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#1 KlaineyGStudy

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 09:33 PM

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The Grave in the Parking Lot


Mary Ellis was buried in 1828 in the Ellis family plot on a wooded hillside overlooking the Raritan River in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The story of her life was a sad one. Apparently, she had fallen in love with a sea captain who had promised to come back and marry her. Alas, the captain never returned. Mary never let go of the memory of her lost love. Upon her death, she was buried at the spot where she waited faithfully for her lover to return.


Nearly 200 years later, she’s still there, though now the surrounding land has been turned into a parking lot for a series of retail outlets: most recently, an AMC Theater and a Famous Dave’s Restaurant. Ever since the area was re-graded for parking, the grave, undisturbed and surrounded by a chain-link fence, has stood atop a seven-foot-high pedestal of earth in the middle of the lot.
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Posted 09 August 2019 - 10:27 PM

wow thats so weird, no other graves around there?!
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Posted 09 August 2019 - 10:33 PM

From the one head stone it looks like there are 3 other names, so maybe it was a family grave plot of 3.
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Posted 10 August 2019 - 07:32 PM

Family plots out in CT. aren't that much of rarity. I know several of them in the state.
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Posted 10 August 2019 - 09:04 PM

I am not sure but I have never seen any in au, other than in a graveyard!
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Posted 10 August 2019 - 09:26 PM

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This poor woman was removed and then replace once the road was widened and the grave lowered :fright:
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Posted 11 August 2019 - 01:39 PM

They found Richard III,s grave in a parking lot.

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Edited by MacCionoadha BeanSidhe, 11 August 2019 - 01:40 PM.

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 05:22 AM

oh that wouldn't be very restful to be buried in those places :goodnight:

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 03:35 AM

I love castles...or in this case a tower.





THE CURSE OF ALLOA TOWER

According to the legend the ‘Curse of Alloa Tower was set upon John Erskine, Earl of Mar by the wrathful Abbot of Cambuskenneth. According to the legend, the Earl apparently helped himself to stones from the ruins of Cambuskenneth Abbey near Stirling so as to build his new renaissance mansion, Mar’s Wark. The abbot was said to have laid eight curses on the Erskine family of which four, possibly five, came true. However, there’s quite some debate about whether the story of the curse was made up after the misfortunes experienced by the Erskine family.

It’s worth noting that the was at one time a grand mansion attached to the tower but this was burnt to the ground 28th August of 1801  and completed one of the eight curses.However, if you visit on 28th August, it is claimed you may smell ethereal smoke on the anniversary of the fire. Some report the feeling of being followed and cold spots in the tower.

HAUNTINGS

Alloa Tower is said to be quite haunted and there have been reports of strange noises, orbs and even the ghosts of children. Paranormal investigators have studied the tower house on many occasions and while all agree that there is a spooky vibration to the place – they seem unable to decide what’s causing it. Among the ghosts apparently seen by people is a monk in black robes, a prisoner in the dungeon and a ghostly serving girl.
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Posted 20 August 2019 - 12:58 PM

Here's more about the curse.


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Mar's Wark and the Curse of Alloa Tower

Built on the orders of John Erskine, 17th Earl of Mar, Mar’s Wark was meant to be the most majestic mansion in the land. He swore that while re reigned as Regent to young James the Sixth, son an heir to the deposed Mary, Queen of Scots, he’d build himself’ a palace to rival the beauty and majesty of the royal Castle of Stirling.
But, rascal that he was, he would not spend one penny of his own great fortune in the creation of his fine new home. Tradition has it that he sent soldiers and stonemasons to Cambuskenneth Abbey to strip the bricks from that holy place – stolen away to form the foundations of his fine new home.

Abbot Patrick – said by his many to be a heretic, and, worse, a necromancer - a black magician in consort with dark and dismal powers – took exception to this. Vengeful and homeless, he appeared at the door of the uppity Earl on the very day he was to take up office as Regent, and placed a Curse – The Curse of Alloa Tower, as it became known – on Mar and all his kin:

‘Proud Chief of Mar, thou shalt be raised still higher, until thou sittest in the place of the King. Thou shalt rule and destroy, and thy Wark shall be after thy name, but thy Wark shall be the emblem of thy house, and shall teach mankind that he who cruelly and haughtily raiseth himself upon the ruins of the Holy cannot prosper. Thy Wark shall be cursed and shall never be finished. ..Thou, proud head and daggered hand, must dree thy weird, until horses be stabled in thy hall, and a weaver shall throw his shuttle in thy chamber of state…’

Local tradition has it that every part of the Curse came true. Mar’s fine new home was never finished. The Erskines did lose their lands and titles, after backing the wrong horse in the Jacobite rising of 1715 At the nearby Battle of Sheriffmuir the allegiances of another John Erskine – the 22nd Earl - seemed to slip and slide, like the bobbing of the shuttle on a weaver’s loom, forever tainting the family name.

Most sinister of all was the promise that one of Mar’s line would sit ‘in the place of the King’ – and rumours spread that the ambitious aristocrat had murdered young King James, replacing him with a bairn borne of his own noble line...driving his Countess to madness, in the process.

Slanderous tales? Foolish gossip...or dark magic? Who can say? It is rumoured that for centuries - in punishment for the avarice of their awful ancestor- the spirit of each Lord and Lady born to the House of Mar is bound within the cold bricks and mortar of this cursed place…

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 07:06 AM

Well this is a mystery :fright:

An unexplained incident happened in the forests of Olympic National Park on the shores of Washington state, and park service officials and scientists have been left baffled by a lack of definitive explanations. In the early morning hours of January 27th 2018, an extremely powerful force of some kind knocked down over one hundred trees along the north shore of Lake Quinault on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. While high winds or some other meteorological phenomenon were immediately assumed to be the cause, weather data show that nothing out of the meteorological ordinary occurred. So then what exactly happened in the woods of Washington that night?

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 04:18 PM

I have seen woods being cut by tornadoes before that looks very similar to this. They almost look like a saw cut on examination.
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Posted 21 August 2019 - 09:05 PM

View PostEVP, on 21 August 2019 - 04:18 PM, said:

I have seen woods being cut by tornadoes before that looks very similar to this. They almost look like a saw cut on examination.

The park officials cut the trees because they fell across the road.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 09:52 PM

View PostMacCionoadha BeanSidhe, on 21 August 2019 - 09:05 PM, said:

The park officials cut the trees because they fell across the road.

Thanks Mac, I guess the title needs to be changed to "Explained" instead of "Unexplained". Another fine example of yellow journalism. In this day and age reporters do not need accurcacy, they need clickbait to keep a job.

Edited by EVP, 21 August 2019 - 09:55 PM.

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 03:37 AM

Posted Image But has it been solved? My understanding is it is still could be a mystery. Cliff Mass said "He can't be certain but the most likely cause was a rotor circulation associated with a strong mountain lee wave." and that was after ruling other scientific causes out.
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