The monster storm uprooted a tree in Connecticut with something unexpected buried underneath.
New Haven experienced 40 to 70 mile per hour winds during the storm resulting in downed power cables, flooding and the uprooting of trees. One downed oak tree in particular soon become the subject of attention after 200-year-old skeletal remains were found buried underneath it. It is thought that the bones belonged to a victim of either smallpox or yellow fever and would been buried on the town green between 1799 and 1821.
When word got out about the discovery a significant number of locals gathered on the green to catch a glimpse of the remains. "It was a great deal of fun, with no disrespect intended to the dead of course," said police spokesman David Hartman. "It was good Halloween stuff."
"Headstones for those buried below the green were moved to a local cemetery in 1821, but the bodies of potentially thousands of residents were never relocated, he said."
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