Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Chilling



One of the more bizarre antiquities collections from Space Farms.

Coffins fashioned with ice boxes.
It is a rather chilling sight.
Perfectly creepy.

8 comments:

foobella said...

creepy, man. okay. that means those were (gulp) dug up?

holly aka golly said...

Hi Foobella, I believe these types of coffins were used temporarily, before burial took place. Before the days of (gulp) embalming.

Laura said...

its a perfect post for Halloweek! ( as my children call it)

holly aka golly said...

My first halloweek post, Laura! Stay tuned.

Marchi Wierson said...

very very creepy. And I didnt know it but it makes sense that they would do something. I really am more creeped by the idea of embalming! ew

Vivi said...

Yes, creepy, but such a beautiful bit of historical info too. I love learning about these kinds of things!

Karen said...

Perfectly creepy. I actually used to know someone who embalmed for a living. Guess it was a family affair. Still really creepy. Love the history behind it though. Thanks Holly for the story. I am SO ready for Halloween.

KFM Gallery said...

haha! those are quite "chilling" :)