Grave Robbing for Morons
In the early 90s, most underground videos were hand shared. Usually dubbed from previously poorly dubbed VHS tapes and shared person to person. An example of this would be something like Heavy Metal Parking Lot (maybe some of you guys even remember owning this).
One of the most infamous fringe VHS tapes to make its way to people in the early 90s was called “Grave Robbing for Morons.” It’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like. It’s a 27 min long video which features a guy in a leather jacket giving advice on looting graves. He shows off his collection of human skulls, gives some advice on how to deal with witnesses, and gives detail on the sights and sounds of the trade.
At the tail end of the footage, the man in the video drops the nicknames of himself, the cameraman, and their grave robbing partners – “Anthony, “Gino, “Taco”, and “Pucci” – before taking credit for the rise of cemetery looting and promising that they’ll rob Houdini’s grave. Houdini’s grave did suffer a lot of vandalism and neglect during this period, but no one ever checked the magician’s grave to see if anything was missing.
The human skull in the video looks real and experts that have worked grave-robbing cases or worked with the deceased say that the looter’s descriptions in the video are spot-on. The origin of the video remains unknown and the identity of the boy in the video remains a mystery to this day.
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