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Thu Oct 31, 2013, 12:22 PM

Anyone here ever find a body, or know somebody who did? I mean, while they were hunting,


jogging, hiking, etc.

(I know it's macabre, but hey, it's Halloween.)

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Reply Anyone here ever find a body, or know somebody who did? I mean, while they were hunting, (Original post)
raccoon Oct 2013 OP
Kali Oct 2013 #1
Ptah Oct 2013 #19
Kali Oct 2013 #23
Ptah Oct 2013 #25
Tom_Foolery Oct 2013 #2
bluesbassman Oct 2013 #3
petronius Oct 2013 #17
magical thyme Oct 2013 #4
Myrina Oct 2013 #5
Ikonoklast Oct 2013 #6
NuclearDem Oct 2013 #7
B Calm Oct 2013 #8
RiffRandell Oct 2013 #9
Silent3 Oct 2013 #10
Silent3 Oct 2013 #11
NightWatcher Oct 2013 #12
Patiod Oct 2013 #13
frogmarch Oct 2013 #14
RebelOne Oct 2013 #15
geardaddy Oct 2013 #22
nomorenomore08 Oct 2013 #31
MicaelS Oct 2013 #16
LeftofObama Oct 2013 #18
Earth_First Oct 2013 #20
blueknight Oct 2013 #21
Contrary1 Oct 2013 #24
BlueStreak Oct 2013 #26
Boom Sound 416 Oct 2013 #27
BlueStreak Oct 2013 #28
Boom Sound 416 Oct 2013 #29
applegrove Oct 2013 #30
Art_from_Ark Oct 2013 #32
pinboy3niner Oct 2013 #33
Art_from_Ark Oct 2013 #34
Joe Shlabotnik Nov 2013 #35
littlewolf Nov 2013 #36
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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 12:43 PM

1. When my Grandfather was about 5 years old

he was finally allowed to go out on a round-up with the grown men. He got sent to make a small circle along the railroad tracks. He came upon the somewhat bloated body of a hobo that had fallen off the train (or been thrown). He rode home as fast as he could go, got in trouble for running the horse towards the barn and getting it too hot.

He would tell this story kind of laughing but clearly reliving the absolute horror of a little boy finding a freaking dead guy out in the middle of nowhere all by himself. Add to it the degree of decomposition. ewww

The closest I have ever came was finding out after the fact that some crazy fucks had tossed a body into a ditch near the end of our road. After driving out here with it from freaking Illinois. In the summer.

On a related note I have had some photos of a dead bull decomposing published in book.

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Response to Kali (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 03:55 PM

19. I have a photo of a bovine skull, curing in the sun.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #19)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 04:46 PM

23. I had to chuckle at you calling that one "fresh"

heck, the dogs aren't even that interested in it anymore!

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Response to Kali (Reply #23)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 05:44 PM

25. I hope you will take this as a helpful tip from a city-dweller.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 12:44 PM

2. A friend of mine and I found a dead guy in an attic...

He was up there doing some electrical work and died after being electrocuted. Weird thing is, I wound up working with his son years later. I never told him that I found his dad in that attic.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 12:53 PM

3. Well it depends on what your definition of "find" is...



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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 03:19 PM

17. ...




Happy Halloween, freak!

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 01:17 PM

4. fellow MLT student was doing 5 am phlebotomy rounds in the ICU

 

He went to look for a good vein on a patient...who had died during the night.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 01:21 PM

5. Mighty close ...

A woman vanished in the winter several years ago after a liquored-up argument with her SO in a neighborhood near a nature trail where my dogs & I hike.

During the course of the winter we were back there & didn't notice anything (snowcover) but when spring came, someone else running their dogs back there found her. She must have set off across the golf course & cut thru the woods to get to the trail & tripped over branches and broke her leg or knocked herself out & never got up. Horrible way to die.

So glad I wasn't the one who found her, I'd have freaked.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 01:29 PM

6. Buddy of mine from high school found a dead body while out deer hunting with his son.

From what the coroner said, it looked like the guy fell out of a tree stand and stuck an arrow through his femoral artery either before, or as he fell from the stand, and bled to death.

He was thought to have been drunk at the time, considering they found an empty liquor bottle nearby, but the body was in too bad a shape to discern one way or another.

Guess the guy had been missing for a few months.


