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Baby’s Gravestone From 1793 Mysteriously Turns Up in Brooklyn Man’s Garage

Posted by Jean-Yves on Jul 5, 2018

Recently unemployed, Richard Schilling decided to tackle the junk in his Brooklyn garage — and found something that sent a chill down his spine.

“I was like, ‘This is creepy. This is not supposed to be here,'” he said. What Schilling found was a heavy gravestone, “a creepy gravestone that should not be in my garage,” he said.

It appeared to be dated Sept. 30, 1793, and bears the name of a baby who lived just 52 days: Lucas, son of Enoch Pond and Peggy Pond. The headstone was traced to a cemetery in Ashford, Connecticut.

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