SHE SUES NEW YORK CEMETERY AFTER GETTING SUCKED INTO THEIR GRAVE
And now for something completely different. So pretty much everyone reading this has visited a cemetery. I’ve been to dozens, at least. But the ones that are most important have the graves of our loved ones. So when you visit, say, your parents’ graves like Joanne Cullen did, you want the visit to be just that. But it’s never, ever, supposed to be a nightmare. But that’s exactly what it was for Cullen. Her parents’ grave sucked her down, all the way up to her hips. Just imagine how horrible that would be. So she’s suing the New York cemetery where they lie.
SUCKED INTO GROUND TO HER WAIST, SMASHED HER TEETH ON HEADSTONE
So Cullen was doing what any daughter would be. She kneeled down to put a bow on a wreath by their headstone. But then a sinkhole started and started to “swallow” her into the ground itself. Her lawyer, Joseph Perrini, told local media, “It caused her to fall forward and smash her head on the tombstone.” The impact on the stone cracked her tooth! So then the attempted to “bounce back and she started sinking into the ground and grabbed the sides of the tombstone.” So doesn’t that sound like a nightmare to you? She called for help. But no one was there to hear her screams.
SUES FOR $5M, CAN NEVER VISIT HER PARENTS’ GRAVE AGAIN
So Cullen has sued the St. Charles Resurrection Cemetery for $5 million in the Queens Supreme Court. The 64-year-old Cullen has been an emotional wreck ever since the incident. She said she can never go back there again. But she also claims that she has deep fears just walking in open fields. She’s also had nightmares about the incident ever since. Her lawyer says that gravediggers who worked an adjacent grave left an underground space which caused the sinkhole which sucked her down.