Barbados, located at the easternmost tip of the Lesser Antilles in the Eastern Caribbean Sea, is a coral rock island. Independence in 1966. Member of the Commonwealth. A mystery has also emerged on this small island of more than 400 square kilometers.
At the end of the 18th century, the Rice clan, who started from planting, built a huge coral rock tomb on the island, reinforced with cement, and sealed with marble. On the surface it looks more like a fortress. The first to be buried here was Mrs. Goddard who committed suicide in July 1807. A year later, two-year-old girls Anna and Rice were buried here.
In 1812, Anna’s sister Doris was buried.
A year later, when the plantation owners Thomas and Rice were buried, a strange thing happened; the coffins of the two girls stood upside down, one of the coffins facing the wall, turned sideways.
In 1816, in the burial of a man in the clan, people discovered that, with the seal and iron lock of the tomb door intact, except for a few other coffins that had been moved, eight people were able to carry the lead seal of Thomas. The coffin was also moved several meters unbelievably. At this point, the news of the strange tomb was spread.
In 1819, another funeral was to be held, and residents of the local and nearby islands flocked to the scene to watch the excitement. They were not disappointed, and the coffin in the tomb was moved in chaos. What makes people wonder is that when the walls of the tomb are intact and the door of the tomb has not been pried, what force caused this miraculous movement. Therefore, some curious people also hope that the next funeral will be held sooner.
In 1822, in order to solve the mystery, under the personal supervision of the governor of the island, people knocked on the seal of the marble door. The coffin in the tomb was messy again, and Thomas’ coffin was leaning against the wall at a large angle. When explanations and speculations such as human retaliation, earthquakes, and floods were overturned, the Rice clan moved the coffin to another place for burial. At this point, Guai Tomb recovered and calmed down.