Eerie Preservation: Ghostly Mummies Retaining Intact Hair for Centuries

August 22, 2023

In the dimly lit chambers of ancient tombs, an astonishing phenomenon awaits those who dare to explore the mysteries of the past. Amidst the silent echoes of history, a chilling discovery has emerged—ghostly mummies with an eerie preservation secret. These enigmatic figures, shrouded in an otherworldly aura, have defied the ravages of time, their most striking feature preserved in an unexpected and haunting manner: their hair. It is a sight that sends shivers down the spine, for these mummies, untouched for centuries, retain the very strands that once adorned their heads, offering a glimpse into a long-lost world that continues to captivate our imaginations.

But all of them are strangely intact, making anyone who sees them get chills.

Mummies, ghost mummies, ghostly mummies intact for centuries

500-year-old mummy named “Virgin” (Maiden): This mummy was discovered along with the mummies of 1 boy and another girl in 1999. New research has shown that this girl used leaves coke and alcohol during the months leading up to his death.

Mummies, ghost mummies, ghostly mummies intact for centuries

Scientists surmise that the reason Maiden used so many coca leaves was because she wanted to be mentally ready when she became a sacrifice. Researchers have discovered a remnant of coca leaves between the teeth of the “Virgin” mummy.

Mummies, ghost mummies, ghostly mummies intact for centuries

Sitting on her bent legs, hands in front of her stomach, the “Virgin” was still wearing a gray scarf, metal and bone jewelry when discovered, representing her peaceful passing.

Mummies, ghost mummies, ghostly mummies intact for centuries

The mummy of King Rmesses II, Egypt – who is considered the greatest Pharaoh ever to rule ancient Egypt is considered one of the best preserved mummies in the world.

Mummies, ghost mummies, ghostly mummies intact for centuries

First, they pulled out the internal organs and placed the liver, lungs, stomach and intestines in sacred jars. The heart is kept in the ribcage. The Egyptians believed that the heart was the birthplace of intelligence and affection, so it had to be kept the same.

Mummies, ghost mummies, ghostly mummies intact for centuries

Ramesses II’s brain was aspirated through the nose and discarded. Then they used salt to marinate, clean and soak his body in turpentine. In the end, they wrapped hundreds of meters of silk around his body.

Mummies, ghost mummies, ghostly mummies intact for centuries

Mummy King of Egypt: Tutankhamun was an Egyptian pharaoh (1343 – 1323 BC), also commonly known as the “child king” because he ascended the throne when he was only about 10 years old.

Mummies, ghost mummies, ghostly mummies intact for centuries
Ghostly mummy in the Capuchin Catacombs in Palermo, Sicily

Mummies, ghost mummies, ghostly mummies intact for centuries

The Capuchin Monastery in Palermo – Italy is considered one of the strangest catacombs in the world. This place contains more than 8,000 sets of meticulously restored remains and is open to tourists for free to visit.

Mummies, ghost mummies, ghostly mummies intact for centuries

Before the 18th century, at the Capuchin monastery in Palermo, Italy, monks performed a special funeral rite: The mummification of relatives. Bodies were decorated and embalmed below the underground tomb, then hung on the wall.

Mummies, ghost mummies, ghostly mummies intact for centuries

The special thing is that these mummies all have expensive costumes. As this form of funeral became popular, commoners were also laid to rest in the monastery’s crypt.

Mummies, ghost mummies, ghostly mummies intact for centuries

The mummy of Saint Bernadette: The life of Saint Bernadette has many mysteries. Even after her death, the village girl from Nevers (France) still surprised many people.

Mummies, ghost mummies, ghostly mummies intact for centuries

After Bernadette died 30 years, the church decided to examine her body. It was amazing that her body was not rotting, just sleeping peacefully.

Mummies, ghost mummies, ghostly mummies intact for centuries
Her body is now located in the church of Lourdes .