- Australian scientists have found that bodies continue to move for 17 months after being declared dead.
- Researchers use photo-capture technology at intervals of 30 minutes each day to capture motion.
- This study may help to better identify the time of death.
We learn more about death every day. Much has been said and theorized about the great separation between life and the Great beyond. While each and every culture has its own philosophies and unique ideas on the subject, we are beginning to learn many new scientific facts about the dead body.
An Australian scientist has discovered that human bodies move more than a year after he was pronounced dead. These findings could have fields as diverse as pathology and criminology.
Implications of the Study
Researchers believe that understanding them after the movements of death and the degree of decomposition can help to better estimate the time of death. Police, for example, could benefit from this as they could provide a time frame for missing persons and link this to an unidentified corpse. According to the team:
"Understanding the extent of decomposition of a human donor in the Australian environment is important for police, forensic anthropologists and pathologists to assess PMI to assist in the identification of unknown victims and the investigation of criminal activity. "
Until scientists have found evidence of necromancy., The discovery remains a curious new understanding of what happens to the body after we die.