Cleaning up is hard enough when it's just clearing a month of dust bunnies. Can you imagine cleaning the debris left by murder, suicide and violence? I have a really great friend who used to do crime scene clean-up for a living. The pay is incredible; it starts at $55 an hour. But there is a much higher cost in mental well being. Death affects you in ways you don't always feel immediately. My friend has stories of nightmares, depression and pain after leaving scenes of horror. Why make all that money just to spend it on therapy? It takes a certain type of person.
***TRIGGER WARNING. CONTENTS ARE SENSITIVE ***Redditor u/MemegodDave wanted to hear from the people who have the stomach to come in after crime and tragedy
to try to bring back some form of normalcy to the location by asking... People who make their living out of cleaning murder scenes, accidents and the like, what is the worst thing you have experienced in your career?
Wrapped Up<p>Dad had to saran wrap a guy's intestines back into his body once.</p><p>Dude had surgery and pushed too hard on the toilet. Dude was fine, according to Dad, just holding himself together on the toilet while a group of firefighters tried to figure out why the hell they were sent instead of paramedics.</p><p><em>Update</em> When he pushed too hard he opened a scar on his torso/ab area and it all fell out onto his lap. Should have mentioned this when I wrote the post. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/l48wk3/people_who_make_their_living_out_of_cleaning/gko9lq0?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">noblemile</a><span></span></p>
Flesh<p>One that stuck with me was a suicide in a bathtub, we couldn't drain the tub, so had to use a coagulant then scoop up the bloody mess into biohazard bags. Same for the toilet. Another was a suicide by gun in a basement full of boxes which was a nightmare to clean as even the smallest bit of flesh had to be found and cleaned up. The smell of the smallest piece of flesh meant the job wasn't done until it was found. </p>
Walk Away<p>Medic here, first responder to a motorcycle collision. Guy who crashed was a friend. He'd been torn in half and almost decapitated.</p><p>Had to walk away from the scene and let my driver and another crew handle it. Think about it daily. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/l48wk3/people_who_make_their_living_out_of_cleaning/gko4y58?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Sabre-23</a><span></span></p>
All over the House<p>I posted this on another thread so just copy and pasted it but this was one that I had to do</p><p>Clean up after a murder. It was a rehab house for ex cons, 4 bedroom house with communal bathroom and kitchen. Sunday morning and guy A is in his room listening to music pretty loud, guy B is in the kitchen cooking his breakfast, B knocks on A's door and tells him to turn it down, there's a small argument and B returns to his breakfast and A turns his music up. So B grabs the biggest knife in the kitchen, kicks in A's door and stabs him through his left shoulder, entering by his collar bone. </p>
"ride-alongs"<p>Not a cleaner, but my brother's best friend is a police officer and I heard all about this horrible experience:</p><p>My brother's friend took him on "ride-alongs," all the time. One day, they were responding to a welfare check. This guy's neighbor saw his apartment door cracked open for several days and called the police. They went to check it out and found a college student (18-19) who had shot himself. </p>
Melt Away<p>When I was a bartender, a couple of clients told me the worst part about the job is cleaning melted bodies.</p><p>I don't know the science behind that, but from what I understand is if a body stays for a while in a certain condition of temperature and humidity, it melts. And those guys have to remove that person's remains in buckets. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/l48wk3/people_who_make_their_living_out_of_cleaning/gknsqfm?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Kaynny</a><span></span></p>
Audrey<p>I had a great uncle who helped clean up the bodies left behind by hurricane Audrey in 1957 and he said that the smell persisted in his nose for weeks after. It got so bad that he went to the doctor to see if they could do anything and they clipped all of his nose hairs and the smell went away. It was explained to him that the smell had soaked into the hair but I don't claim to know the validity of that statement.</p>
