Saturday, October 26, 2013

Victim Of The Beast...?

Over at Listverse, I found a story that is disturbing to say the least. The only reason I'm putting it on here is that Halloween is very close and this could fit right in!

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!

Lillian Gray

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!


Sissy said...

Nothing creepy here that I can see, hermit; just a blatant fact. Maybe she herself designed her tombstone, while enduring the end times of her life. We each tread our individual path and roses do have thorns along with the beauty and perfume - some with thorns more wicked than others.

Anonymous said...

Intriguing indeed!
Yes I would like to know the entire story, sometimes reality exceeds the imagination :-)

Have a great day!

Chickenmom said...

Maybe it was the policeman's badge number? Good mystery, Mr. Hermit! Coffee inside is good, it's 25 here on our deck. Anyone in the mood for some hot sticky buns?

ladyhawthorne said...

I found this article: It seems her husband was a bit wacko.

JO said...

How sad that her resting place has a mock to it by a nut job husband.
I would hope that if they had children they would have had that removed at least the numbers.

Coffee in the kitchen is always nice. You have been getting lots of rain but that can be a good thing. We haven't had rain in a long time.

Mamahen said...

Would love to know the facts on this! Cold inside sounds wonderful along with CM's sticky sounds like a real treat :)) Thank you for the invite n have a good day :))

HermitJim said...

Hey Sissy...
I know you're right, but I still wonder about the stone.

Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Christer...
Like the saying goes...truth is stranger than fiction!

Many thanks for coming over today!

Hey Phyllis...
Sticky buns sound great!

Guess we will never know just what the whole story is.

Thanks for dropping by today!

Hey LadyHawthorne...
Sure is enough of them running around!

Thank you for coming over today!

Hey Jo...
You just never know what lurks in the mind of some folks!

More rain expected tomorrow, but that's OK.

Thanks, sweetie, for coming over today!

Hey Mamahen...
Something else for us to ponder. Another of life's mysteries!

Thanks for coming by today!

Dizzy-Dick said...

I would have been 15, almost 16, years ole at the time of her death, so there should still be many alive today who where alive at the time she died and I would wager that some knew her. So, the truth may come out. . . unless less they are afraid of the beast 666, which is the mark of the Devil.

chinasyndrome said...

666 on a tombstone is a bit creepy to me. it would be cool to know the whole story.

Sixbears said...

Creepy enough for me, thank you very much.