Amira Investigation Flashlight Clip

As promised, here is the video captured of Bob’s flashlight turning off and on in the hallway at the Amira investigation. This was a push button flash light with fresh batteries!

The flashlight starts turning off at about 38 seconds into this clip.

Post mortem photography

A Victorian-era photograph of parents posing with their dead daughter. It was a custom in that era, before people could quickly travel great distances to attend funerals, to photograph the dead so their loved ones could see them as they were before burial.

If pictures are worth 1000 words, are post mortem photography pictures worth more?

While this isn’t a story about ghosts or ghost hunting, it’s certainly got me wondering. Would I do something like this? Why do these photos creep me out?

Imagine a family picture of mom, dad, brother, sister, and there’s grandma.  Well, she’s dead but we wanted just one last family photo together.

These aren’t photos of death; they’re apparently to preserve the memory of the loved one until the moment they passed.

As the common practice of post-mortem photography in North America and Western Europe has largely ceased, the portrayal of such images has become increasingly seen as vulgar, sensationalistic and taboo. This is in marked contrast to the beauty and sensitivity perceived in the older tradition, indicating a cultural shift that may reflect wider social discomfort with death.

Search post mortem photography online for pictures and more history.