Wandering graves

Wandering, gravesThe autumn of 1928 Sir Arthur Hezlem was in passing in a small Scottish town Glenisvill. At the local cemetery almost 70 years ago, was buried in his grandfather’s brother, Sir Roger Hazel. In his youth, Roger started a quarrel with his father, fell into disgrace, was disinherited and expelled from the house. The young firebrand very long time wandering around the world until he found reassurance in poverty and freedom in the local glensvillskom cemetery. Over time Heyzlemov has become a tradition to visit his grave, and the last time, Sir Arthur was here no less than five years ago. However, he retained the memory location of the tomb of Roger, he remembered, and the adjacent tombstone with carved in granite angel.

Upon entering the cemetery, he immediately turned right and walked along the envelope of the cemetery road. Tomb of Roger must have been situated at the very end, near the fence. But she was not there! The plot, which was once the tomb was a flat, overgrown place. Sir Arthur could have sworn that his memory did not disappoint. That tombstone with an angel, but here, in two meters, the tomb was Roger, and he remembered it perfectly!

The guard with the blue nose absolutely could not figure out about the graves of the disappeared, and puzzled Sir Arthur appealed to the municipality. The only thing he could have been there to help – is to find the old layout of the graves. The scheme has confirmed that Sir Arthur was not wrong, and sought where necessary. Someone remembered the old cemetery watchman Peter Fergusson. The old man was found, and he recalled that several times the tomb of Roger to catch his eye, and the last time it was four years ago. He went with Sir Arthur in the cemetery for a long time wandering around the headstones with angel and discouraged shrugged: the grave was there, but where it’s gone, it really blemishes graves destroyed? However, the old man did find the grave of Roger! She was totally in another place, 200 meters from the place where Sir Arthur saw her half a dozen years ago. Of course, this was the same grave: a small earthen mound, a vertical slab of dark granite in the form of the Maltese Cross. But how could she be here? Sir Arthur never for a moment doubted that he coffin, buried six feet into the ground, remained at the old place, here is carried only the slab poured for camouflage mound. But to what end? And anyway, who needed to engage in such a senseless and blasphemous work?

Sir Arthur telegraphed to London with his aunt, Lady Beryl, which, as he knew, several times after he attended glensvillskoe cemetery. A few days later came the lady herself, and publicly stated that the gravestone moved. Sir Arthur was firmly convinced that only moved the tombstone, and the coffin was left in the ground. To prove this, he hired workmen and ordered to dig graves at the site disappeared. It was excavated glubochennaya pit, but no trace of a coffin in it was not! Sir Arthur and Lady Beryl stayed in complete bewilderment. It remained to assume that the tomb of Roger on the Scottish cemetery was originally a fiction that Roger was never buried here, and that his descendants and relatives laid flowers and ever actually empty space.

Intrigued by Sir Arthur decided to continue the experiment and ordered the workmen to dig a new grave, and, although he was convinced that the pit will also be empty. However, at a depth of four feet shovel digger suddenly hit the rotten lid of the coffin, and crushed her! Very carefully freed from the land of the remains was once an oak coffin and found a skeleton with tufts of rotting clothes! Present at excavation Lady Beryl demanded to see the fingers of a hand. According to family tradition, Roger, not taking off, he wore a ring from the Indian silver with gold monograms R and H Sir Arthur, confident that the discovery of burial sites has no relation to the ancestors, who personally went into the pit. On the ring finger was dangling the same ring, which is so carefully described Lady Beryl!

The doubts have disappeared – they dug the grave of Roger Heyzlema. Besides the cemetery diggers swore that there can be no question that someone, not to mention themselves, dug up the coffin of the old graves and took him to a new one. Burial of Roger, as confirmed by experts, is here always (!), Fragments of coffins and skeleton bones themselves so firmly “solder” in the land, which is practically not separated from the soil. Sir Arthur had to accept this fact. The assumption that someone needed to move to a new location not only grave stone cross, but rather bulky piece of ground, together with the coffin and the remains of Roger, was absolutely ridiculous. In addition, such work could not be done without leaving virtually no trace.

On the history of the tomb of Roger Heyzlema Much has been written in his time all the newspapers of Great Britain, it was engaged in the police, but none of any plausible version were made. However, Sir Arthur and his family were not the first people who are puzzled and almost losing his mind when confronted with such phenomena.

For five centuries before the events in the XV century in Linz, Austria, archival records of the church of St. Thomas reported cases of disappeared grave burgher Shtetenberga been found elsewhere in the cemetery, which caused violent reaction superstitious inhabitants of the city. We decided that the deceased during his lifetime a burgher of witchcraft, and from this his ashes can not rest on one spot. Novoobnaruzhennaya tomb was uncovered in the crowd of thousands, it found a coffin containing the remains of Shtetenberga, which were immediately burned and threw stones at the pit, and planting the top of a massive aspen cross.

In 1627 in Cuenca, Spain, the Inquisition Tribunal to undertake the work of the secret movement of graves Pedro Asuntosa. Burial, as in the case of the Englishman Roger Heyzlemom was very old, and movements also occurred along with the soil, which was rotten coffin.

In 1740-ies in the vicinity of Ravensburg (Germany) shepherds the herd, found the grave with the tomb of the river, where they were previously many times, but no such notice. On the stone was carved the inscription: “Here lies Christine Bauer, churchwomen Ravensburg”. The shepherds immediately sent for the priest, and he stood by the grave, was unspeakably surprised: he well remembered the grave Bauer, and was buried in a prominent place churchyard for his big money contributions to church coffers. They came to the cemetery, and there on the spot the graves Christine Bauer, found a completely empty and flat land! After some time, when many witnesses have made excavations at both places, and the dust Bauer, illogically, not found in the cemetery, but in a coffin under the tomb of the river! The priest sprinkled the rotten coffin and the remains of holy water, and ordered to leave out the new place, if higher power would have it, they were based here. Tomb Christine Bauer for a very long time still caused superstitious fear among local residents until it was destroyed during the battles of the First World War.

However, what drives people to a standstill civilized is not a secret for some African tribes and the Polynesian natives. The priests in the Pacific Islands are the custom after the funeral grave pour from all sides, or putting a tree sap her seashells. This is done, they said, to the grave “not gone”. In a similar way to the Haitian voodoo priests of the cult of the Negro. On the islands of Tonga have a tribe, which is buried in one grave always only two people. If the grave of one dead man can “get away”, the two do not: if the soul of one of them will want to change the place, the soul of another necessarily resist.

But a recent incident that occurred in the farm village of Folly Creek, western Kansas, USA. This was at the end of 1989. Early in the morning, coming out of the house to check the cattle farmer Joe Bernie in the middle of the yard saw the mound with a lopsided cracked stone epitaph! Cried out, 60-year-old herdsman rushed into the house and called police patrol. Tomb examined. The inscription on the plate all cracked and could not read it. Wicked joke excluded, since the next farm situated at a distance of 5 kilometers, and a fence around the farm carefully closed at the internal locks. When workers pulled out the stove and began to pluck the mound at a depth of about half a meter ran into a rotten coffin with the remains of a human skeleton buried in the ground. Only with the help of an excavator managed carefully remove the coffin with the bones and take them for several miles into the steppe, where reburied in a deep pit. Whose remains were, how they came to the farm, located far from the city and its cemetery, scientists could not explain, although the photo spread about this mysterious incident bypassed many of the media of America.

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