For everybody who’s in a Lovecraftian mood after that podcast, here’s a ghoulish news item. Reports Emma Persson Hennig in Sydsvenskan, and I translate:
Staffanstorp municipality. A woman placing flowers on a grave at BrÃ¥garp churchyard suddenly sunk into it when the earth collapsed. One of her legs sunk into the grave and she could not get it free unaided. The accident happened at 17:30, Wednesday evening. As an evening service was being prepared, there were several witnesses. They called for help and the woman was freed.
The recent heavy raining is believed to be the cause of the accident. The grave is a large family affair and relatively new.
“The ground has been settling, and that is because of the rains. Earth always becomes compacted after an inhumation burial, but as this is an unusually large grave, the settling is more dramatic. It’s become entirely undermined.”, says churchyard manager Jonas Kristiansson to the newspaper.
Now read H.P. Lovecraft’s 1925 story “In the Vault“.
Thanks to Claes Theliander for the tip-off.