Five years ago, we discussed the bizarre wake in Puerto Rico where the deceased was propped up and shown ready to party. Now it appears that the trend is catching on other states. In Louisiana, Louis Charbonnet can arrange the deceased to be shown sitting at tables or driving an ambulance to fully creep out every grieving relative and friend.
As the pictures with the article below illustrate, this rather unnerving new technique produces a type of Madam Tussaud feel to funerals. Puerto Rico passed a law in 2012 legalizing wakes with posed cadavers as long as the position is not immoral. Other states are following suit. In Mechanicsburg, Ohio, a deceased biker was towed to a cemetery in a homemade plexiglass coffin astride his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He was buried in that position with his Harley.
Life just gets weirder and weirder.
Source: NY Times