The electric chair is no longer used as the primary method of execution in the United States. But at the time it was invented, it was considered the best method available to carry out a capital punishment sentence. This list explains what it's like to meet your end via the electric chair. As you would expect, there are no first-hand accounts of what it's like, but we've pieced it together from witness accounts as well as accounts from survivors of severe electrical shocks.
These facts about the electric chair will make one thing clear: this is not something you ever want to experience. It may be hard to believe that this method of execution used to be considered humane.
The Electric Chair Quite Literally Cooks You
You Might Not Perish On The First Try
No One Is Sure How The Electric Chair Ultimately Works
It Can Make Your Eyeballs Pop Out
Some Skin Can Burn Off
They Can't Do An Autopsy Until You Cool Down