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Posted: 3/9/2014 6:39:32 PM EDT
My Captains wife passed away, and I'm tasked with backhoe duty. The problem is the "cemetery" is 175 years old, and the majority of the graves aren't marked. There's a good chance I'll dig up someone else.

This should be fun.


UPDATE: It went well, and no bodies were uncovered.

Link Posted: 3/9/2014 6:40:47 PM EDT
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Good luck I guess
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 6:40:56 PM EDT
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No worry.  They won't complain
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I guess the cemetery manager won't either. "If you dig someone up, please re-bury them".
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 6:43:43 PM EDT
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I guess the cemetery manager won't either. "If you dig someone up, please re-bury them".
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I guess the cemetery manager won't either. "If you dig someone up, please re-bury them".


Lol and why would your captain want to bury his wife here when they clearly don't respect the bodies?
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 6:44:02 PM EDT
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In for AAR
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 6:44:59 PM EDT
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New plot? Not a family plot?

Good luck, hope you miss.
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 6:45:05 PM EDT
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Well then
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 6:45:33 PM EDT
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I guess the cemetery manager won't either. "If you dig someone up, please re-bury them".


Lol and why would your captain want to bury his wife here when they clearly don't respect the bodies?


He's old school, I guess. That's what I'm chalking it up to. He built the pine box himself as well.

They said that they poke the bones back down the prairie dog holes when they bring them up.
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It's a family plot, but people bury bodies there without permission. They found a baby last time they dug. It was buried 2' deep and unmarked.
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 6:48:58 PM EDT
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It's a family plot, but people bury bodies there without permission. They found a baby last time they dug. It was buried 2' deep and unmarked.
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It's a family plot, but people bury bodies there without permission. They found a baby last time they dug. It was buried 2' deep and unmarked.


They are going to haunt you for disturbing them
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 6:49:45 PM EDT
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It's a family plot, but people bury bodies there without permission. They found a baby last time they dug. It was buried 2' deep and unmarked.

What is the location? This could come in handy. A cemetery would be the ideal  place to disappear someone.
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 6:49:45 PM EDT
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They're dead....I wouldn't worry about it.
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 6:49:56 PM EDT
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It's a family plot, but people bury bodies there without permission. They found a baby last time they dug. It was buried 2' deep and unmarked.


They are going to haunt you for disturbing them


Yeah, it's living people that scare me.
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 6:51:04 PM EDT
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It's a family plot, but people bury bodies there without permission. They found a baby last time they dug. It was buried 2' deep and unmarked.


Damn.

Bring a spotter with you.

And it's really very common. The Texas Ranger Museum in Waco was expanding several years ago and while excavating along the bank of the Brazos river started turning up bones. They finally determined that it had been an unofficial cemetery for slaves and indigents from the mid 1800's.
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 6:57:13 PM EDT
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Sounds like the perfect place to hide a body from a murder
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 6:59:26 PM EDT
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You can find unmarked graves with diving rods.












Link Posted: 3/9/2014 6:59:52 PM EDT
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Yep the dead don't talk. just discretely rebury whatever comes out of there.
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:00:31 PM EDT
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Do you get to keep any jewelry or gold teeth if you find them on someone you "accidentally" dug up?
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:00:36 PM EDT
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Good luck!
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:00:52 PM EDT
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That's "DIVINING" rods.



 
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:05:22 PM EDT
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I talked with a grave digger one time. As this towns 350+ years old this was not an uncommon problem.
He told me that due to the acidic soil you usually didn't find much. Maybe a coffin handle , etc.
He said he just made a small hole in the bottom of the grave and put whatever he found in that.
Always wondered though if you saw a gold ring just laying there would you rebury it?
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:06:11 PM EDT
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I guess the cemetery manager won't either. "If you dig someone up, please re-bury them".


Lol and why would your captain want to bury his wife here when they clearly don't respect the bodies?


I don't think it's a matter of "not respecting" the bodies.

It's a matter of poorly marked graves, some close to 200 years old.

Under those circumstances a mistake might happen with the backhoe shovel, yes.

If it does, then rebury any disturbed remains quickly and respectfully, and drive on.

I would also recommend saying a short prayer of apology to the spirit of anyone whose remains were accidentally disturbed.

Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:07:15 PM EDT
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The softer dirt will be a dead giveaway if you do any hand digging.
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:08:11 PM EDT
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Been there, done that. Never fun in old grounds. Gotta watch every bucket. Hope it's not on a slope as they are the worst. Best of luck, hope it digs easy.
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:08:14 PM EDT
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I don't think it's a matter of "not respecting" the bodies.

It's a matter of poorly marked graves, some close to 200 years old.

Under those circumstances a mistake might happen with the backhoe shovel, yes.

If it does, then rebury any disturbed remains quickly and respectfully, and drive on.

I would also recommend saying a short prayer of apology to the spirit of anyone whose remains were accidentally disturbed.

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I guess the cemetery manager won't either. "If you dig someone up, please re-bury them".


Lol and why would your captain want to bury his wife here when they clearly don't respect the bodies?


I don't think it's a matter of "not respecting" the bodies.

It's a matter of poorly marked graves, some close to 200 years old.

Under those circumstances a mistake might happen with the backhoe shovel, yes.

If it does, then rebury any disturbed remains quickly and respectfully, and drive on.

