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  • K-Dean wrote a new blog post: The Winchester Mystery House   3 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail The cost of the constant building was approximately $5.5 million. In today’s dollars that would be the equivalent of $71 million. The Winchester Mystery House is one the most famous haunted houses in America. Tourists travel from around the world to see the historical landmark. The house which is located in San Jose California, began [...]

  • K-Dean wrote a new blog post: The House of Life   5 years ago · View

    Thumbnail There are approximately 12,000 tombstones and 100,000 people buried in the old Jewish cemetery in Prague that only spans 2.5 acres. Toppled, over-crowded, and crumbling are the wildly scattered tombstones in one of Europe’s oldest Jewish cemeteries. The Old Jewish Cemetery, in the Jewish Quarter, Prague, was established in the 15th century. The cemetery is called [...]

  • K-Dean wrote a new blog post: Explaining a Pet’s Death to Children   5 years ago · View

    Thumbnail “Any child old enough to love is old enough to mourn,” says Alan Wolfelt, world-renowned grief expert. According to researchers, children begin to understand the concept of death at a young age, although they may not be aware of it at a conscious level. At one time or another we are all faced with the death of a [...]

  • K-Dean wrote a new blog post: The Great Stork Derby   5 years ago · View

    Thumbnail Charles Vance Millar was a lawyer from Toronto with quite the reputation of being a practical joker. Millar who died on October 31, 1926 was never married and didn’t have any close relatives. He was forced to get creative with his last will and testament, and that he did. Distant relatives fought his will in [...]

  • K-Dean wrote a new blog post: The Magic of Monarchs   5 years ago · View

    Thumbnail Every year tens of millions of monarch butterflies migrate more than 2000 miles to Mexico to get away from Canada’s cold winters and they’ve been doing it for at least 10,000 years, according to recorded history. Their transcontinental odyssey, continues to amaze scientists as the butterflies fly to the exact same place monarchs before them [...]

  • K-Dean wrote a new blog post: The Lady in Gray   5 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail The Lady in Gray is a ghost and sad widow of the war, who wanders the Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery in search of her long lost love. Located in Columbus, Ohio, Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery was originally used as a Civil War-training post for Union soldiers. Towards the end of the Civil War, Camp Chase [...]

  • K-Dean wrote a new blog post: Ghana’s Fantasy Coffins   5 years, 3 months ago · View

    Thumbnail The collection on display at the National Museum of Funeral History represents the single largest collection of Ghana’s Fantasy Coffins from the workshop of Kane Quaye outside of Ghana. For the Ga people who live in Ghana, funerals are a time of mourning but also celebration. They believe when a person dies they move to [...]

  • K-Dean wrote a new blog post: Funeral Traditions in Transylvania   5 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail In Transylvania the Romanians believe that for each man, there exists a star and a tree. The falling star marks the death of a person and the fir, the tree of life, is placed at the head on the grave of a deceased person. The fir is brought from the forest by a group of [...]

  • K-Dean wrote a new blog post: Memorial Brings Past to the Present   5 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC pays tribute to those who served, fought and died in the Vietnam War. The memorial is a black granite wall with the names of over 58,000 Americans who were killed or went missing during the Vietnam War. The veterans’ names are listed in chronological order of when the [...]

  • K-Dean wrote a new blog post: Where Did Bucket List Come From?   5 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail What’s on your bucket list? To kick the bucket is a slang term that refers to dying. There are several theories as to where the idiom originated. The most popular one dates as far back as the Middle Ages. When someone was executed a noose would be tied around the person’s neck while he or [...]

  • K-Dean wrote a new blog post: Blue Ribbon Coffin   5 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Everyone has different hobbies, some people collect stamps, some build bird houses, and some build their own coffins. Grady Hunter took home a blue ribbon for his woodwork in the crafts and hobbies entries at the North Carolina State Fair. Hunter, 75, used to work as a brick layer, but due to joint pain, he [...]

  • K-Dean wrote a new blog post: Write Your Own Obituary   5 years, 9 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Who knows more about your life than you do? Have you ever thought about writing your own obituary? How would you summarize your life in roughly 500 words or less? You would need to think of the people you love most, your passions, your priorities and important events that occurred in your lifetime. Writing your [...]

  • K-Dean wrote a new blog post: Celeb Ghost Encounters   5 years, 9 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Actors and actresses may often portray ghosts on film or fight off spirits in horror movies, however rarely do we hear about their real life paranormal encounters. Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars have admitted their eerie face to face encounters with the dead. One of the original Ghostbusters himself, Dan Aykroyd could use some back [...]

  • K-Dean wrote a new blog post: Jingle All The Way   5 years, 9 months ago · View

    Thumbnail A man who celebrated Christmas everyday for the last 14 years is now planning his Christmas funeral. Andy Park, a 44-year-old electrician from Melksham, Wiltshire, is known around town as Mr. Christmas. Every morning since July 14, 1994, Park wakes up and eats seven or eight mince pies, followed by a glass of sherry for [...]

  • K-Dean wrote a new blog post: Face the Afterlife in Style   5 years, 9 months ago · View

    Thumbnail A London-based makeup line called IIIamaqua has paired with funeral home Leverton & Sons Ltd. to offer make up services for the deceased. The company was launched in 2008 by marketer, Julian Kynaston. He partnered with the 200-year-old family firm, Leverton & Sons to help people make a unique statement after death. As the funeral [...]

  • K-Dean wrote a new blog post: Resurrection Mary   5 years, 9 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Resurrection Mary is a well known hitchhiking ghost in the Chicago area. The story takes place outside Resurrection Cemetery in Justice, Illinois. Since the 1930s, people have reported picking up a young female hitchhiker while driving northeast along Archer Avenue between the Willowbrook Ballroom and Resurrection Cemetery.The young woman is said to be wearing a [...]

  • K-Dean wrote a new blog post: Say “I Do” to Funeral Homes   5 years, 9 months ago · View

    Thumbnail This may not be the traditional venue you imagined as a child for your dream wedding, but these days funeral homes are acting as event venues as well. The idea that the room down the hall might showcase caskets and urns, or that the building might be surrounded in gravestones isn’t for everyone, but it [...]

  • K-Dean wrote a new blog post: Million Dollar Funeral   5 years, 10 months ago · View

    Thumbnail After their mother’s passing, six wealthy Chinese businessmen wanted her to go out with style. On March 4, 2011 in Wenling, East China’s Zhejiang province the six brothers spent over $1 million on their 82-year-old mother’s high class funeral. The funeral procession consisted of nine Lincoln stretch limousines as well as numerous luxury cars to [...]

  • K-Dean wrote a new blog post: The World’s Extinct Animals Cemetery   5 years, 10 months ago · View

    Thumbnail In 1998, an animal protector named Guo Geng went to work at The Nanhaizi David’s Deer Park in Beijing. While working as an animal expert and volunteer at the park, he came up with the idea to build a cemetery for extinct animals within the park. As a child, Geng took great interest in nursing [...]

  • K-Dean wrote a new blog post: A Peaceful Place of Death   5 years, 10 months ago · View

    Thumbnail The cemetery in Hallstatt is so small that graves have been regularly dug up so another can buried in its place. The remains of the deceased are bleached in the sun before being laid to rest in the village’s church. Stuck between a lake and a hard place is the village of Hallstatt. Tucked away [...]

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