Witness cremation offers the family the opportunity to be with their loved one as the cremation commences. Many people find closure in being a part of this send off. It is also common among several religions to witness the cremation as part of their rituals. Witness cremation involves spending time with the decedent as they lie in front of the cremation machine and watching their placement into the cremation chamber. The door to the cremation chamber is then closed, and the rest of the cremation process is not visible.