There are many mysteries along the roadside.
There’s the single-shoe, of course. How did it get there? Is there a person driving somewhere with only one sole to their soul?
In Renton, Wash., some years ago, someone called the cops when they found a glass plate with two eggs, an unknown plant, grains of white rice, several pennies and an unknown hard, white, rock candy-like substance, according to the Renton newspaper. Boy, if I had a dollar for every time I’ve seen that.
Then there’s that typical casket along the highway.
It was found near Friendship, Wis., west of Tomah, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office reports on its Facebook page.
We’re pretty certain it did not come out of the ground, and there have been no reports of zombies in the area. According to a local Funeral Home, used caskets are sometimes sold to private individuals for haunted houses, displays, etc.
So, if this fell off the back of your truck over the weekend, get in touch with us. It’s a little creepy, and we’d like to get it back to you. #WheresMyCasket
For the record, the casket was empty when it was found.
Update 3:10 p.m. – The mystery has been solved, the sheriff reports via Facebook:
The owner of the casket has come forward, and we have verified his claim. The casket didn’t fall off the back of a truck, but it did fall out of a boat that was being pulled by a truck. The owner has asked that we respect his privacy and not name him on social media. He will soon be reunited with his errant casket. Thanks to everyone for sharing this mystery on Facebook, and a special welcome to the many new Facebook friends we’ve made as a result of this story.
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