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Scary Stories Told in a Graveyard | Creepy Bedtime Horror Stories... [transcript]


Some of the Stories:

The Cemetery
https://creepypasta.fandom.com/wiki/The_Cemetery

Trapped in the Cemetery
https://backpackerverse.com/creepy-stories-trapped-cemetery/

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 2020-10-29  28m
 
 
00:03  Speaker 1
I've
00:03
had
00:03
a
00:03
number
00:04
of
00:04
odd
00:04
experiences
00:05
with
00:05
our
00:06
crematorium
00:06
.
00:06
One
00:07
such
00:07
instance
00:07
was
00:07
in
00:08
2012
00:08
,
00:09
following
00:09
a
00:09
service
00:10
for
00:10
a
00:10
very
00:10
large
00:10
man,
00:11
roughly
00:11
375
00:13
pounds.
00:14
I
00:14
got
00:14
the
00:14
cremation
00:15
chamber
00:15
preheated.
00:16
While
00:16
my
00:16
wife
00:17
set
00:17
up
00:17
a
00:17
movie
00:17
to
00:18
watch
00:18
while
00:18
the
00:18
man
00:19
was
00:19
cremated,
00:20
I
00:21
use
00:21
the
00:21
elevating
00:21
platform
00:22
and
00:22
then
00:22
slid
00:23
him
00:23
in
00:23
closing
00:24
the
00:24
door
00:24
to
00:24
the
00:24
chamber.
00:25
Afterwards,
00:25
I'm
00:25
going
00:26
to
00:26
sit
00:26
down
00:27
about
00:28
five
00:28
minutes
00:28
after
00:29
I
00:29
had
00:29
shut
00:29
the
00:29
door
00:29
to
00:29
the
00:29
chamber.
00:30
We
00:30
heard
00:30
a
00:31
thump,
00:32
neither
00:32
of
00:32
us
00:32
paid
00:32
it
00:32
much
00:33
mind,
00:33
but
00:33
a
00:33
few
00:34
moments
00:34
later
00:35
there
00:35
was
00:35
another.
00:36
And
00:36
then
00:36
another,
00:37
I
00:37
stood
00:37
up
00:38
worried
00:38
that
00:38
the
00:38
man
00:39
may
00:39
have
00:39
had
00:39
a
00:39
pacemaker
00:40
stern
00:40
site
00:40
.
00:41
However
00:42
unlikely
00:43
as
00:43
he
00:43
had
00:43
his
00:43
organs
00:43
removed,
00:45
the
00:45
thumping
00:45
and
00:46
threading
00:46
got
00:46
more
00:46
hurried.
00:47
We
00:47
looked
00:48
through
00:48
the
00:48
front
00:48
window
00:49
of
00:49
the
00:49
chamber
00:50
and
00:50
couldn't
00:50
believe
00:50
what
00:50
we
00:51
were
00:51
seeing.
00:52
The
00:52
mind
00:52
side
00:53
was
00:53
flailing
00:53
about
00:54
both
00:54
his
00:54
arms
00:55
and
00:55
legs
00:55
were
00:56
bouncing
00:56
around.
00:56
Like
00:56
he
00:57
was
00:57
an
00:57
extreme
00:57
pain.
00:58
Now
00:58
it
00:59
isn't
00:59
odd
00:59
to
00:59
see
00:59
parts
01:00
moving
01:00
while
01:01
someone
01:01
is
01:01
being
01:01
cremated.
01:02
As
01:02
the
01:02
limbs
01:02
are
01:02
broken
01:03
down,
01:03
they
01:03
will
01:03
often
01:04
contract
01:04
as
01:04
muscles
01:05
and
01:05
tendons
01:05
snap.
01:06
But
01:06
this
01:07
was
01:07
most
01:07
decidedly.
01:08
Not
01:08
that
01:10
the
01:10
man's
01:10
fingers
01:10
were
01:11
balled
01:11
up
01:11
in
01:11
fists
01:12
and
01:12
were
01:12
banging
01:13
against
01:13
the
01:13
windows.
01:14
And
01:14
his
01:14
legs
01:14
seemed
01:14
to
01:15
be
01:15
kicking
01:15
downwards
01:16
as
01:16
if
01:16
to
01:16
get
01:17
him
01:17
the
01:18
man's
01:18
mouth
01:18
opened.
01:19
And
01:19
first
01:20
groans
01:20
began
01:20
emanating
01:21
from
01:21
within
01:22
then
01:22
screens.
01:24
There
01:24
was
01:24
no
01:24
way,
01:25
absolutely
01:25
no
01:25
way
01:26
whatsoever
01:26
that
01:27
he
01:27
could
01:27
still
01:27
have
01:27
been
01:27
alive.
01:30
But
01:30
for
01:30
20
01:30
seconds
01:31
after
01:31
we
01:31
gone
01:32
up
01:32
to
01:32
the
01:32
chamber,
01:33
the
01:33
mine
01:33
side
01:33
,
01:33
the
01:34
cremation
01:34
chamber
01:34
screamed
01:35
and
01:35
flailed
01:35
his
01:35
arms
01:36
and
01:36
legs
01:37
apart
01:37
.
