Meant to serve as a memorial for those who have passed away and, in some instances, a final word to the living, tombstones are, for the most part, fairly run of the mill. But in some cases they can also be incredibly strange. YouTube user Dark5 has put together a showcase of some of the weirdest grave markers found throughout the world, from a tombstone for a child who had apparently been dubbed 'Baby Monster' to a mysterious piece that purportedly contained a hidden treasure map.
One of the more famous stories featured in the video concerns a Vermont man from the 1800's named Timothy Clark Smith. Over the course of his life, Smith heard a number of chilling stories about people inadvertently being buried alive. These tales of 'Lazarus Syndrome,' which was not altogether uncommon at the time, apparently had a tremendous impact on him as he developed a profound fear of falling victim to the phenomenon.
Check out the enlightening video at the Coast to Coast AM website.