The Grave in the Middle of the Road
photo Credit: Keith in Alaska
County Road 400 in Indiana has long taken an odd detour around the grave of Nancy Barnett, whose relatives didn't want her grave disturbed when the county decided to put the road through the area surrounding her burial plot.
After a tense standoff, the county ultimately split the road, with a lane running on either side of her grave. What became a tourist landmark recently took on a more mysterious quality, however, when archaeologists exhumed the grave and found the remains of at least six other people—a total of two women, one of whom was presumably Nancy Barnett, a man, and four children—whose origins and identities remain unknown.
Now, I don't know just what was going on with Nancy's grave, but it is strange that the family didn't want to have the grave moved. Do you think it was because of the extra visitors in her grave...and how did they get there? Many questions on this little mysterious gravesite, don't you think?
Coffee out on the patio again this morning. OK with you?