Digging Them Up I & 2

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  • Published on:  Thursday, May 14, 2015
  • A glimpse of Ward Sutton, a former mortician and undertaker, now now a professional cemetery specialist, has made a career of digging up the remains of the dead who are buried in unattended grave sites and relocates them to more proper resting places. Cheryl Johnson, a professor at Western North Carolina University and a Forensic Anthropologist, teaches college students and explores the mysteries surrounding dead bodies and crime scenes, Both tell their fascinating stories, A documentary work in progress by filmmaker Martha Weeks Daniel, still underway.
  • Source: https://youtu.be/3uamRUAkOgU


  • Corinne Mielnichuk

    Corinne Mielnichuk

     1 months ago

    Can't believe someone had to tell them to have respect, disgusting.

  • Amy Smith

    Amy Smith

     2 months ago

    This is so refreshing and educating.Thank you..

  • michelle battersby

    michelle battersby

     4 months ago

    Im donating to a body farm

  • steve smith

    steve smith

     5 months ago

    They should leave them alone and find somewhere else to build

  • Espirota de Bretagne

    Espirota de Bretagne

     6 months ago

    When the Town of Clarksville, Indiana decided to dig up my family's cemetery without our family's consent, on my family's own property, we were not even allowed to watch the exhumation of our loved ones, not allowed to even see the remains, all of which were buried before 1900. There were no artifacts of value, but we were not allowed to see the few button and bits of coffin hardware, let alone handle them. The amount of absolute grief this has caused us is immeasurable. Being able to see the process would have made so much difference to us. And we TRIED and were shooed away like garbage. The grave shafts where the remains had been removed were left open for days, and all we could do was take pictures of the grave shafts.

  • Richard Armstrong 3rd

    Richard Armstrong 3rd

     6 months ago

    My mom is Bennett also. 😁



     7 months ago

    Simply FASCINATING!!! Dowsing rods are helpful if you are searching for water but what was Farmer Dan using them for?

    clip 4:48..LOL!!! That's southern humor for you!

  • Robert Mcgee

    Robert Mcgee

     7 months ago

    That's why you don't sell the family property! It was never meant to be sold if there's a cemetery on it. Selfish . Won't be there for future generations.

  • jabbo krajewski

    jabbo krajewski

     8 months ago

    Guess there going to put a Walmart there

  • Otto Sump

    Otto Sump

     9 months ago +1

    I want to be buried , I'm hoping a zombie apocalypse will happen and my undead corpse will prey on my foes .

  • Swimbait1


     9 months ago +1

    Exhuming things that’s better left alone

  • George Hogart

    George Hogart

     10 months ago

    In America, they make some shallow attempt but mostly will simply build over the graves or plow them over. We've had recently bones unearthed in an area of a former city cemetery that was built over 100 years ago. Anytime there is digging in the area, bones pop up. Then they are gathered and sent away for further "study" never to be heard of again.

  • Flournoy mason

    Flournoy mason

     11 months ago

    I guess this is what my great grandfather and mother look like. Still, I hope their remains what there is of them are never disturbed like this.

  • Loose Unit

    Loose Unit

     11 months ago

    I bet you guys get haunted.

  • shawn V

    shawn V

     11 months ago

    My wifes uncle dug up a bunch of pioneer head stones in his field, dumped them in the rock pile on the fence line and plowed the cemetery under the two ladies are right...it happens...here in Ontario Canada

  • Pyro Roze

    Pyro Roze

     11 months ago

    I would rather see it moved and preserved than plowed over and lost forever. Our family is going through this type of situation right now. It's heartbreaking, but progress sucks sometimes. At least there are people who do this in as respectful a manner as possible.

  • IntoTheAbyss OfTheUnknown

    IntoTheAbyss OfTheUnknown

     11 months ago

    Nothing is held as sacred when it comes to money! Funerals cost money! Burials & plots cost money. These cemeteries make money then sell out or fold? They abandoned these places & the deceased are left behind & forgotten. You'd be surprised what "time" amounts to! It amounts to what happens in our lives and afterwards..capitalism! We're all forgotten at some point. So what's the point? I haven't that suitable answer. But we should keep these deceased memories, in their respected places. Sadly,their lives & history of them are eventually lost forever to the builders.

  • Linda Storey

    Linda Storey

     11 months ago

    A bit disrespectful clawing through the remains of one of their own family.

  • Marley Bu

    Marley Bu

     11 months ago

    I'd go mental if anybody did this to my baby boy's grave. It's just so wrong!! Feckin money grabbing developers. 😤



     11 months ago

    I find this a fascinating study but people sifting through actual remains with bare hands is something I could never do. As in other countries, people not wearing masks, disinterring a grave and shoveling them out and putting them into a garbage bag is revolting.