There’s a woman who was laid to rest almost two hundred years ago in Amity, Indiana, yet continues to have a physical presence in her town to this day.
A woman whose grave splits highway traffic in two, serving as a reminder of how an armed loved one can preserve your legacy for generations to come:
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Her name is Nancy Kerlin Barnett, and her grave is now a historical landmark that was initially supposed to be paved over during the creation of County Road 400, but the road workers were so afraid of the site that they split the lanes and paved around her grave:
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Some think the workers were deathly afraid of her ghost, or that superstition kept them from paving over the site, but the truth is they were most likely just terrified of Nancy's grandson, who camped out with a shotgun to make sure the site wasn't disturbed.
She may not be able to see the motorized carriages whizzing by her middle-of-the-road resting place, but Nancy''s legacy lives on as an odd piece of local lore for the folks who live around Amity, Indiana.