Concrete Coffin
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(permanent link) added: 2013-03-16 04:35:45 sponsor: MrInitialMan (last reply: 2013-04-01 03:10:30)

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Someone has died, and when the deceased is buried, the grave is sealed VERY well to make sure the corpse stays put--either to keep the corpse from being stolen or to keep the corpse from getting out. This can be either literally sealing a coffin in concrete or some other means of making sure that the grave will never be opened.

This is not intended as a means of killing someone, just a means of burial.

There are Real Life examples of this being done, but please keep the creepiness factor down.


Live Action TV
  • On True Blood, Eric and Bill bury Russell Edgington in concrete, wrapped in silver. Salome eventually digs him up.

Western Animation
  • In Family Guy, Mayor West has a city ordinance requiring all caskets to be sealed in concrete so zombies won't get him.

Real Life
  • Robert Wadlow, the world's tallest man in medical history, was buried in a vault of solid concrete, as the family feared his body would be stolen.
  • A supposed dummy in an amusement park funhouse in 1976 was discovered to be the genuine corpse of outlaw Elmer McCurdy, shot dead in a 1911 gunfight. After examination and historical analysis (it turned out his corpse had been circulating freak shows, carnivals, and wax museums ever since his body had gone unclaimed and been set up on display by his undertaker), he was buried under two cubic yards of concrete to ensure that he would finally be able to rest in peace.
  • Some hoodlums attempted to steal the corpse of Abraham Lincoln in 1876 with the intention of holding it for ransom. Lincoln's body got moved around over the next couple of decades but when it was finally permanently interred in 1901 it was buried beneath ten feet of concrete.
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