The local legend is that Sarah was a witch and that the cage was put over her grave to stop her from rising! The grave is in the north side of the churchyard and that was traditionally the area set aside for suicides and wrongdoers. But would a witch be buried in consecrated ground?
Unknown Artist, Graveyard, Sculpture Above Grave, early 20th c. Graveyard is a sculptural installation in a public cemetery. Urban legend dictates that it is made for a family that was poisoned during dinner. In each chair the name of the family member that was seated in it, is written. On view at: Public Cemetery in Thessaly, Greece.
According to legend, this is the grave of a warlock. His head is burried either between his legs or in the stone at the top, and if reunited with his body, he'll come back to life. Rehobeth-Ridge Road Cemetery New Philadelphia, Ohio
“19th century coal miners would traditionally take canarys in cages down into the mine with them. The birds would act as an early warning system for carbon monoxide gas. When the canary stopped singing the miner would know that he had to escape the chamber he was in.” “This particular yellow canary was obviously a favoured pet as well as a working bird. Inscribed with the legend : ‘In Memory of Little Joe. Died November 3rd 1875. Aged 3 Years’”
Coffin shaped hole for pauper burials, Youghal town wall - An empty coffin was once stored here for paupers who could not afford a coffin burial. Their bodies were temporarily laid in the coffin before being carried to the grave and buried in a shroud. The coffin would then be returned to await the next pauper funeral.