This grave-turning phenomenon gets lots of mention but there is a dearth of reliable research data on it, which interests and has disquieted¶ me.
How prevalent is it, and where does it occur? Is it something that only occurs in the graves of celebrities who carry out the manouevre when their reputations are sullied, their works misquoted, or their achievements subject to careless diminution?
What is the usual manifestation of coffin perturbation? Is it registered on the Richter Scale? Has the sound ever been recorded and what is its characteristic noise? Some have reported a low humming sound of the kind generated by something spinning on its horizontal axis).
I would donate my corpse for post-mortem study if anyone is interested in a properly worked up research project. I could (or what remains that is roll-overable might) be wired up with movement-detection technology, and/or a virtual watch maintained as individuals told disgraceful whoppers about me, or revealed whoppers I’d told to deeply shocked others.
The possibilities for study of this neglected topic are huge. I might consider setting aside a modest amount of my wretched estate to fund someone who would undertake this potentially ground-breaking, earth-shattering venture in my name.
¶this word dedicated to those with an interest in fossilised words from past aeons.