Hazard<p>One of my first jobs after moving I did this, and the job that had me walking wasn't even a scene as described. We did all types of hazmat cleans and the worst was actually a couple went on vacation and came back to backed up sceptic. Think about 1 ft thick hard dried out crusty sceptic waste spread throughout the entire 1st floor of a house. Not going further into detail here. Was nasty.</p><p>Septic, not sceptic. On break and mobile, so yeah... </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/l48wk3/people_who_make_their_living_out_of_cleaning/gknvzn8?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Kamenovski</a><span></span></p>
After the Crash...<p>Working for a tow truck driver that get the calls after crashes. The worst one for me was a family of 6 coming back with over 10 pizzas for a baseball team. It was a head on with a tractor trailer (18 wheeler). The ambulance took the bodies away of course, everyone died but one little guy. There was so much blood and vomit, diapers, toy dolls covered in blood, the pizza was everywhere inside of the car like 2" thick on everything and all over the road. </p>
Fresh Meat<p>Friend of mine does this.</p><p>His worst was an elderly woman who died in a bath. Skin falls off like long cooked meat. So he just saw piles of skin/flesh</p><p>God just writing this makes me gag. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/l48wk3/people_who_make_their_living_out_of_cleaning/gknwqwu?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">PlagueDoc22</a><span></span></p>
Every one of us harbors evil and malicious intent. It is completely normal to have dark thoughts. The difference between the everyday person and a psycho is intent and lacking empathy. It's frightening to realize that someone you may have spent a significant amount of time with could take a life with cruelty, but it happens more often than we want to realize.
When I was 18 I used to play in a weekly game of pool, I was awful, still am. My friends would sneak me into this bar/club in Ft. Lauderdale that was 21 and up. We met an enormous amount of fascinating people.
In the Room<p>Not friends but I worked at a charity with two hilarious guys. A year or so after I left, one killed the other with a car bomb. It feels so unreal, like it was complete fiction. Can't believe I was in a room with them both on multiple occasions. I live in Northern Ireland and it appears that the motive involved some lingering sectarian/paramilitary tensions. That stuff has been quiet for most of my lifetime but there are still wounds.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kyjb6z/people_who_were_friends_with_someone_who_later/gjh359j?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Aichon08087</a><span></span></p>
Normal<p>He was completely normal from as far as we could tell, just a regular high school kid. Played soccer, was in the advanced classes, kind of quiet but a nice kid.</p><p>Then one weekend he and another kid went and murdered a couple of professors with the intent of stealing their money and absconding to somewhere in South America I believe. </p>
Rodman<p>I knew a girl that let her boyfriend into her family's home and he killed her sister and brother that were around 10 years old, her brother who was 15, her father, and stabbed the crap out of her mother.</p><p>She's in prison for life. She was quiet. I didn't know her as well as I did her other siblings. Her boyfriend didn't attack her older sisters. We had always thought that the sister who was a year older than her was going to be the psycho. Her sister had anger issues. </p>
A Normal Dude<p>A normal dude. Somebody tried to rob him during a drug deal and he did what he felt he needed to do. Got 10 years for it and was released not long ago. From what I can recall, he was set up. Some neutral guy acted as the buyer, and when he went to make the deal. A few guys he had fought with in the past showed up trying to rob him but had no weapons, they just outnumbered him. </p>
The Roommate<p>I was childhood friends with a guy who beat his roommate to death with a bat. He was a regular middle class kid who got good grades etc. The roommate's dog was not fixed and was having her period all over the house and the roommate wouldn't clean it up or go to the vet. He just snapped one day and started beating the guy as he slept on the couch. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kyjb6z/people_who_were_friends_with_someone_who_later/gjhhobe?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">QualitySeycoTimepiec</a></p>
Hostages<p>Not friends, but I grew up with a guy (neighbor) who held his dad hostage for hours and then killed both of them. he was a couple years older, so i didn't know him too well, but my brother was closer in age. Said he was quite nice, really quite funny, but obviously doesn't say much. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kyjb6z/people_who_were_friends_with_someone_who_later/gjglyx7?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">lizzyolivia</a><span></span></p>
