Seventh Sense: A Blog of Wonders and Curiosities

8 Bizarre Gravestones You Have to See to Believe

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8 Bizarre Gravestones You Have to See to Believe

Death isn't always a comfortable subject...and people deal with it in some truly bizarre ways. Here are 8 of the most fascinating (and shocking) tombstones in the world. 1. Fernand Arbelot, Pere Lachiase Cemetery, Paris True love? Fernand Arbelot commissioned this memorial in advance of his death in 1990. According to the actor, he wished to gaze upon the face of his wife for eternity. Or perhaps he just wanted to get ahead. 2. Steven "BMW Steve" Marsh, Manor Park Cemetery, London Now HERE'S a man who loved his ride. BMW Steve drove off into the great Beyond with this...

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50 Goth Pet Names That SHRED

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50 Goth Pet Names That SHRED

Cover image: Pinterest.com Is your pet simply way, waaaay too dark for a name only a normal would choose? On the other hand, is she apt to roll over for intruders breaking in wearing trenchcoats to have her belly rubbed (if she can be bothered)...but you still want a killer name for her? Then reach for our fabulous Top 50 list of great Goth pet names below...but be careful what you wish for. (Name meanings and explanations are included to help you with your choice of phabulously phreaky pet moniker.) Alice: In the infamous book, Alice was (supposedly...I mean read it, folks...it's like, a tad weird) innocent...

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Guest Blog: Why NOT Fitting In is GOOD For You

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Guest Blog: Why NOT Fitting In is GOOD For You

The following is a guest submission from author Ophelia Polonius. Enjoy! Does that hair really go with that top? We hope not and probably, so does she. pinterest.com When I grew up, I immersed myself in my odd hobbies with gusto, wore what I wanted (within school and parental limitations - who likes being grounded and phone-less, really?) and spoke up when something was REALLY important to me. When my mother grew up, it was a different story. Whereas I fought valiantly to change minds and change the world, my mother carefully hiked her skirt up just one inch to be "cool"...

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These Post-Mortem Photographs Will Shock You

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These Post-Mortem Photographs Will Shock You

Believe it or not, one of the two sisters in the image was dead as the picture was being taken. Can you guess which? Picture this scene: two siblings have been posed close to one another in front of an early-model camera on an old-fashioned tripod.  One of the sisters is inwardly struggling not to blink or wiggle a finger. But the other has no trouble at all holding still. Because she's dead. Amazingly, such a scene wasn't at all rare during the Victorian era. Today, we know of it as post-mortem photography - and we greet the idea with...

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Ghost For Sale: The Possessed Items Market is Hauntingly Huge

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Ghost For Sale: The Possessed Items Market is Hauntingly Huge

This child’s memoir box was listed in 2013 when the owner’s dogs showed an unusual fear of it. So you’re searching for that perfect item to round out your cozy living room decor. How about a doll that’s reported to get up at night and crawl creepily down the hallway? Or a box filled with the belongings of a dead child not yet at rest (including sections of the boy’s hair)? Or perhaps you want to go big or go home with a real-life haunted house. You’re in luck – more and more reportedly haunted items are popping up on...

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