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Dead man propped up, dressed in Green Lantern costume at Wake...

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posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 07:57 AM
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Thats one way to have a send off!
From HUFF Post

"And I shall shed my light over dark evil, for the dark things cannot stand the light; The light of... The Green Lantern!"

So said the legendary DC Comics superhero, Green Lantern, whose likeness will live on in the hearts of Renato Garcia's family. The 50-year-old Puerto Rican man died Monday after having respiratory issues, and his family decided to dress him in the costume he'd taken a liking to in the weeks leading up to his death:


Two boys attend the wake of Renato Garcia, dressed as fictional superhero the Green Lantern and propped up against a wall in his sister's apartment in San Juan.

His family saw him as a superhero.

"He was always very helpful," Garcia's sister and caretaker, Milagros Garcia, told Primera Hora. "You beckoned and he was always there."


Garcia's body was propped up in a standing position for the wake. Posing bodies at wakes and funerals is a familiar tradition in Puerto Rico, according to the New York Daily News.


WELL now..is this a Super weird finale or SUPER cool one?
I'll leave it up to you ATS!

I myself would LOVE to go out in a Pirate costume! lol

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posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 08:04 AM
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I've seen GG Allin's bizarre send off so this isn't too shocking.

Propped up, though? Hm.



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 08:07 AM
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images.wapa.tv...

As weird as it can get.



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 08:08 AM
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Made my morning. Thanks. It's definitely something Reddington would do.



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 08:11 AM
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originally posted by: 35Foxtrot
a reply to: DjembeJedi

Made my morning. Thanks. It's definitely something Reddington would do.


Yes! But he would be dressed in his best suit and holding a fine 10yr old Cognac with the fulcrum frozen in an ice cube! lol



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 08:14 AM
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He looks like a Wax Museum sculpture.

Creeeeepy. Kudos on them though for being creative.

On a side note, WHO TAKES pictures at a wake?!

Rude.

~Tenth
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posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 08:14 AM
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I can see if they wanted him in the beloved costume in a coffin, but being propped up like that is creepy and disrespectful. But of course it's their funeral and their choice so they can do as they wish.



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 08:20 AM
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originally posted by: tothetenthpower
He looks like a Wax Museum sculpture.

Creeeeepy. Kudos on them though for being creative.

On a side note, WHO TAKES pictures at a wake?!

Rude.

~Tenth


You'd be surprised, dude...

Selfies at Funerals

Yeah, you read that correctly...

Click at your own risk.



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 08:25 AM
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originally posted by: FlyersFan
I can see if they wanted him in the beloved costume in a coffin, but being propped up like that is creepy and disrespectful. But of course it's their funeral and their choice so they can do as they wish.

The funeral is in Puerto Rico I believe the "Propping" of the dead has become custom there.
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ABC News
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I Agree though its VERY creepy!
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posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 08:28 AM
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Here is one at the funeral of a boxer that was displayed standing up... people posing with him at the service.

He was a Puerto Rican boxer named Christopher Rivera Amaro.

Link to story: NY Daily News



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 08:40 AM
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I'm really creeped out by that picture of people cuddled up to the corpse.
If they loved that person, I hope they have better pictures. All that made that person someone to love is gone



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 08:46 AM
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originally posted by: Iamthatbish
I'm really creeped out by that picture of people cuddled up to the corpse.
If they loved that person, I hope they have better pictures. All that made that person someone to love is gone

The whole thing of displaying the bodies like a statue is creepy enough. Posing with them is super weird, IMO.
Different culture and I have not learned to relate yet, I guess.



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 08:50 AM
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I think that's a good point, other cultures don't have the same fear of the dead we have/ I have. I was thinking the boys in the green lantern pic would be traumatized for life. I certainly would be.



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 10:10 AM
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Still a better Green Lantern than Ryan Reynolds.



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 10:21 AM
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originally posted by: abe froman
Still a better Green Lantern than Ryan Reynolds.

ZING! Ha! You won the Thread!



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 10:58 AM
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a reply to: DjembeJedi

Kind of like this guy who was paraded. posed and buried with his Harley Davidson motorcycle.



Ohio man buried riding his 1967 Harley-Davidson motorcycle in extra-large grave

LINK



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 12:41 PM
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a reply to: WeRpeons
One of the more weird things with these 'displays' is that they don't look right with their eyes closed in the poses, hence the need for sunglasses. The guy on the motorcycle just doesn't look right with his eyes closed sitting on a bike.

Throw a pair of glass eyes in them sockets Mr. Mortician.



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 12:44 PM
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originally posted by: abe froman
Still a better Green Lantern than Ryan Reynolds.


Probably still a better love story than Twilight..



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 09:38 PM
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I feel like watching weekend at Bernie's.

Who's in? I've got doritos.



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 11:47 PM
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originally posted by: mikeone718
I feel like watching weekend at Bernie's.

Who's in? I've got doritos.

Cool Ranch? I so ...Im Down..



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