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Fri Aug 30, 2019, 03:46 PM

Radar finds more than 120 coffins buried beneath Tampa apartment complex

Zion Cemetery has been found.

Ground-penetrating radar has detected what appear to be more than 120 coffins under an apartment complex in Tampa, the remains of the lost cemetery revealed by the Tampa Bay Times.

The 2˝-acre, segregation-era burial ground, believed to be the city’s first for African-Americans, was established in 1901 along the 3700 block of Florida Ave. and extended back around 400 feet.

It disappeared nearly a century ago when the land was parceled off for white developments.

https://www.tampabay.com/news/tampa/2019/08/30/more-than-120-coffins-found-buried-at-forgotten-zion-cemetery-now-an-apartment-complex/

Creepy.

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Zorro Aug 2019 OP
Cirque du So-What Aug 2019 #1
Archae Aug 2019 #2
Shell_Seas Aug 2019 #3
blaze Aug 2019 #4

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 03:50 PM

1. Did developers learn nothing from Poltergeist?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 03:50 PM

2. I was reminded of a key plot device in "Poltergeist..."

The land developer left the coffins buried under the houses.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 04:00 PM

3. Were the aparments haunted, though?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 04:48 PM

4. Tampa Bay Housing Authority should get some big kudos for their response time

In just a little over two months after the newspaper reported their findings, the housing authority verified the claims and says that tenant relocating will begin in weeks. That pretty good, I think.

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