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Bald Head crews turn up skeletons

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Construction workers renovating a golf course at Bald Head Island last week turned up two human skeletons. The bones are believed to be from the 1800s.

The bones were discovered last week. Bald Head Island officials believe the golf course was a burial site dating back to the 19th century. The bodies were laid in the same direction with their arms folded across their chests, which is why they don't think foul play is a factor.

Now they wonder what else is under the site.

"The contractors working on the golf course unearthed them while they were moving the dirt around," Bald Head Island Assistant Village Manager Chris McCall said. "As you can see there's a considerable amount of dirt that's been moved, and through that process, just luck that they actually saw it, instead of picking it up and burying it again."

Public safety officials removed the remains and put them in a secure location on the island. State archeologists are investigating the bones and the burial site starting tomorrow. The investigation could last up to two weeks. The golf course renovation project is on hold until then.

We do know that both skeletons are male. The folks at Bald Head think there could be more remains still in the ground.

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Remains on Bald Head Isl.

Do the public officials always have to "move" things. Can't they leave the evidence, bodies etc where they lay so the experts can see them in the original layout. It happened with the officer killed ther now with remains from the civil war.

Henry Long Sr & son Samuel Long, is it them ?

Henry Long Sr was BHI 1st lighthouse keeper, he was killed by his son in law Joseph Swain in 1806 on the island and buried on BHI with son Samuel Long who died in October the following year 1805, in the NHco Newspaper abstracts 1796-1810 is a detailed information on this the documentation is there for the reading, is it them ?, buried by the light house keepers cottage made from brick, if there is a brick foundain close by, I'd say chances are these two men are Henry Long Sr & son Samuel Long....BHI 's 1st lighthouse keeper from 1794-1806...

Most likely not the first

Most likely not the first lightkeeper as the original lighthouse was in an area that has since been eroded.(which was why a new one needed to be constructed). I think the bodies were found on the 7th hole (im not 100%sure) which is the area where fort holmes was believed to have been. These could have been confederate soldiers who died of sickness.