A ghostly presence

In northern China three people have been arrested on suspicion of corpse stealing.

They wanted to use the corpse of a young woman as a bride in a ghost wedding.

The price was 25,000 yuan (£2,540).

In China, ghost weddings are an ancient ritual.

People hope that marrying off a single person after death will ward off bad luck.


Picture source:  Rachel Carter via Wikimedia Commons