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#16 Vampchick21

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Posted 07 May 2004 - 05:53 AM

That IS odd!  I'd be as determined as you to get to the bottom of it all.  This also just kicks up my resolve to explore the small family plots that lie along country roads in Southwestern Ontario ;)  The Gods know what I might discover!

As for asylums...I recall on one website for Acton OH that the asylum (now abandoned) cemetary headstones had just numbers on them.  

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Posted 07 May 2004 - 02:32 PM

As for the old hospitals and prisons a lot of the graves where given only numbers. The state usually would not go the bill for a proper headstone. A lot of them actually used a piece of stone the size of a standard brick. Also if you notice when you are in a lot of cemeteries, you will see a small stone near the foot of older graves. Some have markings and some dont. These were used to mark the plots before they were used or to mark them before a proper stone could be put up. These have now been replaced with metal markers. You will also find small stones around the cemetery that have the letters N,W,S or E on them. (north, west, south or east). These were used for the original layout (survey markers).
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Posted 07 May 2004 - 02:55 PM

actually where my brother is does not even allow the metal markers
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Posted 07 May 2004 - 06:09 PM

I have heard thatin some areas, but most of the cemeteries in my area use them as temporary markers only. They are supposed to be removed as soon as the stone is put up.
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Posted 08 May 2004 - 05:04 PM

Here is a link to the pictures we took both the haunted house and the strange grave stone."IT"    http://hometown.aol....Richspage.html
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Posted 10 May 2004 - 09:03 AM

Wow, this sure sounds interesting. I look forward to seeing some pictures or hearing what else you find out.

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Posted 10 May 2004 - 09:08 AM

Ahh I should have went to page two to see the photo. Have you gone there at night yet?

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 07:13 PM

PoconoMouse, No but I plan to get back there some time in the next week or so after dark. Two other cemetaries to be visited as soon as can be sceduled.

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Posted 16 May 2004 - 04:09 PM

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<p>Middlefield - Mack Cemetery - Follow Skyline Trail until you reach the town offices. In back of the building is a small family plot. In the far left corner next to a large tree lays a single stone. On the stone reads "IT". There are no names, dates or other information on the stone. Across the street stands a large abandoned house, the presence of evil vibes are felt through out the entire area, as though you are being watched.
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Posted 18 May 2004 - 11:06 AM

Here is another shot of the grave stone
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Posted 18 May 2004 - 11:55 AM

i saw on the history channels a few years ago, that people would use a machine that some how scans what's below the earth. they would use this machine on old cemetaries when they wanted to move graves to another location. has anyone heard of those machines? it would be intereting to get ahold of one and use it on this "it" grave.

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Posted 18 May 2004 - 12:04 PM

I've heard that people who use ferrets for hunting rabbits use a similar device, which would mean they'd probably be more accessible in the UK, but gives one a possible place to start a websearch if you're interested in buying one...
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Posted 18 May 2004 - 06:21 PM

That sounds like something I would love to own, but I'm not certain their would be anything other than a few coffin nails left at this site. In the physical realm anyway.

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Posted 18 May 2004 - 07:22 PM

This is just me, but the picture doesn't look to me that the word is supposed to be "it".  The spacing doesn't look right, the sizes of the letters don't match, it looks like it might be a mistake.  Well, I don't have any experience in carving headstones, so you can take this for what it's worth.  It's very curious, though.
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Posted 23 May 2004 - 07:52 PM

Well we finaly made it to mack cemetery at night and got some good pictures. if you look close you can see a faint orb by the IT grave stone in the right side of the photo.
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