01:40  Speaker 2
Okay
01:40
.
01:40  Speaker 1
I
01:40
was
01:40
originally
01:41
hired
01:41
because
01:41
the
01:42
cemetery
01:42
had
01:42
a
01:42
period
01:43
of
01:43
time
01:43
where
01:43
they
01:44
experienced
01:44
some
01:44
people
01:45
sneaking
01:45
into
01:46
perform
01:46
rituals.
01:47
I
01:47
was
01:47
21
01:48
years
01:48
old
01:49
doing
01:49
this
01:49
as
01:49
a
01:49
side
01:50
job
01:50
with
01:50
nothing
01:51
to
01:51
protect
01:51
myself.
01:53
I
01:53
was
01:53
given
01:53
a
01:53
barcode
01:53
scanner
01:54
and
01:54
was
01:54
told
01:55
to
01:55
drive
01:55
through
01:55
the
01:55
entire
01:56
cemetery
01:56
every
01:56
hour
01:57
or
01:57
so
01:57
to
01:57
patrol
01:58
and
01:59
to
01:59
scan
01:59
each
01:59
of
01:59
the
01:59
pre
02:00
posted
02:00
barcodes
02:01
to
02:01
prove
02:01
I
02:01
was
02:02
actually
02:02
doing
02:02
it.
02:03
Now,
02:04
this
02:04
cemetery
02:04
was
02:04
massive,
02:05
pretty
02:05
much
02:06
broken
02:06
into
02:06
three
02:06
parts.
02:07
The
02:07
newer
02:08
part,
02:08
the
02:08
historic
02:09
part,
02:09
and
02:09
a
02:09
famous
02:10
part
02:10
with
02:11
celebrities
02:11
are
02:11
buried.
02:13
I
02:13
did
02:13
this
02:13
routine
02:14
once
02:14
and
02:14
never
02:15
did
02:15
it
02:15
again,
02:16
going
02:16
so
02:17
fast
02:17
to
02:17
break
02:17
the
02:17
barcode
02:18
scanner.
02:19
So
02:19
I
02:19
didn't
02:19
have
02:19
to
02:19
do
02:19
it
02:21
while
02:21
I
02:21
was
02:21
driving.
02:22
It
02:22
was
02:22
pitch
02:22
black
02:23
coming
02:23
around
02:24
a
02:24
long
02:24
code
02:25
road.
02:25
My
02:25
headlights
02:26
picked
02:26
up
02:26
what
02:27
I
02:27
could
02:27
have
02:27
sworn
02:27
or
02:27
a
02:27
pair
02:28
of
02:28
legs
02:28
walking
02:29
across
02:29
the
02:29
path,
02:30
but
02:30
only
02:30
up
02:30
to
02:30
the
02:31
knees
02:32
shoes,
02:32
pants,
02:32
knees,
02:33
then
02:33
absolutely
02:34
nothing.
02:35
I
02:36
stopped
02:36
in
02:36
the
02:36
road
02:37
and
02:37
just
02:37
watched
02:38
this
02:38
pair
02:38
of
02:38
legs.
02:39
Cross
02:39
10
02:39
feet
02:39
in
02:39
front
02:40
of
02:40
me.
02:41
I
02:41
put
02:41
the
02:41
car
02:41
in
02:41
reverse.
02:42
Didn't
02:43
want
02:43
foul
02:43
the
02:43
longest
02:44
Caitlin
02:44
of
02:44
my
02:44
life
02:45
and
02:45
God
02:46
straight
02:46
out
02:46
to
02:46
there
02:46
,
02:47
back
02:47
to
02:47
the
02:47
parking
02:47
lot.
02:51
One
02:51
afternoon,
02:52
my
02:52
coworker
02:53
and
02:53
I
02:53
were
02:53
walking
02:53
the
02:53
paved
02:54
roads
02:54
in
02:54
a
02:54
cemetery
02:55
with
02:55
a
02:55
trash
02:55
bag,
02:56
looking
02:56
for
02:56
litter.
02:58
We
02:58
came
02:58
upon
02:59
a
02:59
particular
02:59
area
03:00
of
03:00
the
03:00
cemetery
03:01
that
03:01
has
03:01
a
03:01
lot
03:01
of
03:02
mausoleums
03:02
and
03:03
took
03:03
the
03:03
next
03:03
lane
03:03
around
03:04
the
03:04
corner
03:05
that
03:05
goes
03:05
along
03:05
the
03:05
side
03:06
of
03:06
one
03:06
of
03:06
them.
03:07
As
03:07
we
03:08
rounded
03:08
it
03:08
,
03:08
there
03:08
was
03:08
an
03:09
older
03:09
gentleman,
03:10
maybe
03:10
in
03:10
his
03:10
late
03:10
sixties,
03:11
early
03:11
seventies,
03:12
standing
03:12
with
03:12
his
03:13
back
03:13
against
03:13
the
03:13
side
03:13
of
03:14
the
03:14
mausoleum.
03:15
Just
03:15
looking
03:15
at
03:15
a
03:16
plant
03:16
of
03:16
graves
03:16
nearby
03:18
two
03:18
things
03:18
were
03:18
kind
03:18
of
03:18
weird
03:19
about
03:19
him.
