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    Default Creepy/scary tombstone epitaphs

    Where can I get some creepy epitaphs for the tombstones I am making? I have searched the web but everything comes up as humor. The only one I really liked so far was on a childs grave and it read:

    Weep not Papa and Mama for me
    I am waiting in heaven for thee

    I am looking for something that just gives you goosebumps when you read them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erebus View Post
    Where can I get some creepy epitaphs for the tombstones I am making? I have searched the web but everything comes up as humor. The only one I really liked so far was on a childs grave and it read:

    Weep not Papa and Mama for me
    I am waiting in heaven for thee

    I am looking for something that just gives you goosebumps when you read them.
    Hey there... I had the same problem. I think its ok to have one or two that are humorous but I appreciate the more serious life like epitaphs. I would recommend doing a search for gravestone epitaphs... this is one of the best ones i found http://www.headstonesandmemorials.co...h_Examples.php
    as well as just adding a random name and birth and death date.
    Hope this helps!

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    Lil Ghouliette picks out all our epitaphs off the Internet. I will ask her to post a link.

    We have made a few stones with epitaphs so far.

    Bereaved friends have laid her here
    They mourn her loss and shed a tear
    There in the grave she must lay
    Until the resurrection day.

    Another one says:
    A soul that suffers is stronger than a soul that rejoices.

    On our twins headstone it says:

    The little cribs are empty
    The little toys laid by
    A mother's hope, a father's joy
    In death's cold arms both lie.

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    Yeah, I'm fond of more serious epitaphs as well... here are some of the sites I've been using:

    http://www.alsirat.com/epitaphs/

    http://www.everlifememorials.com/v/h...scriptions.htm

    And also... just searching for headstone photos on Flickr, as weird as that sounds. That's how I found the epitaph for the twins one that Ghouliet posted above me. It gives you ideas for headstones as well as supplies you with epitaphs. Two birds, one stone.

    EDIT: Geez. I just noticed this thread was from July 2010. Mom, pay more attention to the original post dates!
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    I am a fan of true to period and real epitaphs as well as creating my own. I have found the easiest way to create an epitaph is to search poems and quotes as well as monument inscriptions. You will be amazed at what you can come up with.
    ~ "I think it's so cool when parts go flying everywhere!" ~ The Evil Dead

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    Check out the book "Ghosts in the Cemetery." Not only is it a great book for tombstone inspiration but it also has a number of GREAT real epitaphs.
    "Abacinate..eyes that bleed .. praying for the end of your wide awake nightmare..."

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    For my epitaphs last year, I just searched real life graveyards online and used real name's from the 1800's. What's more creepier then that...I have a good site I used to search if needed...

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    The first time I made tombstones the epitaphs were rather cheesy. And they only lasted one year, lol. I didn't like them at all. I used our family names and poked fun at ourselves.

    I wanted something scary the next year and had a heck of a time finding anything other than funny epitaphs.

    So the idea came to me that I'd do a serial killer grave yard. I researched different killers birth/death dates. By typing their names into search engines I was able to find dark, sometimes morbid poems people had written about them, and their crimes.

    I shortened them for space, changed em a bit, etc, and that was that.

    Mr. Gator hated them! He thought they were sickening and disrespectful. They last about 5 years, lmao. Made cheaply outta old plywood, lathered some joint compound on for texture, and a perm maker to write the epitaphs.

    My next set, which I currently have, are of the classic scary "Halloween" monsters that we've grown up with. The witch, a ghost, werewolf, etc.

    Again, I found dark poems on the internet and shortened them.

    I want to make some new ones this year. Maybe I'll do authentic, old ones. I like what I seen on the links Lil Ghouliette posted.

 

 

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