Giovanni Aldini galvanizes the corpse of an executed criminal. “…the experiments I did on the hanged criminal did not aim at reanimating the cadaver, but only to acquire a practical knowledge as to whether galvanism can be used as an auxiliary, and up to which it can override other means of reanimating a man under such circumstances….” Giovanni Aldini, 1804
Images of the dancing dead, of frolicsome skeletons and doomed companions can still be found gracing the walls of churches and burial yards throughout northern Europe. But there used to be many, many more.
Stories of revenants & apparitions, unquiet spirits, the dislodged dead, bloodsucking fiends & souls brought back from the other side Featuring: KC Crowell, Laura Rubin, Michael Brodhead, Daniel Cohen, Steen Comer, Chris Carrico. Curated by Annetta Black
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