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and this is why:

specifically, this part:

When the patient reaches the age of adolescence the alleged relief is obtained by urinating into a newly made grave; the corpse must be of the opposite sex to that of the experimenter.3

3An instance of the last named method occurred at Washington, D.C., two years ago, though with unknown result, as the patient was startled at the unexpected appearance of the funeral and fell into the grave, when, after her extrication therefrom, she ran away.

Folk-Lore of the Pennsylvania Germans. II
W. J. Hoffman
The Journal of American Folklore , Vol. 2, No. 4 (Jan. - Mar., 1889), pp. 23-35
Published by: American Folklore Society
Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/533698

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