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The Glowing Gravestone

August 2003

All of my life, I have heard stories about various ghosts and supernatural happenings in the county I live in, and being on some wierd ghost story kick, my fiance and I decided we would purposefully hunt for one: the Glowing Gravestone.

According to what we had always been told, the stone will flash or glow every night at all times, whether full moon or none at all. I'm not certain why it glows, and neither is anyone else who has seen it.

On August 10, 2003, we decided to ask my fiance's mother the location of the stone, since she and my fiance had previously seen it while on the way to pick up a computer.

We hopped in the car and drove to Mash Fork, in Magoffin County, looking for the barely visibly white picket fence his mother described... My fiance was paying more attention to the road than the field and didn't see it, but just as we passed a smallish field down in a bottom, I saw a bright flash. My boyfriend found a place to turn around, and we went back past it again at a slow crawl. We saw the flash twice more before it finally went out of sight, but it was weaker this time.

I didn't get the chance to get a closer look at the headstone for fear of disturbing the people who lived in the trailers across from the cemetery, but I was still terribly excited. Though I'd heard of all sorts of things happening, this was the first time I'd ever seen that at least one of the stories was true.

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