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(Roadtrippers)   A mysterious liquid is seeping out of crypts in Alabama. No word on if it is swallowing up anyone it touches or feeding negative energy into an old painting   (roadtrippers.com ) divider line
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2014-05-26 06:29:20 PM  
Its been my understanding that, even in above ground internment, the bodies are embalmed, the caskets designed to be leak proof and the actual crypt slots also sealed.

Meaning, someone screwed up if there is drainage. The few Mausoleums I've seen are open air, meaning no need for air conditioning or fans. The same for private family ones, which are locked.

Even with a/c, the body will deteriorate, slowly, eventually becoming something like a mummy.

Most cemeteries these days require a cement grave liner, pretty much a sealed box to keep water out and any drainage in. Mainly to prevent the pollution of ground water supplies with 'liquid people'. Caskets are supposed to be waterproof also, for X number of years. Embalming will slow down decomposition, but, depending on the embalmer, the effect varies. Some cut corners, meaning that the body might remain fine for a year, then begin to decompose.

Often, grave liners will not be sealed properly and they'll leak, filling up with water and turning into a septic tank. The combination of the water and the decaying body will compromise the casket and eventually, it will leak and the liner will fill with people soup.

Above ground crypts are supposed to be built to hold in any leakage, for obvious reasons. Which is why ancient crypts were underground. Going into an ancient crypt in the old days would have included walking into a dimly lit place that reeked of decay. There may have been leakage also, which might account for the slightly raised rim around the internment shelf.

There have been reports of mass graves, like during genocide, where people are shoveled into huge holes dug by machinery and covered over, reeking months later.

They're going to have to address the drainage sooner or later because it's a health hazard.
 
2014-05-26 06:34:33 PM  
Somebody's grandma is seeping into the street?

Know where I'm not going to be entombed.
 
2014-05-26 06:49:47 PM  

Rik01: Its been my understanding that, even in above ground internment, the bodies are embalmed, the caskets designed to be leak proof and the actual crypt slots also sealed.

Meaning, someone screwed up if there is drainage. The few Mausoleums I've seen are open air, meaning no need for air conditioning or fans. The same for private family ones, which are locked.

Even with a/c, the body will deteriorate, slowly, eventually becoming something like a mummy.

Most cemeteries these days require a cement grave liner, pretty much a sealed box to keep water out and any drainage in. Mainly to prevent the pollution of ground water supplies with 'liquid people'. Caskets are supposed to be waterproof also, for X number of years. Embalming will slow down decomposition, but, depending on the embalmer, the effect varies. Some cut corners, meaning that the body might remain fine for a year, then begin to decompose.

Often, grave liners will not be sealed properly and they'll leak, filling up with water and turning into a septic tank. The combination of the water and the decaying body will compromise the casket and eventually, it will leak and the liner will fill with people soup.

Above ground crypts are supposed to be built to hold in any leakage, for obvious reasons. Which is why ancient crypts were underground. Going into an ancient crypt in the old days would have included walking into a dimly lit place that reeked of decay. There may have been leakage also, which might account for the slightly raised rim around the internment shelf.

There have been reports of mass graves, like during genocide, where people are shoveled into huge holes dug by machinery and covered over, reeking months later.

They're going to have to address the drainage sooner or later because it's a health hazard.


...because of embalming fluid and mortuary lobbiests mainly and such as.
 
2014-05-26 06:50:11 PM  
img.addfunny.com
 
2014-05-26 06:52:36 PM  
You just can't get enough....

Of The Stuff!
 
2014-05-26 06:54:44 PM  
You can't keep a body from decomposing.  Embalming fluid won't preserve anything; it just keeps the body from being too-obviously decayed for the few days it takes to get Grandpa mourned and in the ground.

Even if you could somehow make the coffin and tomb airtight, you've got anaerobic bacteria in there doing their thing.  The result is a nasty, soupy mess where Grandpa used to be.
 
2014-05-26 06:55:09 PM  
Cremation is the only way. I'm going to be cremated and have my ashes rubbed on someone's steak at an Outback Steakhouse. Crickey, biatch!
 
2014-05-26 06:55:27 PM  
This was the first episode of NCIS I ever saw.
 
2014-05-26 06:58:06 PM  
How does it taste?

img2u.info
 
2014-05-26 06:58:27 PM  

Satanus Maximus: Cremation is the only way. I'm going to be cremated and have my ashes rubbed on someone's steak at an Outback Steakhouse. Crickey, biatch!


