After wreaking devastation in New York City, Atlantic City and along the East Coast, Hurricane Sandy departed with an eerie Parthian shot for Halloween—it caused coffins to rise from their graves in a cemetery in Maryland.
According to the Daily Mail, at a cemetery on North Somerset Avenue, Crisfield, Maryland, two caskets, one silver the other bronze, emerged from the ground, forced from their graves by the fury of Sandy's winds and the force of water that swelled the ground.
RadarOnline describes the images of the caskets as one of the most "jarring from the wreckage of the storm."
According to MSN Now, the ground became so swollen with moisture that the gravestones heaved, dislodged the cement slabs that covered the graves and forced the coffins out.
The Republic reports Crisfield is Maryland's southernmost town in a remote corner of the lower Eastern Shore. The town is dubbed the "crab capital of the world" with a populations of only 2,723.
RadarOnline reports that hundreds of residents were evacuated from the town. According to The Republic, several residents spent Tuesday night at a shelter at Washington High School in Princess Anne.
Meanwhile, Hurricane Sandy has reportedly killed at least 50 people, wreaking havoc in New York and Atlantic City, The Huffington Post reports. President Barack Obama visited New Jersey to see the area near Atlantic City, the Mirror reports.
Digital Journal reports property damaged by Hurricane Sandy has been estimated at $20 billion.
However, the resilient people along the East Coast are making efforts to resume the daily routine of their lives. According the Mirror, buses have returned to the streets in New York and the Stock Exchange has reopened.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, said: "We will get through the days ahead by doing what we always do in tough times - by standing together, shoulder to shoulder, ready to help a neighbor, comfort a stranger and get the city we love back on its feet."