He saw in the gang of red-caps nothing but a crew of pirates burying
their spoils, and his cupidity was once more awakened by the possibility of at length getting on the traces of some of this lurking wealth.
That afternoon Fuchs told me story after story: about the Black Tiger Mine, and about violent deaths and casual buryings
, and the queer fancies of dying men.
In Newtown, Connecticut, where in 2012 a mentally disturbed 20-year-old shot and killed 20 first grade students and six school staffers, as well as his own mother, there was also a strong sentiment against burying
the shooter's body anywhere nearby.
Cricket star Mike Powell had a ribbing off his team-mates after burying
part of his body beneath the Sophia Gardens turf.
And with support from Rabbi Sally Olins of Temple B'nai Hayim in Sherman Oaks, the human tradition of burying
loved ones in cemeteries soon came to fruition.