Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster, the incorrupt nun of Missouri, showed little sign of decomposition when she was exhumed from her grave 4 years after her death.
Go inside the crematorium with this graphic cremation video to see the entire process from beginning to end, from the body being pushed into the flames to the final processing of the ashes.
You probably have some questions about the cremation process:
- How does cremation work?
- How is a body cremated?
- How long does it take to cremate a body?
- Do dead bodies scream during cremation?
This video takes you inside the crematory to see exactly what goes on during human cremation.
Some may consider interest in the cremation process to be morbid. As the death positive movement grows, however, it is becoming more accepted to understand what options await our physical bodies after we expire, and possibly chose alternatives to the traditional funeral options.
But there are a lot of options for cremated remains, as well.
So you’ve been cremated. Now what?
You can have your ashes crafted into glass jewelry, pressed into a vinyl record, mixed into concrete and placed in the ocean as an Eternal Reef, or blasted into space on a rocket.
Or you may desire something more traditional, like having your ashes dumped in the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland.
If you choose cremation, it all begins here in the crematorium. Watch the video to answer all your burning questions, such as “how does cremation work,” “how is a body cremated,” and, of course, “do dead bodies scream during cremation.”
See the entire cremation process, including how a human body is prepared for cremation, what happens as it is incinerated, and how the remaining bone is crushed into cremains, or “ashes,” afterward.
How cremation works
What do you want done with your ashes when you die? Share it in the comments below.