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Sandy’s Haunted Halloween: Skeletal Remains, Time Capsule Unearthed in New Haven

This Halloween, be ready for anything!

In New Haven, a “Lincoln Oak,” planted in 1909 on the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, was smote down by the mighty force of Hurricane Sandy. But tangled in the roots were century-old human skeleton remains and what appears to be a time capsule.

On Monday local artist Silas Finch had dug around the roots after he saw the mighty tree fall looking for old coins. He found what he thought was an animal bone (little did he know). It was not until Tuesday that Katie Carbo arrived to the scene. At 3:15 pm, Katie Carbo reported the findings. She unearthed what she thought was a cool rock, and realized it was actually a skull. The jaw and teeth were still connected to the spinal cord and rib cage.

Alfredo Camargo, the official “Death Investigator,”  arrived at 6:55 pm.

The New Haven Independent reports