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From: "jackson family" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] cemeteries without tombstones
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 12:40:40 -0700
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An elder onces related a story to me much like this...he swore that he could
"witch" a grave much like you do water but I never saw him do it.

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From: "GW Shadow" <>
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Sent: Monday, March 09, 2009 12:33 PM
Subject: [ARIZARD] cemeteries without tombstones

> Some of my cousins and family went to clean up the cemetery where my
> great-great-grandfather (died 1865) was buried in TN and which had a lot
> of
> indentations but no gravestones. A distant cousin heard about it and came
> by and brought a clothes hanger made similiar to a water witch and he
> swore
> he could tell where a grave was and tell if it was a man or woman. I
> don't
> remember if it pulled downward if it was a man or a woman but one way or
> the
> other he swore it worked.
> I know that they can find water by using one as it happens fairly often in
> this part of the country but I'd never heard of the grave theory so I kind
> of turned my nose up at it and thought he was a little nuts. I had a 25
> year old neice there and she tried it and had a big time with it but I
> know
> how she is and I laughed about it. Then she insisted I try it since I
> thought it was so rediculous and after much teasing I did.
> Well, I want you to know that after a few minutes that wire turned down
> and
> I swear on a stack of bibles I did not cause it to turn downward. Chills
> went up me and I threw it down and walked away and went to my car. Every
> time I remember it I still get an eerie feeling about it....BUT I wish I
> had
> the chance to try it a 2nd time just to see what happens the next time.
> I'm sitting here with chills going up my arms just thinking about it. Has
> anyone else heard about this?
> Glenda
> P. S. If there is no marker how do you know which sex it is and if you're
> right or not? I haven't figured that out yet but I kinda/sorta believe
> that
> it can tell if there is a grave or not based on the experience I had.
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