Georgian mum preserves son's mummified body for 18 years

Sep 12, 2013, 07:49 IST | ANI

A grieving Georgian mother has kept the mummified remains of her dead son preserved for the past 18 years

Father of Joni Bakaradze, who was 22 when he died just before his own son’s second birthday in the village of Bashi of the Zugdidi Municipality, wanted to preserve the body so that his grandson could “meet” his dad after getting older, reported.

The late son’s mom, Tsiuri Kvaratskhelia, used balsam to preserve the body but after a while switched to her own methods.

So told the Georgia News that she switched to using wet sheets dipped in alcohol to preserve the body after having a strange dream, in which she was asked to do so.

She said that in the dream a voice also told her to not leave the body without the sheets overnight, because by doing so the skin can turn black as charcoal. 

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