Coffin Village

This must be the scariest video made by Comrade Shi. He even threw in some creepy music for good measure. 😆

Having said that, a little explanation is in order. There is nothing very unusual about this deserted village. Folks living there had probably moved to the cities. Decades ago when burial was the norm, Chinese villagers would make coffins for their elders while they were still alive. That’s because without electrical tools, it took a long time to make a coffin and dead bodies couldn’t wait.

The smaller “coffins” are symbolic and not meant to be used. They are suspended high up because 升棺材 sounded like 升官发财. For better or for worse, such practices are now dead. Pun intended. 😁