October 14, 2011

Woman puts new twist on grave robbing

Filed under: General,Weird by Orangemaster @ 4:50 pm

A woman who has been in a psychiatric institution since 2009 has apparently been stealing gravestones. Her collection boasts 120 of them, found by the police at a house in Oirschot, near Eindhoven.

If she’s in a psychiatric institution, why did they find gravestones somewhere else? Is that her home? I don’t get it. The burial plot thickens.

You can also have a look here to see if you can find your loved ones’ missing gravestones.

(Link: dutchnews.nl)

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March 5, 2008

Catholic church says gravestone size matters

Filed under: Religion,Weird by Orangemaster @ 8:58 am

You’d think it was tough enough burying a loved one in a country where after a certain amount of years you have to dig them up again and shove them somewhere else to make room for more. The Catholic church had a problem with a gravestone that is 10 cm too wide and 6 cm too high, so they say, and confiscated it. In fact, if you look at the uncommon gravestone which depicts a Barcardi rum bat (isn’t this copyright infringement?), there could be many reasons other than the obvious but unspoken ‘it’s not very Catholic’. And I thought all of God’s creatures are supposed to be beautiful. According to the friend of the deceased woman who put back the gravestone by hand, he says many other gravestones are the wrong size, in a conflict that has been dragging on for almost a year.

It’s funny how the author of the article left out the Barcardi bit.

(Link: ad.nl)

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