Talking tombstones to bear message from grave: “The dead could soon be speaking from the grave if an American inventor’s plan becomes reality.

Robert Barrows, of Burlingame, California has filed a patent application for a video-equipped tombstone that will display a video message from grave’s occupant.

The hollow, talking tombstone will include a flat touch screen and will house a computer with a microchip memory or hard disc. It will be powered by electricity from the cemetery’s lighting system.”