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From: "Roy C. Lackey" 
Subject: Re: (urth) PEACE: Gold hunt's end at the box in the hole
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 14:43:14 -0600

Stone Ox quoted and wrote:
>Mantis writes, about the hole Weer dug with
>Lois (at the end of the Gold Hunt):
>> But the fact remains that the diggers seem to
>> have hit a container of some kind: if it was
>> not the strongbox, then the next most likely
>> item would be a coffin.  In order to be sure
>> that it was not a strongbox with gold, they
>> had to excavate enough to determine its size.
>If I remember correctly, this section is next to
>to the Bell Witch section, with the porch step

Correct. But, according to the web site mantis found, the Bell Witch was
never buried, so there never was a tombstone. Margaret was just putting Den
on. Not to mention that Robertson county Tennessee was at least the entire
width of Kentucky from the nearest possible location for the Lorns' farm.

>I had assumed that they found a flat stone shaped
>roughly like the top of a treasure box, which Weer
>then used as a tombstone when he buried Lois in
>the hole they dug.

Why would a murderer mark the grave of his victim?



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