Petoskey, Michigan: Mysterious Moving Tombstone

Grave marked with a dark gray monument topped by a solid granite ball two feet in diameter. For unexplained reasons, at least twice, the ball has rotated into a new position, snapping off the pin that held it in place.

Greenwood Cemetery

Address:
105 Greenwood St., Petoskey, MI
Directions:
Greenwood Cemetery. The McManus tombstone is located in Section G, Block 27, just east of the Well House and right near the road.
Phone:
231-347-6531
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Mysterious Moving Tombstone

Mysterious Moving Ball Tombstone

The McManus grave is marked with a dark gray monument topped by a solid granite ball two feet in diameter. For unexplained reasons, at least twice, the ball has rotated into a new position, snapping off the pin that held it in place. The cemetery superintendent has ruled out human muscle power -- the ball is too high and heavy. If there's a natural explanation, no one has figured it out yet.

[Matthew Gryczan, 10/31/2019]

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