1,000 Unmarked Graves Found On Campus In Mississippi: Could Be Patients From An 1880’s Asylum

Category: Science / Feb 12, 2014 3:11PM EDT

In a creepy discovery that could be the opening scene of a horror film, 1,000 unmarked graves have been discovered in Mississippi.  The discovery was unearthed during a construction project at The University of Mississippi.

Initial reports suggest that the bodies of the unmarked graves are from an asylum that was there in the 1800’s. What could be a mass burial site for the patients of the old State Lunatic Asylum will shed some interesting information on what happened in the past on this very land that is now a College.

The University will not disrupt the bodies, and if they choose to remove them it would cost around $3,000 per grave.


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