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    Even with permission do you hunt a graveyard???

    So I went out door knocking today at some properties that date back to the 1930s. I was 0-10 for any yess 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 1890s. I politely replied thanks but no thanks. So what do you do

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    it just wouldn't feel right to me, and I have to live with myself
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    Sorry Honey, I can’t. I’ve got plans with my metal detector.

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    The good news is you didn’t....
    Otherwise I’d have to stay up all night and watch you get tarred and feathered.....
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    Nope.

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    Oh good lord, somebody LOCK THIS THREAD NOW before we all know what this will turn into!

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    Better check the law in your state too. Mine says you may not disturb the ground within 10' of a grave.
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    i say no
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    Most, if not all States, have laws about disturbing cemeteries whether they are public or private. Not surprisingly Virginia is not an exception. 18.2-127. Injuries to churches, church property, cemeteries, burial grounds, etc.; penalty.

    It doesn't matter whether the property owner gives you permission it's still illegal.

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    I would not myself and would hope anybody detecting wouldn't ,would just put us on the s--- list. and people would start calling us archaeologist.

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    oddly enough I have... one time. BUT.... I was helping to find a ring that had been dropped in the gravel path during a funeral and I only moved the loose gravel around to see what the targets were and DID NOT DIG ANYTHING. We did find the ring in the gravel after a pretty short time, and left everything else right where it was.

    We wouldn't have gone near it but for the fact that it was a grieving widows ring and it needed to be returned.

    I couldn't see hunting a graveyard being acceptable for any other reason than that
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    Nola Ken, i believe that was acceptable and honorable .

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    On purpose...no. But on request...twice. For the Township that was going crazy trying to locate property line stakes. 🍯
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    When the going gets wierd, the wierd turn pro...I am a wealth of mostly trivial information.....

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    This got me thinking.... I've unknowingly hunted at least one and maybe two cemeteries before... The first was the old Douglass School yard where I grew up. It was built over what had been Tharpe Cemetery. Supposedly all the graves had been moved but when the school was torn down to make way for a grocery store it turned out they just moved the headstones on many of them.... I hunted that place a couple times before they tore it down...and that was when we first heard that it had been a cemetery. The other may or may not have been but it was a French Quarter courtyard that was pretty close to another where forgotten graves were found when the owner went to have a pool installed, I'm not sure if the one I hunted had been part of the old cemetery or not, but now I'm wondering
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    I collect military relics, mainly German and American, but interested in others as well, pre 1914 - 1945 era.... Always interested in adding to my collection

    some of my antique photo collection : http://forgottonimages.tumblr.com/



 

 
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