Episode 29: Defiling the Dead

The desecration of human remains and burial sites are regarded as taboo by our society. Regardless, it still happens, and more often than you think. What kind of person would commit such acts? Come and see.

Sources

 

‘Man Held; Graveyard Vandalism.’ Quad City Times, 6/24/1977

‘Grave Robbers Hit Davenport Crypt.’ Quad City Times, 4/25/1997

‘Human Remains Disturbed During Mausoleum.’ Quad City Times, 9/10/2008

‘Stoneking Cemetery.’ Supernatural Dares, http://www.youtube.com

Myers, Frank D. ‘Tombs With a View II: Stoneking.’ http://www.lucascontyan.blogspot.com, 12/31/12

dpaulson. ‘These 10 Haunted Cemeteries in Iowa Are Not For the Faint of Heart.’ http://www.onlyinyourstate.com, 8/7/16

Grave-Robbing. The Kansas Chief, 12/19/1895

http://www.catholiccemeterieschicago.org

Brecht, Tory. Aldermen to consider ways to curb precious metal thefts. Quad City Times, 6/17/2008

Trio Admits Vandalism in Cemetery. Quad City Times, 10/30/1962

Offer Reward in Effort to Halt Wave of Vandalism in City’s Fairmount Cemetery. Quad City Times, 10/21/1948

Kohlstedt, Kurt. Grave Guns & Coffin Torpedoes: Vintage Defenses Aimed to Foil Grave Robbers. www.99percentinvisible.org

http://www.biography.com

 

 

 

I am an author and historian who writes about long-forgotten and out of the way events and places. I love the bizarre, the unusual, and the downright weird. I write a regular blog at my website, www.johnbrassardjrcom.wordpress.com, and also manage a facebook page about things of historical interest called The Kitchen Table Historian.

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