The ‘exceptional’ Natchez Grave in Mississippi

The 'exceptional' Natchez Grave in Mississippi 1
The Exceptional Natchez Grave, Mississippi

This odd-looking grave belongs to the Natchez City Cemetery of Mississippi in the United States. Since it was built during the 19th century, the grave has been conveying a tragic memory of a loving mother, Mrs. Ford, who had lost her 10-year-old pretty daughter Florence Irene Ford.

This was the time when millions of people were dying due to common fever and infectious diseases around the globe. Unfortunately, after suffering from severe yellow fever, little Florence had also left this world forever.

In the above picture of her grave, you can notice a staircase goes down to the dead body’s head and also there’s a window at the head of the coffin.

Now the questions that arise in your mind are: Why this grave’s appearance is so exceptional? and what’s the actual history that made it like this?

Florence Irene, the little girl was terribly afraid of thunderstorms and always ran to her mother for comfort in such stormy days or nights when she was alive. Keeping this in mind, her emotional mother Mrs. Ford had built this peculiar grave design so that she can give her presence in stormy weather which Florence feared most in life.

In fact, the window was present at the head of the coffin so that she could look upon her daughter during these times, and the metal doors above could be closed to protect her from the bad weather.

Now another question arises in your mind: Is it really possible, the same fear and insecurity are transferred to the spirit after death?

According to some paranormal studies, after a man dies, some of his fears, grief and intense feelings are often overlooked by what is perceived by their various activities. So, if we think in this way, we can’t deny the reasonable cause behind the ‘pathetic emotion of Mrs. Ford’ attached to the exceptional Natchez grave.

However, Mrs. Ford herself is long gone, and the window at the bottom of the steps has now been concreted over to prevent the vandalism of Florence’s coffin. Though the steps are still present. A small concrete cherub now looks over Florence’s grave.

Nowadays, many people still witness of being felt a push or a hand on their shoulder near this Natchez grave. Maybe Mrs. Ford still resides there giving assurance of comfort to her loving daughter.