Graveyards can be pretty creepy places – and as horror fans know that no story which starts in a cemetery ends well. But how might the opening scenes of Frankenstein or Night of the Living Dead have looked if the now iconic graveyard settings had boasted some of these tombstones? Here’s 17 bizarre, spooky and strange gravestones from around the world.
The tomb of poet and writer Georges Rodenbach in Le Père Lachaise
A Korean War Veteran, Lester C. Madden loved the movie Jaws so much that when he died in 1983, he wanted to spend the rest of time buried under its iconic great white shark.
This is the tombstone of a musician and actor Fernand Arbelot, buried in the Pere Lachaise cemetery. The tombstone shows him holding his wife’s face as he wished to gaze at her face for eternity.
This one can be found at Barcelona’s Poblenou cemetery, and appears to depict the kiss of death
The underwater memorial to the Tazacorte martyrs, La Palma
Interesting illusion at Floral Park Cemetery Pittsfield
The grave of a maze designer
Terrifying grave from Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno
Skeletons in love, Nong Khai, Northeast Thailand
After more than half a century following her death the epitaph carved on the gravestone of Lilly E. Gray remains a source of intrigue for genealogists and grave researchers alike. It states: “Victim of the Beast 666.”
James was a Metuchen Fireman, with a message
Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, who were not allowed to be buried together.
Grave of Charles Pigeon and his family at the Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris. It features Charles, propped up in bed with his wife and overlooked by an angel.
On a a country road in Dartmoor is the grave of a suicide victim of the late 18th century. In accordance with superstitious beliefs of the era, her body was buried at a crossroads to confuse her soul
This makes every Pokemon fan sad
A life-like depiction of an 18th Century French Journalist