Still, the presence of the graves begs an explanation. Leave it to Wikipedia to have a hearty history:
Some 3,680 feet (1,120 m) from the west end of Runway 10 (the main east-west runway) are two concrete grave markers. A runway extension project placed the runway through a small family plot and the graves of the airport property's two original owners. Because the family did not want to remove and relocate the graves, the markers were placed in the asphalt runway.
Runway 10 is thought to be the only airport runway in the United States with marked gravestones in it. Federal law generally prohibits the moving of a grave without the permission of the next of kin. In this case, two graves of the Dotson Family, the earliest grave dating backed to 1857, were encountered during the construction of the runway. Since the next of kin could not be located, the graves were left undisturbed. Two additional graves are located off the runway surface.
Savannah may have the only graves under tarmac, but this cemetery abuts the runway at Gibraltar's already pretty infamous airfield.
So tonight, whether you're heading to a Halloween party or hunkering down at home to watch scary movies, you'll be able to share this very unique ghost story.
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