r/oddlyterrifying Sep 25 '22 Silver 2 Helpful 2 Wholesome 2 All-Seeing Upvote 3

Body sized shallow hole/grave behind my new house

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u/Kern4lMustard Sep 25 '22

This happens when someone is buried in a natural pine box, or without a box at all. The dirt settles, and the natural wood decays and gives way. I've been to alot of old graveyards

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u/camelvendor Sep 25 '22 edited Sep 26 '22

😬 UPDATE Authorities came and looked at it and said it’s “odd, but probably nothing” but they don’t know what it is. Said not to touch it just yet and they will check their records (which they said they already did). So now I’m just waiting until they come back

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u/max_bruh Sep 25 '22

Could be 100 years old, who knows

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u/[deleted] Sep 25 '22 Gold Helpful Wholesome Giggle

I like how when you’re a new dead body you’re just gross but when you’re 100+ years everyone loves you again and wants to see your bones.

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u/max_bruh Sep 25 '22

Put em in a boutique store

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u/tossedaway202 Sep 25 '22 Silver Helpful

Or a .... Boo-tique store...

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u/bimbamfigaro Sep 25 '22

The opposite of when you're alive!

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u/radicalvenus Sep 25 '22

Speak for yourself, while I might not aesthetically enjoy a rotting corpse I love it all the same as it's returned to our Earth 💕

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u/Baader-Yoursof Sep 25 '22 Helpful

Speak for yourself, while I aesthetically enjoy a rotting corpse I love it all the same as it’s returned to my crawl space 💕

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u/iCoeur285 Sep 25 '22

This is why I want to donate my body to a body farm!

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u/Marmotskinner Sep 25 '22

Yep. A lot of these around where I grew up. The old farmsteads would just plant granny out back, with a wooden plank carved with her name. Over the decades, not only the coffin and plank would rot away, so would the farm house and barn. We once found an entire family plot way up in the woods. The first few had actual gravestones. Dated pre-civil war. Then there were a couple others with no marker. Whatever got them tore through them like wildfire. The cabin was long gone.

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u/cipher446 Sep 25 '22

There's a place in the Pisgah national forest about a half mile off one of the trails up there and it's a pretty spot high on the ridge. There are about twenty old graves there which are marked with native slabs of rock. The scratchings of whoever's buried there has long been worn off, but it's simple and peaceful. A couple of the graves still with markings are around the civil war era, I believe. They just seemed to be folks who'd lived and died in the Appalachian hollers. I passed through there a long time ago when I was in outward bound and the beauty of it always stuck with me.

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u/Critical_Band5649 Sep 25 '22

There is one here in PA, up on the side of a mountain in the Tuscarora state forest forest. Some of them date all the way back to the late 1700s. There had been a small mountain town called Pandemonium but it was wiped out by what historians believe to be small pox.

Oddly enough, I only knew about it because a jewelry maker I follow had planted gift cards in weird, creepy places up and down the coast and it was very close for me to get to.

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u/cipher446 Sep 25 '22

That's a great name for a town. I feel like that's bookworthy - "A Town Called Pandemonium."

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u/1HappyIsland Sep 25 '22

Yeah it's sad to read some of these abandoned gravesites. Lots of little ones and you could sometimes tell from dates when the hard winters or pandemics happened.

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u/KittehSkittles Sep 25 '22

My mamaws grave did this and she died 34 years ago. It's been like that for as long as I can remember so it could be kinda recent too.

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u/UnarmedEmbodiment Sep 25 '22

This would actually creep me out if I'm the one in OP's place.

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u/N0cturnalB3ast Sep 25 '22

OP, at next full moon, burn some wood and head out w a shovel. Report back.

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u/wcollins260 Sep 25 '22

Also you are going to need a young priest and an old priest.

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u/Alpha_Decay_ Sep 25 '22

And a lawyer and a rabbi.

