We were both so busy over Memorial Day weekend at different cemeteries and with our families that we did not have time to finish our research for the planned episode this week. However, we have a very special return guest with a fascinating story joining us next week and we will be able to return to our regularly scheduled program! We humbly apologize and we thank you for sticking with us on all of our Ordinary Extraordinary Cemetery journeys. Until we meet again!
April 7, 2022

Episode 78 - It's a Pirate's Life...or Death for Us! Pirate Graves in Madagascar and North Carolina

Episode 78 - It's a Pirate's Life...or Death for Us! Pirate Graves in Madagascar and North Carolina

Avast ye, hearties! Jennie and Dianne take to the high seas to visit the world's only known pirate cemetery hidden away on Ile  Sainte Marie, a thin strip of land off Madagascar’s northeast coast, where for more than a hundred years thousands of pirates called this place home when they weren't out plundering for booty. Then the ladies batten down the hatches and head back to America to the coast of North Carolina where they visit three mysterious graves that possibly belong to pirates? And further inland what is said to be the grave of one of the world's most infamous pirates who possibly faked his own death to escape his life of crime, Jean Lafitte.  Dead men tell no tales...or do they, on this episode of the Ordinary Extraordinary Cemetery podcast.

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Resources used to research this episode include:
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