Posted by: 1of10boyz | March 5, 2013

Just when you thought you had heard it all and China couldn’t get any weirder, there is this story. Sure I knew about this kind of thing before hand, there was in fact an episode about this kind of thing on the TV series Bones.
And the world thinks that Mormons and their vicarious work for the dead is weird, this makes Baptisms for the Dead and other temple activities seem pretty benign.

China Daily Mail

China Corpse BridesA team of four thieves in Yanan City, Shaanxi Province madly dug up tombs in 4 months to steal 10 corpses of old females to sell for corpse marriages to dead males for 240,000 yuan ($38,530).

For better prices, they washed the corpses, dyed the hair, inflated the breasts and forged identity cards to pass the corpses for young girls’.

The four criminals were given sentences of imprisonment from 2 years 4 months to 2 years 8 months.

Corpse marriage is a malpractice in vogue in rural areas in northern China.

When a single male or female dies, the family looks for the corpse of the opposite sex to be buried along with the deceased in order to preventing the deceased from feeling lonely.

The practice is in such vogue that a corpse, especially a female one, can fetch 10,000 to 40,000 yuan (1600 – 6400 dollars), quite a…

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