|Voodoo doll, Atlantic City Cemetery|
|Snake Handle, compliments of Angela Dellutri Photography|
-The Oakland Tribune, 10/22/2010
Unusual Cemetery Objects,” they’d found, I did get some unexpected responses. While people certainly photograph odd-looking monuments and casket vaults, they typically don’t photograph the surprising things they come upon, like homeless people or nude model shoots (both of which are fairly common).
Here is a list of a few things people posted on my Facebook Group page, “Unusual Cemetery Objects:”
- stack of blankets and a comforter in a bricked in plot (homeless people apparently camped there)
- bullet holes in ceramic death portraits
- helium balloons tied to headstones in Scotland
- a dead body … came across police investigating the body of a dead prostitute
- a music video shoot with model and fog machine [popular with the Goth set – ed.]
- a casket key skeleton gloves in a trash can
- a headstone where a local serial killer scratched his name on the back
- grass that won’t grow on a plot
- the top of a skull in a pit in Pere Lachaise
- goat’s head
- Someone ELSE putting flowers on YOUR loved one’s grave!
|Headstones appear inside fallen tree!|
|Stuffed lynx (or perhaps an ocelot?) with garden furniture inside mausoleum!|
|Dead fox, Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Phila.|
|Who knows what evil lurks?|
But really, what’s the worst possible thing you can find in a graveyard? Yeah, the hearts in a jar was pretty gruesome, but compared to the horrible things living people do to each other, it’s nothing.
Thanks to Angela Dellutri for the use of her Snake Door Handle photograph.