|What do you think happened?
||[Sep. 19th, 2011|12:35 am]
The Question Club
My dad was a huge Catholic. A Traditionalist Catholic, like Mel Gibson. His faith demanded strange devotions, items and beliefs. When he died, my mom was compelled to bring some of his religious trappings to adorn his headstone. Things like rosaries, scapulars and Jesus/Mary statues. He's buried at Forest Lawn, which houses tens of thousands of plots. Not a small cemetery at all. |
Within the last few months, we've noticed some weird behavior.
Some of the colored glass stones we brought went missing, and instead were replaced with other colored glass stones that were entirely different. They were shaped like stars or something. A quick review of adjacent graves showed that none of them had similar stones, so it wasn't like someone moved the stones of nearby graves onto dad's. Then there was the vandalism. About 3 times, we found the statues smashed to bits, like someone stomped it. Not accidental, which would have been just a partial fracture, but someone ground it into tiny shards.Same thing with one of the rosaries. Some of the plastic beads were broken off and shattered into small bits, as if a violent boot was used. We just got used to it, figuring that it was some anti-christian asshole and just found places to buy the statues en masse and would just replace the broken ones when they were targeted. We started to hide the smallish statue by the urn of flowers we brought, hoping that any interlopers or vandals wouldn't see it at a quick glance. We'd try and blend it in with the flowers.
A couple weeks ago, a statue of Mary went missing. We just figured that someone took it, possibly the groundskeepers, who remove decorations randomly at times. Forest Lawn really looks down on decorations on graves for some reason. It may be liability reasons but who knows. We didn't have another statue on hand, so we just made do without. We didn't go to the cemetery last week, but came back today, 14 days later. When we showed up, the missing statue was back. Not only was it back, it was placed right next to the flowers, where it was initially left.
Questions: where did it go for all those days? Who had it, who brought it back? Obviously, someone is paying attention to my dad's grave, and aware of the particular items that frequent it, despite the fact there are thousands upon thousands of graves that look just like his. Why are they interested in his grave?
What is your explanation?