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Residents of New Haven, Conn., got an eerie Halloween surprise when a famed tree uprooted during Hurricane Sandy, unearthing the bones of a woman who died nearly 200 years ago. Around 6 p.m. on Monday the famous tree at New Haven's Upper Green, named the "Lincoln Oak" after President Abraham Lincoln, was uprooted as Sandy swept through. New Haven resident Katie Carbo was passing by when she saw the back of a skull in the 60- to 70-foot-tall tree's roots, police said.
Carbo quickly contacted the New Haven police, and soon after detectives were on the scene as a crowd of onlookers formed. Officer David Hartman with the New Haven Police Department told ABCNews.com that the timing of the discovery was particularly striking. "I found myself standing there, among onlookers saying, 'wow this is really cool, the day before Halloween,'" he said.
New Haven police said that the bones belonged to a probable victim of yellow fever or smallpox, who likely was buried between 1799 and 1821, when the headstones were removed to New Haven's Grove Street Cemetery, but the bodies were never relocated.
You son of a #####, you moved the cemetery but you left the bodies, didn't you? You son of a #####, you left the bodies and you only moved the headstones!! YOU ONLY MOVED THE HEADSTONES!!! WHY?! WHY?!
Originally posted by ladyteeny
this has already been posted today, sorry to tell you but this thread will probably be shut down.
New Haven is not the only place where the dead were unearthed in Sandy's wake. The Associated Press reported that at a cemetery in Crisfield, Md., two caskets were forced out of their graves, making their sides visible from the grass, after the cement slabs covering the graves became dislodged.
Originally posted by kat2684
reply to post by UberL33t
I live in the town of Crisfield also mentioned in the article, all our coffins have concrete slabs holding the bodies under, there are busted open coffins where skulls are visible....but they have been that way for sometime..I imagine those bones floated to the surface...