ANSWERS: 70
  • I've responded to accident scenes and have been first on sight of DOA's, but not a "discovery." Why do you ask? I have heard that people in that situation have some difficulties dealing with it at times.
  • Yes, and it's something you never forget.
  • Yes, many unfortunately. Part of being in a war. Not anything to brag about. But the answer is yes.
  • Ew, no. How very "English whodunnit"..
  • no.I hope i will not find a dead body ever.
  • I saw a man crossing US 19 get run over by a guy zipping through traffic. He was dead before he hit the ground. My hands were shaking so fast I couldn't call 911... my fiancee had to. I was a wreck for weeks.
  • I found my father in the morning after he died of an apparent heart attack. I was 9. He just told me he was sick, and didn't want to go to the hospital...after my mom put us to bed, he locked himself in the bathroom...the next morning, I was first up, and he was in the upstairs hallway.
  • Not found, but i was involvolved in a serious RTA recently. A 94 year old man pulled out infront of me. He died at the scene. Police wont tell me why but he had blood coming out of his ear, neck broken, and possibly a heart attack. Im lucky to be alive but almost 8 weeks on and i still cant get it out of my head.
  • YEah and saw them die too. My grandmother 4 years back. stomach cancer and she let it go unnoticed for 20 years maybe give or take. She never thought shed get sick. She was in the hospital for a week. Vistied her one day and they pulled the plug right in front of my eyes. That doctor doesnt like me anymore for the black eye i gave him for doing that.
  • yes i have. I was nineteen and working for a guy who made soft toys out of his garage. He wasn't paying tax on them so it was kind of hush hush. He told me he wasn't feeling well that morning, and i went out to lunch and when i came back i nearly stepped on him. He was dead on the floor with his eyes open and his tongue sticking out. It was really shocking. I ran to get help and then realised i didn't even know his surname or the address (because i just used to let myself in and go straight to the garage). So before i could get an ambulance i had to run down the street and find someone to tell me his name and address. I have never been so shocked. It gave me nightmares for weeks after.
  • Yes, many.
  • Dead animals in my mom's backyard, yes. We had two very big, protective dogs who didn't like unwelcome visitors. I found several cats, possoms, and squirrels that wee in pretty bad shape (my brothers and stepfather always took care of them). I haven't seen a dead human body outside of a funeral home, and I am thankful for that. The animals shook me up enough.
  • Never a human one.
  • I have not found one and I do not plan to either.
  • Yes, don't worry, your secret is safe with me...:) lol
  • Thankfully no i havent and i hope i never will.
  • Yes. In 1993 the man across the street either overdosed or committed suicide. He had a new puppy and the puppy was in the backyard crying for hours so I went over there. His car was in the driveway. I knocked on the door and he didn't answer. I checked the knob and the door was open so I entered. He was on the couch dead. It was rather obvious. I immediately closed the door, went home and called 911.
  • No. Thank God, that would be pretty troublesome.
  • Once when I was on a geology field trip, the professor a couple of graduate students and I were driving around on narrow dirt roads trying to find access to a particular rock formation. As we were driving up one of these roads we found a pickup truck blocking the road. The back window, right behind the driver's seat was blown out. The driver was slumped over. There was a pistol in his lap. He had apparently killed himself. When we called 911 to report what we had found, we found out that this was probably a man that had gone missing the previous weekend.
  • Yeah, a cat, skunk, dog... duck, pig... and so on
  • Yes, two friends and I were on the way back to Pearsall from a concert in San Antonio on I-35 one night and we saw a badly mangled body on the shoulder of the highway, there was blood all over. This person was obviously beyond help. There a a gas station/convenience store about a mile ahead on the right so we pulled in there to call the police. An elderly couple were there with their windshield smashed. They were very upset. The woman was just beside herself, crying hysterically. The call had already been made. We found out later the person they hit was a drunk hitchhiker.
  • nearly, me and my friend called to my best friends house, her dad answered the door and told us to come in and go to her room to get her, she lived in a tall georgan house so i made my friend go and get her, when my friend reached the room she screamed, my best friend had killed herself, to this day that image still stays with her, i could so easily have been me.
  • I have found more dead people than I like to remember. I work in substance abuse and I have found MANY people dead in bathrooms etc. some of them I was able to help revive...and some not. I also woke up to find my partner(at the time)blue in the bed next to me. Its a hard thing to go through and it certainly leaves a mark on you.
  • Yes. I had experienced a head to head car crash. One person on the other car got stabbed with a metal spear right into the heart. The passenger died days later after that. Really scary.
  • not me but when my mom was at summer camp when she was really little and dead body was found washed up on the beach.
  • Plants & animals, yes ... human, no ... but as an ex-ambulance guy, I have seen them and transported them to the coroner ... My 12 years in the Canadian military only put me in war games and simulations, never real combat ... but I sure saw a lot of injuries ...
