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#1 Lamuris

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Posted 05 May 2004 - 03:38 AM

Near where I live there is an old grouping of gravestones, Family plot. All of them had the general info, name, date, etc. But one is roughly hewn and simply says "IT". A friend and I went to take photos, which one of us will post when we find out how. And also across the road is an old empty, reputedly haunted mansion. When we looked over the house photos we found one that had what seems to be a figure in an upstairs window. I guess its about time to learn to create a home page to put this stuff on.Just never needed to before.

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Posted 05 May 2004 - 05:45 AM

hmmmm sounds interesting. Now as long as the family name isnt Adams.:) May I ask a little more about the house. Like where it is and possible name of owner.
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Posted 05 May 2004 - 11:34 AM

That is odd...Perhaps a pet grave, but if they cared enough for a stone you'd think they'd have given it a proper name...Or maybe it was once one of set with a complete sentence?
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Posted 05 May 2004 - 03:08 PM

The house is in Middlefield Ma. Still researching the history myself. I was thinking that maybe the stone was only initialed. It is kind of rough, like maybe no money for more than that. Let you know what I find out about this.

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Posted 05 May 2004 - 04:36 PM

Does the last "initial"--"T" on the rough stone--match the last initial on others in the family plot?
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Posted 05 May 2004 - 05:47 PM

No, NinebeanRows, but maybe inlaw? Just strange at this point.

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Posted 06 May 2004 - 11:31 AM

Oooh, this is starting to sound downright CREEPY! ;D A mysterious tombstone with the name IT...gosh, that just conjures up a whole SLEW of grotesque images! lol Are you SURE Stephen King's not hangin' around there by chance? ;) But yeah, love to hear more about it Lamuris when you get more info...very intrigued now, lol.

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Posted 06 May 2004 - 12:15 PM

Some of the stones are really old, going to take some rubbings next time. I doubt that will shed light on that one stone but may lead me to more info. I'll post whatever I find shellas.

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Posted 06 May 2004 - 01:50 PM

Yikes.

Reminds me of an asylum cemetery here in Ohio where a few gravestones are simply marked "Specimens."   :o
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Posted 06 May 2004 - 02:02 PM

Yikes.

Reminds me of an asylum cemetery here in Ohio where a few gravestones are simply marked "Specimens."   :o



Yikes is right!  Makes me wonder what in the world is UNDER those stones!
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Posted 06 May 2004 - 02:30 PM

OR WHO! must have been some horrific things happening in the asylum. Have you investigated Camille?

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Posted 06 May 2004 - 03:16 PM

Indeed, one wonders....

The cemetery belongs to the old State of Ohio Asylum for the Insane, a psychiatric hospital in Columbus.  I imagine the "specimens" are cadavers, pieces parts or whatever from medical experiments.  Who knows.  Best not to think about it.

Here are some links to webpages that feature the cemetery:
http://homepages.roo..._3/asylum_3.htm
http://www.forgotten...sylum/tico.html


And here's a link to a photo of one of the headstones:
http://homepages.roo...3/specimens.jpg

Creepy.
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Posted 06 May 2004 - 05:02 PM

Thanx Camille, pretty interesting stuff.

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Posted 06 May 2004 - 07:30 PM

No problem.  Happy to share in this morbid interest.

So, anyway, might "IT" be the initials of the person buried there?  OR perhaps it was to identify an undeveloped child?  Grasping at straws here, I know, but just trying to explore some answers...
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Posted 06 May 2004 - 07:38 PM

Cant wait to see the photo of that stone.
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