Why Are Tens of Thousands of Plastic “Burial Vaults” Stacked in a Field Near Madison, Georgia?

July 20th, 2008

I have no idea what to make of this one. All of the sites I was able to find that reference this stockpile assume that it has something to do with an upcoming American holocaust and martial law, etc. Again, I have no idea.

Let’s try to work trough this one a bit…

First of all, what are they?

The product is called a “Burial Vault.” They are made by PolyGuard Vaults. Their website describes the product as follows:

A Burial Vault is an outside receptacle or container, in which the casket and remains are placed, at the time of burial. This helps to maintain the above ground aesthetics of the grave site.

Polyguard Burial Vaults are now manufactured using an injection moulding process, and constructed of non-biodegradable, water and chemical resistant polymers.

So, they’re not coffins, but liners in which coffins would be placed before burial.

I did some more research to determine if the government did business with PolyGuard Vaults. Indeed, the U.S. Veterans Administration has been buying Burial Vaults from PolyGuard Vaults for years. Use fedspending.org to look up the contracts. Click the Contracts tab and type in Polyguard.

You can go back to the year 2000. When you use the Level of Detail: Complete (all information) setting, this will show more detail. In the “Contract Description” fields you’ll see: THERMOPLASTIC GRAVELINERS. So, it seems to make sense that the VA would be buying these things…

Here’s a reference with regard to casket burials in a cemetery in Hawaii. This is from the Aloha Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America:

Casket burials now require Polyguard Burial Vault at a cost of $220 for family members and no charge for the Retiree, Veteran or Active Duty personnel. The vaults were required to prevent the burial site from settling and collapsing following the burial.

Anyone looking into this situation in Georgia might find the VA contracts and just think, “Yep, the VA bought them, nothing to see here.” An interesting question would be: How many units did the VA get? I haven’t been able to determine that. If we knew that, we’d be able figure out roughly how many casket burials were happening at VA run cemeteries vs. how many Burial Vaults were ordered. If there was a large difference, well, we would have a pretty good idea of where the extra units went…

Where are they?

They are in a field near Madison, Georgia, just off of Lion’s Club Road and next to (as far as I can tell) a Fowler Flemister Concrete plant. See coordinates: +33° 33′ 57.36″, -83° 29′ 6.26″.


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I’ll host a local screen shot of the map above, just in case Google decides to disappear it.

Here’s a video taken at the site:

How many?

I tried to figure out a way to count them, but I couldn’t do it. I felt like my estimates could easily be off by an order of magnitude. To say that it’s tens of thousands is probably conservative.

Who owns the land?

I haven’t been able to figure that out. The legend that I keep running across is that a private individual leased the land to FEMA. I suppose that’s possible, or it could be absolute nonsense. I don’t know. With all of the U.S. Government’s vast land holdings and facilities, FEMA leased this field from someone to store these Burial Vaults??? Again, I suppose that anything is possible.

If these Burial Vaults do belong to FEMA, that would be very interesting. I went through all of the government contracts with PolyGuard going back to 2000 and FEMA hasn’t done any (on the books) business with them. Since 2000, the government contracts that went to PolyGuard were all awarded by the VA.

Why?

That’s the question. I have no idea and I haven’t found any good guesses either. The consensus on the foil sites is that these Burial Vaults are to be used in the aftermath of some kind of false flag attack or holocaust/final solution situation. Initially, I thought the same thing, but when I thought about it more carefully, wouldn’t FEMA just stockpile body bags?

The anonymous comments on some sites say that it’s probably related to contingency planning for a natural disaster. Again, wouldn’t FEMA just stockpile body bags?

One thing that I haven’t seen mentioned anywhere is how much money is represented by this Burial Vault stockpile. The newsletter above puts the cost at $220. I have not been able to determine what the government pays, per unit, but let’s not even assume that $220 is the cost. Let’s say it’s just $100 each. At that rate, ten thousand units would be worth $1 million. So, there’s easily several million dollars worth of inventory sitting in that field.

To the imbeciles who suggest that this is some sort of routine private inventory for a mortuary business (yes, I have seen people suggesting that): There is A) no way that a mortuary company would spend millions of dollars for so many of these at once and B) no way that a mortuary company would leave them sitting unguarded in a field for years.

I’d love for someone to provide a This-Is-Normal-There’s-Nothing-To-See-Here explanation, but so far, I haven’t been able to find such an explanation.

One last thing: This isn’t a new story

Infowars just posted this story and that’s where I saw it, but the earliest reference that I can find to this was from 2006. ATS has a thread from December 2007 that covers this situation.

7 Responses to “Why Are Tens of Thousands of Plastic “Burial Vaults” Stacked in a Field Near Madison, Georgia?”

  1. williamspd Says:

    Would these things offer any protection if they were used to bury bodies that were contaminated with HazMat? If they prevent or delay serious contamination from leeching back into the environment?

