News, but not the serious kind
Step right up for the Creep Show Hall of Fame!
Blog Guy, I know it’s only November, but I’m wondering how you’re coming along in your search for the blog’s coveted Creep Show of the Year Award.
Oh, don’t worry about that, it’s a done deal. It’s a Creep-o-Rama, Creep-a-Palooza…
See, Russian police have arrested a man described by local media as the “cemetery collector” for digging up 29 corpses and dressing the remains in female clothing to display around his apartment.
Holy Crap! Do we know anything about the guy?
Well, friends described him as “eccentric.”
Are you making that up?
So is the winner coming to Washington for the big awards banquet?
You bet. We’re having it at a hotel over near Arlington National Cemetery. He says he wants to bring some “friends.”
Oh, sorry for the confusion. HIS work is in this fuzzy shot on the right. The other photos are from the Day of the Skulls yesterday in Bolivia.
Let me make sure I have this straight. On the VERY day you find out about a guy who digs up dead bodies and dresses them, you were able to find these TOTALLY UNRELATED skull photos to help illustrate your piece?
Exactly. Is this world a wacky place, or what?
Top: The skull of a woman called Arminda is displayed during the Day of Skulls at the General Cemetery in La Paz November 8, 2011. Bolivians who keep close relatives’ skulls at home as a macabre talisman flock to the cemetery chapel once a year to have the craniums blessed and to bring themselves good luck in the future. REUTERS/David Mercado
Left: A woman holds a skull at a Catholic mass during the Day of Skulls at the General Cemetery in La Paz November 8, 2011.
Right: A still image taken from undated police footage shot inside the apartment and released to Reuters on November 8, 2011 shows books, clothes and dressed figures, reportedly mummified bodies desecrated from cemeteries. REUTERS/Handout