25 Weird Things That Would Happen Around Your Body After You Die!


Accepting the reality of death is difficult for all of us. The deceased body goes through a lot of complex processes before it is decomposed. Here are 25 weird things that are happening around your body after you die!

Prepare yourself, you're going to read some creepy stuff below! 


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1. The heart stops beating.


Death occurs exactly after the heart stops beating. When the blood flow stops, the organs slowly start to die.

2. When the bloodflow stops, the body begins to change its colour.

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The blood flows to the lower parts of the body as gravity pulls the blood. The bruises and redness start to occur.

3. Postmortem lividity helps the forensics to solve cases.


The experts analyze bruises around the body in order to understand whether the body has moved after the death. The veins begin to stiffen after death. This is similar to deep frying a potato. The outer side of potato stiffens when it is fried.

4. The body temperature decreases slowly.

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The usual body temperature 97.7-99.5 °F (36.5–37.5 °C) begins to decrease approximately 33.4 °F/0.8°C each hour.

5. The body begins to stiffen.


This situation is also known as Rigor mortis. Rigor mortis begins to occur a couple of hours after the death. This process begins at the eyelids and neck area and spreads around the body. The stiffness occurs due to the lack of ATPs (Adenosine triphosphate). ATPs help the muscles to relax.

6. The body might twitch unintentionally.


One might think that the subject is still alive when they see the body twitching and straining. However, the muscles can twitch even after the body is deceased. If the number of strains are frequent, the corpse might twitch in a visible way.

7. The skin around the face gets flat.


As the muscles around the body stops straining, the wrinkles around the face would disappear following the death.

8. Hair and nails continue to grow.


This legend has a simple explanation: The body begins to dehydrate after death. The skin cells begin to shrink due to dehydration. This is the reason why the hair and nails seem like they continue to grow.

9. Defacation occurs.


Although, the deceased body mostly experiences stiffness, some areas around the body relax. The brain tries to prevent this situation from turning off the muscles such as the bladder. When brain death occurs, these muscles are released and the remaining waste is removed.

10. The body begins to release disgusting odors.


Some of the enzymes in the body are released after the cells are dead. These enzymes are a sign for bacteria and fungus to decompose the body. This decomposition process causes the bad smell.

11. The remains body is invaded by animals.

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The smell of the corpse invites creatures such as fungus, bacteria, spiders, ticks, vultures, or flies to decompose the body.

12. The body might make unintentional sounds.


The vocal cords, too, stiffen following the death. The corpse might make weird sounds like moans or stomach rumblings due to the gas release around the bowel area. Scary, isn't it?

13. The immune system stops working.


The bowel area is the optimal place for bacteria to grow and live. When the immune system stops, the bowel bacteria digests the bowels and spread to other organs.

14. The eyeballs go out of the eye sockets and the tongue begins to bloat.


The gas release around the bowels causes the dislocation of the organs slowly.

15. The body might explode.


The gas that has occurred around the bowels begin to pressure the body as it is not released properly. This gas accumulation might cause the body to explode if it is not released.

16. The body begins to rot.

With the protein decomposition, the cell walls begin to collapse and the tissues begin to separate from each other. The organs turn into a liquid form and body gets rotten after that.

17. The skin becomes unstuck from the skeleton.


The gas accumulation causes the skin to draw away from muscles and bones.

18. The body is covered with a mortuary wax.


After the corpse is digested by the bacteria, a matter called Adipocere occurs over the body. This matter is activated with cold sand and water. If the corpse is preserved in these conditions, it is protected with mortuary wax and decomposition delays.

19. The skin cells decease last.


The cells around the body die within a couple of hours following the death. However, the skin cells continue to stay alive for a couple of days as they cover their basic needs with osmosis.

20. The skin cells stiffen and shrink.


If the body is not covered with something, the skin gets drier and tighter. The structure of the skin becomes more dense.

21. The body has the ability to turn into a natural mummy.


If the corpse is left in a peat bog or a salt desert, it turns into a natural mummy. This state helps the corpse to be preserved in the optimal state and the body surprisingly resist decomposition.

22. The rotten bodies help the maintenance of the ecosystem.


When the body is decomposed through the natural agents, it becomes a vital nutrient for the soil. This helps the flora to become diverse.

23. The corpse is absorbed in the nature.


The bones are the last to disappear after death. The proteins inside the bones begin to collapse with the help of fungus, bacteria and other organisms. The soil keeps the required minerals and the bones becomes dust afterwards.

24. The male genitalia can become erect after the death.


Since the muscles continue to strain after death, the erection state can be observed in males. Even ejaculation can occur at times.

25. The female corpses can experience labor after death.


Though this situation is incredibly rare, if a pregnant woman is deceased labor can still be done. This situation occurs through the internal gas piling up and pressuring the placenta. This way the fetus can be extracted through the vaginal canal.

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