The thirteenth and final coffin of the 2012 Coffin Hunt is designed by Lori Meeker. She made two Alfred Hitchcock inspired coffins for us. The one you’ll be hunting for tonight can be seen above on the right, showing Tippi Hedren as seen in “The Birds.” In case you don’t nab this one, the one on the left, showing Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates in “Psycho,” is available for bidding on eBay, along with many other coffins made for this year’s Coffin Hunt. Additional photos of both, including the interiors, can be seen below.
Today’s winning coffin hunter will also receive two passes to a day inside the crime lab of Cal State LA this Sunday, where they’ll learn through a hands on workshop how to use teeth to help identify human remains after a major disaster, in The Wisdom of Teeth: A forensic odontology workshop with Dr. Cheri Lewis.
Imagine yourself as a forensic scientist on the scene of a massive disaster, with many lives lost and the victims unrecognizable through conventional means.. you’ll get up close and personal with a fascinating and little-known identification method, as you learn how to use the unique markers on human teeth to give names to the unknown in a hands-on disaster simulation workshop.
Creepiest Coffin Hunt prize ever? Maybe. Most educational? Definitely.
The event is coordinated by our pals at Esotouric, who have a few seats available even if you don’t win the free passes. More info here.
Two runners up, they happen to find the coffin’s location but no location soon after it’s found, will receive a pair of tickets to Saturday night’s Haunted Horror Variety Hour inside the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics.
Remember: to get the prizes, winners need to send us a photo of themselves with the coffin (if they found it first) or at the location, and either upload to HiddenLA or CreepyLA or email to creepyla at gmail dot com.
As for today’s clue:
Tip: Keep an eye on CreepyLA and Hidden LA’s Facebook pages to know when the coffin has been nabbed, and for additional clues until the coffin is found.