The Creeps<p>My boyfriend and his old roommate were friends with this guy who seriously gave me the creeps. He would always try to hit on me, even though it was my boyfriend's house, and was really awkward. One night after a party my boyfriend and I were asleep when I heard his door open. It was the creepy guy. I shook my boyfriend awake and he asked what the guy was doing. </p>
ISIS<p>I had a chem lab partner in college in the midwest, 2013 or 2014, he was a very nice guy, very smart too. We were both into the walking dead, so we talked about that frequently. Then one day I saw the news, as well as a campus wide email, and it turned out that he had just been arrested at the airport for trying to flee and join ISIS. So ya, he may not have been a murderer, but I think eventual terrorist fits here. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kyjb6z/people_who_were_friends_with_someone_who_later/gjhefre?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">taintedthrowaway91</a><span></span></p>
The Fisherman<p>Perfectly normal kid. We went fishing and hiking together, and attended the same church. Lost touch after high school. In his thirties he murdered the boyfriend of his ex-wife. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kyjb6z/people_who_were_friends_with_someone_who_later/gjh6lqu?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">p38-lightning</a><span></span></p>
Augustus<p>So I was friends with Augustus. He was on the quiet side but was into MMA and UFC stuff and I remember driving him to a few amateur fights when he lived at my home. I've known people that I didn't like and even feared but knew they were the kind of people you would want on your side if crap hit the fan, Augustus was that but I never felt I had anything to fear from him. He was a 'gentle giant.' Well he moved away and I hadn't heard from him in several years when another mutual friend told me about the trouble he found himself in. You can read about it here: <a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/montana-man-pleads-guilty-double-murder-putting-bodies-acid-n948196" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/montana-man-pleads-guilty-double-murder-putting-bodies-acid-n948196</a></p>
Look back far enough in your ancestry, and you're liable to find something dark.
A Key Detail Comes to Light<p>"My grandfather was killed in a bar when my father was still a toddler. The official story was that he was murdered over a pinball game (back then pinball was pretty serious, I guess)."</p><p>"It wasn't until recently my grandmother confessed, on her death bed, that my grandfather actually killed someone and buried the body, days before his own demise. So he was actually killed in retaliation for a murder that he committed."</p><p>"My grandmother kept this secret for almost 65 years."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kthqw8/what_is_your_darkest_family_secret/gimqqep?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">itsovermyhead</a></p>
For One Person, An Impossible Secret to Keep<p>"It's me. My dad never told his family I existed. I was shameful, maybe he was more ashamed."</p><p>"After he died they found out about me and kindly asked me not to come to the funeral. I get why he never told them."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kthqw8/what_is_your_darkest_family_secret/gims2ms?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">ninetiesluddite</a></p>
Nepotism With an Extra Red Flag<p>"My dad gave a job to a cousin. I remember as a kid that this cousin I'd never heard of just suddenly popped up out of nowhere without explanation but I was a kid so didn't really think of it, but everyone made a big deal out of how great it was for my dad to give him a job."</p><p>"I found out 20 years later that the cousin had been in prison for having a relationship with a student."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kthqw8/what_is_your_darkest_family_secret/gim6cuq?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">dj_baberahamlincoln</a></p>
Some Stones Are Better Left Un-Turned<p>"A year or two after her adoptive mother died, my mom went looking for information about her birth parents, and found that her birth mom and her husband had been gruesomely murdered by a drug cartel."</p><p>"There was an article about their murder in Rolling Stone magazine that had gory pictures of their bodies."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kthqw8/what_is_your_darkest_family_secret/gimq0r3?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">hemulaformis</a></p>