I would also recommend saying a short prayer of apology to the spirit of anyone whose remains were accidentally disturbed.




Haha, wut?
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:09:51 PM EDT
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That's "DIVINING" rods.
 



I see no differenc.
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:10:05 PM EDT
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You are going to end up with your daughter in the TV set.
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:10:26 PM EDT
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I won't be "hand digging".

Hydraulic power > sweat.
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:11:34 PM EDT
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I guess the cemetery manager won't either. "If you dig someone up, please re-bury them".
I'd give you a buncha P-Mags for a decent skull



 
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:11:40 PM EDT
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Haha, wut?
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I guess the cemetery manager won't either. "If you dig someone up, please re-bury them".


Lol and why would your captain want to bury his wife here when they clearly don't respect the bodies?


I don't think it's a matter of "not respecting" the bodies.

It's a matter of poorly marked graves, some close to 200 years old.

Under those circumstances a mistake might happen with the backhoe shovel, yes.

If it does, then rebury any disturbed remains quickly and respectfully, and drive on.

I would also recommend saying a short prayer of apology to the spirit of anyone whose remains were accidentally disturbed.




Haha, wut?


Oh, let me explain that part.

Those are my religious beliefs.

They may be somewhat different than yours.

Deal with it.
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:12:12 PM EDT
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No shit.

I asked the manager if I could keep any skulls I find, and that I've always wanted a skull cereal bowl.

She gave me a dirty look.

Life is too short to take seriously.
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:13:16 PM EDT
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I'm pretty sure a CSB is inappropriate here, but that's all I got.
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:14:06 PM EDT
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6win2, are you native?

Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:14:38 PM EDT
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I'll post pics tomorrow night.
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:15:37 PM EDT
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In before poltergeist

Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:16:43 PM EDT
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I'm more worried about dog soldiers.
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:18:52 PM EDT
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I'm getting ready to watch The Walking Dead. Hoping there are no parallels with this thread.

My church is ~125 years old. They had a company come out and xray the ground they weren't sure about. They have a sign up about not doing any burials without calling the church office first.
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:20:25 PM EDT
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Dibs on TV set.
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:20:53 PM EDT
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This is the short list of things I have never done
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:21:16 PM EDT
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I saw a movie where this happened! It didnt end well!
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:23:09 PM EDT
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Here is a preview of tomorrows dig.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=abc_1392673547
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:23:45 PM EDT
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Damn.

Bring a spotter with you.

And it's really very common. The Texas Ranger Museum in Waco was expanding several years ago and while excavating along the bank of the Brazos river started turning up bones. They finally determined that it had been an unofficial cemetery for slaves and indigents from the mid 1800's.
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New plot? Not a family plot?

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It's a family plot, but people bury bodies there without permission. They found a baby last time they dug. It was buried 2' deep and unmarked.


Damn.

Bring a spotter with you.

And it's really very common. The Texas Ranger Museum in Waco was expanding several years ago and while excavating along the bank of the Brazos river started turning up bones. They finally determined that it had been an unofficial cemetery for slaves and indigents from the mid 1800's.

FAR off-topic and my apologies ....me and my wife got a "back room tour" of the museum about 25 years ago.One of the guys in charge showed us some art work donated by someone form our hometown......Columbus,Indiana.
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:53:16 PM EDT
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Why?
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:53:34 PM EDT
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Sounds like the cemetery I worked at across the HWY from the Fed SuperMax.  We would be sitting in the tool shed eating lunch watching bones come flying out of the holes in the older section.
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:54:18 PM EDT
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FAR off-topic and my apologies ....me and my wife got a "back room tour" of the museum about 25 years ago.One of the guys in charge showed us some art work donated by someone form our hometown......Columbus,Indiana.
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New plot? Not a family plot?

Good luck, hope you miss.


It's a family plot, but people bury bodies there without permission. They found a baby last time they dug. It was buried 2' deep and unmarked.


Damn.

Bring a spotter with you.

And it's really very common. The Texas Ranger Museum in Waco was expanding several years ago and while excavating along the bank of the Brazos river started turning up bones. They finally determined that it had been an unofficial cemetery for slaves and indigents from the mid 1800's.

FAR off-topic and my apologies ....me and my wife got a "back room tour" of the museum about 25 years ago.One of the guys in charge showed us some art work donated by someone form our hometown......Columbus,Indiana.


It's one of the very few things in Waco worth seeing. But it is a fascinating museum of the history of the old west up through today. I'd love to hear about what artwork y'all saw.
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:54:18 PM EDT
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Why?


Why not?

Am I the only one that likes cool old cemeteries?
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:58:01 PM EDT
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Well, this may be an Arfcom first. I shall await the pics.
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:58:15 PM EDT
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I dug up part of a dead indian once while installing a power line, the tribe was monitoring the dig and shut us down for a couple days while they sifted the spoils for more bones. When we got the ok to continue, they had us dig a little deeper, and put the bones in the bottom. The power line runs right over him...
Link Posted: 3/9/2014 7:59:59 PM EDT
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Why not?

Am I the only one that likes cool old cemeteries?
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Why not?

Am I the only one that likes cool old cemeteries?

I thought you were talking about pics of the coffin/pine box.Anyway,hopefully you can get her in the ground without incident.
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