|The plaque on Daniel's tombstone|
|Daniel Musser's stone|
The dark stain above the "MU" is said to be
Blood that has permanently stained the stone
A note of discovery: In all the times I had read and heard the legend of the bleeding tombstone, I had always heard the story using the name William Musser. Not until I started rereading everything at hand did I realize that it was Daniel Musser’s stone that was “The Bleeding Tombstone.”
Sadly I, like many others, repeated the story using the name William Musser, something that a number of newspapers and websites still do. The earliest sources refer to the story using Daniel’s name. Over the years Daniel’s name had been replaced by William and exactly when this happened is something that I cannot determine. I am also curious to find out why William’s name replaced Daniel’s in these stories: Harry was the murderer and William was the victim. Again, I’m left wondering why this is, but I have not been able to uncover any clues.