their tears, but hey, 91, what you gonna do.

  • The woman was placed inside one of the fridges at the morgue.

  • Thankfully, one of the staff noticed that the woman's body bag was moving a bit, and

  • of course, it was highly unlikely something had gotten in there with her.

  • She was in fact, alive, but God knows how.

  • The doctor later told Polish TV news, “I was sure she was dead.

  • I'm stunned, I don't understand what happened.

  • Her heart had stopped beating, she was no longer breathing.”

  • Apparently, when the woman's family came, she complained about feeling cold.

  • She was given some hot soup and some pancakes to warm her up.

  • It's probably a blessing that she had dementia because she was unaware of what had happened

  • to her.

  • This kind of thing is actually more common than you think, as you will now see.

  • 11.

  • Embalmed alive Having embalming chemicals injected into your

  • body you can imagine would be very painful if you woke up during the process.

  • In 2014, that almost happened to a Kenyan man.

  • He'd been lying in the chiller for 15 hours and hadn't moved at all.

  • He'd been pronounced dead at the hospital after purposefully swallowing insecticide.

  • Yep, he didn't want to live.

  • He got a second chance anyway.

  • A witness saw the entire thing when the man, about to be pumped with those fluids, just

  • woke up.

  • That witness told the media that the mortuary attendant and a workertook to their heels

  • screamingand instead of helping the guy ran out of the room.

  • How it happened is still a mystery, but it's thought that a drug that man was given while

  • he was alive slowed down his heart rate so much it looked like he was dead.

  • Still, that sounds like a lame excuse for bad doctoring.

  • 10.

  • It happens in the US, too Some of you Americans might now be thinking,

  • well, that could never happen here, that couldn't one day be me...

  • Oh, it could.

  • In 2014, a 78-year old man named Walter Williams was pronounced dead.

  • He wasn't breathing and had no pulse to speak of.

  • Many people witnessed this, it wasn't as if some kid on the street had checked the

  • pulse.

  • Sometime later the guy was taken out of the fridge and laid on the gurney as the staff

  • at the morgue prepared to embalm him.

  • Suddenly, old Walter just started kicking his feet.

  • Just imagine if that was you.

  • It's assumed that his pacemaker stopped but miraculously when it started again, he

  • was still alive.

  • When he got home, he said he was happy to be able to hang around a while longer.

  • No one really knows how this happened, but according to The Guardian newspaper, it could

  • have been the fault of the person that pronounced him dead.

  • Now let's get spooky.

  • 9.

  • Dead in the water Ok, so this time the guy was dead, like seriously

  • dead, dead-dead.

  • He'd drowned and had been fished out of the water.

  • Still, later that night as his body was contained in one of the cabinets a mortician said she

  • heard little tapping noises coming from the cabinet.

  • Freaked out, she went to inspect.

  • What had happened is that while the man was in the water a crab had somehow made the dead

  • man's body its home.

  • It just wanted its freedom.

  • That's by far not the craziest thing found inside a corpse.

  • 8.

  • Bang, bang, you're dead This one is just plain weird.

  • It's from a mortician who answered a question regarding what the craziest thing was that

  • he'd ever seen in his career.

  • During a busy holiday in the US, a woman was brought in and was absolutely dead, no doubt

  • about it.

  • The body was put on the gurney and all the embalming stuff had been connected to her,

  • so now all the staff had to do was turn on the embalming machine.

  • After they did that, they could leave her for a while.

  • While in another room they heard a series of bangs, which was very strange indeed.

  • At first, they thought it was something like a pacemaker, or maybe even a brain stimulator,

  • but when they went to inspect her they discovered she had had a very small pistol inside her

  • most precious cavity.

  • Yep, this one is kind of unexplainable, although the person said he was aware the woman had

  • taken her own life.

  • 7.

  • Strange positions If you've seen our many shows on death,

  • you'll know very well that due to something called rigor mortis the body can move around

  • a fair bit when dead.

  • It's a myth that bodies just sit up in bed, but they can perform other quite impressive

  • tricks.

  • A paper published in the US National Institutes of Health said one body was founddefying

  • gravity.”

  • It was laying on its back, but its limbs were raised off the ground.

  • In fact, we've seen the photo and it looks like a yoga position in which someone would

  • have to break lots of bones, and even then, it's complex.

