damckie, on Apr 14 2005, 03:48 PM, said:
Cam, What part don't you get? The bone will be returned!!
Sorry, I mean no offense, but it's an ethical issue for me. Ghost hunters should not be taking things from sites they investigate. I don't do it and many others don't do it either, as tempting as it might be....it's no different than taking a bone from a cemetery.
There is already talk of shutting down public access to Gettsburg at night, in part due to the influx of ghost hunters. It makes matters worse for us as investigators when something like this--taking something that doesn't belong to you--from the property. It reflects badly on all of us.
You and I agree that you shouldn't have taken the bone.
The only way to make it right is to give it back right away.
Not later, when you feel ready to.
Camille, you're right, but whose to say what would have happened if we left the bone? Was someone going to be as intrigued as Dave and I or would there be someone who would totally disregaurd the bone? I just want to find out if it would have been from a soldier.
I understand where you are coming from, Julie. But GBPS is a well-respected, non-profit historical society that owns Sach's Bridge and has brought in professional
forensic scientists in the past to assist in archealogical digs and DNA testing on other sites so that the bodies can be identified and returned to families for burial elsewhere. So, you should feel assured that they will treat this seriously.
Plus, they maintain and have access to records that will help identify this person. They are not just "intrigued" by Gettysburg, they have a proven public commitment to its history and preservation.
Again, I mean no insult to you. Rather, I feel very strongly about this.
Have any of you called the authorities or talked to GBPS yet?