A Story many have never heard of in Erie County "The Restless Dead of Grave Yard Pond

Misery bay in Erie County appropriately named for  a tragic tale long forgotten during the war of 1812
when in 1813 The body's of American sailors some still living but barely after a scourge of Small pox hit their vessels  where weighted with stones and deposited into a little known and forgotten  pond  that is part of Misery bay.
Which has become known as Grave Yard Pond.

 After Admiral Perry's fantastic victory his flag ship The Niagara and the Lawrence   stayed at Misery Bay in Presque Ilse  for the winter and settled in .


However Small Pox broke out and with little help available the officers on board  felt dropping the dead and dying into the pond was the only thing they could do to prevent the small pox from spreading.
The mens body''s are still there in the swampy  pond of misery bay  never recovered and at this point possibly only a few bones are left .

It should be recognized as a national military cemetery and should be taught in schools but this has not been done those men died alone and forgotten far from their homes.
Of course some claim late at night  that the place is active with paranormal activity which you would expect for such a tragedy. 

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