  • Yes. Last week I found the dead body of a new born baby bird. It's umbilical was still attached to it's body and there was blood. :|
  • If I dont get off AB soon, someone will!
  • Yes. About 20 years ago, me and some friends were swimming in a lake in the Gatineau hills. It's a very deep lake with steep shores. As we were swimming, we saw something floating in the water and gave it a wide berth. Lucky we did. We we got on shore, it turned out to be a dead man floating on its side. It seemed to be a young man in his early 20's wearning jeans and a sweater and a rope around the waist. It was fairly grisly. On our way down to contact the police they passed us coming up to the lake. It turned out it was a suicide. Very sad.
  • There was an accident victim laying in the middle of the road. The police did'nt cover him yet and we had to drive around him. We were in a van and I was able to look out the window down right on him and it's an image I'll never forget.
  • Yes, my father, when i was 16 years old. The memory of that will live with me forever, im now 44 and remember it like it happened yesterday. I hope im never in the situation again as its the most horrific, unreal feeling ive ever experienced.
  • Lots of them in my 2 tours in the Nam. Some I even knew...
  • No, but I have been with people when they died and around the recently deceased.
  • yes.i worked in nursing home and walked into plenty of rooms where the persons have passed away.
  • Yes....
  • No, but I was in the room when my grandfather passed away.
  • Yes, three times.
  • Yes, fortunately none of them have been human.
  • only of the animal kind, thankfully
  • THANK GOD NO!!! Watching both my cats die was enough!!
  • Yeah on my clinical placement at a hospital. I walked past a room and looked in as you do. I thought that's not right! The man had gastric juices coming out of his mouth, they had gone down the bed and dripped into his shoe which was under the bed. As I approached I experienced a really weird buzzing sound/feeling. I didn't need to check his pulse coz he was so dead. I'm glad though because I don't think I could have touched him. The nurse in the next room told me he must have only been dead for like 2 minutes because she had just left his room. Back to the buzzing sound/feeling. After I left the room and told the NUM I got all excited and wanted to go back in like the feeling was like a drug! I felt like his spirit or something was all electric in the room. I know that sounds strange but there it is. Jennimum
  • Not found, but I have seen a few. Both my parents. Plenty of funerals (I am a pastor's wife).
  • Thankfully, no.
  • Yes a few times. I guess one of them that got to me the most, was a friend of mine. He was using his father in laws farm tractor to blade his new drive way. When he was done he drove it back, but only made it half way before a drunk driver hit him from behind. When I was coming home I came up on the drunk driver walking around his car calling for his three little kids. I walked on up, about 20 feet & seen my friend laying there in the road. Another person who was my family Doc: was the next to stop at the seen. He seen that I was trying CPR on my friend and told me it was to late. Now I go looking for those 3 kids & see the tractor's lights off the road down a hill, but found no kids. Then the law shows up. We look for those kids for a hour or more before we get a 10-5 by radio that they were brought to the hospital by their grand parents who just happen to be behind them when the crash took place. Luck had it that those three kids were all ok. After they hauled my friend away. I went down with the State P. & hauled that tractor back to its owner & told them what had just taken place...........M.C.S.
  • Yes, mainly accident victims.
  • Yes...in my line of work it seems to be a reaccuring thing....I am a Soldier...;)
  • I found the body of my dog a few months ago. I got her for my 6th birthday.
  • No and I hope I never do.
  • A few, but I prefer to do the hiding.
  • I had someone die in my presence, when I was the only person in the room. It's not quite the same as finding them. Pretty close though.
  • not me, but my dad saw his step-dad dead in his chair. He hasn't mentioned it since and this was 3 years ago
  • yea, me and a friend were up to no good early hours of the morning and found a man hanging from a tree. The police afterwards offered us councelling but i didn't need it. My friend wa ver dstressed though. Took time off work due to stress.
  • no, who wants to?
  • I found my wife dead, in our bed, from a heart attack.
  • My mom, my sister and I were on our way home from the mall. On the road there were cops and an ambulance and some other people. We saw a woman walking with two other people, she could hardly walk, we saw on the ground a child covered, his feet were sticking out of the blanket. I have no idea what happened, the woman who could hardly walk looked to have been his grandmother.
  • I didn't find the body, but I was the last person to see a guy alive. I checked him into my hotel at quater of 11 last night, and we found him dead this afternoon after entering his room two hours past check out. Overdose- at least that is what they are saying thus far.
  • I found my mom.
