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2008-06-19 06:00:15

By Sarah Pulliam, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jun. 19--More than 2,000 years ago, the inhabitants of Athens County buried their dead on a plot of land across from the current site of Athens High School. Now, town homes are popping up across the street from the plot, and Josh McConaughy was nervous that the burial sites would be lost forever if he didn't act soon. McConaughy works for the Archaeological Conservancy, which purchased the burial mound in The Plains for $40,000 in early June....


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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