  2. tm Says:

    Maybe they’re being stored in anticipation of some pandemic, such as could be caused by a strange viral outbreak like this…

    http://cbs2chicago.com/health/.....68635.html

  3. tsoldrin Says:

    Speculation…

    1) Someone is moving and/or consolidating several large graveyards into one new location.

    2) Some bureaucrat screwed up, added a 0 and turned a perfectly reasonable 50,000 into an insane 500,000 order and then managed to pull some strings and have them ‘stored’ there to cover the mistake.

    3) Someone planned to repurpose them to store some sort of toxic material in and the deal fell through somewhere along the line (or is pending).

    4) They are defective and this is the easiest/cheapest way for the manufacturer to (quietly?) get rid of them. After all, what do you do with something useless that’s garunteed to last 100 years? Landfills wouldn’t want it.

    Personally, I wish I had a few, they look like they’d be great for storing dry foodstuffs, if they are in working order that is.

  4. JWSmythe Says:

    We just buried my stepson a few months ago, so I learned a little about the mortuary business that I would have preferred not to know.

    Every burial must include a “vault”. The vaults used where he was buried were made of concrete. The human body has lots of hazardous materials, thanks to modern technology. For example, amalgam fillings contain mercury.

    They pre-dig the hole before the ceremony, and install the vault (drop it in the hole, open side up). Then they do the tent, carpet, seats, etc around the site, so everyone can say their last words.

    The top of the vault isn’t sealed until everyone goes away. Well, usually. He was 13, and I guess quite a few of us have our morbid streak, or just weren’t ready to say good bye, so we stood by our cars and watched as they sealed the vault, and filled it in.

    Concrete has been going up in price, or so I’ve been told by some folks in the building industry. I’m sure these vaults are more cost effective, probably with a lot of otherwise unusable recycled plastic.

    I’m not surprised the VA orders them by the thousands. Have you ever been to a veteran’s funeral? When my father passed in 1991, there were at least 3 or 4 funerals running simultaneously, and they were scheduled to have more from 8am to 6pm, and that wasn’t a terribly populated area. The VA isn’t just burying recent vets. They give final resting places for vets spanning back to WWI still. There are a whole lot of them, and through natural attrition, the fill up the VA cemeteries.

    As much as I love a good conspiracy, I wouldn’t read a conspiracy into this one. It’s just a sober reminder of how frequently people die. It’s a function of the size of our population and nothing else.

  5. Ann Says:

    I can think of two reasons for burial vaults:
    1.) A massive outbreak of plague of some sort. Some nasty germs can survive for decades or centuries even when buried.
    2.) Contamination by a hazardous chemical, or even worse, radiation. Do you want a “hot” body in a normal grave?

  6. Eileen Says:

    Hmm. Hmm. and Hmm.
    I had to think about every comment. For the life of me, I don’t know where my thoughts are coming from, but here they are:
    1.) these are the new “FEMA” trailers – get it- the next one – whatever it is – a Katrina, a nuclear explosion, etc., must be in the works near to Atlanta (based on the storage site.) Yes, and well, this is an ugly picture. Another mass of those black peoples presumed dead, but preserved for scrutiny for posterity. “LETS STUDY WHAT KILLED THEM.” You know, like with the aliens from Roswell. And if you had been to New Mexico and might have seen what I have in those “storage sights” you too might be a believer of the Roswell phenomenon. I can’t say I am, but, sheesh, I got really spooked. But a book by a person whose land was “purchased” by force from the owner. Read some but I dunno. Things are goofy out there.
    2.) Perhaps caskets are becoming just way too expensive for the military. The VA could be planning massive fraud – eg., against the parent company (heh, heh) or against the G’Mints customers. VA either just found a way to finally get some FREAKING FUNDING, and/or just figured out a way to fake everyone out as per JWSmythe’s above comment. Charge the g’vmint for some cheapo shit, and charge for the full regalia.
    I must admit my daylight is going to start burning soon, and I haven’t put this days candle out, but woah-zer.
    This is one FREAKIN BIZARRO STORY.

  7. sharon Says:

    JWSmythe’s explanation is the most probable. I worked for a funeral home business a few years back. Burial vaults have been required for burials for many years, though I’m not sure who requires them. Without a burial vault, the soil surface as the gravesite sinks quite a ways below ground level, since an unenclosed casket will decay and collapse.

    Toxic materials in the human body are doubtless also an issue. Modern embalming practices–which are a trip in themselves–may contribute. I’m not sure about the biodegradability of formaldehyde.

    Historically, burial vaults have been made of concrete, but, as JWSmythe observes, plastic vaults may be the new thing in vaults. Lots of underground stuff that used to be made of concrete–such as septic tanks, cisterns, and drain lines for septic fields–is now made of plastic.

    The key piece of the puzzle here is whether these vaults are being stockpiled in very excessive numbers, such as would indicate an expectation of a lot of “excess mortality.” That’s the part we don’t know.

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