Can't be any worse than what they do to them now.
 
2014-05-26 07:02:11 PM  

Satanus Maximus: Cremation is the only way. I'm going to be cremated and have my ashes rubbed on someone's steak at an Outback Steakhouse. Crickey, biatch!


I kinda want to go with one of those Zoroastrian burial platforms way up in the air. That way I can get hit with a meteor and not feel it.
 
2014-05-26 07:04:39 PM  

Chariset: You can't keep a body from decomposing.  Embalming fluid won't preserve anything; it just keeps the body from being too-obviously decayed for the few days it takes to get Grandpa mourned and in the ground.

Even if you could somehow make the coffin and tomb airtight, you've got anaerobic bacteria in there doing their thing.  The result is a nasty, soupy mess where Grandpa used to be.


There's a nasty soupy mess where grandpa is now. It's why we make him wear the Depends.
 
2014-05-26 07:04:58 PM  
Since I'm too poor to get a will, I'm calling on Fark to remember that when I die  cremate me asap.
 
2014-05-26 07:05:41 PM  

Chariset: You can't keep a body from decomposing.  Embalming fluid won't preserve anything; it just keeps the body from being too-obviously decayed for the few days it takes to get Grandpa mourned and in the ground.

Even if you could somehow make the coffin and tomb airtight, you've got anaerobic bacteria in there doing their thing.  The result is a nasty, soupy mess where Grandpa used to be.


Even worse, My understanding is that if you make everything airtight, the gasses being released by anaerobic decomposition eventually build up and either bust the seals or cause the caskets to explode from the pressure.
 
2014-05-26 07:06:36 PM  

Rik01: Its been my understanding that, even in above ground internment, the bodies are embalmed, the caskets designed to be leak proof and the actual crypt slots also sealed.

Meaning, someone screwed up if there is drainage. The few Mausoleums I've seen are open air, meaning no need for air conditioning or fans. The same for private family ones, which are locked.

Even with a/c, the body will deteriorate, slowly, eventually becoming something like a mummy.

Most cemeteries these days require a cement grave liner, pretty much a sealed box to keep water out and any drainage in. Mainly to prevent the pollution of ground water supplies with 'liquid people'. Caskets are supposed to be waterproof also, for X number of years. Embalming will slow down decomposition, but, depending on the embalmer, the effect varies. Some cut corners, meaning that the body might remain fine for a year, then begin to decompose.

Often, grave liners will not be sealed properly and they'll leak, filling up with water and turning into a septic tank. The combination of the water and the decaying body will compromise the casket and eventually, it will leak and the liner will fill with people soup.

Above ground crypts are supposed to be built to hold in any leakage, for obvious reasons. Which is why ancient crypts were underground. Going into an ancient crypt in the old days would have included walking into a dimly lit place that reeked of decay. There may have been leakage also, which might account for the slightly raised rim around the internment shelf.

There have been reports of mass graves, like during genocide, where people are shoveled into huge holes dug by machinery and covered over, reeking months later.

They're going to have to address the drainage sooner or later because it's a health hazard.


that's what they want you to think, however those caskets and concrete vaults are really there to contain the undead. Admit it.
 
2014-05-26 07:10:19 PM  
Where's Lilo?
 
2014-05-26 07:10:26 PM  

Rik01: Its been my understanding that, even in above ground internment, the bodies are embalmed, the caskets designed to be leak proof and the actual crypt slots also sealed.



No one messed up. This is a common thing the world over. Usually the ooze is yellow, by the way.

The "seal" on a crypt can be broken with a hammer. And no, the caskets are not leak-proof no matter what anyone says. In fact, most vaults that the caskets are placed into have two holes, one at the top and another at the bottom, to allow the fluids to go back into the Earth.  The vault has to be there for ground integrity, in most cases and regions.

Nothing can keep that gunk from leaking out of a coffin. Brass, Gold, or Platinum. The Mausoleum's caretakers got lazy, and the media wants a sensationalist story.  Mop it up, shut up, and move on.

Oh, that's nasty you say? Well, perhaps we shouldn't have above ground crypts..
 
2014-05-26 07:11:50 PM  
"Oh, come on, there's always room for Jello."

img.youtube.com
 
2014-05-26 07:14:12 PM  

Satanus Maximus: Cremation is the only way. I'm going to be cremated and have my ashes rubbed on someone's steak at an Outback Steakhouse. Crickey, biatch!


