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Frankenstorm: Skeleton found beneath storm-toppled tree in Connecticut
MainlineMedia ^ | October 31, 2012 | William Kaempffer

Posted on 10/31/2012 1:20:04 PM PDT by NYer

Edited on 10/31/2012 1:22:31 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Photo courtesy New Haven Register A skeleton was found beneath storm-toppled tree outside New Haven, Conn.

Hurricane turned Superstorm Sandy toppled a majestic old oak on the Upper Green (outside New Haven, CT) and intertwined in the dirt and roots was a human skeleton.


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KEYWORDS: connecticut; godsgravesglyphs; history; skeleton

1 posted on 10/31/2012 1:20:12 PM PDT by NYer
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To: SunkenCiv; nutmeg

Halloween ping!


2 posted on 10/31/2012 1:21:04 PM PDT by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: NYer

Probably another registered democrat!


3 posted on 10/31/2012 1:23:59 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: NYer

I remember reading that in the old days some would bury a loved one and then plant a tree over their grave to pay tribute to them or something such as that.

Maybe this was a tree that grew from such a grave.

Anyone else ever hear of this?


4 posted on 10/31/2012 1:25:38 PM PDT by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: NYer

Jimmy Hoffa?


5 posted on 10/31/2012 1:25:42 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: NYer

Jimmy Hoffa?


6 posted on 10/31/2012 1:25:56 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: South40

14 seconds


7 posted on 10/31/2012 1:26:27 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: al_c

lol!


8 posted on 10/31/2012 1:27:56 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: NYer

If it’s true that a plague wiped out “96%” of Native Americans in the five years prior to Plymouth Colony, we should be finding skeletons pretty much everywhere.


9 posted on 10/31/2012 1:29:18 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: NYer

Sources say the skeleton was holding a long form birth certificate of a Barrack Hussein 0bama II from European Hospital Nairobi, Kenya.


10 posted on 10/31/2012 1:29:50 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (Why do cops have more lenient ROEs when facing us than troops in combat facing suicidal islamists?)
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To: NYer

Dates back to 1797. Interesting.


11 posted on 10/31/2012 1:34:52 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: NYer

Rip Van Winkle


12 posted on 10/31/2012 1:36:14 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: NYer

One of Captain Kidd’s trees, eh?


13 posted on 10/31/2012 1:36:53 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Why not eliminate the middle man and have whoever feeds Obama his lines debate Romney directly?")
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To: NYer
The real owner of Obama’s social security number?
14 posted on 10/31/2012 1:38:01 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: SunkenCiv

PING?


15 posted on 10/31/2012 1:39:05 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: NYer

“Work your fingers to the bone what’dya get....”


16 posted on 10/31/2012 1:41:14 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: al_c

Finally, Hoffa can be put to rest


17 posted on 10/31/2012 1:43:11 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

“Probably another registered democrat!”

...who will be voting on Tuesday, as he has every election since his demise.


18 posted on 10/31/2012 1:44:42 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: NYer
I saw this movie, back in the 80s. Scared me to death.


19 posted on 10/31/2012 1:49:46 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: NYer

Jimmy Hoffa?


20 posted on 10/31/2012 1:55:25 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: NYer

Hmmm... the decedent swallowed an acorn immediately prior to death and burial?


21 posted on 10/31/2012 1:56:26 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: NYer

Hmmm... the decedent swallowed an acorn immediately prior to death and burial?


22 posted on 10/31/2012 1:56:54 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: History Repeats; SunkenCiv
Anyone else ever hear of this?

Yes but that is not the case in this particular situation. The entire article was posted until the Mod randomly chose to narrow it down to one line! According to the original article:

The very old bones likely are centuries old dating back to when the Green was used as a cemetery during colonial times until the Grove Street cemetery was chartered in 1797. There remain an estimated 5,000 people buried under the Green.

Essentially, in this instance, the bones are older than the 100 year old tree.

23 posted on 10/31/2012 2:00:14 PM PDT by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: NYer

Ya found me!
24 posted on 10/31/2012 2:15:35 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: NYer

1902 hide and go seek champion.


25 posted on 10/31/2012 2:16:34 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: NYer

Jimmy Hoffa or Waldo??


26 posted on 10/31/2012 2:30:49 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: NYer

Someone call the Jeffersonian! Get Bones on the case.


