ever heard of the glowinng tombstone?
Posted 18 August 2003 - 10:46 AM
Posted 18 August 2003 - 04:24 PM
This place sounds totally cool, I love the old west, and
especially the haunted old west, take Masquarade's advise and sign up, it is one of the few things on the Internet that IS free(LOL) ;D
Posted 21 August 2003 - 05:14 AM
Posted 21 August 2003 - 08:23 AM
Posted 23 August 2003 - 11:45 AM
Through out my childhood, I heard stories of a headstone that would glow at its base as if the light were rising out of the ground. Only in more recent years have I heard an explanation for it:
In the mid 1800s, a churchmember who was very much afraid of dying and afraid of the dark became very ill. In her final hour, she made her husband promise to never leave her alone in the dark.
He lived for many years after her death, and every night of his life he visited her grave and left a candle burning for her.
It is said that even now, decades later, he still returns to her grave each night and leaves a bit of candle light for his dead wife.
Many people visit historic Christ Church today--this particular part of Goergia attracts many tourists. People still claim that late at night, the glow of a candle can be seen on this lady's grave.
You can read more about Christ Church by going to:
Posted 23 August 2003 - 12:07 PM
I wonder if the moss type of plant that grows on the majorty of tombstones might have an phosphoresent(however you spell it) type quality to it? Because it seems as if this is a regular occurrence, at several
places, and they are not all that close together, so
region is probably not the answer. Any thoughts?
Posted 23 August 2003 - 12:30 PM
Just kidding, actually I am quite committed to finding out the truth about these kinds of things.
I have to admit that I very much enjoy the thought of a man's romantic promise to his wife being kept even after death.
Anyhow, I have a brother with a Botany background. He's a little hard to get in touch with, but I'll track him down and see what he has to say.
Posted 24 August 2003 - 12:31 AM
I do agree about the science of it all, I really do love the
fact that tombstones glow, and I would be more than happy to let it go at that. I just offered an opinion
as to why they might glow. But I am pretty much like
you, I am just glad they do.....
Posted 31 August 2003 - 09:33 PM
Posted 01 September 2003 - 06:29 AM
Happy Labor Day! Now that it is Sept., I think all tombstones should glow anyway. I am getting the inside of my house all deady for the season. And not
a test tube in the house(LOL) :o
Posted 07 September 2003 - 12:30 PM
It's one of those places that no one "seems" to know anything about.
Posted 08 September 2003 - 05:54 AM
This sounds pretty cool and weird at the same time,
by the sound of it, it looks to be a visual I would like to check out, as I get up in your neck of the woods every now and then.
However, with the drop off on either side of the road, I
hope two people don't get the thought to vist at the same time!(LOL)
Posted 11 September 2003 - 10:02 AM
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