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Dent's gravestone.

Wildman's Doomsday-Proof Tombstone

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Kennesaw, Georgia

Dent Myers became notorious as the proprietor of Wildman's Civil War Surplus in downtown Kennesaw. Convinced that the world would end in late 2012, he had a 15-foot-tall monolith erected in the local cemetery engraved with his name, his Civil War re-enactor tile ("Lt. Gen. Dent Myers CSA Ret."), and his death year of 2012 -- even though he was still very much alive (In fact, he did not die until 2022). The monolith, which weighs several tons, had been quarried a hundred years earlier for a Confederate statue -- a fitting stone for Dent, who firmly believed in The Lost Cause and who was told by a psychic that he was the reincarnation of Stonewall Jackson.

The monolith is flanked with the Third National Flag of the Confederacy and the former state flag of Georgia (retired in 2001, to Dent's dismay, because it used the Confederate Battle Flag). At the top of the stone is Dent's death mask. "It's in the pauper's row," Dent said of the monolith, proud that it was taller than any other marker in the cemetery.

Dent insisted that he didn't choose the stone specifically to survive the End Times. It does, however, ensure that he will always be a notable figure in Kennesaw.

Wildman's Doomsday-Proof Tombstone

Kennesaw City Cemetery

Cemetery St., Kennesaw, GA
Kennesaw City Cemetery. A half-mile south of downtown, on the west side of S. Main St. Drive into the cemetery, then bear right down the hill. Wildman's stone is along the road furthest to the back, and is easy to spot; it's the tallest one.
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