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Do you believe in life after death? This section explores the science behind the afterlife, including ghosts, exorcisms, ghost busters and other assorted phenomena.

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What is going on during a near-death experience?

You know the drill: You plunge into darkness and then see a bright light. An angelic figure speaks to you. Why are people's near-death experiences so similar?


5 Groups Who Claim to Talk to the Dead

 5 Groups Who Claim to Talk to the Dead

Some people say they can talk to the dead, and we're not just talking about mediums. Read about people who can talk to the dead at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Death Masks Work

 How Death Masks Work

A death mask is the last likeness of a loved one that a family can own. Learn about the history and significance of death masks. See more »

Are you brave enough to face these haunted hotels?

 Are you brave enough to face these haunted hotels?

Have you ever stayed in a haunted hotel? Test your knowledge of the most famous haunted hotels with this quiz. See more »

How Embalming Works

 How Embalming Works

The ancient Egyptians weren't the first to embalm their dead, nor were they the last. Learn how embalming prepares a body for burial at HowStuffWorks. See more »

To Star-stuff We Return: The Space Burial Quiz

 To Star-stuff We Return: The Space Burial Quiz

Space burial services send your remains into space. Test your knowledge of space burial with this quiz. See more »

How Space Burial Works

 How Space Burial Works

What is involved in space burial? Learn how you can have your ashes sent to space in How Space Burial Works. See more »

 How Coffins Work

Coffins are used in funeral traditions around the world. Learn how coffins are made and the traditions associated with them at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Fact or Fiction: Coffins and Caskets

 Fact or Fiction: Coffins and Caskets

Coffins are surrounded by myths and realities. Test your knowledge with the coffin quiz. See more »

What is going on during a near-death experience?

 What is going on during a near-death experience?

Near-death experiences have been researched and discussed for some time. Find out what happens during a near-death experience at Discovery Health. See more »

Strange, Spooky, Scary: The Supernatural Quiz

 Strange, Spooky, Scary: The Supernatural Quiz

This supernatural quiz will test your knowledge of the unknown. Test yourself with this supernatural quiz. See more »