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u/Not-A-Niche-Username Sep 25 '22

Username checks out. And is that a euphemism? For no particular reason of course

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u/42Pockets Sep 25 '22

Put razor wire over it like those ancient vampire graves we have been seeing. I would plant some garlic and sprinkle silver dust too.

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u/kaptaincorn Sep 25 '22

Chia plants so they can make seeds for them to count

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u/42Pockets Sep 25 '22

One Chia Seed, Two Chia Seeds, Three Chia Seeds, There are Three Cia Seeds. AH! HA! HAA!!

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u/buzzhavoc Sep 25 '22

The razor wires don't work fyi.

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u/ImOutWanderingAround Sep 25 '22

They could have some pretty authentic Halloween decorations just in time for the holiday.

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u/mntgoat Sep 25 '22

I watched a documentary about that back in the 80s. Some housing development was made on an old burial ground and then strange shit happened.

OP should just move.

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u/arbydallas Sep 25 '22

That housing project was rife with corruption. IIRC they were too cheap/lazy to actuslly move the graveyard so they just moved the tombstones.

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u/mntgoat Sep 25 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

That's a good point, but in OPs case I don't think they've moved anything so they should just move before things get bad. If they see any static on the TV just stay at a hotel that night.

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u/Blarg_III Sep 25 '22

Eh, there are millions of houses built directly on top of, in and through old graves. In most old cities, near every building has seen a death. The chances of yours being the freaky supernatural one is low enough that you should be more worried about sudden death syndrome.

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u/mntgoat Sep 25 '22

I don't know dude, the documentary was super scary, check it out, I think hbo has it https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0084516/

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u/bobbybob9069 Sep 25 '22

This is killing me, I always refer to random movies as documentaries too 😅😅

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u/Simply_Gabriele Sep 25 '22

You can reach out to your local PD and your local archeologists because you don't know just how old this may be. I would recommend the archeologists first, because they can advise you how exactly what is needed to check if it is really a burial and if it is criminal or simply historical. They deal with "suddenly, bones!" so much in their job.

Edit to add: it's a public service, you should not have any costs associated as it is a genuine concern and possible forensic/health concern.

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u/NotElizaHenry Sep 25 '22

I know how to get ahold of the police, but how do you find your “local archaeologists”?

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u/OsiyoMotherFuckers Sep 25 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Lots of comments here on the right track, but I do not see the correct answer for the US.

If in the US, you should contact your State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO pronounced shippo).

Here is the contact for info for all of them listed by state: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/nationalregister/state-historic-preservation-offices.htm

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u/El-mas-puto-de-todos Sep 25 '22 Wholesome

1-800-INDY-ANA

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u/TheScarletEmerald Sep 25 '22

They named the dog Indiana.

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u/psymonprime Sep 25 '22

The dawwwwg? You were named after the dawwwwg?

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u/TheScarletEmerald Sep 25 '22

I had very fond memories of that dog.

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u/Usual-Style-8473 Sep 25 '22 edited Sep 25 '22 Silver

Archaeologist here. Who you need to call is the coroner. That’s who we call when we find a body. Unless you have a archaeologist/osteologist friend who is willing to come out and probe for free, we would need a contract and money to have our company come out and test the area.

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u/AnonBubblyBowels Sep 25 '22

Google “[Your city or largest metro closest to you] archeologist” and/or “Your city or largest metro closest to you] archeological society” and ask them.

Might also just be able to contact the city and see what resources they have available or recommend.

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u/fatchan Sep 25 '22

Get in contact with a local university they usually have a contact book

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u/BareLeggedCook Sep 25 '22

State college should have a archeological department funded by the state that handles things like thus

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u/poodlebutt76 Sep 25 '22

Try your local University or nat history museum

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u/jproxduh Sep 25 '22

Assuming this is in the US, contact your State Historic Preservation Office. They’ll send out an archaeologist to assess your situation. They’re exceptionally knowledgeable and since they’re state employees they’re very familiar with all the legal steps that need to be taken when investigating possible human remains.

