Okay I promised I would do this post about wierd funeral viewings and I suggest you brace yourselves, because if you think you’ve seen some wierd things happen at funerals, you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.
Apparently, there is a new fad out there regarding dead people. Now, I know people generally have wishes they pass on to others in ‘case’ they die, like strange things they want in their caskets and things like that…..but wishes are wishes and wierd is something else altogether. Actually, I know a really hilarious first-hand “when I die” request story said in gest, but to be honest, it’s too gross to repeat it here.
First impressions in death are apparently extremely important now, along with the intense desire to be “original” even unto your own death. Apparently, this has become a Kind of a “Live Your Dream!” thing, which, when you consider the circumstances, is also kind of surreal, if not anti-climactic. And the following people are no exceptions.
***Warning. You are about to look at dead people..
Apparently, this young man was killed in connection with some gang war. He was 24 years old and someone found him dead under a bridge, as we all do.
Yes. He’s dead in this photo.
While he was alive, this young fellow made his wish known that he preferred to be viewed still standing, so to speak, complete in his favorite special occasion clothing, I guess. So in spite of the fact that someone killed him, he was officially standing at his own funeral. I guess he showed everybody…
There is this funeral home in Puerto Rico that specializes in this kind of thing, so he got his ‘wish’. and was propped up in the corner, fastened to some kind of pedestal. He stood there like that for three days.
People walked by his body in the typical funeral wake line. I had a video from youtube about it, but the one I had seems to have disappeared and what’s left isn’t worthy of a post. I’m sure you aren’t crushed though. Very wierd.
Spurred on by the fad the standing guy started, his personal funeral video is appropriately entitled, “Dead Man Ridin'”.
Yup, that’s right. He’s on his motorcycle at his own funeral. He was also found shot dead in Puerto Rico, so I can only assume the same funeral home fulfilled his wish as well.
If you think this photo isn’t really a dead guy, don’t believe me: Here’s his own special video for posterity.
To quote I own the world, “This must have sounded great on paper”.
Ah well. At least the old dude is almost lying down.
…Or to quote a commenter at I Own The World, “Man, his old lady must have really hated his guts“.
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