03:19
He
03:20
was
03:20
dressed
03:20
a
03:20
bit
03:21
on
03:21
his
03:21
clothes,
03:22
were
03:22
a
03:22
little
03:22
out
03:22
of
03:22
date,
03:24
corduroy
03:25
jackets
03:25
in
03:25
80
03:25
degree
03:25
weather.
03:26
And
03:26
one
03:26
of
03:27
those
03:27
new
03:27
boy
03:27
type
03:28
caps,
03:28
long
03:29
pants,
03:29
button
03:30
up
03:30
shirt.
03:31
But
03:31
when
03:31
you
03:31
think
03:31
about
03:32
it,
03:32
a
03:32
lot
03:32
of
03:32
elderly
03:33
people
03:33
kind
03:33
of
03:33
dress
03:34
in
03:34
out
03:34
of
03:34
date
03:34
clothing.
03:35
Anyway.
03:36
So
03:36
I
03:36
shrugged
03:36
that
03:36
off.
03:38
The
03:38
second
03:38
thing,
03:39
he
03:39
had
03:39
a
03:39
coffee
03:40
mug,
03:40
which
03:40
he
03:40
was
03:40
drinking
03:41
alcohol
03:41
,
03:42
not
03:43
a
03:43
Thermo's
03:44
or
03:44
a
03:44
styrofoam
03:44
cup
03:45
with
03:45
a
03:45
Linde
03:46
and
03:46
actual
03:46
ceramic
03:46
coffee
03:47
mug
03:47
that
03:47
he
03:47
was
03:48
sipping
03:48
enter
03:48
right
03:48
in
03:49
the
03:49
middle
03:49
of
03:49
the
03:49
cemetery.
03:51
We
03:51
wave
03:51
to
03:51
each
03:52
other
03:52
and
03:52
kept
03:52
walking.
03:53
We
03:53
were
03:53
only
03:53
a
03:53
few
03:54
feet
03:54
away
03:54
when
03:54
the
03:54
other
03:55
kids
03:55
said
03:56
that
03:56
was
03:56
a
03:56
little
03:56
weird.
03:57
And
03:57
we
03:57
both
03:58
looked
03:58
over
03:58
our
03:58
shoulders,
03:59
backhands
03:59
him,
04:00
but
04:00
he
04:00
was
04:00
gone.
04:01
We
04:02
stopped
04:02
and
04:02
kind
04:02
of
04:03
took
04:03
a
04:03
few
04:03
steps
04:03
back
04:04
to
04:04
see
04:04
if
04:04
he'd
04:04
walked
04:05
around
04:05
the
04:05
mausoleum
04:06
or
04:06
something,
04:07
but
04:07
we
04:07
couldn't
04:07
see
04:08
him
04:08
anymore.
04:10
A
04:10
couple
04:10
of
04:10
days
04:11
later,
04:11
we
04:11
both
04:11
showed
04:12
up
04:12
for
04:12
work
04:13
and
04:13
found
04:13
one
04:13
of
04:13
the
04:13
regular
04:14
workers
04:14
to
04:14
let
04:15
him
04:15
know
04:15
we
04:15
were
04:15
there.
04:16
We
04:17
talked
04:17
to
04:17
him
04:17
for
04:17
a
04:17
few
04:17
minutes
04:18
and
04:18
I
04:18
brought
04:19
up
04:19
seeing
04:19
the
04:19
old
04:19
man
04:20
by
04:20
the
04:20
mausoleum
04:21
in
04:21
the
04:21
East
04:21
section,
04:22
the
04:22
groundskeeper
04:23
smiled
04:23
and
04:23
asked,
04:24
did
04:24
he
04:24
have
04:25
a
04:25
coffee
04:25
mug
04:25
?
04:26
We
04:26
said,
04:26
yeah,
04:27
he
04:27
did.
04:28
Yeah,
04:28
that's
04:29
our
04:29
ghost.
04:29
He's
04:29
not
04:30
ready
04:30
there.
04:31
We
04:32
pressed
04:32
for
04:32
more
04:32
explanation.
04:33
And
04:33
he
04:33
said,
04:34
he's
04:34
always
04:34
seen
04:34
in
04:35
that
04:35
spot,
04:35
looking
04:36
at
04:36
the
04:36
family
04:36
plot
04:37
and
04:37
always
04:37
has
04:37
a
04:38
coffee
04:38
mug.
04:39
He
04:39
said
04:40
there
04:40
is
04:40
a
04:40
grave
04:40
for
04:40
the
04:41
wife,
04:41
two
04:41
daughters
04:42
and
04:42
the
04:42
husband,
04:43
the
04:43
husband's
04:44
grave
04:44
says
04:44
that
04:44
he
04:44
passed
04:45
in
04:45
the
04:45
early
04:45
seventies
04:46
and
04:47
the
04:47
wife
04:47
and
04:47
two
04:47
daughters
04:48
graves
04:48
say
04:49
they
04:49
passed
04:49
a
04:49
couple
04:50
of
04:50
decades
04:50
before.
