Funerals, cemeteries, and funeral homes are just plain weird.
Really, anything having to do with death is bizarre. When there is a death, there’s sadness, humor, peace, bitterness, pragmatism, expensive fees, cheapskates, tradition, alternative contemplation, memories, and individuality.
As unique as each person is, so is their death. And as unique as each person’s family is, so is their funeral. Here are some bizarre funeral pics we’ve discovered in our time in the funeral industry.
19 Bizarre Funeral Pics
1. THIS CRIME SCENE COFFIN FOR “SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES”
Trying to disturb the evidence as little as possible. Image shows a coffin shaped like a crime scene chalk outline.
2. THIS APPROPRIATELY NAMED FUNERAL HOME
But why is Roberts’ name so small? This bizarre pic shows a funeral home sign that reads, “Bury & Roberts Funeral Home.”
3. THIS SIGN CLAIMING THAT MEN ARE/AREN’T STUBBORN
Billboard reads, “This year thousands of men will die from stubbornness.” And someone went and added via spray paint, “No we won’t.” You have to wonder who is reporting these statistics.
4. THIS TOMB IS JUST…. WHAAAT?
Not really sure what to say about this one. It’s a sarcophagus adorned with a statue of a reclining man, gazing at the face of another man’s (decapitated) head which he holds in his hands. Makes me wonder who commissioned that.
5. THIS PERFECT VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT IDEA
What a downer. This old newspaper add reads, “If you had no idea what to get her for Valentine’s Day… Imagine how overwhelming arranging her funeral would be. Give her the perfect gift, make pre-arrangements as a couple with the affordable funeral home. Choose from affordable funeral services or affordable cremations. Compassion is our passion.”
Really? I mean, Really??
6. THIS “CHEAPER & DEEPER” HEARSE
This pic shows an old ugly hearse advertising “Budget Burials: Cheaper & Deeper!!” When you’re on a budget, I guess you don’t care if the hearse is pink.
7. THIS COFFIN RACE IS A REAL THING AND IT’S AWESOME
Things get a little crazy at the Day of the Dead Festival in Denton, Texas. This image shows a super-creepy clown mask driver getting ready to race in the annual coffin race. Yep, that’s a thing.
8. THIS DELICIOUS ICE CREAM CONE OF DEATH
A social media user, somewhere, asks what flavor is depicted in this image of an ice cream cone filled with a dark substance. Another users responds: “death.”
But don’t worry, it’s probably just licorice.
9. THIS CHURCH SIGN TRIPPIN’ SOME MAD GUILT
Shepherd of the Hills, laying it on thick with their bad church sign, “Don’t wait for 6 strong men to bring you to church.” They helpfully list their service times, too.
10. THIS SIGN INVITES YOU ON A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY
This funeral-adjacent sign reads, “Is there life after death? Trespass here and find out.” Choose your own adventure, indeed.
11. THIS OVERLY APT DEAD END SIGN
So apparently Shedd Cemetery Drive, where Shedd Cemetery is located, is on a dead end. Get it? Get it?
12. THIS CORAL REEF MADE TO HOLD CREMATED ASHES
This is a real thing.
13. THESE CREEPY SITH LORDS AT A CEMETERY IN SALZBURG
Yes, this photo is of creepy Sith Lord statues in a cemetery. Or maybe they’re just Jawas.
14. THIS PHOTO OF 6-YEAR-OLD TEDDY ROOSEVELT WATCHING ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S FUNERAL PROCESSION
(Source – Click link to read about the historical accuracy of this claim)
That’s probably future President Teddy in the second story window facing the camera, watching Lincoln’s procession.
15. THIS COFFIN OF A GUY WHO LOVED HIM SOME BBQ
This weird funeral coffin pic shows a guy in a casket that looks exactly like a bbq grill. Also: You’ll never guess what they served at the reception.
16. THIS CREEPY POST MORTEM PORTRAIT
Long before Instagram, this weird Victorian-era photography trend was all the rage. This pic shows a guy (who is deceased) holding a baby (also deceased).
17. THIS AWESOME HEARSE STRAIGHT OUT OF THE MAD MAX UNIVERSE
It’s literally a photo of a hearse from Mad Max. Insurance on that must be a nightmare.
18. THIS FIELD OF CASKETS
If you build it, they will come….
19. THESE CASKETS UNEARTHED BY THE GEORGIA FLOOD OF 1994
Floating caskets popping up all over like it’s 1994. This is an image from the Georgia flood of 1994, which washed away part of a cemetery and cause caskets to float around town.