Despite the best attempts
of those eager to debunk anything associated with the paranormal certain
mysteries are still able to evade explanation, one of these is the
mystery of the Merchant family monument or grave. In 1896 the
Merchant family erected this monument topped with a 5,200 pound polished
granite ball to form a beautiful and fitting structure to their family
burial plot, however within just two years of its placement it was
noticed that the huge granite ball that sat atop it was rotating.
The underneath of the
granite ball (the only un-polished area on its surface) was found to
have moved and was now visible, the Merchant family upon being informed
of this had work carried out to reset the granite ball.
It wasn't long following
this maintenance however that it was noticed that the huge granite
ball atop the burial monument was once again rotating.
The Merchant family monument can
be found in the Marion cemetery of Marion, Ohio. The black
and white photo above of the Merchant family monument is said to have been
found under the stairway of an old house in Marion that was being torn
To this day the Marion family
burial monument, continues to rotate.