Feet First

In 19th century Europe and America, the dead were always carried out of the house feet first. This was done to prevent the spirit from looking back into the house and beckoning another member of the family to follow.

It was also believed that if the body came out head first, the spirit would be able to remember what the house looked like and could return. However, if the body was carried out feet first, the spirit wouldn’t know which house it came from, and so could not come back.

https://friendsofoakgrovecemetery.org/victorian-funeral-customs-fears-and-superstitions/
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