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u/Worth_Alternative_52 Sep 25 '22

Would definitely recommend getting the local PD to at least come check it out, better safe than sorry!

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u/GumdropGoober Sep 25 '22

I'd dig it up myself and play with the bones.

Free bones!

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u/namesyeti Sep 25 '22

Soooo you gonna dig n show us later or what?

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u/flamingo_fuckface Sep 25 '22

Yeah you should dig it up. They might have gold teeth, a gift from beyond the grave!

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u/habits-white-rabbit Sep 25 '22

That's a great way to get haunted or cursed

Has Egypt taught you people nothing

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u/flamingo_fuckface Sep 25 '22

Can’t get haunted if you’re already cursed.

Besides the Egyptians only taught me that cats are gods and their food is delicious.

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u/Acceptingoptimist Sep 25 '22

Or just the grave.

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u/VoidScreaming101 Sep 25 '22

It’s worth reporting, Someone might be missing a family member.

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u/Frisky_Picker Sep 25 '22

Honestly its probably a dog. When I was a kid we buried our St Benard in a pine box. Looked exactly like this eventually.

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u/ClearingFlags Sep 25 '22

Uh huh, a dog, sure.

I'm watching you, Frisky Picker...

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u/MurphysDaughter Sep 25 '22

yey dead body free with the house

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u/5280mtnrunner Sep 25 '22

I think you're supposed to build a swimming pool on top of the grave(s).

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u/zorppu Sep 25 '22

maybe a previous owner wanted to be buried on their property? i used to live in a house that the previous owner was buried at

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u/mynameisalso Sep 25 '22

There's a Dutch guy buried on our property. He committed suicide and no cemetery would take him. It'd be nice to find out who he really was.

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u/zorppu Sep 25 '22

that’s actually really sad, did they not want him because he committed?

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u/mynameisalso Sep 25 '22

That's the story I was told. The grave is only marked by a boulder and only maybe 5 people know of it. Supposedly happened like 1880ish.

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u/thomier86 Sep 25 '22

This is possible. In many states, one can be buried on one’s own property. But such sites must be dedicated as cemeteries and included on survey plats, and presumably would be required to be disclosed by the seller/realtor.

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u/TrinDiesel123 Sep 25 '22

You just catapulted this post into the oddly terrifying sphere…

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u/GluttonAsteroth Sep 25 '22

Go to any Jewish Graveyard.

My Great Uncle, sadly, had his grave fall inward this last month as we laid my Great Aunt to rest.

We're asking the graveyard to fill them in. The reason this happens is Jewish tradition makes no preservation of the body.

Holes are drilled in it to accelerate decay. Ashes to Ashes Dust to Dust.

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u/Dreadnasty Sep 25 '22

Wait, wait, wait... Holes are drilled in the coffin or in the body? I figure either or would speed up the process.

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u/Far-Bookkeeper-9695 Sep 25 '22

Lmao, the coffin. That'd be fucked up if they swiss cheesed their bodies..

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u/Cyclopentadien Sep 25 '22

I mean there are burial traditions in Asia (mostly Tibet) where people carve up the body and crush its bones so vultures can deal with it more easily.

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u/eyetracker Sep 25 '22

Zoroastrians too, who are mostly in India today and don't always do it, but traditionally in Iran.

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u/runnybee Sep 25 '22

Yes, I grew up next to an old cemetery and many of the graves collapsed like this

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u/Glum-Perception-2749 Sep 25 '22

It’s definitely weirdly square

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u/Javaed Sep 25 '22

It's how a friend of mine once found a body. Wound up being his landlord buried a parent in the backyard b/c he was too cheap for a funeral.

