Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Don Estes as a Consultant: Cemetary
Don informed me of several facts about King's Tavern. He stated to me that he did not remember ever hearing anything about what happened to the bodies (skeletons) that were found. However, he told me he would immediately begin to research the Cemetery's records looking into any possible links or records of the bodies being moved to the City Cemetery. He stated that he has all the cemetery records on computer at his home, plus he will be at the Cemetery working tomorrow, filling in for the current Director who is out. We appreciate Donald as a source and a consultant that we can turn to on this and future cases. His help is going to be invaluable in our work - especially the historical research phase. (He also has had extensive dealings with other paranormal groups in the past coming to the Natchez City Cemetery to "investigate." He has some interesting stories to tell that we need to listen to, that expose some teams as less than impressive when it comes to how some researchers can act, or make claims that just are not there.) Let's learn from others' mistakes and get better at what we are doing. I'm proud of us as a team and we need to constantly remind one another to not let our bias and desire for discovery slant or skew our "findings." Let's stay solidly objective and "optimistically skeptical."