04:51
And
04:52
the
04:52
three
04:52
of
04:52
them
04:52
have
04:52
the
04:52
exact
04:53
same
04:53
date
04:53
of
04:53
birth.
04:55
They
04:55
think
04:55
he
04:55
was
04:56
the
04:56
dad.
04:56
And
04:56
that
04:57
may
04:57
be
04:57
,
04:57
he
04:57
used
04:57
to
04:57
visit
04:58
his
04:58
wife
04:58
and
04:58
daughters
04:59
graves
04:59
a
04:59
lot
04:59
.
05:00
He
05:00
told
05:01
us
05:01
people
05:01
only
05:01
see
05:02
him
05:02
for
05:02
a
05:02
few
05:02
seconds.
05:03
Then
05:03
he
05:04
vanishes.
05:07
I
05:07
live
05:08
here
05:08
up
05:08
the
05:08
road
05:08
from
05:08
my
05:09
church,
05:09
which
05:09
is
05:10
really
05:10
old
05:10
and
05:10
a
05:11
civil
05:11
war,
05:11
soldiers
05:11
buried
05:12
in
05:12
it.
05:13
Some
05:13
nights
05:14
when
05:14
the
05:14
weather
05:14
permits,
05:15
I'll
05:15
take
05:15
a
05:15
walk
05:15
at
05:15
night,
05:17
the
05:17
path
05:17
around
05:17
the
05:18
graveyard
05:18
is
05:18
private.
05:19
So
05:19
there's
05:19
no
05:19
traffic
05:20
to
05:20
worry
05:20
about.
05:21
And
05:21
nobody
05:21
else
05:21
around
05:23
while
05:23
one
05:23
nights
05:23
I'm
05:23
walking
05:24
along
05:24
on
05:24
the
05:25
path
05:25
makes
05:25
a
05:25
big
05:25
U
05:26
shape
05:26
around
05:26
the
05:26
back
05:27
of
05:27
the
05:27
graveyards
05:28
and
05:28
comes
05:28
out
05:28
of
05:28
the
05:28
road
05:29
on
05:29
both
05:29
ends
05:30
all
05:31
along
05:31
the
05:31
back
05:31
and
05:31
far
05:32
side
05:32
opposite.
05:33
The
05:33
graveyard
05:33
is
05:33
forest.
05:35
I
05:35
was
05:35
walking
05:35
along
05:36
the
05:36
back
05:36
portion
05:37
toward
05:37
the
05:37
turn
05:37
to
05:38
go
05:38
back
05:38
towards
05:38
the
05:38
road.
05:39
And
05:39
I
05:39
suddenly
05:40
see
05:40
this
05:40
bright
05:40
light,
05:41
like
05:41
a
05:41
glowing
05:42
pair
05:42
of
05:42
wings
05:42
move
05:43
through
05:43
the
05:43
trees
05:44
as
05:44
though
05:44
it
05:44
wasn't
05:44
solid.
05:46
Like
05:46
the
05:46
trees
05:46
pass
05:46
through
05:47
it.
05:47
That
05:47
almost
05:48
seemed
05:48
to
05:48
hover
05:48
or
05:49
float
05:49
just
05:50
a
05:50
couple
05:50
of
05:50
feet
05:50
above
05:51
the
05:51
ground.
05:52
It
05:53
only
05:53
lasted
05:53
two
05:53
or
05:53
three
05:54
seconds
05:54
and
05:54
then
05:55
just
05:55
vanished
05:55
.
05:56
But
05:56
in
05:56
that
05:56
time
05:57
managed
05:58
to
05:58
cover
05:58
10
05:58
to
05:58
15
05:59
feet.
06:00
I
06:00
went
06:01
back
06:01
during
06:01
the
06:01
day
06:02
and
06:02
looked
06:02
around,
06:03
but
06:03
so
06:03
no
06:03
evidence
06:04
of
06:04
anything
06:04
that
06:05
might've
06:05
moved
06:05
through
06:05
that
06:06
area
06:06
of
06:06
the
06:06
woods.
06:07
And
06:08
to
06:08
this
06:08
day,
06:09
I
06:09
still
06:09
don't
06:09
know
06:09
what
06:10
that
06:10
was.
06:14
11
06:14
years
06:15
ago,
06:15
I
06:15
used
06:15
to
06:16
live
06:16
in
06:16
a
06:16
small
06:16
house
06:17
that
06:17
neighbored
06:17
a
06:17
cemetery.
06:19
I
06:19
was
06:19
only
06:19
12
06:20
at
06:20
the
06:20
time.
06:20
So
06:20
this
06:21
arrangement
06:21
was
06:21
slightly
06:22
unnerving,
06:23
particularly.
06:23
So
06:24
when
06:24
I
06:24
began
06:24
to
06:24
stay
06:24
up
06:25
late
06:25
during
06:25
the
06:25
summer,
06:26
when
06:26
schools,
06:28
if
06:28
I
06:28
looked
06:28
into
06:29
that
06:29
graveyard,
06:29
that's
06:29
around
06:30
three
06:30
in
06:30
the
06:30
morning,
06:31
I
06:31
could
06:31
see
06:31
shadows
06:32
moving
06:33
for
06:33
a
06:33
long
06:33
time.
