Haunted America

Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery

Haunted Places

RESIDENCE – BACHELOR’S GROVE CEMETERY

Location: W 143rd St, Midlothian, IL 60445, United States

Small Description: Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery was established in 1840 and is found on the edge of a forest. It is a small graveyard that many believe may be the most haunted place in the region. Over the years, the place has been cursed with more than 100 documented reports of paranormal phenomena, from actual apparitions to glowing balls of light. But the most unnerving repeated sighting is that of a “phantom farm house”.

GA_Bachelor’s_Grove_Cemetery2
The Surrounding Woods
GA_Bachelor’s_Grove_Cemetery3
The Imfamous Lady Ghost

Ghost Story: The first ghost stories that began circulating amongst the tombstones were the glowing blue balls of light that seemed to display some form of intelligence. They eluded pursuit even though a Joliet man named Jack Hermanski in the early 1970’s chased them on a number of occasions.  The light was the size of a baseball and floated through the cemetery just out of his reach. He reported that the ghost light blinked at fifteen to twenty-second intervals and just when he thought he had overtaken it; the light disappeared then reappeared behind him. And so the chase began again throughout the nights he observed it.

In December of 1971, Denise Travers claimed that she was able to pass her hand through the light on a very close encounter.  She felt no heat or sensation at all.  It was like putting your hand into a void.  Skeptics say that the blue lights were actually the methane gas given off by decomposing bodies.  However, most of those bodies had crumbled to ashes long ago. The blue lights have not been seen since the latter 1970’s however a new light has been reported with increasing frequency zooming up and down the main trail leading to the cemetery’s entrance. This light has been likened to a red skyrocket and is never stationary but constantly moving.

The most fascinating story is the old house seen on either side of the main trail leading back into the woods. Witnesses have also reported the house as appearing the same; a white farm-style house with white wooden columns, a porch swing and even a lantern burning dimly in one window. However, there isn’t a house there nor has there ever been one. The house is a true phantom house.  As witnesses walk towards it, the house appears to shrink, getting smaller and smaller before disappearing into the dark woods.

The house is never reported in the same place twice. It’s been seen near the turnpike, along the dirt trail and even within the cemetery itself! