The Mummified Monk

The mummified body of Buddhist monk Phra Khru Samathakittikhun (or Loung Por Daeng) remains on display in Thailand in Wat Kunaram on Koh Samui island per his request, some thirty years after his death. He hoped his body, still in the meditation position he died in, would inspire future generations to follow Buddhist teachings and be saved from suffering.

He made this request two months before he died, announcing to his students that he felt his death was imminent. He spent his last seven days without food or water, and spoke to no one, focusing solely on his meditation.

When his eyes dried up and fell back into his head, his fellow monks gave him a nice pair of Ray-Bans to cover the ghastly, gaping sockets.

Thailand mummified Buddhist monk

Thailand mummified Buddhist monk

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The Grave of John Dillinger

Due to the his infamy as Public Enemy Number One and the controversy surrounding his death, John Dillinger’s body was buried under 5 feet of concrete and steel in the Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis to prevent grave robbery.

John Dillinger death mask

This is one of 2 death masks made from the body of John Dillinger while on display to the public after he was gunned down outside the Biograph Theater in Chicago in 1934. This particular mask resides in the FBI museum. The other hung on the wall of J. Edgar Hoover’s office until he retired.