THE HANGING COFFINS OF SAGADA

The mysterious Hanging Coffins of Sagada located on Luzon Island in the Phillipines demonstrate the unique funerary traditions of the Igorot, an indigenous tribe from the area. The coffins, which are hung with ropes and wires, are suspended along limestone cliffs and have fascinated visitors for centuries. There are some interesting guidelines surrounding eligibility for…

BURKE AND HARE: THE ORIGINAL BODY SNATCHERS

'Burking' is defined as the crime of murdering a person, ordinarily by smothering, for the purpose of selling their corpse. The word 'burking' is derived from a man who perfected this method, one William Burke. Along with his partner William Hare, the pair wreaked havoc for a ten month period in 1828 throughout the city…