06:34
I
06:34
didn't
06:34
know
06:34
what
06:35
they
06:35
were
06:35
or
06:36
they
06:36
wanted
06:37
by
06:37
eventually
06:37
took
06:38
the
06:38
colon
06:38
.
06:38
Then
06:38
the
06:38
graveyard
06:39
people,
06:40
the
06:41
graveyard
06:41
people
06:41
had
06:42
a
06:42
little
06:42
ritual.
06:42
They
06:43
would
06:43
do.
06:43
They
06:43
would
06:44
always
06:44
go
06:44
to
06:44
a
06:44
grave.
06:45
This
06:45
was
06:45
a
06:45
different
06:46
grave
06:46
every
06:46
night,
06:47
grab
06:47
something
06:48
and
06:48
then
06:48
run
06:49
back
06:49
into
06:49
the
06:50
Mozarteum
06:50
that
06:50
sat
06:50
in
06:50
the
06:50
center
06:51
of
06:51
the
06:51
cemetery.
06:53
For
06:53
a
06:53
few
06:53
months,
06:54
I
06:54
would
06:54
stay
06:54
up
06:54
just
06:54
to
06:54
watch
06:55
them
06:56
after
06:56
all
06:56
they
06:57
stayed
06:57
only
06:57
in
06:57
the
06:57
cemetery
06:58
and
06:58
never
06:58
seemed
06:59
to
06:59
notice
06:59
me
06:59
watching
06:59
through
07:00
the
07:00
blinds.
07:01
I'd
07:01
always
07:02
been
07:02
careful
07:02
to
07:03
doctor
07:03
my
07:03
room
07:03
when
07:03
watching
07:04
them
07:04
so
07:04
I
07:05
didn't
07:05
leave
07:05
my
07:06
away
07:06
.
07:06
It's
07:06
showing
07:06
in
07:06
the
07:06
window.
07:08
However,
07:08
in
07:08
early
07:08
August
07:09
of
07:09
that
07:09
year,
07:09
I
07:10
had
07:10
a
07:10
nightmare.
07:11
I
07:11
can't
07:11
remember
07:12
what
07:12
it
07:12
was
07:12
now,
07:13
but
07:13
it
07:13
may
07:13
be
07:13
until
07:14
you're
07:14
afraid
07:14
to
07:14
have
07:14
a
07:14
light
07:15
off
07:15
that
07:15
night.
07:16
Despite
07:17
this,
07:18
I
07:18
wanted
07:18
a
07:18
last
07:18
look
07:19
at
07:19
the
07:19
graveyard.
07:19
People
07:20
before
07:20
school
07:20
forced
07:21
me
07:21
to
07:21
sleep
07:22
while
07:22
before
07:22
they
07:22
are
07:23
woke
07:23
for
07:23
their
07:23
strange
07:23
ritual.
07:25
So
07:25
I
07:25
pressed
07:25
my
07:26
luck.
07:26
I
07:27
slipped
07:27
my
07:27
head
07:27
up
07:27
to
07:27
the
07:28
window.
07:29
A
07:29
screen
07:30
caught
07:30
in
07:30
my
07:30
throat.
07:31
One
07:31
of
07:31
the
07:31
graveyard
07:32
people
07:32
was
07:32
out
07:32
my
07:32
window,
07:33
staring
07:34
at
07:34
me
07:34
with
07:34
its
07:35
gray
07:35
hound.
07:35
Like
07:35
face
07:36
it
07:37
stand
07:37
perfectly
07:38
still
07:38
with
07:38
a
07:39
half
07:39
eaten
07:40
and
07:40
half
07:40
rotten
07:40
limb.
07:41
In
07:41
one
07:41
hand,
07:42
I
07:42
was
07:43
frozen.
07:43
As
07:43
it
07:44
snorted
07:44
hot
07:45
bread
07:45
onto
07:45
the
07:45
window,
07:46
making
07:46
a
07:46
fog
07:47
on
07:47
the
07:47
glass.
07:49
Then
07:49
it
07:49
took
07:49
a
07:49
long
07:49
thing
07:50
and
07:50
wrote
07:51
on
07:51
the
07:51
glass.
07:52
You
07:52
should
07:52
be
07:52
sleeping
07:54
for
07:54
years
07:54
afterwards.
07:55
I
07:55
refuse
07:55
to
07:56
stay
07:56
up
07:56
late.
07:57
And
07:57
if
07:57
I
07:57
did,
07:58
I
07:58
at
07:58
least
07:59
pretended
07:59
to
07:59
sleep.
08:01
I
08:01
have
08:01
moved
08:02
several
08:02
times
08:02
in
08:02
the
08:03
years
08:03
since
08:03
always
08:04
for
08:04
different
08:04
reasons,
08:05
nothing
08:05
supernatural,
08:06
mind
08:06
you,
08:08
my
08:08
moves
08:08
have
08:08
brought
08:09
me
08:09
full
08:09
circle.
08:10
I'm
08:10
in
08:10
college
08:11
now.
