Most people attend a funeral at least once in their lifetime, and many people likely attend far more. Below are some funeral burial traditions you may see when you go to a funeral. All of these burial options are currently available in the United States. Knowing about these options beforehand can help you not be so surprised when you go to the funeral.
If the deceased person was a sci-fi fan, they may have chosen to have a space burial. If so, the remains of the person are cremated in the traditional way, and the remains travel along with a rocket that is already set to head to space.
There is also the option of a low orbit journey, which lets the remains travel to zero gravity, and then return to earth to be placed in an urn or whatever the family decides to do with the ashes. The cost of a space burial depends on the company you hire to do it for you.
Cryonics are for those people that want to keep their body frozen and placed into a vessel. Their hope is that one day they will be able to be revived. This seems illogical because toxic chemicals are used to prevent the person's cells from freezing, which would damage the body. Even so, these people are hoping that technology in the future can overcome this. There are people that are frozen right now, including baseball great Ted Williams. Beloved pets can also be frozen in time to be brought back to life at the time of their owners. The cost of cryonics varies as it depends on the preservation company that is hired to do this.
You probably know that the ancient Egyptians practiced mummification, but you could visit a burial today where the person was mummified. Before his death in 2008, Corky Ra, the founder of Summum's, told CBS News that the cost of a mummification starts at around $67,000, and there are currently 1,400 people signed up to be mummified at their death. The most famous mummy is likely King Tut who was mummified at the age of 19.
Chances are, the burials you attend are going to be the traditional kind, with the deceased either being buried in the ground or cremated and placed in in urn. It is still interesting and fascinating to learn of the different types of burials that are available today. For more information, you may wish to contact a local funeral home like Parsippany Funeral Home Inc.Share
3 September 2015
When my father passed away a year ago, my mother didn't have any problems with the funeral or burial. My father planned his funeral in advance. He didn't want to burden my mom with any problems during her time of grieving. That hit me. I realized that I didn't have any plans for my own future, which would make it even harder on my wife and kids. So, I contacted a funeral home online and requested information about burial services. The funeral home provided me with many options that I could afford to pay over time or upfront. My wife also helped select burial plots for us because we didn't want to be separated — even after death. I encourage you to read through my blog. It offers great tips and advice on how to plan for your own future. Don't wait. You never know what life holds for you.