Creepy Stories of Grave Robbing

There's no resting in peace when a loved one cannot bear to let go. A recent case in Detroit of a man arrested for sneaking his father's body home before the funeral inspired a list of other cases of body snatching. Some perpetrators hoped the dead would return to life. Others just wanted to keep the body around.

Jean Stevens and her twin sister June were so inseparable, they even married brothers. When June was diagnosed with cancer, Jean shared a bed with her and rubbed her back. And when June died in October of 2009, she was buried in her sister’s backyard--but only for a few days. Lonely and claustrophobic at the thought of her sister trapped underground, Jean had June dug up and brought inside to live with her, just like she had done 10 years earlier with James, her husband of 60 years, who had been buried at a nearby cemetery.

Police eventually uncovered Jean's unconventional living arrangement. Read that and other stories at The Daily Beast. Link

(Image credit: Ed White/AP)


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Growing up in an Asian country, I was exposed to death and dying from a very young age. Funeral traditions were quite elaborate - I remember we had a wake for my grandmother for three days and three nights at the house. Open casket, and all.
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