AC Grave

One moment from the recent Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct that social media and the internet, in general, don't seem to be able to stop talking about is the eerie gravestone sighting at the 22-minute mark. Yep, there's apparently trouble in paradise and some fans are now worried that a perhaps well-known character within the series may have finally kicked the bucket.

The obvious go-to is Tortimer. He's old and retired - so how much longer can he possibly live? Then there's Joan, the turnip seller, who appears to have been replaced by Daisy Mae. Of course, it could be the home of Wisp, or simply a spooky-themed item that's been placed outside (it wouldn't be the first time).

While death isn't a subject that's directly touched on in the Animal Crossing series, one character that's believed to have passed away is Frillard. This frilled-neck lizard showed up in Animal Crossing: City Folk and in the following game Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Dr. Shrunk references how much he misses him.

Enough with the theories, though, here's what social media is saying about this latest in-game sighting:

Is this grave just an outdoor item or is it something else? Share your own theories below.