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u/SweaterInaCan Sep 25 '22

Op is actually the killer and just seeing if it's okay to be lazy to leave the grave like this lol

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u/camelvendor Sep 25 '22

Uh, asking for a friend.. they go to a different school. You don’t know them

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u/ebonyeyeslullaby Sep 25 '22

In Canada, with my girlfriend, I'll vouch for you!

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u/Jowa666 Sep 25 '22

Ha, testing the waters

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u/dinosaurslayer1 Sep 25 '22

Grab a shovel and get to work

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u/yeeeeha111111 Sep 25 '22

Finally someone said it.

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u/Dredly Sep 25 '22

very likely that it is a "perc test" location. basically they dig a hole that looks like that, fill it will water, and see how long it takes to drain to determine your septic needs.

after a while if the soil around them is lose it will run back in, traditionally you could spot them because the dirt that was removed would be put beside it making a bit of a hill, that may be what we see on the left side there

https://buildingadvisor.com/buying-land/septic-systems/soil-and-perc-testing/

note: I have no idea how widespread this is, in PA they are everywhere, and normally about 3' feet deep, but after 20 years or so, they look just like that.

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u/Leapdemon Sep 25 '22

Septic was exactly my thought. Correct me if I'm wrong but also simply installing a tank poorly will cause this.

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u/smoretank Sep 25 '22

Same. I had to dig 8 of those septic test holes on my property to save money. That was my first thought. Some of the old holes from 20yrs ago look exactly like that picture too. I should probly go put dirt back now that I think about it.

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u/Dredly Sep 25 '22

Shouldn't, it would have to be a very poor install, but op said it was an acre back in the woods

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u/fuuunniieees Sep 25 '22

OP has replied to every shitty comment except this one, the only sensible one

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u/Blu_Falcon Sep 25 '22

NC too. I think it’s common practice.

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u/navcom20 Sep 25 '22

WA as well. I'm the guy from the health dept. who stands next to the hole evaluating/recording the soil types and permitting the eventual septic system. With conventional (gravity) systems, we may dig to around 5-6 feet, but I've done a few that went to 14. The disturbed soil loses its structure and settles into these troughs. If you're on septic, call your county health department and ask about your septic records, specifically your "site registration," "soil logs," or "perc test."

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u/baconwagoneer Sep 25 '22

Actual answer. Gracias amigo.

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u/namedaftersomeoneels Sep 25 '22

Definitely a filled in perc test hole for a drain field. See these all over in rural WA state.

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u/danainthere Sep 25 '22

So I'm a history nerd/relic hunter that lives down south. That being said I've run across a number of cemeteries, including those for the enslaved. This does look like a grave. Most burials are oriented east to west, so look at that. And if you live on or near a historic property it may be related and nothing to worry about.

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u/southernfriedfossils Sep 25 '22

Same, southern genealogist here and this 100% looks like a burial in an old cemetery where the old wooden coffin rotted away.

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u/NotYourEverydayFBI Sep 25 '22

Show it to my roommate and he said “Just call 811. “Know before you dig!”” *finger guns. What even is life at this point.

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u/Ebb_Swimming Sep 25 '22

Holy shit I have several of these behind my house. Imma keep this in mind. I'll post pictures if wanted

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u/Dangerous_Explorer_3 Sep 25 '22

Do it.

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u/Ebb_Swimming Sep 25 '22

It's night rn but I'll keep this in mind tomorrow. The holes are symmetrical too. I've been waiting so damn long for somebody else to have something similar to this

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u/PM_me_your_fantasyz Sep 25 '22 Wholesome

You should probably also give your local PD a ring.

Odds are that they will come out with a cadaver dog for five minutes, go 'Nope' and then take off.

If they don't take off in five minutes you get a great story to tell at parties for the rest of your life. You also might help bring closure to some grieving families. I guess there is that as well, too.

