Mary Moore  LbNA # 6098

OwnerThe Pakrat    
Placed DateOct 16 2003
CountyMiddlesex
LocationEdison, NJ
Boxes1
Found ByJaxx
Last UpdateMar 28 2014

Clues

12/05/2013
The box is back in place, in the original hiding spot.
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Originally planted by: Martian Maggot
Mary Moore letterbox

Background:
Mary Moore was accused of witchcraft and executed in the 1700s. She was buried in the Old White Churchyard in Edison. She now haunts the cemetery, and there is a curse on her headstone! Legend says that if you approach her stone at midnight, walk backwards around it three times and then spit, you can get the ghost of Mary Moore to appear! Although, even more difficult would be just to find her headstone. It is supposed to read "Here lies the body of Mary Moore - died of poisoning". She is also supposed to be interred next to her husband, who also died of poisoning. I have yet to find her. There are other Mary Moores there, though.

Location:
The Old White Church is located in Edison. You can park in the lot for the park right behind it.

Clue:
Take some time exploring the old cemetery. Most of it is not in very good repair, so watch for unmarked graves which are sinking, rusted out fences and pieces of headstones. There are some very old grave markers here, dating back to the early 1700s, and they're still legible.
Your hunt for this box begins at the Foulke's vault. From that spot, head to the large tree at 267 degrees. Wouldn't this be an ideal spot for a box? Well, it's not there. Nine paces from there, at a heading of 203 degrees, lies the box. Have a seat, move some small stones, and voila! Please be discreet when stamping up, maybe move to the shade of a nearby tree. And rehide it VERY well, so none of the container can be seen (but not too conspicuous looking).