New Haven, Vermont: Grave with a WindowSmall square of glass in the ground that leads straight down to the face of long-dead Timothy Clark Smith, who feared being buried alive.
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This was really cool. Couldn't necessarily discern anyone at the bottom, but with a flashlight sitting on the glass and your face really close, you could see down to the dirt or what not. Worth a peek just for the oddity![Claudia, 08/07/2012]
Wow...weird. Directions from the earlier posting got us right to the cemetery. The grave is flat on the ground on top of a small hill towards the road. The story behind it: the man buried in the grave was extremely scared of the dark and being buried alive. So he requested a window in his grave, so he could be found or at least have some light in the event of being buried alive. This was quite a sight to see.[Jen, 08/24/2007]
My husband wanted to see the Grave with a Window after seeing it listed on RA. How creepy! Couldn't really see anything, though. The glass was moldy and wet-looking.[Lisa, 07/03/2007]
The grave of Timothy Clark Smith in the Evergreen Cemetery has a window on it. Timothy was afraid of being buried alive, so he had a special grave built for him when he passed away in 1893. A cement tube leads down to Mr. Smith's face. On top of is a 14x14 inch square piece of glass so he could see up above ground if he was mistaken to be dead. A bell was placed in his hand so he could ring it and hope someone would hear it and let him out. Pretty creepy and cool if ya ask me.[Tyler, 04/05/2006]
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