I use Listverse a lot in some of my postings, mainly because they always have such interesting stuff! I like interesting stuff, ya know? Back to the article...I can't imagine what would possess this man to have this message engraved on his wife's tombstone, and I'm not sure I want to know the whole story! Somethings are probably left alone!
This legend all started thanks to a tombstone located in the middle of a cemetery in Salt Lake City, Utah. It belongs to a woman named Lillian E. Gray, who died in the 1950s at the age of 77. At first glance, it doesn’t look any different from the other graves surrounding it. Nothing catches the eye until you see the inscription written underneath: “Victim of the Beast 666.”
Now that is a bit unusual.
What could this enigmatic statement mean? Is it some kind of accusation, made by the believers in one of the most religious cities in the nation? Could she have been sacrificed by a Satanic cult? Was she a devil worshiper herself? An innocent woman punished in a Salem-style witch hunt? Those are only some of the rumors intrigued citizens have come up with to explain it.Of course, there are always those who have to come along and ruin the fun. It looks like the inscription was commissioned by the woman’s paranoid, anti-government husband, who blamed the police for her death. It is hard to say whether that makes the whole thing less creepy, or more so.
I, for one, would love to know the whole story, wouldn't you? No matter the cause, it is a bit creepy!
Better have coffee in the kitchen this morning. It's supposed to start raining sometime today!