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Graveyard shift

Posted by Sara on August 27, 2004

i took a ghost tour in Savannah, GA, where our tour guide told us the "graveyard shift" referred to people employed to listen for the ringing bells of people buried alive in graveyards for yellow fever victims. Rows of five coffins each were linked together with bells and someone had to sit in the graveyard at night to dig up the coffins in case a bell rung.