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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 01:32 PM

7. Only when I'm cleaning out my basement.

 

Wait I mean--

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 01:43 PM

8. Yes a friend of mine and another guy were rabbit hunting

 

an old gravel pit next to a 4 lane highway. Along the ridge next to the road they found a wrecked car wedge in some tree branches. Inside was a young man that was reported missing for almost a year. Turned out he was in the Army and was headed back to his base in Kentucky after visiting his home in Michigan.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 01:48 PM

9. Haven't you seen me on Discovery ID?

Just wait.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 01:55 PM

10. Might as well delete this...

...several people got where I was going already.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 01:57 PM

11. The closest I've come to that was while swimming at a lake when I was a kid...

...and another kid who had drowned very nearby was pulled out of the water.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 02:01 PM

12. I was a desk clerk at a hotel. A guy claiming to be an author...

...rented a room for two weeks so he could finish a book he was writing. He left explicit instructions that he not be disturbed.

One and a half weeks later people began complaining about a smell near their room. No big whoop, we'd just give them another room. Finally after the two adjacent rooms on either side and top of Room 204 could not be used due to the smell, the day manager sent housekeeping to the room.

I had just arrived and was able to ID the smell immediately. There's nothing like the smell of a two week old dead body.

The poor housekeeper opened the door a crack until the chain prevented further, saw the mess, smelled the source, screamed and ran away.

The police couldn't determine the race or original size and description of the body. It was a bloated, purple mess with no head. The head was splattered against the wall.

If I'm lying, I'm dying. They had to tear out the rooms around there on all sides and rebuild them from the concrete slab up.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 02:03 PM

13. My dad came across a head in the middle of the road

My dad was coming home from Casino Night at his parish at one or two in the morning, and stopped when he saw something in the road near our house. It was a guy's head. Two guys coming back from a bar had hit a small bridge, and the driver had been decapitated.

After going home and calling the police (this was before cell phones) my dad woke up my mom and asked her to pour him a glass of boubon straight up because his hands were shaking too badly to do it himself.

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One of my friends was having a girl's-night-in party, and our friend Shelly showed up really late, clearly shaken. (Strangely enough, she also asked for a glass of whiskey). After downing it, she explained that she had been detained behind an accident on the Northeast extension of the PA Turnpike. She got out of her car, and checked to see if the guy in the vehicle in front off her was okay, and he wasn't. He was dead. He had been talking on the phone when it happened, and it came out in the papers the next day that the guy he was talking to heard the whole thing happen.

Shelly being the self-possessed person she was, also checked the car he had hit, and saw a large family huddled together, waiting for the police. She went back to her car and got the blankets that she always kept there, and distributed it to the family.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 02:04 PM

14. No, but the bound & burned body of

a local math professor was found just over the hill from my house. Here's a link to my thread about it. http://www.democraticunderground.com/1201270

I hope no one dresses up as the body for Halloween.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 02:21 PM

15. While I was swimming in the water of Miami Beach

when I was 6 years old, my mother called out to me to go get what she thought was a ball in the water. When I did, I discovered it was the head of a man who had drowned. Later, it was discovered that he was a sailor that had jumped ship from a Russian freighter.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 04:04 PM

22. you win

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 07:33 PM

31. +2

And I concur, you win the thread!

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 02:28 PM

16. When I was working on the railroad (no joke)...

We ran over a man laying between the rails, in a curve, near a street crossing. It was about 5am, light fog, the area was poorly lit, he was African- American and wearing all dark clothing and shoes. Truly the worst of all possible scenarios.

The train fully passed over him. Then it was my responsibility as conductor to go back and check on him. This was when we still had cabooses. He was dead of course. Considering what happened his body wasn't several injured. We were out of radio range, so I walked down the street to find a house with a porch light (this was before cell phones). It was the house of a preacher. I called the local police, they showed up, took our statements. The Justice of the Peace pronounced him dead, and they took him away in a hearse.

We were out of time, so they brought out a relief crew, and took us home in a crew van. We didn't have to testify in court, and I never heard the cause of death. In fact I never heard anything ever again.

Some crews I knew hit cars loaded with people and killed entire families, or even worse, carloads of teenagers from several families.

Those crews needed and got counseling. Then they had to undergo weeks testifying at trail.

