Tuesday, February 20, 2007

They say what?

Greetings Mortals,

In the Graveyard, there are many tombstones letting us know that there are indeed 999 Happy Haunts within the mansion. Sadly, it is too dark to get a glimpse as to who might be buried there.

In the family plots outside of the mansion, there are names of the creators of the mansions. However, the tombstones inside are a little more... cryptic...

The tombstones in the Graveyard have anagrams in many cases, celebrating the Imagineers who had parts in the mansion, but not larger tombstones. For instance,

Harriet Burns
Ron Stevens
Ken Forsee

These are ones that can be made out so far. However, there are others such as TREBOP LLEWE.

NOTE - It has been reported that TREBOP LLEWE is actually an anagram for Robert Sewell. It appears that the tombstones can be missing letters as well for the anagrams.

Other tombstones feature Latin sayings such as Memento Mori, some have Hourglass patterns with "My Glass is Run." In one case, in the Disneyland Mansion, one is pretty obvious, Jay, the man who bought his own tombstone within the mansion. Below is a small collection of a few of the graveyard tombstones.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I think I can solve one of them for ya, GRD. Sorta.

I don't think it's TREBOP LLEWE. I think it's TREBOR LLEWE, which would be Robert Ewell (or Ewell Robert) backwards. Whoever he is.

Also, where and how is Harriet Burns represented?

9:18 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Schechter said...

Someone *bought* a tombstone in the Haunted Mansion? How did they get away with that???

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone at Micechat figured out that's it's Robert Sewell.


5:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a little speculation regarding "Robert Sewell." These headstones were designed to look old and worn, including the lettering. For example, notice how "chipped" the OR is on TREBOR, so much so that the R looks like a P. Anyway, I wonder if the S on SEWELL is really there, but it was done a little too shallow, a little too "worn," so that by the end of the molding and casting process it wasn't as noticable as it should be, and the painter subsequently overlooked it when he/she darkened the letters. If so, there should be a faint S on the stone that you can perhaps feel with your fingers better than you can see with your eye.

Just another wild theory.

7:37 AM  

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