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u/Ebb_Swimming Sep 25 '22

I'll absolutely keep this in mind. The street I live on used to be old farmland and there was some grave markers from a long time ago (can't remember the dates exactl) on another neighbor's property, odds are there might have been some unmarked burials. I'm definitely posting tomorrow given the heightened interest and I'll determine what to do soon

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u/PM_me_your_fantasyz Sep 25 '22

It might not be a recent grave plot then. Your local county archeologist or historical society might be interested in that case, after you have the cops check it out first.

After about one hundred years, the cops don't care about dead bodies at all. I knew a guy that had a cave diver find a human skeleton in a sinkhole on his property. The sheriff's department came out, did the whole CSI thing, and took the bones away to a lab for dating.

When they turned out to be more than one hundred years old they brought it back and left the whole skeleton on the guys porch in a cardboard file box and told him that the bones were his problem to deal with now.

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u/66666thats6sixes Sep 25 '22

Worse was that case a few years back where a family found a hermetically sealed coffin containing a well preserved little girl while building a new garage. City came out, opened it up, said it wasn't their problem, and left it in their yard. Oh, but now the body started to decay very rapidly, so it wasn't just a "this is your problem now" but a "this is your problem now, one that you need to solve very rapidly at your own expense, and if you don't we'll charge you with improper treatment of a corpse. also you can't just bury her back where you found her because your yard is no longer legally a cemetery even though it was when she was buried here. have fun paying a few thousand dollars for her funeral."

I think eventually the community raised money to help them, but it was a really shitty situation for awhile.

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u/scrollingforgodot Sep 25 '22

This is fucking trauma. I would have nightmares for the rest of my life. And how in the hell is it not the city's problem at that point!?

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u/GrayCustomKnives Sep 25 '22

My friend in high school found a skull, and what turned out to be the rest of a skeleton along a river bank while kayaking. She called the police and they came out and checked everything out, excavated to remove the skeleton and took it away for analysis. Turns out the skeleton was determined to be at least 250 years old and was exposed by high water levels that year washing away part of the bank in an area that was just a flat wooded area years ago. I also know a guy who found a skeleton while digging with an excavator on his farm property and reported it, but that one was determined to be “older than 200 years” also and that was the last he ever heard.

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u/Long_Before_Sunrise Sep 25 '22

they brought it back and left the whole skeleton on the guys porch in a cardboard file box and told him that the bones were his problem to deal with now.

I do not think that is following proper legal procedure.

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u/Ebb_Swimming Sep 25 '22

Yeah that's what I'm thinking. It might be a jump to assume it's a grave to begin with, but it certainly can't hurt to investigate

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u/New-Cantaloupe7649 Sep 25 '22

This is more than likely what it is. I live in bumblefuck America, and I can walk to at least three small burial plots. One has been kind of made into a local spooky haunt….like the family has placed cages over some of the plots as if to keep animals from digging them up (implying freshness of the grave), it gets decorated up for Halloween etc.

It’s not at all uncommon for farms to have generations of families buried on site. I don’t know the regulations now lol, who knows if you can or can’t still do this.

But I can guarantee you some family at some point decided to sell their farm, and may have decided it was easier to sell without the headstones. Not to mention beloved family pets that get buried on site as well. I could totally see a family deciding to take the headstones to their new farm to bring the ancestry with them.

But we’re talking bumblefuck farm country, specifically southern . That’s my experiences .

If it’s right behind your house, that’s a bit odd lol.

But you could also just fill it in with some dirt, plant some shrubbery, and help the murderer thst used to live in your house not get caught.

If that’s your thing.

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u/Last_Gigolo Sep 25 '22

Exactly what happens to abandoned grave yards in states that still allow homestead.

Someone tossed the tombstones. Probably 60 years or more ago. Probably lived in the land a while. Then passed on. Passed it down to their kids. They barely used it and now their grandchildren are selling off family land. The graves can be 200 years old.

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u/reb6 Sep 25 '22

I just see something like this and think of Poltergeist. “You moved the gravestones but didn’t move the graves!”

