Grim reaper at cemetery stops traffic

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - On the eve of the Supermoon, Albuquerque residents were drawn to a dark figure looming over the San Jose del Rosario cemetery near Interstate 25.

"It caused a lot of attention. It could have caused an accident. Somebody could have gotten hurt," said witness Michelle Gonzales.

"Everybody was freaked out. Everybody wanted to know what it was."

"I actually was gonna try and walk up and see what it was. Some guy stopped me and he told me that it probably wasn't the best thing to go up there, cuz you never know," said Michelle.

The tall figure cloaked in black was holding a bouquet of flowers.

More pictures from that night popped up on the Inhabitants of Burque Facebook page. The image has spread quickly. And hundreds of people are commenting.

One Facebooker says the person did more than raise some eyebrows, but caused a panic.

Some are cracking jokes like, "I want Darth Vader at my funeral."

"One guy says it's maybe seriously the angel of death. People were saying some weird stuff. But I mean, if you would have seen it, you would have 'What the heck is that too?'" said Michelle.

Michelle says drivers stopped along the onramp near the cemetery. Some even stopped on the interstate to get a closer look.

"It caused a lot of attention. It could have caused an accident. Somebody could have gotten hurt."

Witnesses say Albuquerque firefighters and police officers responded but police have not confirmed they were there.

So what he was doing and why may only be known to the person underneath the cloak.

 

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