China Selling Dead Brides for Ghost Marriages!

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China Selling Dead Brides for Ghost Marriages!
Tue 05-03-2013

In China 4 people have been jailed for digging up corpses to sell as brides for traditional "ghost marriages"! Citing the court, the report said the gang made $39,000 from selling 10 corpses.

What is a ghost marriage? It is when dead single men are buried with a wife for the afterlife. The deceased couples are typically buried side by side after a wedding ceremony of sorts.

Marriage is an important part of Chinese society and, while the practice is increasingly rare, it is still kept up by some families whose young adult sons pass away before having a chance to wed.

Normally it is agreed between the families of the dead, but the Xian Evening News said on Saturday that the group "stole female corpses and after cleaning them, fabricated medical files for the deceased and sold them for a high price".