In 1971, two young boys were digging in the back garden of their family home in Hexham. Deep in the soil, they unearthed two small stone, carved heads which they immediately brought into the house...
On 12th December 1978, Roman Wardas, a 24-year old Polish refugee took to the stand in Switzerland, accused of stealing Chaplin’s body.
One postcard lead to a story of a murdered covenanter who ended his days in a field in Dumfriesshire
Uri Geller. Illusionist, Magician, Icon. There’s been many more terms hurled his way, but let’s stick with those.
Originating in Wales in the 18th and 19th centuries, corpse candles are an omen of death.
What, so you thought I couldn’t link Sex and the City with bizarre grave controversies? Bet your finest patent heels I can.
Lancaster Priory and the Parish Church of Lancaster are located right next to a medieval castle, on top of a hill overlooking the city.
Telling the Bees, 1879 Following a death, the list of duties seem endless. From booking the undertaker to choosing the coffin, plot or crematorium, the list of necessities seems endless. But of all of these commitments, the most important of them, the most integral of all, is telling the bees. It’s a matter of tradition, … Continue reading Telling the Bees!
Sitting like miniature residences between the headstones, these doll’s house graves are a striking example of non-traditional funerary art and changing ideas of grief, innocence, personalisation and burial.
The practise of Hanging Coffins is arguably the most famous funerary ritual of the Kankanaey people of Sagada.