Question. Can dead bodies get goosebumps?
Yes, dead bodies can get goosebumps, those tiny little bumps that you mainly feel on your arms, legs and neck when you get cold or have an eerie feeling. This is clearly fascinating, as corpses can neither feel the cold or any other trigger that starts goosebumps. I must also admit, when I first came across this I didn’t believe it, and had quite some difficulty finding some reputable sources to back the claim up. So how on earth is it possible for dead bodies to get goosebumps?
As we have already mentioned, there are several reasons a person can get goosebumps. But it’s the way that they are formed that also has a role in the way they appear on the deceased. In saying that, the process is similar, but the reasons differ. For example, they don’t get them when they’re cold, but the process of the body forming goosebumps is similar.
Goosebumps only appear where hair follicle are present. Beneath every hair follicle are tiny muscles that trigger a response for the hair to stand on edge. The tiny muscles essentially contract or flex, which causes the hair to stand up, and goosebumps to appear. By performing this mechanism it allows the body to utilize one method of sustaining heat, or alerting oneself to danger. So I guess you’re wondering what the heck this has to do with dead bodies getting goosebumps.