posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 04:55 PM
This story is a bit unnerving on a couple different levels, I didn't see it posted yet so I thought I'd share with the ATS community for discussion. I
tossed around what forum to place this in and decided this forum fit best, coincidentally on Halloween. I am going to post some specific excerpts in
regards to why I find this unnerving but I recommend reading the full article.
Bones, Caskets Unearthed by Sandy
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.
I suppose being a detective and seeing this type of thing evolves into it being "cool", which some may find a bit callus
, but I was able to
write that portion off, but then I got to this portion of the article.
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.
It reminded me of a line in the first Poltergeist movie...
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?!
Halloween or not that part of the story just had an air of morbidness to it given all the surrounding circumstances imo. I realize it probably was
decided as unfeasible to exhume all the bodies and was easier to just move the headstones but still...it is creepy to think of how many cemeteries or
old burial grounds that are just one flood away from being exposed. I do hope they find a suitable place to put the body back to rest.
10/31/2012 by UberL33t because: punctuation