08:11
I
08:11
never
08:12
crossed
08:12
my
08:12
cemetery
08:12
once
08:13
more.
08:14
Occasionally,
08:15
if
08:15
I'm
08:15
up
08:15
late
08:15
enough
08:16
and
08:16
dad
08:16
look
08:17
out
08:17
my
08:17
window,
08:18
I
08:18
can
08:18
make
08:18
hay
08:18
the
08:19
shadows
08:19
of
08:19
the
08:19
graveyard
08:20
people.
08:21
I
08:21
wonder
08:21
if
08:21
they
08:22
have
08:22
a
08:22
look
08:22
back
08:22
to
08:22
see
08:23
if
08:23
I
08:23
am
08:23
watching
08:27
the
08:27
family
08:27
has
08:27
owned
08:27
a
08:27
cemetery
08:28
for
08:28
nearly
08:28
five
08:28
generations.
08:30
And
08:30
I've
08:30
been
08:30
working
08:30
there
08:30
since
08:31
I
08:31
was
08:31
12.
08:32
The
08:32
house
08:32
that
08:32
my
08:32
family
08:33
built
08:33
on
08:33
the
08:33
property
08:34
is
08:34
it
08:34
30
08:35
yards
08:35
back
08:35
from
08:35
the
08:35
main
08:36
office.
08:37
One
08:37
night
08:38
when
08:38
they
08:38
were
08:38
kids,
08:39
my
08:39
grandpa
08:39
and
08:40
uncle
08:40
were
08:40
up
08:40
late.
08:41
My
08:41
uncle
08:41
happened
08:42
to
08:42
look
08:42
out
08:42
their
08:42
window
08:43
and
08:44
saw
08:44
my
08:44
grandpa
08:45
that
08:45
he'd
08:45
seen
08:45
someone
08:46
walked
08:46
behind
08:46
where
08:46
the
08:46
trees,
08:48
the
08:49
lampposts
08:49
illuminated
08:49
the
08:49
very
08:49
first
08:50
handful
08:50
of
08:51
plots
08:51
and
08:51
headstones
08:52
on
08:52
the
08:52
other
08:52
side
08:52
of
08:52
the
08:53
road
08:53
.
08:53
But
08:53
at
08:53
that
08:54
point
08:54
they
08:54
were
08:56
my
08:56
grandpa
08:57
and
08:57
uncle
08:57
stood
08:57
at
08:57
their
08:58
window
08:58
for
08:58
a
08:58
little
08:58
while
08:59
with
08:59
my
08:59
grandpa,
09:00
ultimately
09:00
teasing
09:00
my
09:01
uncle
09:01
for
09:01
being
09:01
scared.
09:03
However,
09:03
when
09:03
they
09:03
woke
09:04
up
09:04
the
09:04
next
09:04
morning,
09:05
the
09:05
police
09:05
were
09:05
there
09:06
in
09:07
the
09:07
hours
09:07
between
09:07
when
09:07
they
09:08
looked
09:08
at
09:08
to
09:08
the
09:08
window
09:09
and
09:09
saw
09:09
the
09:09
burial
09:09
plots
09:10
undisturbed
09:11
about
09:11
4:00
09:12
AM.
09:12
And
09:12
the
09:12
time
09:13
they
09:13
noticed
09:13
the
09:13
commotion,
09:14
about
09:14
7:00
09:15
AM,
09:15
seven
09:16
of
09:16
the
09:16
plots
09:16
have
09:16
been
09:16
dug
09:17
up
09:17
.
09:18
The
09:18
headstones
09:18
were
09:18
stacked
09:19
up
09:19
deliberately
09:20
like
09:20
a
09:20
house
09:20
of
09:20
cards
09:21
and
09:21
behind
09:22
them,
09:22
the
09:22
caskets
09:23
were
09:23
top
09:23
one
09:23
another,
09:24
the
09:24
first
09:25
one
09:25
laying
09:25
flat.
09:26
The
09:26
next
09:26
one's
09:27
straight
09:27
up
09:28
then
09:28
flat,
09:29
straight
09:29
up
09:30
flat,
09:30
straight
09:31
up
09:31
with
09:31
the
09:31
final
09:32
one,
09:32
flat
09:33
with
09:34
basic
09:34
casket
09:34
dimensions,
09:35
taking
09:35
into
09:36
account.
09:36
That's
09:37
an
09:37
eight
09:37
30
09:37
feet
09:37
high.
09:39
I'm
09:39
sure
09:39
you
09:39
can
09:40
imagine.
09:40
Even
09:41
with
09:41
machinery
09:41
in
09:41
the
09:41
present
09:42
day,
09:42
that
09:43
would
09:43
take
09:43
at
09:43
least
09:43
a
09:43
little
09:44
bit
09:44
of
09:44
time
09:44
to
09:44
accomplish,
09:46
but
09:47
no
09:47
,
09:47
back
09:47
in
09:47
the
09:48
1950s,
09:49
this
09:49
was
09:49
somehow
09:49
done
09:50
in
09:50
a
09:50
span
09:50
of
09:50
less
09:50
than
09:51
180
09:51
minutes
09:52
with
09:52
no
09:52
one
09:53
that
09:53
lived
09:53
in
09:53
the
09:53
house,
09:54
able
09:54
to
09:54
hear
09:54
it
09:54
going
09:55
on
09:55
.
