An American man was buried after 128 years of mummification

2023-10-11 2023-10-11T17:49:38Z
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Arabia Weather - The city of Reading in the American state of Pennsylvania bid farewell a few days ago to one of its strangest citizens, as the mummified man who formed a horrific mystery for more than a hundred years was buried after a long wait. Over the course of several days, a large number of questioners and concerned people went to his burial place to bid him farewell, take pictures of him, or even look at him with astonishment and astonishment.

While it had been a long time since she passed the body, Susan Shrum (74 years old) said her farewell to “Stoneman Willie” , who was known by this nickname for a long time and who is believed to have committed robberies. She bid him farewell with touching words, touching his forehead and his copper-colored hair, more than sixty years after she saw him for the first time. "Goodbye, Stoneman. God bless you. Rest in peace," she said.

Stoneman Willie's body was accidentally mummified

"Stoneman Willie" was the nickname given to a man believed to have committed robberies, who died in 1895 while in prison. His body was transferred after his death to the Theo C Foundation. Uman burial ground where he was accidentally mummified.

The body was buried 128 years after it was mummified

Speaking to AFP, the foundation's current director, Kyle Blankenbiller, noted that the mummy is still there 128 years later, making it now the oldest mummy in the United States. The man was given a false name during his detention in prison.

During the foundation's preparations to bury the body of "Stoneman Willie" during the celebration of the 275th anniversary of the founding of the city of Reading, Blankenbiller expressed 99% confidence that they know the identity of the deceased man. He explained that the foundation's decision to bury him was "the right choice to make," but also acknowledged that the occasion would be interesting and challenging.

The body remained in an open coffin for almost the entire time it was in the funeral home, in a scene that was very strange.

Kyle Blankenbiller, the foundation's current director, said Stoneman Willie deserved to be honored before his burial and had become an attraction in Redding, describing him as "our friend." He was given an alias while he was imprisoned to avoid embarrassing his family.

After his death, no member of his family was found, and his body was sent to the Theo C Foundation. Ohman, and Blankenbiller said that the technique of embalming was in its infancy in that region, and the institution was experimenting with new formulations for embalming bodies at that time.

As he prepares for Stoneman Willie's funeral, the ceremony includes the revelation of his real name after a long period of mystery. He was buried in a local cemetery, where the funeral was held and he will be buried in a black formal suit dating back to the nineties of the nineteenth century.


Source: euronews

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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