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Oddfellows Stone under the Stairs

In downtown Richmond, under the old cast-iron stairs that lead up to the headquarters of the local International Order Of Oddfellows (a Masonic-related organization, as popularized in R.E.M.'s "Oddfellows Local 151"), there is a mysterious stone box, looking almost like a gravestone. Some think it is a keystone, perhaps from an earlier location of the lodge. Others think it contains human bones. Perhaps both are true.