She Lived to Tell<p>"My cousin, once removed (my parent's cousin) was kidnapped and tortured by a serial killer. She was (after many days) dropped off near a running path with her neck slit."</p><p>"She lived (unlike the other 3) and she could lead the police to his home. He is still in prison."</p><p>"As a child I heard whispering of it and didn't find out the whole truth until I was older."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kthqw8/what_is_your_darkest_family_secret/gimgrpq?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">instrangestofplaces</a></p>
Capitalizing On Your Resources<p>"I had an uncle who moved far away, worked in a boiler room at a huge casino, decades ago. He was always sketchy, and he had way more money than a simple boiler room employee ought to have had."</p><p>"Rumours that the boiler room was a really useful thing for the mob, due to boilers doubling as incinerators for certain purposes. Hence the money. Many unanswered questions there."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kthqw8/what_is_your_darkest_family_secret/gim3dwm?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">UtopiaForest</a></p>
Sounds Like Classic 1930s Stuff<p>"My great grandfather shot and killed a man in his grocery store back in the 30s over a poker game."</p><p>"He ran a speak easy out of the back of his store and lost almost $2k so as the guy was walking out the front after the store closed he shot him and got away with it by telling the police the man robbed him."</p><p>"It wasn't until he was on his death bed he told my grandfather what had happened."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kthqw8/what_is_your_darkest_family_secret/gim6d0x?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">CowMajorAU</a></p>
Based On True Events<p>"In the film Driving Miss Daisy, when the chauffeur (played by Morgan Freeman) is driving Miss Daisy to worship service, they get stuck in a traffic jam. He gets out to see what the hold-up is."</p><p>"When he gets back in, he says 'you won't be going to service today, somebody done bombed the temple.' (Hebrew Benevolent Congregation Temple, Atlanta, 1958)."</p><p>"She says 'What - who would do such a thing?'"</p><p>"My uncle, that's who."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kthqw8/what_is_your_darkest_family_secret/gim6d0x?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Igotthesilver</a></p>
Cool as Cucumbers<p>"Father won the lottery and we've been pretending to be poor so our family doesn't try to ask for money." -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kthqw8/what_is_your_darkest_family_secret/gimuz2l?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">holyydiver32</a></p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">"Safest bet. Family turn at even the chance of running someone else into the ground for money. Your father is a clever man" -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kthqw8/what_is_your_darkest_family_secret/gin34bs?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Pudgeysaurus</a></p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">"That's a solid strategy especially with family who believe that NO is a suggestion and not a statement." -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kthqw8/what_is_your_darkest_family_secret/gin7zon?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Goinghame</a></p>
An Unfortunate Thing To Fear<p>"One family member killed another by leaving a bag of poisoned donuts on the front steps. We are now 'hesitant' about accepting donuts." -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kthqw8/what_is_your_darkest_family_secret/gimnqjc?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">grouchycyborg</a></p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">"Where do you live with such frivolous donut dispersion?" -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kthqw8/what_is_your_darkest_family_secret/gimwijj?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Sigg3net</a></p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">"I'm just imaging your whole family being sceptical about ever being offered a donut and it has made me chuckle. Sorry for your loss tho." -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kthqw8/what_is_your_darkest_family_secret/gin006d?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">MonsterMunch86</a></p>
Murder often seems to inhabit only Hollywood movies and the local news. Surely it could never impact your life, right?