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u/tedegranada Sep 25 '22

Lmao why does everyone have dead bodies in their backyard

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u/JJROKCZ Sep 25 '22

Humans spread rapidly, don’t live that long, and tend to dispose of their deceased with burial ceremonies.

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u/Ebb_Swimming Sep 25 '22

I'm from Massachusetts it's a given lol

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u/BigBuddhaR Sep 25 '22

Was it a bargain? Change your locks in the doors and in the windows. It is relatively cheap and easy to do by yourself.

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u/camelvendor Sep 25 '22

Now I’m regretting posting this because the comments are making it actually worrisome lol

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u/Jamsy0707 Sep 25 '22

You should always change the locks when you move into a new place but I wouldn't stress about it. The horror movie scenarios you're imagining are one in a billion.

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u/westcoaster503 Sep 25 '22

Guess who won the lottery!!!

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u/NomadWithaJob Sep 25 '22

Listen to your gut. It wouldn't hurt to reach out to the authorities, right? Better safe than sorry.

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u/Thymeseeker Sep 25 '22

To be fair, it's always a good idea to change locks on a new house. I don't need the neighbor walking in because last owner gave them a key. I also don't want the old owner to have free access.

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u/7upurs Sep 25 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

Grab a shovel and dig. We want to see. Just remember if you fill the back of the shovel first the front will fill itself. laborers will get that one.

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u/CementCemetery Sep 25 '22

The comment section is both hilarious and a little worrisome.

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u/Ey3l3ss555666 Sep 25 '22

Most things on this sub aren’t creepy/terrifying. This definitely hits hard on the creepy scale

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u/camelvendor Sep 25 '22

Definitely is creepy

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u/Wsemenske Sep 25 '22

I think most of the posts are creepy/terrifying, it's that they aren't oddly so.

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u/voidxleech Sep 25 '22

it may be worth calling your local pd and asking them to bring a cadaver dog over to check it out.

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u/camelvendor Sep 25 '22

I almost jokingly laid in it. Legit glad I didn’t now

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u/Long_Before_Sunrise Sep 25 '22 Silver

Now you have death cooties on you.

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u/HeyR Sep 25 '22 Silver

Death Cab for Cooties

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u/NullOpenZzz Sep 25 '22

With their hit song, "I won't follow you into the dark, because you have cooties and that's gross"

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u/ivumb Sep 25 '22

That's funny, that was my first instinct. Lay in it lmao

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u/sweetspetites Sep 25 '22

If you do…take a pic. And post it back here.

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u/camelvendor Sep 25 '22

You definitely just made it actually terrifying

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u/foxfighter92 Sep 25 '22

Keep us updated on the search results

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u/camelvendor Sep 25 '22

Will do

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u/MarioV2 Sep 25 '22 Starry

Narrator: he wouldn’t

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u/Reddit_Bot_For_Karma Sep 25 '22

Been too many safes for me to ever believe an OP until proven otherwise.

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u/caseCo825 Sep 25 '22

10 years from now on r/oddlyterrifying": "I found two weird rectangular depressions in my yard!"

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u/voidxleech Sep 25 '22

sorry hah. i grew up out in the woods and we were told that if we were ever playing in the woods and found a hole like this, that we should tell our parents. didn’t find out why until many years later though. hah

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u/turtlehead501 Sep 25 '22

We had an old cemetery on my grandparents farm and the graves all looked like this.

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u/EvisceratedInFiction Sep 25 '22

It could actually be a family’s old dog’s cadaver in there. People usually bury pets at home.

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u/johokie Sep 25 '22

Weird to see this response to buried. I spent an entire day as a teen digging a pit for our massive German Shepherd, and I added a decent pile of rocks on top of him to deter carrion eaters.

This looks about what I assume it'd look like after decay; I was too sad to revisit the burial spot.

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u/[deleted] Sep 25 '22

Cadaver dog Doot dooo doo do doot.

