I'm a mortician and these are the weirdest death requests from dividing ashes to ‘chemical cremations’

A MORTICIAN has revealed a series of the weirdest death requests they have received from family members.

The funeral director, who is known as “Don’t look forward” on Reddit, says grieving relatives have requested a person's ashes to be split into portions and for chemical cremations to be carried out.

In a chemical cremation, hot water is mixed with potassium hydroxide or sodium hydroxide.

The process helps dissolves fats and tissues into liquid.

The mortician, who has a license from the Minnesota Department of Health, posted on Reddit: “My favorite thing was a woman left a substantial amount of money to her daughter, and she requested that her ashes be split into 4 or 5 portions.

“So her daughter had to take, and spread each portion of the ashes at a different place (an Alaskan cruise, Hawaii, I can’t remember them all.”

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The Redditor said the mom didn’t want her daughter to mourn but “go to the places she had never been”.

And, the mortician said that green burials can be requested where bodies are not cremated or buried in a vault. The corpse is placed in a container.

The mortician revealed that the most heartbreaking part of their job is walking up to a casket with a parent to see the child they’ve lost.

They said: “I can’t not cry.”

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Curious Redditors bombarded the mortician with questions about different parts of their job.

One asked if they had found something weird in a dead person’s body.

They responded: “No, although I did find a pair of medical scissors in someone’s ashes after they had been cremated.

“The body had been autopsied prior to the cremation and one of the autopsy techs must have accidentally left them in the cavity of the body before they stitched it closed.”

Meanwhile, embalmer Evie Rodriguez shared some of the items that she uses to prepare people for burial.

She said rubber bands are used to position the hands of the deceased, while adult diapers are used to catch body fluids that may leak.

TikToker Rodriguez, of Illinois, showcased the products she uses, which includes powders, gels, and skin seal.

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She also mentioned items used to protect undertakers and morticians such as respirators, PPE, and smelling salts in case someone faints.

Former funeral director Lauren Eliza has said she will never travel in a camper van after being scarred by images of the wreckage when collecting crash victims.

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