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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.


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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

All About Death

 All About Death

Explore death pictures and facts in this image gallery from HowStuffWorks. What do you know about death? Take a look at death pictures and find out. See more »

10 Real-life Haunted Houses

 10 Real-life Haunted Houses

Real-life haunted houses make us hide under the covers and sleep with one eye open. Learn about the spooky history of these real-life haunted houses. See more »

What makes graveyards scary?

 What makes graveyards scary?

Scary graveyards like the one in the cult hit Phantasm are everywhere. Are scary graveyards so creepy to you that you suffer from coimetrophobia? See more »

Top 10 Hotels That Will Scare the Daylights Out of You

 Top 10 Hotels That Will Scare the Daylights Out of You

Haunted hotels are found in literature and movies -- we're enthralled with the idea of them. Learn more about haunted hotels and their creepy stories. See more »