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Title: Article: See the grave that scared road workers so much they paved around it
Post by: Molandfreak on December 24, 2014, 11:23:40 AM
https://m.roadtrippers.com/blog/road-workers-were-so-scared-of-this-grave-they-paved-around-it
Title: Re: Article: See the grave that scared road workers so much they paved around it
Post by: NE2 on December 24, 2014, 11:44:49 AM
They were scared of the relative with a gun, not the grave. Fuck clickbait.
Title: Article: See the grave that scared road workers so much they paved around it
Post by: Molandfreak on December 24, 2014, 12:07:31 PM
Lol yeah. I just thought it was an interesting oddity and I wouldn't have found out about it if it weren't for the article.
Title: Re: Article: See the grave that scared road workers so much they paved around it
Post by: getemngo on December 24, 2014, 01:19:24 PM
(https://res.cloudinary.com/roadtrippers/image/upload/v1419393009/eyqdhue2pox3le6udkyv.jpg)

That's a sign that's presumably found nowhere else. If I were grumpier, I'd complain about the use of a Christian cross on a road sign, but I honestly can't think of a good alternative symbol to represent a grave.
Title: Re: Article: See the grave that scared road workers so much they paved around it
Post by: kurumi on December 24, 2014, 02:59:18 PM
Well, they could just move the headstones and not the bodies (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084516/)*.

* wat (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1029360/)
Title: Re: Article: See the grave that scared road workers so much they paved around it
Post by: sdmichael on December 24, 2014, 03:28:54 PM
There are graves, marked graves, on San Diego Avenue in the Old Town area in San Diego, California. This is what happens when a roadway is widened sometimes. It beats the alternative, which is a park in Mission Hills that has all the former gravestones pushed to one side of the park.
Title: Re: Article: See the grave that scared road workers so much they paved around it
Post by: The Nature Boy on December 24, 2014, 04:05:13 PM
(https://res.cloudinary.com/roadtrippers/image/upload/v1419393009/eyqdhue2pox3le6udkyv.jpg)

That's a sign that's presumably found nowhere else. If I were grumpier, I'd complain about the use of a Christian cross on a road sign, but I honestly can't think of a good alternative symbol to represent a grave.

Actually, if I didn't know that there was a grave there, the Christian cross would just lead me to believe I was passing some kind of local religious monument. You could probably put "RIP" inside of the "stone" on the sign and communicate the message more effectively.
Title: Re: Article: See the grave that scared road workers so much they paved around it
Post by: Tom958 on December 24, 2014, 04:06:28 PM
Cool sign, cool road feature, cool story even if it was clickbait that brought it to our attention.  Thanks, Molandfreak! :bigass:
Title: Re: Article: See the grave that scared road workers so much they paved around it
Post by: tdindy88 on December 24, 2014, 04:08:39 PM
I've been on that road, certainly didn't expect to see the road open up like that.
Title: Re: Article: See the grave that scared road workers so much they paved around it
Post by: SteveG1988 on December 25, 2014, 05:58:20 PM
http://weirdnj.com/stories/cemetery-safari/mary-ellis-rt-1-parking-lot-grave/

Parking Lot Grave
Title: Re: Article: See the grave that scared road workers so much they paved around it
Post by: SEWIGuy on December 25, 2014, 07:26:15 PM
Both of these articles are great examples of why I just want to be cremated. 
Title: Re: Article: See the grave that scared road workers so much they paved around it
Post by: The Nature Boy on December 25, 2014, 08:01:51 PM
It amazes me how the scenic river properties of yesteryear are now strip malls. I mean, I understand why but it's still amazing.
Title: Re: Article: See the grave that scared road workers so much they paved around it
Post by: Brandon on December 25, 2014, 10:44:48 PM
Both of these articles are great examples of why I just want to be cremated. 

Shit man, I want a tomb just like King Tut.

Title: Re: Article: See the grave that scared road workers so much they paved around it
Post by: bugo on December 26, 2014, 04:46:03 AM
There's a cemetery in a parking lot in Sand Springs, OK:

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/4535

http://goo.gl/maps/FPSL2

http://goo.gl/maps/tLD5t
Title: Re: Article: See the grave that scared road workers so much they paved around it
Post by: Pete from Boston on December 26, 2014, 09:45:03 AM

There's a cemetery in a parking lot in Sand Springs, OK:

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/4535

http://goo.gl/maps/FPSL2

http://goo.gl/maps/tLD5t

There is/was also one in the parking lot of the US 1 Flea Market in... Edison? NJ.