GEISELWIND, Germany — Talk about a grave insult.
A 13-year-old girl who had gone to a haunted house at a local amusement park in central Germany was shocked when she spotted her late grandfather’s tombstone among those dotting the phony cemetery outside.
“I could not believe it until my daughter sent me a picture of the gravestone,” the man’s widow told the inFranken regional news outlet.
Turns out the amusement park, Freizeit-Land Geiselwind, had recently changed hands and the new owner says he acquired the haunted house from another location and that the tombstone came with it.
The widow told Germany media that her husband had died in 1996 and his ashes were interred in a group plot. When the 20th anniversary of his death passed, she opted to let lapse the payment to keep his tombstone in place.
But she says she was told the stone would be erased by a stonemason, and that she even paid a 130 Euro ($153) fee for the privilege. It appears the work wasn’t done and the stone sold as is.
The local prosecutors office says it had opened a probe into whether any laws had been broken.