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SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. - A construction worker in Pennsylvania stumbled upon a terrifying discovery while working on a road.

According to WNEP, the worker found a mass grave that contains human bones.

Joan Bachman and her husband own the property where the remains were found. They say there have always been rumors that it housed an old cemetery.

"They told us it possibly could have been a burial ground from many, many years ago, 100 years ago, so evidentially, it is," she said.

Historians told WNEP the remains likely belong to people who died from the 1918 Spanish influenza outbreak.

In Schuylkill County, almost 1,600 patients died from the virus.

Since people were dying so quickly, it was common for patients to be buried in a field without a marker.

Now, investigators are trying to test the bones to determine who they belonged to and how old they really are.

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