This bride wasn't ready to enter the next life
Chinese Ghost Marriage
Perhaps the stranger part of this story is that a dead man married a dead woman. This isn’t Corpse Bride; this is a time-honored tradition called a ghost marriage, where if a young, unmarried person dies, a family will find another freshly dead body of the other sex to bury alongside them to ensure that their souls will not be alone in the afterlife.
A Tragic End
One family’s son was unmarried at the time of his death, so his parents sought a female corpse that could be buried with him. They found a good candidate and paid the equivalent of $3,500 for her body.
A New (After)Life
The female corpse was dressed appropriately, placed in his coffin alongside him, and the coffin was sealed with nails. The grieving family thought that this would be the end of things, but when they heard noises coming from inside the coffin as they were burying it, they knew something was horribly wrong.