I want a no-casket funeral. Just wrap me in a shroud. Put me in the ground. Plant a mango tree on top
 
2014-05-26 07:14:42 PM  
Randolph Carter wanted for questioning.
 
2014-05-26 07:15:33 PM  
I'd guess its racism, ignorance and tobacco spit.


/Roll Tide
 
2014-05-26 07:15:48 PM  

Rik01: The few Mausoleums I've seen are open air, meaning no need for air conditioning or fans. The same for private family ones, which are locked.



They do in fact need air conditioning systems, yes even in temperature zones because once it hits 85 degrees Fahrenheit and above, the dead leak.

It takes many years to become a mummy the natural way if you're in a crypt in a Maus'.


/had some interesting jobs
 
2014-05-26 07:16:34 PM  
i1.ytimg.com

"You! You worthless piece of slime! You ignorant disgusting blob!"

"You're nothing but an unstable short-chained molecule!"
 
2014-05-26 07:16:36 PM  
Bet it is ground water above the level of the floor of the crypt.
 
2014-05-26 07:17:07 PM  
My daughters already know what I want- cremation, ashes dumped into Lake Mendota off Governor's Island, and a keg of Point Beer at the Plaza Tavern in Madison for everybody!
 
2014-05-26 07:17:38 PM  

Laobaojun: Randolph Carter wanted for questioning.


You fool, Warren is DEAD!
 
2014-05-26 07:17:39 PM  
"Fasten your drool cups, and ready your vomit bags!  "
s15.postimg.org
 
2014-05-26 07:18:32 PM  
My big gay Star Trek Speedo viking funeral is gonna be epic...

www.beingpeachy.com
 
2014-05-26 07:19:24 PM  
Droll Tide!
 
2014-05-26 07:21:16 PM  

Satanus Maximus: Cremation is the only way. I'm going to be cremated and have my ashes rubbed on someone's steak at an Outback Steakhouse. Crickey, biatch!


Sirloin or filet? This stuff matters, dammit.
 
2014-05-26 07:21:26 PM  
www.griefenthusiast.com
 
2014-05-26 07:22:39 PM  
Meh. We're all worm-food eventually.

( questions for religious folk: Why is this a big deal for people? Aren't your souls supposed to be "somewhere else"?)
 
2014-05-26 07:23:21 PM  

Satanus Maximus: Cremation is the only way. I'm going to be cremated and have my ashes rubbed on someone's steak at an Outback Steakhouse. Crickey, biatch!


Whats wrong with having a shovel handle shoved up your ass so the dogs have something to grab ahold of while they drag you off into the woods . It's an all natural method .
 
2014-05-26 07:23:39 PM  
This is why I want to be bundled up in a jute sack with concrete weights and tossed over the side of a boat, about 20 miles from shore.
 
2014-05-26 07:25:12 PM  

Forbidden Doughnut: Meh. We're all worm-food eventually.

( questions for religious folk: Why is this a big deal for people? Aren't your souls supposed to be "somewhere else"?)


The hope of Resurrection. R.I.P. Resting in peace-until resurrection and then final judgement.

So when I die, I am at rest until raised myself. Heaven or Hell await after Jesus' judgement. If I am written in the Book of Life, in I go, if not, down I go.
 
2014-05-26 07:25:31 PM  
I'm sure it's harmless.
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-05-26 07:28:09 PM  
Okay, I have to admit that one small wet spot on the concrete was a lot less mysterious and horrible than I was hoping for.
 
2014-05-26 07:28:51 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Chariset: You can't keep a body from decomposing.  Embalming fluid won't preserve anything; it just keeps the body from being too-obviously decayed for the few days it takes to get Grandpa mourned and in the ground.

Even if you could somehow make the coffin and tomb airtight, you've got anaerobic bacteria in there doing their thing.  The result is a nasty, soupy mess where Grandpa used to be.

Even worse, My understanding is that if you make everything airtight, the gasses being released by anaerobic decomposition eventually build up and either bust the seals or cause the caskets to explode from the pressure.


No, that's why there is a pressure relief valve on the back of every casket (like on a pressure cooker) - take a look at the back right corner next time you are at a funeral/wake
 
2014-05-26 07:29:55 PM  
Depends on who you ask, but the graves say "Rest" and not "In Heaven" for a reason.