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u/UndercoverProphet Sep 25 '22

Think of the Alyssa Bustamante case. She dug a bunch of ones just like this in preparation of killing that girl. I guess she wanted to have a bunch of possibilities in case other people were on the trail or whatever.

So what I mean is this could be real and it wouldn’t hurt to report it.

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u/camelvendor Sep 25 '22

God dude

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u/ItsJaaaaake Sep 25 '22

Shits gettin real on reddit tonight 😂

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u/Queef_Stroganoff44 Sep 25 '22

I worked for the forest service and one night we were camping out in the desert, before heading up into the forested mountains. We found 2 holes, side by side and very similar to OPs, except about 4 feet deep.

We told the “old man who’d seen it all and always set us straight”. He walked over fully expecting to explain it away like he did all our crazy theories. He took one look and went “Holy shit…those are future graves.” There was really no other explanation, unless maybe someone was burying objects, but then why 2 separate holes?

Anyway, we marked it on GPS (it was WAAAYYYY out in the middle of nowhere) and reported it to law enforcement via satellite phone. They claimed to investigate, but nothing ever came of it. They were still there a couple years later, still unfilled.

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u/smellmybuttfoo Sep 25 '22

God damn it. I shouldn't be reading this at 3am 💀

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u/lickedTators Sep 25 '22

1) Excavate the site until you reach the body.

2) Carefully remove the body.

3) Dig 6 more feet down.

4) Place your own victim into the deeper hole.

5) Partially refill the hole, place the old body back into the hole.

6) Fully refill the hole and remove all evidence of digging.

Now if people try to find the new body they'll stop when they reach the old body and you'll be safe.

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u/Long_Before_Sunrise Sep 25 '22

You forgot bracing the sides of the hole so you don't become the body at the bottom.

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u/lickedTators Sep 25 '22

Look, if you're going to be out there with bodies, digging holes, you deserve what's coming your way if you haven't done basic research on proper hole manufacturing. Reddit can't do everything for you.

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u/camelvendor Sep 25 '22

UPDATE Posted this before bed last night and woke up to it with a thousand comments about calling the authorities, so I did that and now I’m waiting for them to come out. They don’t seem in a hurry, but I’ll keep you guys posted here

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u/devil-wears-converse Sep 25 '22

They don't seem in a hurry.

Well the body's definitely not going anywhere lol

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u/ethan851 Sep 25 '22

I have been looking at the comments on what it could be, if you call the PD can you give us a update on the situation OP?

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u/pistcow Sep 25 '22

Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody's gonna die. Come watch TV.

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u/camelvendor Sep 25 '22

drops plate and turns towards living room

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u/xXcandypopzXx Sep 25 '22

That's mean the body decomposed and the loose dirt on top fell where the organs and insides were 🥰

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u/tedegranada Sep 25 '22

Doesnt that mean the body's been there for years at the very least? At least its not fresh

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u/Raw10An3s Sep 25 '22

That's a laying hole that's where I lay while I watch you

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u/Dredly Sep 25 '22

ironically... it was almost certainly done to map a plot of land to sell lol

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u/NMSky301 Sep 25 '22

Most things like this I shrug at on this sub….but this one actually looks pretty sketchy. I’d be giving the local PD a call.

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u/Gracksploitation Sep 25 '22

Just build a golf course around it, I heard it lowers your taxes or something.

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u/bendy_straw_bich Sep 25 '22

I dunno, Halloween is coming up. Could be a good prop

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u/camelvendor Sep 25 '22

It’s set back about an acre from the house and a little bit into the woods.

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u/bendy_straw_bich Sep 25 '22

You'd think they'd trek a bit further from civilization to bury a body. You really should get it checked out though, pretty creepy

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u/camelvendor Sep 25 '22

Definitely going to after all these comments

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u/DLIPBCrashDavis Sep 25 '22

You would think so, but a few years back there was a body dumped about 2 miles north of here along a short road that lead to a small subdivision. At the time of the dump we were considered the outskirts. People lived, walked, ran, and drove past it for 3-4 years before it was discovered about 5 feet from the road.

