This is eerie but true...just in time for halloween
An Australian scientist has found that human bodies move for more than a year after being pronounced dead. These findings could have implications for fields as diverse as pathology to criminology....
The researchers mostly expected some kind of movement during the very early stages of decomposition, but Wilson further explained that their continual movement completely surprised the team:
"We think the movements relate to the process of decomposition, as the body mummifies and the ligaments dry out."
During one of the studies, arms that had been next to the body eventually ended up akimbo on their side.
I remember my GF's mom who was a doctor saying that in anatomy class there is a nerve in the hand that if touched will cause the hand on the cadaver to close...but hadn't thought about the body moving as it decomposed. No wonder people believed in vampires and such.