Beginning in the early 1970's strange activities began to occur during spring in graveyards throughout north Louisiana. Reports indicated bizarre behavior by small groups of people in cemeteries both rural and urban. To observers, these people were obviously not there to pay respect to deceased friends or loved ones, as is usually the case with visitors. They were dressed in rugged field clothes; some were shabby in appearance. Most of them were young, but there was always an older balding man in their presence, obviously the leader of their rituals.