09:58
Dave
09:59
is
09:59
the
09:59
oldest
09:59
of
09:59
the
09:59
workers
10:01
and
10:01
has
10:01
been
10:01
here
10:01
forever.
10:02
I
10:02
asked
10:03
him,
10:03
Hey
10:04
Dave,
10:04
have
10:04
you
10:04
ever
10:05
experienced
10:05
anything
10:05
creepy
10:06
here?
10:07
And
10:07
he
10:07
replies
10:09
back
10:09
in
10:09
the
10:09
eighties.
10:10
I
10:10
began
10:10
working
10:10
here
10:11
with
10:11
old.
10:11
Frank
10:12
went
10:12
off
10:12
the
10:13
Newton
10:13
.
10:13
We
10:13
had
10:13
a
10:13
funeral
10:13
for
10:13
a
10:13
child
10:14
whose
10:15
last
10:15
name
10:15
was
10:15
kind
10:16
of
10:16
odd
10:17
and
10:17
sticks
10:17
with
10:17
you.
10:18
Angleton.
10:20
We
10:20
loaded
10:20
the
10:20
casket
10:21
without
10:21
a
10:21
hitch.
10:22
His
10:22
family
10:22
was
10:23
gone.
10:23
It
10:23
was
10:23
just
10:24
about
10:24
eight
10:24
of
10:24
us.
10:25
We
10:25
started
10:26
lowering
10:26
the
10:26
volt
10:26
cover,
10:27
but
10:27
his
10:27
family
10:28
bought
10:28
on
10:28
my
10:29
rope
10:29
.
10:29
Surprisingly
10:29
snapped.
10:30
My
10:31
side,
10:31
came
10:31
crushing
10:32
down
10:32
and
10:32
took
10:33
out
10:33
the
10:33
bottom
10:33
right
10:33
of
10:34
the
10:34
casket.
10:35
I
10:36
looked
10:36
down
10:36
there
10:36
and
10:37
there,
10:37
the
10:37
kid
10:37
wants,
10:38
all
10:38
I
10:38
saw
10:38
was
10:39
his
10:39
legs,
10:40
black
10:40
pants,
10:41
creamy
10:41
white
10:41
shoes.
10:43
I
10:43
had
10:43
to
10:43
go
10:43
sit
10:44
down
10:44
after
10:44
that,
10:44
while
10:45
they
10:45
fix
10:45
the
10:45
cover,
10:46
I
10:46
was
10:46
sitting
10:46
literally
10:47
five
10:47
feet
10:47
from
10:47
the
10:48
guys
10:48
on
10:48
a
10:48
bench.
10:49
When
10:49
I
10:49
felt
10:49
a
10:49
hand
10:50
on
10:50
my
10:50
shoulder,
10:51
I
10:51
looked
10:52
over
10:52
and
10:52
it
10:53
was
10:53
a
10:53
young
10:53
man.
10:54
He
10:54
had
10:54
a
10:54
watering
10:55
can
10:55
and
10:55
was
10:56
in
10:56
an
10:56
old
10:56
blue
10:57
seat
10:57
.
10:57
I
10:58
figured
10:58
he
10:58
was
10:58
going
10:58
to
10:58
water
10:59
the
10:59
flowers.
10:59
That's
10:59
another
11:00
grave
11:00
or
11:00
something.
11:02
He
11:02
calmly
11:02
chuckled
11:03
and
11:03
said,
11:03
you're
11:04
definitely
11:04
not
11:04
the
11:04
first
11:05
person
11:05
to
11:05
do
11:05
that.
11:06
Don't
11:06
worry
11:06
about
11:07
it.
11:07
We
11:07
all
11:07
end
11:07
up
11:08
buried.
11:09
I
11:09
laughed
11:09
with
11:10
him
11:10
and
11:10
watched
11:10
him
11:10
walk
11:11
over
11:11
to
11:11
another
11:11
grave
11:12
under
11:12
a
11:12
maple
11:13
tree
11:13
and
11:13
started
11:14
watering
11:14
the
11:14
flowers
11:15
at
11:15
the
11:15
stone.
11:16
I
11:16
walked
11:17
over
11:17
to
11:17
check
11:17
on
11:17
the
11:17
guys
11:18
and
11:18
just
11:18
making
11:19
sure,
11:20
because
11:20
I
11:20
do
11:20
believe
11:20
in
11:21
coasts
11:21
.
11:22
Ask
11:22
Frank,
11:23
Hey,
11:24
is
11:24
that
11:24
guy
11:25
actually
11:25
there
11:26
Frank
11:27
response
11:27
?
11:27
That's
11:28
not
11:28
funny.
11:28
Of
11:28
course
11:29
he's
11:29
there.
11:30
I
11:30
laugh.
11:31
But
11:31
the
11:31
next
11:31
time
11:32
we
11:32
look
11:32
over,
11:32
he's
11:32
gone.
11:34
I've
11:34
never
11:34
seen
11:34
old
11:34
Frank
11:35
so
11:35
startled
11:35
in
11:36
his
11:36
life.