I don't feel like my soul would hang around my body, but being at rest doesn't sound like Heaven to me, especially when we're supposed to await the resurrection of the dead-for them to be judged as well-and the living who happen to be alive at the time naturally and don't have to endure the "first death(because at that time Christ will have come back).

The second death is the soul's destruction in Hell.
 
2014-05-26 07:32:00 PM  

Satanus Maximus: Cremation is the only way. I'm going to be cremated and have my ashes rubbed on someone's steak at an Outback Steakhouse. Crickey, biatch!


No rules, just right
 
2014-05-26 07:34:43 PM  
Even dead people want out of Alabama.
 
2014-05-26 07:35:56 PM  

anuran: Satanus Maximus: Cremation is the only way. I'm going to be cremated and have my ashes rubbed on someone's steak at an Outback Steakhouse. Crickey, biatch!

I want a no-casket funeral. Just wrap me in a shroud. Put me in the ground. Plant a mango tree on top


We'll let the Piggies take care of the funeral rites, though I imagine as a tree you'll only provide one shape in wood
 
2014-05-26 07:36:49 PM  
Probably just power steering fluid. Happens to me all the time.
 
2014-05-26 07:37:30 PM  

Forbidden Doughnut: Meh. We're all worm-food eventually.

( questions for religious folk: Why is this a big deal for people? Aren't your souls supposed to be "somewhere else"?)


For some, maybe


for me, i'll be dead with the usable parts parted out and the rest turned into ashes and scattered under the fruit trees
 
2014-05-26 07:40:44 PM  
Generally, older burials (both above and below ground) tend to result in fairly dessicated remains. Even when someone was buried in a casket, they probably weren't water tight when they went into the ground in the first place and then were likely to collapse or at least crack open post-burial. The remains, although smelly, aren't that bad to deal with because the liquid has been absorbed into the surrounding soil or has gradually evaporated or leaked from the crypt over time.

More modern burials include caskets with water tight liners, sturdier construction etc. leaving the liquid from decomposing remains nowhere to go at first, resulting in, as we affectionately call it, 'person goo' or 'person soup'. If a crypt isn't promoting air flow and doesn't have drains or if the casket/body bag is below ground, that liquid accumulates. In such cases, if you do have a failure down the road, you're up person creek without a paddle. It's very messy, very smelly, and not a lot of fun to deal with.

/forensic archaeologist
//yes, it's just like you see on CSI/Bones
///sarcasm
 
2014-05-26 07:43:42 PM  

www.mrsec.com


BEHOLD ... my time is at hand.

 
2014-05-26 07:45:08 PM  
everlastinggobstopper: Generally, older burials (both above and below ground) tend to result in fairly dessicated remains. Even when someone was buried in a casket, they probably weren't water tight when they went into the ground in the first place and then were likely to collapse or at least crack open post-burial. The remains, although smelly, aren't that bad to deal with because the liquid has been absorbed into the surrounding soil or has gradually evaporated or leaked from the crypt over time.

More modern burials include caskets with water tight liners, sturdier construction etc. leaving the liquid from decomposing remains nowhere to go at first, resulting in, as we affectionately call it, 'person goo' or 'person soup'. If a crypt isn't promoting air flow and doesn't have drains or if the casket/body bag is below ground, that liquid accumulates. In such cases, if you do have a failure down the road, you're up person creek without a paddle. It's very messy, very smelly, and not a lot of fun to deal with.

/forensic archaeologist
//yes, it's just like you see on CSI/Bones
Indiana Jones.

At least how I'm thinking it!
 
2014-05-26 07:45:27 PM  
Soylent Green!

/Tasty!
 
2014-05-26 07:46:57 PM  

Chariset: You can't keep a body from decomposing.  Embalming fluid won't preserve anything; it just keeps the body from being too-obviously decayed for the few days it takes to get Grandpa mourned and in the ground.


i.telegraph.co.uk

O RLY?

I've seen Ho Chi Minh's preserved corpse, prepared similarly to Lenin's, but  preserving someone's body like this is just weird, amirite Jeremy Bentham?
www.victorianweb.org
Jeremy Bentham? Hello?
 
2014-05-26 07:49:38 PM  
I thought the whole point of burial is so the dead can return to the earth. Knock it off with the liners and the sealed boxes and oaken caskets.
 
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