Using the same technique that helps locate water wells, a South Texas woman has been helping find old family graves where headstones were lost. But Marjorie Lee Burnett says she's not sure how the metal rods allow her to find unmarked graves.
Most of the time, the only clues the 68-year-old woman has are family tales passed on through generations of an ancestor being buried near a large rock, under a tall tree or on top of a rolling hill.
Using two L-shaped rods, one in each hand, Burnett walks around a suspected graveyard until the metal starts to wiggle. If the rods pull apart from each other, she's stumbled upon something.
You can read more about this interesting story in the San Antonio Express-News web site.