What Are Embalmers Encountering?

By: John Horton

Richard Hirschman is an embalmer in south Alabama. He served in the military from 1987 to 1997 and has been an embalmer for some 22 years. In his work he has averaged between 100-600 bodies per year. In other words, he has embalmed thousands of bodies, and is clearly not a novice.

The process of embalming involves injecting fluid into bodies with the resultant forcing out of the blood of the deceased. Around the middle of 2021, Hirschman started noticing something he had never seen before — white fibrous rubbery structures located in peoples’ veins and arteries. It was so unusual that it took a little time for Richard to mentally process what he was seeing.

Around September of 2021, Richard began documenting the number of bodies that had these structures. What he found was shocking. Around 40-60% of the bodies he embalmed had these mysterious structures in them.

Here is a brief description of the structures: They range in size from about the size of a thread to close to the thickness of a finger and to nearly 3 feet long. The number of structures per body ranged from just a few to several, with some having branch-like systems coming out of the main “trunk.” It is important to keep in mind that these were structures that came out, and a reasonable expectation would be that there would be more that were not seen, since he wasn’t flushing every blood vessel.

Freelance data analyst Tom Haviland did an informal survey involving over 100 embalmers, and roughly 70% are seeing these novel structures.  https://rumble.com/v270qwu-major-tom-haviland-shock-data-7-out-of-10-embalmers-confirm-huge-strange-cl.html

Wallace Hooker, the former president of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association asked a group of about 100 embalmers who were attending a conference, “How many of you have seen these white fibrous structures in your work?” Some 95 of 100 embalmers in the room raised their hands. Then he asked, “How many of you saw these before 2021?” Not a single hand was raised.


An embalmer in Canada called Richard and thanked him profusely for helping her. She went on to explain that she was having trouble processing what she was seeing until she heard about him. She was discovering the exact same structures in the bodies she was embalming.

Richard has also noticed a change in peoples’ blood since then. Before 2021, he would find blood clots in some 15% of all bodies. After early 2021, he began finding clots in 85% of the bodies. He also noted that “the blood has changed…it is different…thicker…there are coffee ground sort of particles in it.” This “stickier” blood continues to be found to this day.

Author and public speaker Edward Dowd in his book, Cause Unknown: The Epidemic of Sudden Deaths in 2021 & 2022, says that beginning in the middle of 2021 on into 2022, the USA statistically had more unexpected deaths among young people than in ALL of the Vietnam War. (By the way, has your health care provider ever told you that the Pfizer Phase 3 trial results showed 23% more people died in the vaccinated group over the unvaccinated group in Pfizer’s own randomized controlled trial?  My understanding is that the FDA went to court to prevent the release of those and other pertinent data.)


Cardiologist and epidemiologist Dr. Peter Mccullough, M.D., said in his testimony before the Pennsylvania legislature, “There were before COVID about 29 cardiac arrests per year in [these] sport leagues. Since the vaccines, we see 283 per year.” That’s about a ten-fold increase. My assumption based on his quote is that this began in 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoMAR9rOCrk

Are you aware of any of this? Why not? How can you explain the widespread, well-documented presence of blood clots from a number of sources and not a scintilla of curiosity for a whole year after this was put out in the public domain? Furthermore, the refusal of the medical community at large to even discuss these phenomena is concerning — and that is putting it as gently as possible. Are they afraid, and if so, why?

Final note:

Recently I had a 4-hour sit-down at Greenbrier Restaurant with Ali Turner and Richard Hirschman (who happened to be passing near my house and graciously agreed to talk). The conversation both created curiosity and was enlightening.

I applaud Richard and the other heroes like Dr. Harvey Risch, Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology from Yale, and Dr Peter McCullough. I believe they are fighting for our lives and the life of America’s health care system. There are many others like them. They have fought this battle because they care for human life and truth in science, and I want to do my small part in honoring and furthering their work.

My conclusion, from hearing several hours of interviews and having phone conversations with Richard, is consistent with what he says: “I am not a doctor, but I cannot un-see what I am seeing…and I am deeply concerned for humanity based on what I see. I do not know that it is the ‘vaccine,’ but we have to explore the possibility since the vaccine came out in 2021. Dr Ryan Cole said we cannot solve a problem we refuse to see.”

In conclusion, all that I ask is that you ask questions, and apply your God-given discernment regarding what you discover. And, if I am wrong, please show me where I am wrong. Thank you.

By: John Horton