Isn’t it amazing that you can still find things that shock you and seem so weird and unbelievable that it can’t possibly be true. This is one of those instances.
Here’s the first line of the story straight from Yahoo!, “Chinese police have arrested three men for killing two young men to sell their corpses as “ghost brides” for dead single men.” It can’t be true can it? This is the 21st century but apparently there is a province in China where people believe “that young men who die unmarried should go to their graves accompanied by deceased women who will be their wives in the afterlife.” The article says that often these “brides” die a natural death.
The three men arrested were killing women and selling the corpses to families who recently lost a single young man in the family. Here is a quote from one of the evil buggers, “I did it for the money; it was a quick buck. If I hadn't slipped up early, I planned to do a few more." That is cold blooded. The good news that comes out of this is that because these men were caught, I can only imagine how they will be punished in the Chinese justice system.
I am just surprised that in this day and age some still have beliefs such as this, but I am not surprised that we still have evil people who will do anything to make a buck on these beliefs.