Twitter conspiracy theorists have wild ideas about Ivana Trump's burial

Ivana Trump's coffin is carried from the church
Yet another wild theory is taking social media by storm. Photo credit: Getty Images

There's no doubt about social media being great for sharing one's thoughts on current events as well as photos with the family, but it's also become a major breeding ground for conspiracy theories.

Former reality TV star and US President Donald Trump took advantage of that prior to being kicked off the mainstream platforms after the deadly insurrectionist Capitol riot in January, 2021.

The latest popular conspiracy theory also refers to a Trump - or, an ex-Trump to be more accurate. Donald's former wife Ivana died in mid-July and was buried at the billionaire's Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

That attracted controversy, with many pointing out that hosting his ex-wife's remains allowed Trump to get some tax deductions.

But it's what's in the coffin that's now attracting most attention on Twitter, with many copying the FBI into their musings.

Core to the conspiracy theory is the fact that Ivana was cremated - something that has been widely reported, although finding independent confirmation has proven difficult.

Still, that hasn't stopped those with too much time on their hands from indulging in rampant speculation about why Ivana's ashes would need a coffin that size.

After the FBI's raid on Mar-a-Lago last week, there's obviously one reason why - all the classified documents and other assorted sundry Trump literally needs to disappear. 

"So you're telling me that Ivana Trump was buried in a huge casket, with 10 pallbearers, despite being cremated?" JewishResister tweeted.

"Ashes don't weigh anything or take up any space. Also, cremated remains generally aren't buried. Do you know what does take up space & gets buried? EVIDENCE."

Lest you think the person with 35,000 followers was having a laugh, he followed it up to prove his concerns were genuine.

"I'm the farthest from a conspiracy theorist. Most of that is the dumbest stuff in the world and very easily disproven (sic). In this case there are a lot of oddities.

"Also, I know that people Iike Trump keep these things as trophies, like a serial killer. He'll lie to death.

"Ashes are buried plenty but in a box or urn. This shit smells fishy, call me crazy."

Actor Nancy Lee Grahn, who appeared as Alexis Davis in General Hospital for more than 20 years, shared similar thoughts with her 180,000 followers, making sure the FBI were tagged in.

"Dear FBI. I know u don't need advice from a soap star, but having been in 10 or 10k implausible storylines in my 37 yrs, may I recommend digging up Ivana," she tweeted.

"Clearly it didn't take 10 pall bearers to carry a liposuctioned 73 yr old who methinks was in her weight in classified docs."

Her followers are lapping it up, with over 20,000 retweets and more than 111,000 likes.

Even political insider Jon Cooper, who worked on behalf of both Joe Biden and Barack Obama, has joined in.

He has over a million followers and offered the following effort to them: "Seriously, is anyone else wondering - just a bit - what other stuff may be buried inside Ivana's casket on Trump's golf course?"

There may be one reason why the coffin is so heavy - all the gold that adorns it.

According to the Daily Mail, the gold coffin cost an astonishing US$125,000 and was prepared by the famous Frank Campbell's Funeral Home.

The tabloid says for the "famous, infamous and well-heeled of Manhattan", it's been the mortuary of choice on Madison Avenue for 124 years.

It's highly unlikely - because to do so would be weird - we'll ever find out exactly what's in the coffin. But until that day comes, a Twitter search for 'Ivana Trump's casket' will either keep you amused or have you believing in buried documents galore.