Joanne Cullen was visiting the grave site of her parents on Long Island, New York back in 2016 when she was sucked into the grave.
Joanne had bent down to fix a bow on a wreath by the headstone when a sinkhole formed and began to “swallow” her up, according to court papers. “It caused her to fall forward and smash her head on the tombstone,” cracking a tooth, her lawyer said.
As she tried to brace herself, she grabbed onto the sides of the tombstone and screamed for help but nobody was responding. This horrible experience occurred at dusk back in 2016.
She says she'll never go back there, has dealt with headaches and nightmares and has needed counseling over the years to deal with what happened. She believes that gravediggers who back filled a grave adjacent to her parents’ left an underground void that caused her to sink into the grave. She is suing the cemetery and church that runs it for five million dollars.
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