Human flesh scattered along the track


This gruesome story, about a drunk who was struck by a train, appeared in the February 12, 1896 edition of The Indiana Progress. The reporter apparently took great pains to make sure the position of each of the victim's severed body parts was described in full detail. Prior to the invention of video games, Netflix and YouTube, the local newspaper was one's primary source of entertainment. As a result, old stories about accidents are charming (though macabre) in their own sort of way.