27 posted on 10/31/2012 2:35:05 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: History Repeats

Yes, I thought the same thing, people use to plant a seed on the grave. New life springing from death, that kind of thing.


28 posted on 10/31/2012 2:38:22 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: DBrow

I think most of those skeletons would be dust by now, especially since in many areas, whole tribes were wiped out, with nobody left to bury the dead.


29 posted on 10/31/2012 2:41:47 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: History Repeats
I remember reading that in the old days some would bury a loved one and then plant a tree over their grave to pay tribute to them or something such as that.

Yup and a lot of times they would plant a little tree in the shoe of the dead person and the tree would actually have the DNA of the long lost person for the hundred+ years of its life.

I would imagine that the uprooted tree would also have the DNA of whoever it was that was buried under the tree.

I don't doubt the possible reported age of the remains.

30 posted on 10/31/2012 3:01:53 PM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: NYer; Graewoulf

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks NYer and Graewoulf. Looks like they found the grounds of the former Miskatonic University.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


31 posted on 10/31/2012 3:21:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Tanniker Smith
Get Bones on the case.


32 posted on 10/31/2012 3:27:02 PM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: History Repeats

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/superstorm-sandy-unearths-bones-caskets-160641625—abc-news-topstories.html

More information - It was the site of a cemetery. The town green was built there but the bodies weren’t moved. However, the tombstones were removed... sigh, how caring and respectful - NOT! - of the town council and wonder if the tombstones were at least given back to the families (if they could be located) or dumped. The tree was planted in 1906 in honor of Lincoln. The woman was probably a victim of yellow fever. One idiot said, “this is really cool, the day before Halloween” which is probably not the feelings of the woman’s loved ones when she was burried. All in the name of progress, don’cha know.


33 posted on 10/31/2012 3:27:37 PM PDT by bgill (Evil doers are in every corner of our government. Have we passed the point of no return?)
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To: bgill

“It was the site of a cemetery. The town green was built there but the bodies weren’t moved. However, the tombstones were removed... sigh, how caring and respectful - NOT”

WOW. That sounds like the plot from the Poltergeist movie.

Would serve the people right if they did get a good haunting.


34 posted on 10/31/2012 4:02:32 PM PDT by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: uglybiker

Okay, well that settles that, then.


35 posted on 10/31/2012 4:25:05 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: NYer

It is a very old custom to plant an oak or other tree above the head of the coffin, or bury next to a tree. There is even a Biblical reference to it.

Thomas Jefferson had a lifelong friend and eventual brother-in-law, and they pledged to be buried next to an oak tree when they died. His friend died while he was out of the country, and was buried elsewhere, so Jefferson ordered him dug up and replanted next to the tree. Eventually this area became the Jefferson family cemetery at Monticello, and that particular oak was removed so other relative could be buried close to Jefferson.

Plenty of other oaks around, though.

http://carolshouse.com/cemeteryrecords/monticello/


36 posted on 10/31/2012 4:31:54 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: Boogieman

“I think most of those skeletons would be dust by now,”

Yes, the ones killed by plague and unburied would be dust. But if the Northeast had a population of several tens of millions, then, if they had been there for a while, there would be several million Native Americans buried- the ancestors of the living ones.


37 posted on 10/31/2012 5:12:33 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: tsowellfan
hey would plant a little tree in the shoe of the dead person and the tree would actually have the DNA of the long lost person for the hundred+ years of its life.

I would imagine that the uprooted tree would also have the DNA of whoever it was that was buried under the tree.

Ummm, plants do not pick up or replicate the DNA of dead animals or humans their roots sink into... If that were the case, we'd have all these hybrid plant/animals, plant/humans around.

DNA in dead flesh deteriorates very quickly. The only places DNA can be found in skeletons is possibly in the bone marrow--but even that goes away fairly quickly. I can guarantee that the DNA in 200+ year old bones in moist Connecticut soil is long gone. And like I said, it won't be picked up by plants or trees anyway.

38 posted on 10/31/2012 10:38:21 PM PDT by AnalogReigns (because the real world is not digital...)
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To: AnalogReigns

Re: DNA

Obviously you never saw the apple trees on the Wizard Of Oz


39 posted on 11/03/2012 4:54:35 AM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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