Haunted San Francisco

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Haunted San Francisco

Postby Andybev01 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:24 am

Looks like I need to get up to the city before the sands shift again.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... 1OUK8J.DTL
All you that doth my grave pass by,
As you are now so once was I,
As I am now so you must be,
Prepare for death & follow me.

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Re: Haunted San Francisco

Postby witchy » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:18 am

WOW!!! Thats amazing!!!
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Re: Haunted San Francisco

Postby Murfreesboro » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:11 am

So when this young woman's grave was moved, didn't they mark it at all?

The article said the families had to pay to move the tombstones in 1937, and if they didn't pay, the stones got used as landfill. I guess, in the 1930s, many families were impoverished due to the Depression. That just doesn't seem right somehow. She had been dead less than 50 years, and her family must have paid a lot for her original tombstone. There could easily have been people alive then who still remembered her.

One of the eeriest images I ever saw was on TV, when they were building the New Globe Theater in London, back in the early '90s. They uncovered a graveyard from the time of the Black Death, and there was an aerial view, rows and rows of skeletons. I don't know what they did with them all. I can understand moving a cemetery that old, but these cemeteries in San Francisco weren't really old at all.

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Re: Haunted San Francisco

Postby witchy » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:20 am

I guess I should have read the article, I was just amazed they found it!!

Murf that had to really weird to find something that old and having found sooo many of them.
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Re: Haunted San Francisco

Postby Murfreesboro » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:16 am

Yeah, it was very eerie to see. It really brought home the horror of the Black Death. Also it was a memento mori---made you realize that someday, we are all going to look like that to someone else. So hard to believe it. Not hard intellectually, but hard psychologically somehow, really to grasp it.

The people in London must have been buried without coffins, maybe just wrapped in shrouds, which had disintegrated with time.

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Re: Haunted San Francisco

Postby Pumpkin_Man » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:50 am

How woncerful!! Lets dig up all the corpses and use their grave markers as land fill, and all in the name of so called "progress."

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Re: Haunted San Francisco

Postby Li H'Sen Chang » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:04 am

San Francisco is crazy people mainly and the houses are really expensive. It is around a million US for a moderate house in a low crime area. :shock:
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Re: Haunted San Francisco

Postby Murfreesboro » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:39 pm

I could never afford to live there, but I have always said it is one of the three most beautiful places I have seen with my own eyes--the other two being Acapulco, Mexico, and Salzburg, Austria.

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Re: Haunted San Francisco

Postby Pumpkin_Man » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:02 pm

All of the West Coast is prohibitively expensive both to buy a house and the cost of living. A one-room effieincy appartment with the old fashioned Murphy bed is well over what you would pay for a mortgage payment some place else.

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Re: Haunted San Francisco

Postby NeverMore » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:06 pm


Amen brother. Takes a well paying job to live comfortably out here.

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Re: Haunted San Francisco

Postby Pumpkin_Man » Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:34 am

When I was young, I really wanted to move to L A in the worst way. Now, I don't know if I would or not, if the oportunity were to arise. Even if I did get a high paying job in L A, I would probably look for a cheaper home more inland and commute to work.

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