11:37
He
11:37
tells
11:37
me
11:38
like
11:38
grave
11:38
as
11:38
a
11:38
single
11:39
and
11:39
hasn't
11:40
been
11:40
dug
11:40
yet.
11:41
There's
11:41
not
11:41
supposed
11:42
to
11:42
be
11:42
a
11:42
tombstone.
11:44
Old.
11:44
Frank
11:44
pulls
11:45
me
11:45
to
11:45
the
11:45
side
11:46
and
11:46
tells
11:46
me
11:46
to
11:46
keep
11:46
it
11:46
between
11:47
us.
11:48
I
11:48
walk
11:48
around
11:48
10
11:49
paces
11:49
to
11:49
the
11:49
grave
11:49
site
11:50
and
11:50
my
11:50
jaw
11:50
drops.
11:52
There's
11:52
not
11:52
a
11:52
thing
11:52
there,
11:53
no
11:53
tombstone,
11:54
no
11:54
nothing.
11:56
A
11:56
few
11:56
years
11:56
go
11:57
by.
11:57
And
11:57
Dave
11:58
passes
11:58
away.
11:59
His
11:59
burial
12:00
was
12:00
in
12:00
an
12:00
older
12:00
section
12:01
that
12:01
Randy
12:01
has
12:01
burials
12:02
anymore.
12:03
We
12:03
were
12:03
lowering
12:04
him
12:04
and
12:04
an
12:04
innocent
12:05
part-time
12:05
kid.
12:06
Couldn't
12:06
by
12:06
the
12:07
way,
12:07
to
12:07
the
12:07
fault
12:07
cover
12:08
and
12:08
dropped
12:08
it.
12:10
We
12:10
finished
12:10
it.
12:10
And
12:10
I
12:11
walked
12:11
down
12:11
to
12:11
talk
12:11
to
12:12
the
12:12
kid,
12:12
telling
12:13
him
12:13
not
12:13
to
12:13
worry.
12:14
It
12:14
happens
12:14
to
12:14
everyone.
12:15
I
12:16
brought
12:16
a
12:16
pail
12:16
of
12:16
water
12:17
to
12:17
fill
12:17
up
12:17
next
12:18
to
12:18
the
12:18
bench
12:18
so
12:19
I
12:19
can
12:19
water
12:19
the
12:19
Sablone
12:20
flowerpot
12:20
.
12:20
Someone
12:21
brought
12:21
for
12:21
Dave.
12:23
I
12:23
put
12:23
my
12:23
hand
12:23
on
12:23
the
12:24
kid's
12:24
shoulder
12:24
and
12:25
joked
12:25
or
12:25
filling
12:26
it
12:26
up.
12:27
I
12:27
start
12:27
walking
12:28
up
12:28
the
12:28
Hill.
12:29
I
12:29
noticed
12:29
a
12:29
grave
12:30
with
12:30
a
12:30
name.
12:30
Couldn't
12:30
forget
12:32
Angleton.
12:34
I
12:34
had
12:34
tunnel
12:34
vision,
12:35
right
12:35
to
12:35
Dave's
12:35
grave
12:36
and
12:36
up
12:36
to
12:36
the
12:36
maple
12:37
tree.
12:37
It
12:37
was
12:37
under
12:38
I'm
12:39
in
12:39
shock.
12:40
And
12:40
I
12:40
look
12:40
all
12:40
over
12:41
my
12:41
body
12:41
while
12:41
I'm
12:42
wearing
12:42
a
12:42
Navy
12:42
blue
12:42
suit.
12:44
I
12:44
immediately
12:45
run
12:45
to
12:45
the
12:45
records
12:45
cabin
12:46
to
12:46
check,
12:47
to
12:47
see
12:47
when
12:47
this
12:47
grave
12:48
site
12:48
was
12:48
bought
12:48
by
12:48
Dave,
12:50
I
12:50
went
12:50
through
12:50
pages
12:51
and
12:51
pages
12:51
of
12:51
years
12:52
of
12:52
binders
12:52
filled
12:53
with
12:53
records
12:53
of
12:53
purchases.
12:54
And
12:55
who's
12:55
where
12:56
Dave,
12:56
no
12:56
,
12:56
his
12:57
family
12:57
never
12:58
purchased
12:58
the
12:58
grief.
12:59
No
12:59
one
12:59
has
12:59
ever
13:00
purchased
13:00
that
13:00
grave.
13:03
I'll
13:03
be
13:04
the
13:04
first
13:04
to
13:04
admit.
13:05
Well,
13:05
I've
13:05
always
13:05
been
13:05
fascinated
13:06
with
13:06
death
13:07
on
13:07
a
13:07
darker
13:07
side
13:07
of
13:08
life.
13:09
When
13:09
I
13:09
was
13:10
a
13:10
teenager,
13:11
I
13:11
didn't
13:11
think
13:11
twice.
13:12
When
13:12
I
13:12
was
13:12
invited
13:12
to
13:12
visit
13:13
a
13:13
graveyard,
13:14
my
13:15
partner
13:15
enjoy
13:16
telling
13:16