What could be more sinister than a big area full of coffins? How about a big area full of plastic burial vaults? These are reinforced plastic boxes which are used for burying remains in cemeteries. Many cemeteries require that coffins are surrounded by a vault of some kind, because it prevents the ground from collapsing if the coffin begins to rot. This can be a real safety issue when a vehicle, such as a hearse drives over a grave. So if you see thousands of these things lined up, it must mean somebody is planning for a lot of deaths and that somebody must be the government!
Yes, a big field full of burial vaults in Georgia can only mean that the government is planning on exterminating the population. Also, it means that the government is at least giving everyone a private burial and not resorting to mass graves or just dumping bodies in landfills. Which I guess is nice, because they’re being respectful about the whole thing, right?
Well, that is the conclusion that a number of websites focusing on conspiracy theories have come to when they found out that a large number of such burial vaults were piled up in Georgia. It must be a FEMA conspiracy, right? That’s what the word is at Above Top Secret, Alex Jones’s Infowars and at “Survive Martial Law.” Even sites like Yahoo Answers have questions about how to survive the extermination (which is assumed to be happening in 2012, because that’s a date people like to pretend is special.)
I know, that video doesn’t make much sense. If they were killing people in such large numbers why not just bury them in mass graves on the spot? or even landfills? Why not burn them in piles? Or if stored in boxes, why bother with these nice ones when cheap particle board would do? Clearly it’s just grasping at straws to come up with a sinister explanation. This video is not unique either, Youtube has numerous of such videos about these casket liners/burial vaults.
Also, I’m not entirely sure what CT’ers are thinking now that their favorite villian GW Bush is out of office. Perhaps they think Obama is part of the plan too or that he’s simply a puppet for Bush and Cheney. Some have insisted that the public leaders of the nations of the world are just figureheads controlled by a secret underground leadership anyway.
Now the truth:
These are indeed burial vaults and they are for dead people, but the rest of the information being circulated is generally not true. For one thing, they are not made by Polyguard. There has been some confusion because the government has bought large numbers of burial vaults from Polyguard and may have stored them in other locations for use in burrials by the Department of Veterans Affairs (there are over one thousand veterans from World War II who die each day, so the VA has indeed purchased huge numbers of burial vaults.)
Some have speculated this is really a backdoor way of stocking up on the vaults in order to avoid being noticed. However, the facility which is most commonly noted for being the location where the vaults are stored is not government related and does not contain Polyguard products. Instead, the vaults there are produced by Vantage Products of Georgia but are otherwise pretty much the same thing.
Ã¢â¬ÅYep, these are cheap plastic coffins. Hundreds of thousands of them. DonÃ¢â¬â¢t believe it? Why coffins? Why in the middle of Georgia?Ã¢â¬ the entry Ã¢â¬ÅHalf a Million Plastic Coffins?Ã¢â¬ on Alex JonesÃ¢â¬â¢ Infowars.com, dated July 18, states. Ã¢â¬ÅWell, apparently the Government is expecting a half million people to die relatively soon, and the Atlanta Airport is a major airline traffic hub, probably the biggest in the country, which means Georgia is a prime base to conduct military operations and coordination. It is also the home of the CDC, the Center for Disease Control. I donÃ¢â¬â¢t want to alarm anyone, but usually you donÃ¢â¬â¢t buy 500,000 plastic coffins Ã¢â¬Ëjust in case something happens,Ã¢â¬â¢ you buy them because you know something is going to happen. These air tight seal containers would be perfect to bury victims of plague or biological warfare in, wouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t they?Ã¢â¬
While the origins of the theories are unclear, there are blog postings that date back to December 2007 (AboveTopSecret.com), although the majority of postings have come within the latter half of July.
And, according to Vantage Products Corporation Vice President of Operations Michael Lacey, thatÃ¢â¬â¢s exactly when the calls started pouring in.
Ã¢â¬ÅItÃ¢â¬â¢s been going on for quite a while, about a week,Ã¢â¬ Lacey said.
Lacey maintains that the theories regarding the property, and whatÃ¢â¬â¢s on it, arenÃ¢â¬â¢t quite accurate.
The Ã¢â¬ÅcoffinsÃ¢â¬ arenÃ¢â¬â¢t coffins at all, according to Lacey. Instead, they are burial vaults, Ã¢â¬Åthe outer container for caskets,Ã¢â¬ Lacey said, placed in the ground before the coffin to protect the coffin and maintain level ground above.
There are currently 50,000 of these burial vaults on the property, according to Lacey. As the vaults were placed on the site around 1997 or 1998, there may have been as many as 70,000 or 80,000 to begin with.
Ã¢â¬ÅItÃ¢â¬â¢s nowhere near the quantity they talk about on the Internet,Ã¢â¬ Lacey said.
This quantity of burial vaults, VantageÃ¢â¬â¢s Standard Air Seal model in black, also the least expensive model and the most in-demand, was made to cater to what Lacey calls the funeral industryÃ¢â¬â¢s Ã¢â¬Åpre-need.Ã¢â¬ This Ã¢â¬Åpre-needÃ¢â¬ occurs when people make arrangements for their funeral before they actually pass away, so that the family doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t have to go through the perceived stress of making the arrangements. When these arrangements are made, the products are paid for; obviously, though, they are not yet needed.
So, Vantage stores the product until the person dies, and the product is needed.
Further, pallets of the burial vaults are moved truckloads at a time, as there is space for a palate at the
Contrary to the beliefs of the theorists, then, the burial vaults arenÃ¢â¬â¢t owned by the government, or FEMA. Instead, theyÃ¢â¬â¢re owned by individuals, or not yet sold.
Ã¢â¬ÅTheyÃ¢â¬â¢re not owned by any one individual, company or the government,Ã¢â¬ Lacey said.
Hmm.. seems like a reasonable explanation to me. Probably more so than they are part of a big conspiracy to kill everyone.
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