was founded in 1973 by Thaddeus
was the first cemetery in
and occupied an astounding 0.064 acres.
Mr. Picklebottom and his wife Petunia lived in the main
house located on cemetery grounds.
after its founding, Mr. Picklebottom obtained contracts with
state and local governments to dispose of the unclaimed corpses
of persons from prisons, sanitariums and other government
operated institutions. A
victim of his own success, Mr. Picklebottom soon had too many
bodies, but not enough graves.
Always the problem solver and entrepreneur, he secretly
began selling the excess bodies to laboratories, carnivals and
any person with a need for a corpse.
As the business continued to grow, Mr. Pickelbottom began
burying multiple bodies in each grave.
The cemetery continued to grow and prosper.
the early 1980ís the cemetery had a series of unfortunate
events. The cemetery
had to pay substantial fines imposed by government bureaucrats
because of the creative business practices utilized by Mr.
Pickelbottom to deal with his corpse surplus.
The liberal media relentlessly lambasted the cemetery for
its free market approach, and protesters effectively made Mr.
Picklebottom and his wife shut-ins in their house on cemetery
October 31, 1988, police were called to the cemetery to
investigate strange screams originating from the cemetery.
The police found bloody clothing and other signs of a
struggle, but after an exhaustive search the police were unable
to find the Picklebottoms. The
cemetery closed after the disappearance of the owners.
was reopened in 2007 by the the Society for the Preservation of Historical Cemeteries of Northern Virginia. The Society
maintains the Cemetery and holds many outreach events in the local community, including
opening the cemetery to trick-or-treaters every October