A DISTURBED SPIRIT

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skeleton

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Near Sedona, Arizona is

Tuzigoot National Monument,

which encloses ruins left by the Anasazi.

Near the ancient ruins is a museum which housed artifacts, including a skeleton with grave goods and other ancient objects.

During the time that I was a regular visitor to such area sites in the 60’s I heard several stories of “haunting” going on in the Tuzigoot museum – caretakers being frightened at night by doors opening or closing, strange sounds, and objects being moved.

Shortly after the turn of the century I was again at one of the area ruins, Montezuma, where I struck up a conversation with a ranger, and it occurred to me to ask her if she knew anything about the events at Tuzigoot.

She related that her husband had been a ranger at Tuzigoot for some time and that he had told her that descendants of the Anasazi had been allowed to remove the skeleton from the museum and give it a traditional burial, whereupon the frightening events stopped.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Vipin
    Dec 06, 2013 @ 16:19:36

    During the lifetime, the soul gets attached to the body, similarly as we get attached to our possessions. But I wonder how different methods of cremation & burial makes the spirit satisfied in regard to its body.

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  2. nelladell
    Dec 06, 2013 @ 17:57:24

    Vipin, I appreciate your being here and bringing up this question.

    The great Yogi, Paramhansa Yogananda, mentioned people who have a dislike for folks of some race, for instance, later incarnating as members of that disliked race in order to help rid themselves of that negativity. That seems to say that we carry certain learned beliefs and propensities with us when we die. Could it mean that the Amerindian retains, after his death, the feeling that, in order to have peace, his body must have the respect required by the tradition of his tribe?

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