A Lot to Carry<p>"When I was 10 my uncle murdered my mom's boyfriend at our house. It wasn't in the house but he chased him through our house and killed him outside in front of the house."</p><p>"It really destroyed a part of our family as well as relationship between my mom and grandmother. It was 30 years ago and I am only one alive besides my uncle that was there that night."</p><p>"I wanted to thank everyone for the kind words and the questions. Kinda therapeutic to talk about."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kp5qip/serious_redditors_who_witnessed_a_murder_what_is/ghvmvgk?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">madjervin</a></p>
Seeing the Very End<p>"I didn't actually witness the murder-suicide but I saw the direct aftermath seconds later. I was 6 years old at my babysitter's house after school."</p><p>"The husband came home drunk and demanded he speak with her in the back yard. A little bit afterwards their dog is freaking out demanding it come inside. I went out back and the dog lead me to them."</p><p>"The husband shot my babysitter and then himself. She was gone but he still had labored breathing before dying in front of me. It's still one of my most vivid memories 21 years later."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kp5qip/serious_redditors_who_witnessed_a_murder_what_is/ghvulgc?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Nailclippings</a></p>
Rough Carpool Day<p>"This was when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade, so late 80's. My friend's mom had picked us up from school in her station wagon and I was in the way-back."</p><p>"There were probably 6 or 7 of us kids in the car and we were stopped at a traffic light across from a homeless shelter, about to get onto the interstate."</p><p>"This guy is walking down the street with an armful of chewing tobacco and drops a pack. A homeless guy leaning up against the wall picked it up."</p><p>"There was an angry exchange in which the guy refused to give back the tobacco so the other guy kicked him and stomped him to death on the sidewalk."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kp5qip/serious_redditors_who_witnessed_a_murder_what_is/ghvhfkx?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">neocondiment</a></p>
An Image That Stuck With Them<p>"A drunk man was pushed down some stairs by the bouncer. Unfortunately, the drunk man was unable to catch himself and instead spun around and landed on the pavement with the back of his head making first contact."</p><p>"He was alive for a little while but quickly succumbed to his wound and arrested on there on the pavement. He was declared dead 15 minutes later in ED after being transported by ambulance."</p>
Shockwaves<p>"Was walking home one day and saw a couple arguing.. The dude started walking off away from the girlfriends car, and apparently she was not happy with that."</p><p>"She proceeded to get in the car and wait about 5 minutes till he was way off down the sidewalk. I was walking on the opposite side of the road as him and all of a sudden I see a blur and he goes flying like a rocket."</p>
Jealous Rage<p>"Saw my neighbor murdered in cold blood in my own driveway. My neighbor was helping his lady friend escape a very abusive relationship."</p><p>"Ladies ex hunted her down like a dog. Saw my neighbor walking back home with her after they went to get food for his kids. Heard 3 loud pops. I ran outside to find her screaming and him blown out of his shoes and into my driveway."</p>
Melee Weapon<p>"I was around 8-9 years old and we were in a vacation in a vacation village. While we were doing checkout with my family (my father was a the desk while we were waiting at the lobby couches), an argument broke out between 2 guys who were at the lobby bar."</p><p>"I actually don't know what it was about, because it was in another language. One of the guys grabbed a bottle smashed it and attacked the other one, hit him in the neck. That guy fell on the floor, and there were blood all over the place."</p><p>"My mother closed my eyes after that, and took us out while other people get involved. Years later I've learned that guy lost his life."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kp5qip/serious_redditors_who_witnessed_a_murder_what_is/ghv9vs0?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Watchtheuniverseburn</a></p>
A Sure Thing<p>"In the parking lot of a strip mall in Washington state a guy walked into a jewelry store and did an armed robbery. Plainclothes security guard waited until the robber exited and shot the robber in the back."</p><p>"I was in a car and I didn't hear the shot but I did see him fall and some shoppers gathering around his body. We drove by slowly to see if help was needed."</p><p>"When I saw how fast the pool of blood was spreading I pretty much knew he would not survive."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kp5qip/serious_redditors_who_witnessed_a_murder_what_is/ghve67i?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Nachos_of_Nurgle</a></p>
