It always takes place in Texas, which is pretty cool. The circumstances are rather sad, though. You'll see what I mean after you read the story!
Rest in Peace?
In Texas, USA, in 1899, Canadian actor Charles Francis Coghlan became ill and died whilst he was in Galveston. Because it was too far to return his remains to his home on Prince Edward Island, 3500 miles away, he was instead buried in a lead coffin inside a granite vault.
A year after his death, in September 1900, a hurricane hit Galveston, flooding the graveyard, shattering Charles Coghlan’s granite vault and carrying away his lead coffin out into the Gulf of Mexico.
In October 1908, eight years after the hurricane, fishermen on Prince Edward Island spotted a weathered box floating near the shore. It was the coffin of Charles Coghlan, which had finally returned home. He was buried in the nearby church where he had been christened as a baby.
See? I told ya it qualified as a mystery! Would I lie? (Don't answer that!)
Coffee out on the patio this morning. I have some chocolate brownies and some donuts left, if that's OK!