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Creepy Creatures: Bigfoot in Maine?

Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti, Almasty, Yeren, Momo, Abominable Snowman, Yowie, Meh-Teh, Raksha, Kikomba, The Great Bear, Himalayan Beast, and the Skunk Ape. No matter what the name, this creature is known all around the world.

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Taphophile Corner - Fraternal Orders

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Show me your cemeteries and I will tell you what kind of people you have.” What a seriously profound quote.

This is where being a taphophile delves into, of all things, cultural anthropology. We seem to thrive on dark cloaks, secret phrases and mysterious rituals – we are drawn to fraternal orders. No matter the year, there are certain truths that will persist through the ages when it comes to people. The things that drive us as a group

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Taphophile Corner - the Elements of an Inscription

Most people know what an epitaph is, right? Those final thoughts about a person lovingly etched into the bottom of a stone. But, if I asked you what an epithet was, would you know the answer?

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Taphophile Corner - The 2011 Series!

The long-awaited 2011 Sunday Cemetery Series is just about to begin. June kicks off the series with a trip to one of my absolute favorite spots, Eastern Cemetery, in Portland, Maine.

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Taphophile Corner - An Ode To Spring

“… Flowers play an important role in the cemetery. Depending on the type of flower, they communicate many things about the grave they are on. …”

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Taphophile Corner - Cemetery Legends

“It all begins with a meeting house that was built in 1793 in Readfield, Maine. At some point, a few decades later, the meeting house needed to be moved to Manchester. No one is exactly sure why, since… well… what records? It is said that the meeting house was loaded up onto logs and moved using oxen during one long cold winter.”

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Taphophile Corner - Scribe Identification

“I am fascinated by this particular Scribe. In my opinion he stands out as a Colonial Picasso if you will.

This identified carver, Joseph Sykes was born in Wilbraham, MA on April 9, 1743. This date is key due to the fact that his father was also named Joseph Sykes (1715-1802). It is not know for sure if the senior Sykes was a carver, but there is a good chance he may have been. Birthdates are key pieces of information when identifying generational scribes, since their carving styles tend to be so similiar. It gives us a range of possible carving time for each person. It is known that Mr. Sykes carved well into the 1790′s. His works appear throughout southern Maine and as far away as CT.”

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"Does your group work with psychics?"

“…I told him MGH just preferred science over “feelings” because of the tangable proof it could provide. For example, due to an experience that MGH once had with a “fake” psychic at one point a while back. Then his eyebrow rose, I think that got his attention…”

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Our .org overhaul - have you noticed?

How are you liking our complete website overhaul?

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2011 Coffee House Meetups Are Here!

2011 Winter Coffee House Meetups have begun!

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