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    I've dug around one old (1800's)one but not in it.
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    I have at the request of the church to try to locate unmarked graves, but not to dig.
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    While I enjoy reading about all the treasures, my main interest is digging up the history of my farm
    I own a cemetery. When we bought the farm, the lawyer said we could " legally do anything we want with it, including digging it up and building our house there." Ummm, no! However, it was in great need of attention. I am constantly working on it, including digging up the gravestones and resetting them straight, and digging borders around them to help prevent me from damaging the stones with the lawn mower, etc.
    When I first started detecting, I did go out to the cemetery. It is the only sectioned off land, so I could keep track of where I was at and I was trying to learn what the detector was trying to tell me. I didn't realize it was such a big "no-no" for some people. I ended up digging a shotgun shell and a beer can out of it. Now IMO, that was disrespectful, and I was "led" there to get them out. Again, I stress IMO. Since then, I have learned that it's a "stumbling block" for some tnet members. For that reason, I will not detect there just for the sake of detecting. I am not going to stop straightening up tombstones and digging out stumps.
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    You are a good person for what youíre doing. I agree with you I couldnít dig at a cemetery itís bad Ju-Ju!! Just think if some of your family was there would you like someone to dig there. Once again great job!!
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    I honestly don't have an opinion but I have to ask, for the haters out there, are you worried about digging up signals directly associated with burials? Or is it the "can't walk on a grave" thing? I was taught not to walk on top of a grave and believed in that for many years....until I started mowing cemeteries....that went out the window about minute 3...lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creskol View Post
    I have at the request of the church to try to locate unmarked graves, but not to dig.
    Same, some graves have brass/bronze on the stones, others are simply marked with a push in metal stake with a glass covered placard that details the person and dates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1320 View Post
    I honestly don't have an opinion but I have to ask, for the haters out there, are you worried about digging up signals directly associated with burials? Or is it the "can't walk on a grave" thing? I was taught not to walk on top of a grave and believed in that for many years....until I started mowing cemeteries....that went out the window about minute 3...lol.
    I was raised the same way.. I didnít start doing it until later in life when I actually had to do maintenance on my families cemetery. At first I would try my best to not stand on them but then you get to realizing sometimes itís hard to do so when they are buried so close to one another and youíre leaving over the headstone to reach something out in the middle
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    I would never disrespect the dead like that
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    Quote Originally Posted by USMC Reaper View Post
    I would never disrespect the dead like that
    I'd be honored to see a fellow detectorist swinging over my grave!

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    I was taught never to step on graves. I don't detect cemeteries. BUT, after I'm gone, you can dance on my grave, detect and dig all you want. Wouldn't bother me a bit. I've told my family that I wish they'd save the money and drag my carcass out in the woods and leave me at the base of a big old tree and let the scavengers do what they do. I'll be long gone and in a way better place anyway. To me, my body is no different from an old truck that finally gave out and is towed out to the hedgerow to rust away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLK HOLE View Post
    So I went out door knocking today at some properties that date back to the 1930ís. I was 0-10 for any yesís except for one house that had a graveyard off to the side of the property, the homeowner told me the only part he would allow me to hunt the graveyard. Several tombstones dates back to the 1890ís. I politely replied thanks but no thanks. So what do you do
    Was your first intention to hunt the graveyard? When you were told you could hunt a certain part you refused. Did you ask if you could hunt around the house? If not why did you even knock.
    I personally would not hunt any part of a graveyard for oldies except for helping someone has lost recently like a ring or keys.
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    NOPE NOPE NOPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    bad juju - let the dead rest in peace.

    other places to detect
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    NO. The only time that I want to go to a graveyard is when I die.
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    It was never my intent to hunt the graveyard when I knocked on the door of the house. I asked to detect around his house and he told me no, but he would allow me to hunt the graveyard. I politely told him I was not interested as it was something I felt was not ethical.
    Quote Originally Posted by Denny45 View Post
    Was your first intention to hunt the graveyard? When you were told you could hunt a certain part you refused. Did you ask if you could hunt around the house? If not why did you even knock.
    I personally would not hunt any part of a graveyard for oldies except for helping someone has lost recently like a ring or keys.

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    i like to go to cemeteries to straitening the flowers and flags and whatever people put on their loved ones grave i also like to see when they were born and when they died and to see the old head stones too

 

 
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