26 September 2008

500,000 plastic coffins

Burial vaults, to be more precise, into which a casket or remains would be placed, manufactured by this company. They are stored at a facility located off Lions Club Road in Madison, GA. They are stacked on pallets, about 17 per stack. I don't know how accurate the total estimated number is, but there is are several videos on YouTube, including this 10-minute one showing how many there are.

The above image is a screen cap from Google Maps at coordinates 33°33'57.36"N 83°29'6.26"W

Presumably there is a perfectly innocent and logical explanation for them, such as preparing for an epidemic of bird flu. But no public official has addressed this, so the conspiracy theorists go wild with alternative ideas.

I'm not a conspiracy theorist myself, but I find it interesting; if you want, you can locate many of their sites and discussion threads by Googling plastic coffins georgia, which yields about a half-million hits.

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