Lucy…the body in the coffee table-Fiction!
Arizona Man Preserves His Dead Wife in a Coffee Table-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Jeff Green couldn't bear to part with his deceased wife, Lucy, so he had a special glass enclosure constructed that would preserve her body...and turned it into a coffee table for his front room.
The eRumor says he got special permission for the project and paid $6,000 to have the box constructed.
The eRumor is circulated with a picture of Jeff and some of his friends enjoying an evening around Lucy.
This idea probably resulted from drinking some of the beers in the picture and the realization that the length of an aquarium (or whatever it is) was about the same as the height of the woman they talked into climbing into it for the picture.
There is no record of any of this, or the people named, in Arizona.
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
These words served no consolation to Jeff’s despair. At the funeral, in an act of desperation, Jeff decided that he would not let Lucy leave him.
“I called the cemetery caretaker and explained my feelings. I spoke with the authorities and got special permission to take my wife home with me. They thought it strange, but I was allowed to take her with me. I rather have her at home than seven feet under ground. Lucy had a great sense of humor and I’m sure she would appreciate being my coffee table.”
Jeff ordered a special glass casing that eliminates the decomposition of a dead body. “It cost me about $6,000.00, but it was worth it.” Some of his friends and relatives, filled with fear, stopped visiting Jeff. His true friends respected his decision and continue visiting him. Some even comment that it is a nice piece of furniture.