Old skeleton found in tree upended by Sandy

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18 Responses to “Old skeleton found in tree upended by Sandy”

  1. zachstronaut says:

    High quality Halloween story is this.

  2. ”You son of a bitch, you moved the cemetery but you left the bodies, didn’t you? You son of a bitch!”

  3. acerplatanoides says:

    It Begins

  4. Johnny Cat says:

    Craig T. Nelson was, sadly, unavailable for comment.

  5. el dueno says:

    I wonder how many parks are former grave-sites.

    • A shopping center went up on the Queen Victoria hospital site in Melbourne some years ago. My wife was working on the project. Builders found an old grave site but kept it as quiet as possible because the owners obviously wanted to get their retail operating as fast as possible.

    • Cowicide says:

      I wonder how many parks

      …or neighborhoods?

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      One of the nice things about Boston is that they just kept the cemeteries rather than shipping them out to the suburbs. They really are lovely, peaceful places.

  6. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Sandy pushed up some coffins, too.  Who knew that they were burying people in residential neighborhoods in holes no deeper than the coffin? 

    “Oh, just put that thin concrete slab on top; that’ll be proof against everything.”<!–

    I guess that I’ll just add a link since Disqus can’t manage to upload the image: http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/lt/lt_cache/thumbnail/960/img/photos/2012/10/30/90/85/886f28003bec4b61a1d3d99110ed1c09-a653b61ebb7642fb82c0fc49c6d15626-12.jpg –>

  7. Lisa Castro says:

    It was probably a family member of the property owner of that time. They buried there loved ones on a hill next to the old tree. With time past and properties transffering hands the markers or tomb stones were lost…Not as far fetched considering the age of the tree!!!!

  8. Waltb555 says:

    Good premise for an episode of “Bones”.

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