  • The people that wrote about this said if a body is found in such a weird position it's

  • usually because a crime had taken place.

  • Now for something rather disturbing.

  • 6.

  • Infestation This story comes from someone who was in medical

  • school but part of the work was to occasionally visit the county medical examiner's office.

  • One day a call came from the cops who said they'd found a body that had likely been

  • in a house for three weeks.

  • It was a hot summer, too.

  • When the body arrived at the office it was in a bit of a state, to say the least, and

  • the smell was terrible.

  • It turned out that the owner of the house was a hoarder and the place was full of tins

  • of old cat food and all sorts of stuff you can find in the streets.

  • Needless to say, it wasn't tidy.

  • The person said when they opened up what was left of the body it was just full of insects;

  • maggots, flies, cockroaches, beetles, and more.

  • That person said, “I still get the willies thinking about all those bugs pouring out,

  • running around on the floor, flying around the room.”

  • 5.

  • Infestation part II Another person you might find around dead

  • bodies is someone who studies insects.

  • These folks are called entomologists.

  • One time one of these guys was called to view a body because by extracting the insects and

  • studying them you can sometimes get a more precise time of death.

  • He admitted that the job is grotesque, but one time was much worse than others.

  • We'd like to describe this ourselves, but the person does such a good job of detailing

  • what he saw we'll give the floor to him.

  • In his own words he said: “The most odious cadaver was the partial

  • skeletal remains of an eight-month-pregnant mother who gave life to a plethora of maggots,

  • bot flies, and moth larvae that were consuming her hair like some monstrous funeral shroud.

  • The tiny bones of the baby were disintegrating under the unrelenting feasting of ham beetles,

  • as its flesh was too dry for maggots to find purchase; they preferred the malleable flesh

  • of the mother's face and breasts.”

  • We apologize for having to tell you that one.

  • 4.

  • The eye guy Another person you'll find in a medical

  • examiner's office is someone who takes eyes from the dead so they can be transplanted,

  • which sounds like a much better occupation than the bug collector.

  • One guy, or girl, said they had been called in to grab some eyes and had the shock of

  • their life.

  • The decomposition of the body wasn't bad at all, but the face was pretty much all gone.

  • It had been picked clean, as he said, with the blame being put on a cat or cats.

  • Hey, if you die, you can't feed them.

  • He said at times he's also had to deal with a pile of bones, hair, and just a lot of goo.

  • We found tons of human soup stories, but we think they get repetitive after a while.

  • We'll just add this, though.

  • One time a man had died in the bathtub and he had stayed dead in the water for a long

  • time.

  • When they found him he really had turned into human soup.

  • 3.

  • Oops This guy said it had been 40 years since he'd

  • been an orderly at a hospital but there's one thing he'd never forget.

  • He'd been assigned to work in the morgue, which didn't bother him until he met a 420

  • pound (190kg) dead woman.

  • He said she'd been cleaned up and it was time for an autopsy.

  • He had one simple job to do, but let's remember the girl was on the heavy side.

  • That job was to move her from the gurney to the slab.

  • He at least took the light side, which just meant supporting the head during the transfer.

  • The problem was, her head was very slippery.

  • He lost his grip and the woman came crashing down and broke the tiles below her.

  • Since she was freshly dead, blood pooled around her head.

  • It turned out that the fall had cracked her skull.

  • When the doctor saw the mess he looked at the young orderly and told him that it was

  • good she was deceased because that fall would have killed her.

  • Ok, so this next one could be the grossest.

  • 2.

  • Bad doggies One guy worked at the morgue and his job at

  • times was to go and pick up the dead bodies.

  • He arrived at one scene to pick up a dead woman and he said the place was an utter mess.

  • The problem for him was, the body was on the second floor and the way up there was by a

  • spiral staircase.

  • Logistically, this made things difficult.

  • Before he and the team even went to the second floor, the cops warned them that her dogs

  • had been up there andgot her a little bit”.

  • Well, that was an understatement, to say the least.

  • Her body was slumped in a chair, except quite a bit of her was missing.

  • The dogs hadn't only eaten her face, but they'd also eaten her breasts.

  • Her implants they weren't partial to, so they were on the floor.

  • The guy said before they'd started eating her, they were so hungry they'd attacked