So Young<p>"When I was 6 my family went to see Sesame Street on ice downtown. When we were leaving a little girl my age was struck by a van and drug across the parking lot. I remember the mother jumping on the windshield screaming at the driver while the van was still moving."</p><p>"My mom was a nurse and was helping until the ambulance arrived but she was already dead. I can still remember the screams and lifeless body of that little girl. This was over 30 years ago."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kp5qip/serious_redditors_who_witnessed_a_murder_what_is/ghvaetf?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">PITCHFORK_MAGNET</a></p>
Another Young Girl<p>"Worked at a skating rink in the late 80's/early 90's. I was in my late teens. It was Sunday Soul Night session. Very crowded. About 600 that night."</p><p>"As we were trying to clear the parking lot after closing, gunfire erupted between 2 gangs. Everybody hit the deck while the shootout happened."</p>
Invasion<p>5 years ago. There was an attempted home invasion at my house when I was 18. I was Downstairs watching top gear when I hear somebody trying to break in the door. My father (military type, very protective) confronted the guy and the guy turned around and shot my dad in the chest with a sawed-off shotgun. My dad was able to fire off a couple shots afterward killing him. But my father already was on the ground dead. This is a very short version. First time writing this out. Still surreal to think about.</p><p>Turned out the guy was a felon with 6 butcher knives down his pants. Presumingly trying to find some reason to hurt someone.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/batmanbadass69/" target="_blank">batmanbadass69</a><br></p>
Black box<p><br>I was in terminal two in Barcelona Airport the morning of March 24, 2015. There were only three flights leaving the terminal, and we were all delayed due to fog. 150 people boarded Germanwings flight 9525, 30 minutes before we boarded our flight. Although I didn't see it happen, we were the last people to see them alive. The first officer crashed the plane into the French Alps, killing himself and murdering the other 149 people on board. It will haunt me for the rest of my life.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/TASpillthetea/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">TASpillthetea</a></p>
Bloody Bonfire<p><span>Happened while hanging out at my bestie's house. For context I'd like to explain that: 1)her house faced the side of a popular bar in our town, 2)that particular night her husband was pretty buzzed and had the fire pit out front blazing, and 3)they had taken in my guinea pigs in addition to theirs when I moved to a place that wouldn't allow them.</span></p><p>So my bf at the time and I at one point go to the basement to give out treats to the piggies. Through the open side door we could hear some commotion going on outside. Didn't think much of it at first, until I realize that my inebriated could possibly be involved. Bf and I run out the side door to find the husband nowhere in sight, and the commotion is coming from two guys across the street from the bar and one guy in the parking lot arguing. We go back into the basement where we found the husband (he had went inside to grab a beer and then came down the basement steps to gather more cardboard to burn while the fire pit was going) and the three of us begin to chat.</p><p></p>
Close call<p><br>I was standing at a crosswalk. The guy next to me started walking. It was pre-dawn, and without looking so did I.</p><p>The guy behind me grabbed my collar and yanked me back to the sidewalk.</p><p>I spun around pissed off. The guy in front of me got hit by a car speeding through the intersection.</p><p>I freaked out and called 911, but the guy died before the ambulance got there. The guy that pulled me back was gone.</p><p>White guy, sunglasses. Tan coat. Guy that got hit was fit as hell, wearing a grey wind-breaker.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/Smurf_Berries/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Smurf_Berries</a></p>
Better angels<p><br>The same thing happened to my grandma: she was running errands in town and was standing on a corner waiting to cross. Traffic cleared a bit and she wasn't really paying attention, so she started to walk across the street. She felt a strong hand grab her shoulder and pull her back to the curb - just as a bus came careening by. She turned around to thank whoever it was, but there was no one there. She claimed it was an angel till the day she died.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/mill2524/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">mill2524</a><span></span></p><p><br></p>
Death is always just one breath away. That's a harsh reality none of us like to discuss but it doesn't alter the truth of it. Hopefully when our time comes it's peaceful, and it would be nice if those left behind aren't forever traumatized. I have an obsessive fear of death, therefore I can't even look at dead bodies on SVU. I so admire doctors, nurses and all the people who wrangle with the dead everyday. They have stomachs and nerves of steel. But they are trained to have that temperament. Civilians on the street are often not equipped to just stumble upon the dead like a Michael Myers movie.Redditor u/jm4b wanted to know who has made a few discoveries they could wish they hadn't by asking.... Anyone ever found a body? What's that like?