Squaring the Strange # 179: Deviant Death Rites and Bizarre Burials

by | Aug 20, 2022 | Benjamin Radford, Critical Thinking, Folklore, Health and Medicine, Media Appearances, Media Literacy, Skepticism, Squaring the Strange, Squaring the Strange | 0 comments

Word around the campfire is that there’s a new episode of Squaring the Strange! This week we dug up some strange ways people have sent off their deceased loved ones. As a medieval person, how would you keep Aunt Edna from coming back as a vampire or a bitey undead plague-spreader? Or in the Victorian era, how would you make sure you weren’t accidentally buried alive? From deviant burial practices to waiting morgues with bells and strings to the practicality of sky burials, we’ve got some interesting facts and folklore. Check it out!


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