31 Days of Spook – The Italian Bride

15 Oct

Julia Buccola Petta died at age 29 while giving birth to her stillborn son, Filippo.  Julia was buried in her wedding dress and given the nickname of The Italian Bride.  According to legend, Julia’s mother, Filomena, began having dreams in which Julia was telling her that she was still alive.  Years after her death, Filomena received permission to have the grave opened and her daughter exhumed.  Her mother then took a picture of Julia in her casket which was then placed on the monument.  The picture is still there on her grave at the Mount Carmel Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois.

Story courtesy of FIND A GRAVE


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8 responses to “31 Days of Spook – The Italian Bride

  1. TalkaholicMe

    10/15/2016 at 1:13 am

    Whoa spooky

    • Piglove

      10/17/2016 at 10:31 am

      Very much so. AND I just got word that my Aunt lives next to this cemetery and will be going to get first hand pictures. Squeals with piggy excitement. XOXO – Bacon

  2. Skyler Braveheart

    10/15/2016 at 7:40 am

    Oh my! Buried alive?

    • Piglove

      10/17/2016 at 10:32 am

      Yep. Can you imagine?! XOXO – Bacon

  3. Amy

    10/17/2016 at 10:24 pm

    Those weren’t dreams, they were nightmares!

    • Piglove

      10/18/2016 at 9:21 am

      YES!! XOXO – Bacon

  4. sheilaenglehart

    10/18/2016 at 2:11 pm

    Taking photos of the dead used to be the norm. But ick…

    • Piglove

      10/18/2016 at 2:39 pm

      I know! It seems so weird to us today. XOXO – Bacon


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