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u/bendy_straw_bich Sep 25 '22

Yikes. That just gives me the heebie jeebies

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u/Dredly Sep 25 '22

an acre back, in the woods... if you are in a development that built up in the late 90's / early 2000's without sewer/water hookups, i would put money on it that its a perc test.

when subdividing land, developers need to figure out where all the septic systems will go, since every single house needs a well and a septic. but they can't just say "put it wherever, who cares!" because you're going ot end up with someones shit in another persons well (literally). so they clearly mark on all sub-dision maps where septic can go, and where wells can go, and what septic is needed.

and so you have these holes, there is probably another one someone within like 50 yards of the one you found.

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u/Prestigious-Law-1212 Sep 25 '22

Yeahhhhh I’d call the local police department just to be safe. You could solve a missing persons case or something.

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u/urmomslaundry Sep 25 '22

Hey! Funeral director/embalmer here! This is exactly why vaults are required in cemeteries (at least where I live) to prevent the ground from sinking like that. It’s super common in old graveyards for there to be indentations where the casket lies beneath. That is a little terrifying that this is behind your house though. Best of luck!

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u/camelvendor Sep 25 '22

Wow. Maybe they’ll find something when the authorities get here

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u/THESHADYWILLOW Sep 26 '22

In case anyone sorts by new looking for an update there hasn’t been any, I just went through each thread you’re welcome

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u/Aoiboshi Sep 25 '22

I used to live there. Not a dead body, I promise, so you don't need to dig or call the police. We don't really need two dead bodies there. I mean...

Look! Kings of Leon!

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u/NomadWithaJob Sep 25 '22

Whelp, you have my vote for most terrifying thing I've seen on Reddit. Congrats, I think?

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u/Walking72 Sep 25 '22

After you call the police make sure you just start with the sentence I didn't do it but..

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u/--Mutus-Liber-- Sep 25 '22

"Whenever someone goes missing, the police always end up finding them in the same place, in a uh, SHALLOW GRAVE."

  • Norm McDonald
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u/fonn4 Sep 25 '22

If big trees fall over they pull up a lot of ground with the roots, and after it’s rotted away you end up with these sunken grave looking holes

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u/Dredly Sep 25 '22

unlikely to be in this shape though. they are generally more round and there is a "pillow" on the other side where the roots would have made a mess and dropped all their stuff

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u/sowinScotty Sep 25 '22

Pull the leaves back and take a peek. Hell shove a shovel in there. See what grabs a hold of it.

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u/PyroBob316 Sep 25 '22

I’m going to ask you some very specific questions.

1) Is there exposed soil around the edges (meaning, is it fresh?)

2) What city or area do you live in?

3) Have you had a lot of rain lately?

4) If you follow the crater in a straight line a few hundred yards max what do you see?

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u/Anotherburner42069 Sep 25 '22

I'm pretty sure it's not a graboid

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u/Mental-Revolution915 Sep 25 '22

The prior owner wasn’t a serial killer or anything, right?😳

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u/Dylanx42069 Sep 25 '22

Any update

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u/camelvendor Sep 25 '22

It’s the middle of the night. Definitely not digging it up right now

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u/Worororororo Sep 25 '22

It's only terrifying because you choose to cower from it.. dig it up and put an end to silent thoughts or forever be haunted by them.

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u/detour0777 Sep 25 '22

Yeah I visited a graveyard with an older one adjacent. It had a bunch of these indentations.

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u/camelvendor Sep 25 '22

I’ve had a few people tell me that so far. Pretty scary

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u/Baronessss Sep 25 '22

Guess it’s time to move.

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u/Segat1133 Sep 25 '22

Acting like they didn't just bury their spouse and post it on reddit