CHARLESTOWN, R.I. (AA) – Recently, workers at Riverside Tree Farm were excavating land for the forthcoming apple orchard expected to be planted next year, when they were suddenly surprised by some unexpected guests, or should I say unguests. The farm, which was built on the old Burdickville Cemetery after the flood of 1815, sent graves plunging into the Pawcatuck River. Well it seems they have found several coffins that had never washed away during the flood. What’s even eerier is upon inspection by local authorities, the rotted caskets were missing their bodies! The exhumed coffins are now being sent out for DNA testing to see if they once held human remains!
A spokesperson for the Burdickville Cemetery says around 1929, during the Great Depression, grave robbers would often break into old cemeteries unearthing tombs for jewelry and to rip teeth out of the cadavers for their gold fillings. Does this explain the empty coffins? Or did they just get up and leave? Is it possible they are walking around in the area looking for their home? Asylum Acres is using this farm to host its Haunted Event and invites you to be a part of this mysterious phenomenon.