  • My husband, brother-in-law, and one of their closest friends all went looking for another one of my husband's brothers when he hadn't returned from hunting. We found him hanging from his tree stand... apparent suicide. I had to stand at the base of the tree and shine the flashlight for them to climb to reach him. They got him so far done the tree and couldn't go any further with him because of the difficulty of maneuvering him around the branches so they had to let him drop at my feet. He was only 29 years old and we were very close. The guys say I let out a shrill cry when he dropped in front of me. I don't really remember that but I am forever haunted by that night. And in the winter when there are no leaves on the trees, as I am driving up my hill and my headlights hit the tops of those trees, I can almost see him hanging there and that was almost 15 years ago now.
  • yes, a few actually.
  • Yes, once in my own home, I was unfortunate enough to find one. May he rest in peace, he was a good man.
  • Only dead animals, no humans.
  • I'm answering this question not to help others but more to help myself. I found my step-dad dead in our pool on December 23rd. 3 Days before Christmas. Now don't let the title fool you, he wasn't you're typical step father. He was better to me then my real father and my role model in life. I'm answering this I think just to let it out, Sometimes it helps so here's to hoping it's one of those times :). I was the last one to talk to him alive and I was the first one to find him dead. It sucks because my mother(who is half of my heart) was arguing with him at the time and never say goodbye(one of those cliches you would think never would happen). I think the biggest problem I have is that when I think of him...I think of his death and nothing else. I try to think of all the great times we shared together but it never sticks like the death did. Now I found him face down on the bottom of the pool in the deep end near the filter. So I jumped in the pool and the water was so cold. Colder then usual for Florida pools. Grabbed him and pulled him out of the pool. Checked for Pulse, Checked for Respiration, and even checked pupils for dilation. He was so blue. Bluer then a smurf. It was so startling. I remember cursing at everything. I also remember refusing to do CPR. Even though I knew how to and I knew CPR could prevent any brain damage...I couldn't do it. I think that bothers me alot. So does the fact that if I would have stayed at the house all day then I could have saved him....So many ways I coulda...woulda...shoulda....I don't know... It's tough for me not because he's gone, but because I want to cherish his great side but all I ever think about is his dead side. Every time it stings just a little less though. Maybe that's why I keep reliving it in my head. Well Here's to answerbag and google. Everyone be thankful for Life.
  • Yes, I found my soon to be mother-in-law in her kitchen. I was there to drop off my 4 year old daughter. My mother-in-law was going to watch her for the afternoon. It was 11:30 am and I walked through the door. I called for her, and when there was no answer I know something was wrong. I walked through the dining room and into the kitchen. She was slumped on the floor and there was a lot of blood. I got my daughter out of there ASAP and told her to stay in the living room I had to help Memaw. I went back into the kitchen and called 911. They asked me if she was breathing. I told them she was trying. Then I froze. She was convulsing and shaking each time she was trying to breath. Why didn't I check her pulse, start CPR? I was a certified life guard. I know what to do, but I just watched her scream for her life. When the EMT's arrived they had to shock her, her heart beat was so low it was like it wasn't beating. Apparently she had fallen down the basement stairs, hit her head, then she crawled up the stairs and had a heart attack. She was only 5 feet from the phone. I can't get the image of her fighting for life out of my head. I am going crazy. I can't talk to my fiance about it, she was his mother. It is very hard. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy.
  • Yes..more than one...and it never gets any easier.
  • yes... I found my very beloved boyfriend on the floor of his Dad's room dead. He looked very pale and i knew right away that something was wrong. I grabbed his arm to try and wake him up because he just looked like he may have just been asleep and he was very cold. It was an apparent overdose. He had just turned 20... a year later and i still think of him everyday
  • Yes. Last month, I went over to my Dad's place to check if he was ok. On the way there, he wasn't answering his phone and i feared something was wrong as it was unusual for him not to answer. As i opened the door and went up the stairs, i shouted "Dad" and I got no reply. This was when i opened the living-room door and found him lying on the sofa - stone dead. His eyes were partially open, and his mouth was open too. He was just staring in my direction. It was horrible and I wouldn't wish it on ANYONE. Since it happened, i mean it's been a month or so now, I can't get it out of my head, I can't sleep at night, I just can't forget it :( RIP Dad, i'll always love you
  • I was working at the road races when I got a directive to check on the Corvette which was apparently stalled but off the track. There had been an off road spin of several cars and after the huge dust cloud cleared his car remained. I was the first to arrive to find him dead of a broken neck. This was a first for me.
  • Yes; I found man who was a friend of the family ... he's been dead for about three days .. +5
  • yes. I found my step-mother dead on our couch in the morning. I went into instant shock and denial and let her sit on the couch until my father called me and asked me to wake her up for work. i will never forget how her eyes looked and the guilt I have for not being brave enough to do anything about it.
  • No but I've witnessed a small aircraft crash in which the pilot was killed. There wouldn't have been anything left, after the fireball, I don't think.

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