The Zombie Of St Augustine Florida
In the early morning hours of December 12th, 1963, a man and his wife were awakened by the screams of their nineteen-year-old. They raced down the hall into her bedroom. Their daughter had been lying on her bed when she saw someone at her open window. When the teenager approached, she saw a man whose eyes were sunk in and his gums were pulled back from his teeth.
The grotesque man was attempting to crawl into her room. The teenager said that he stank so bad that she could hardly keep from throwing up. The girl slammed the window on one of his arms and it came off at the elbow, falling into the room with her. When her father got into the room, he watched the man stagger off down the street toward a nearby wooded area. A neighbor across the street ran outside after hearing the girl’s screams and he saw the man as well.
The police were called and they spent the rest of the night searching for the man described by the terrified family. At daylight the next morning, the man was finally found. Minus one arm, the dead body was discovered in the woods, about a half mile from where he had attempted to enter the girl’s room the previous night.
The body was identified as a 61-year-old male who had died five years ago, who owned the house where the man and woman now lived with their daughter. The police investigated the incident and went to the local graveyard. It appeared like someone had dug their way up and out of the grave.
When the local medical examiner looked at the body, the fingernails were caked with dirt, like he had been digging through the soil. The man was also missing a finger, which was later recovered from the cheap cardboard coffin the man had been buried in. Officially, the local police said someone, or possibly several people, had dug the man up as a prank and placed the body in the woods. They would never admit that the man had walked back to his previous home on his own.
Police claimed it was a prank, but the witnesses to the incident that night said that not only had the dead man been walking, but that he was also growling. How this could have been possible, no one can say. Ghost tour operators on ghost tours in St. Augustine Florida claim the story is true.
This was originally posted by the good people over at SPIRIT Paranormal.
[The Crypto Crew]