The moral is when people try to beat a train, they're dancing with death, and most times they lose.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 03:43 PM

18. My brother was walking in the woods by his house.

It was springtime and he found a body laying on the ground with the head missing. There was a noose hanging from the tree. He looked around and a couple of feet away was the head. The guy had committed suicide back in the fall so his body had been there all winter.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 03:58 PM

20. A close buddy of mine found an elderly man one winter...

He was out snowshoeing and came upon a man who had a heart attack the (late) afternoon prior.

The poor man froze to death over night.

Rest in peace, sir...

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 04:04 PM

21. i did

found a skull and some bones once while rabbit hunting many years ago. Bill kurtis on the A&E Network did one of those cold case files type show about it. found out a guy murdered his wife. shot her several times in the head with a 22

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 05:00 PM

24. Found a deceased man in the basement of a Veteran's hospital some years back...

We had been visiting my husband's father. Very sad. It was obvious that the poor guy had been on the floor for a few hours.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 05:55 PM

26. I was hiking in Hawaii one time

 

The trail led up a creek bed. It was a pleasant sunny afternoon, and I was enjoying the beautiful scenery. I could hear my wife about 50 yards behind me. As I was climbing up the creek bed, I stumbled over what I thought was a coconut. But as I looked back at it, it was ...

[font color='red']A SEVERED HEAD[/font]

I was really freaked. I didn't want to touch it, so I went running back down the creek bed to make sure my wife was OK. I took her back to the spot, but I could never find that head again.

Somebody must have been watching us from behind the forest cover. We high-tailed it out of that area. When we got back to the car, we found the trunk had been broken into, and somebody had scrawled a note on my windshield

"YOU ARE NEXT"

[font size="1"](Well, OK. I made up that bit about the note. But the rest of the story is true. At least I think it was a head. A head that looked like a coconut.)[/font]

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 06:22 PM

27. Found a body in Harlem

 

Where we were going to shoot a scene.

Twice.

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Response to Boom Sound 416 (Reply #27)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 06:23 PM

28. Didn't anybody tell you to use blanks in that scene?

 

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #28)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 06:24 PM

29. Lol...blame props!

 

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 07:26 PM

30. I once had a job on top of a moutain. As I was about to hike

up for the first time they were flying a body out from one of the climbing trails by helicopter. That was a nice start. I stuck close to the hiking trails and away from steep cliffs the whole summer I can tell you that.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 10:29 PM

32. I found 12 bodies down in a basement once

They had been poisoned with arsenic by two old ladies. I found those bodies 4 nights in a row. Somehow, each night the audience thought it was funny

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #32)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 10:47 PM

33. Mortimer Brewster, I presume?

That must have been fun.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #33)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 10:49 PM

34. I was "Chonny's" sidekick,

Last edited Fri Nov 1, 2013, 06:29 AM - Edit history (1)

Dr. Einstein

And yes, indeed, it was one of the highlights of my school career

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2013, 04:39 AM

35. About 5 or 6 years ago,

When I lived in rural area, I was standing outside having a smoke at 3 a.m., and I could hear a car coming in the distance. Then nothing (it was airborne doing somersaults), then SMASH, through a thicket of trees and into my driveway about 20 feet from me. I pried the door open but the driver was dead. Kid (18 years old) broke his neck.

Apart from that I used to be funeral director, so I've recovered bodies from the woods, crime scenes, accidents etc. All in a days work.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2013, 11:49 AM

36. only time I found one was when I was looking for one

am a open water scuba diver. we do SAR (search and rescue
or search and recovery.) depends on how long they are missing.
I hate it, but want the families to be able to have put this behind
them. after a couple of days, the crabs and fish start working
on them, it gets messy quick.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2013, 12:08 PM

37. Torso in a suitcase

Found by a relative and his friend decades ago when they were kids. As the story was told to me 2nd hand, it went like this. They were just playing in the woods near the RR tracks and found an old suitcase, noted it was heavy, and immediately thought or hoped it was money or treasure. They lugged it home and waited for their father's to return home from work so they could have it pried open. As they waited they haggled over who found it and who should get the most but agreed on "halfies". One open they were flabbergasted to find a headless torso with the arms folded across each other. They called the cops and I'm told photos still exist in the station as younger relatives have sent hem.

Hell, that would about have mentally scarred me for life if I saw that.

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