Cemetery Stories: Creepy Graveyards, Embalming Secrets and the Life of a Corpse After Death
A unique collection of anecdotes and oral histories about death. Beginning with the story of the death of her grandfather, the author weaves an ... Show synopsis A unique collection of anecdotes and oral histories about death. Beginning with the story of the death of her grandfather, the author weaves an intriguing history of death and its accompanying rituals. Among the anecdotes recounted in the book is the night Jim Morrison (supposedly) died, and why there is speculation that he lives. Famous death rituals including the Odon Festival of the Dead are to be found here as well as tales of mysterious graveside visitors, the stories of gravediggers and even reported sightings of so-called Hellhounds. Packed with engrossing, eerie and overwhelmingly fascinating tales, the strange and macabre are featured too - from the man who slept with his dead wife for five years before burying her, to tales of more organised necrophilia parties! The facts, practises, history and folklore collected in Cemetery Stories will appease the most curious among us who yearn to learn about this biological certainty.