Sunday, August 19, 2007

Will you be my Mummy?

Every now and then I come across a website that amazes me. In today's world of funerals a great majority of the population seems to be leaning toward cremation or some type of "green" final disposition, you know, back to the earth, no more unneeded landfill material, etc. We've all heard that burying people and the use of toxic chemicals are affecting the Eco-system by the introduction of these same into the ground. I know I've heard the argument that soon there won't be enough land to live on if we keep using what little we have to bury the dead. Every bit of this is probably true to some extent and there's no question in my mind that things will dramatically change in the future, but I don't think this is the path.


There is a Utah based firm called Summum which acquired it's Tax Exempt Corporate status in 1975 which supposedly has been highlighted on ABC News, Discovery Channel, Learning Channel and various radio broadcasts as well as in print media. This is the first time that I have heard of this in modern times and perhaps might be yours as well. With the use of modern techniques they mummify people. You read that right, they can mummify you and then they can provide you with what they call a Mummiform


which is a like the mummy case placed in the ancient sarcophagus in my eyes. I didn't think these were marketed anywhere! They'll also sell you face masks made of solid gold!


They offer Time Capsules which are hermetically sealed for all eternity as well as mausoleums much like Egyptian tombs complete with standing figures keeping watch.

Anyway, if you're interested in spending $100,000 or more to turn someone into a Mummy as opposed to maybe the $2,000 it might cost you to be cremated or $8,000 to be buried here is your chance! Good Luck to you all! Hard to believe isn't it?

10 comments:

Bryan@OneMansGoal.Com said...

I don't think I'll be going that route.

DeathSweep said...

Nor I or anyone else I know -

DS

The Angry Barcode said...

Personally, I've always wanted to be put inside one of those "stay fresh" vacuum seal bags they have on TV.

DeathSweep said...

Hey ABC, I'm sure you could find someone who would do it for you - I myself don't really care what they do with me - Cremate me, calcify me, bury me, mummify me, Plastinize me, feed me to the bears at the zoo - makes no diff!

DS

Me said...

Ah mummies. Gotta love the sound of sucking the brains out.
By the way, clever headline!

The Angry Barcode said...

Ds,

Yeah but you know if you're going to die anyway, you might as well have an endorsement from an infomercial. ;p

paisley said...

love the new header... and you know i already want to be cremated,, and the nice man at the crematorium can have my ashes,,, cuz i don't want 'em....

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DeathSweep said...

LOL paisley - even if you did want them - what would YOU do with them!

DS

Kistiann said...

This is one I would not consider - however, having seen an exhibit of Tut relics recently I was impressed. But it brought me to a sad realization how commercialized the whole imagery of sarcophagi have become. For instance, there was a Tut tissue box where you pulled Kleenex from the pharaoh's schnoz. I was appalled and honestly that takes a lot for me.