November 15, 2014 1:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]The Sacramento family got a big surprise when they went to clean up their new backyard.

A family’s new home in Riverbank, Sacramento, came with an unexpected surprise: Tombstones in the backyard.

The Buenrostro family planned a day of yard clean-up, but they found more than weeds in an overgrown garden area.

Over the course of two weeks, the family unearthed 12 headstones in the backyard of their newly purchased home…

It was discovered that many of the tombstones had typos or other imperfections, and that they were arranged in a way to signal they had once been used as a walking path.

Deputy Hatfield contacted the previous homeowner and he said he had purchased the tombstones from Turlock Marble and Granite Works, which is no longer in business.

“He worked for a company that did service work at the business,” Hatfield said. “He bought them at a discounted price and used them as steppingstones.”[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

10 responses to Family Finds Tombstones In Back Of New Home

  1. mea_mark November 15th, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Not a bad idea, as long as you turn them upside-down.

  2. Pat Padrnos November 15th, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    That was certainly a shock and glad the story played out the way it did. Do not know why Sacramento is mentioned. Riverbank is where this happened – many miles south of Sac.

    • Kim Serrahn November 15th, 2014 at 1:08 pm

      most people know where Sacramento is.

  3. tracey marie November 15th, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Very clever and diffrent. The typos means they would have been trashed…I like it

  4. Kim Serrahn November 15th, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    They could have at least planted them face down so maybe no one would have been like ewwwwwwwwwww.

    • Hirightnow November 15th, 2014 at 4:30 pm

      Usually, tombstones like this only have the tops finished.

  5. Suzanne McFly November 15th, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Did this to save money? Really? Seems kind of sick to me.

  6. fancypants November 15th, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    poltergeist The sequel

    • Hirightnow November 15th, 2014 at 4:29 pm

      “You moved the bodies but you LEFT THE TOMBSTONES!!!!!

  7. StoneyCurtisll November 15th, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    I file this story under, Strange but True…