In Portsmouth New Hampshire there is an old graveyard that sits at the corner of a very busy intersection. This is the South Street Cemetery. And while it is most well known for being the final resting spot of the two victims from the brutal Smuttynose Island murders, I am actually highlighting a strange phenomena that occurs at the cemetery regularly. The bizarre site of the glowing headstone is a local phenomenon that has been discussed and puzzled over by the residents of this small town for years. It is amazing to see, though I must warn you. The homeless take shelter in the graveyard at night. So if you must stop by for a glimpse of this rather unnatural occurrence, I suggest that you are very careful.
If that is the case, 68 year old Eunice Burns took her secrets with her to the grave in 1884. I have reluctantly found no mention of her having died from natural or unnatural causes. Lucky for her the witch hysteria in New England began in 1898 which came 14 years after she had passed on. Since this was the time that more reports of the unusual were being recorded, it is likely that I will never know any more about the passing of Eunice or the reason why she lay under the glowing stone in South Street Cemetery. This legend will remain a mystery for myself as it has for many of the locals here.