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Cemetery Stories: Haunted Graveyards, Embalming Secrets, and the Life of a Corpse after Deathby Katherine Ramsland
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Never look at a grave the same way again
Admit it: You're fascinated by cemeteries. We all die, and for most of us, a cemetery is our final resting place. But how many people really know what goes on inside, around, and beyond them?
Enter the world of the dead as Katherine Ramsland talks to mortuary assistants, gravediggers, funeral home owners, and more, and find out about:
Stitching and cosmetic secrets used on mutilated bodiesEmbalmers who do more than just embalmThe rising popularity of cremation artGhosts that infest graveyards everywhere
If you've ever scoffed at the high price of burying the dead, or ever wondered how your loved ones are handled when they die, or simply stared at tombstones with morbid fascination, then take a trip with Katherine Ramsland and learn about the booming industry — and strange tales — that surround cemeteries everywhere.
An anecdotal look at funeral customs and cemeteries includes stories about embalmers who have sex with the corpses they work on, forensics testing practices performed at The Body Farm, the craft of the undertaker, a cemetery established by slaves freed by the Underground Railroad, and the Illinois burial site of the son of Satan. Original. 20,000 first printing.
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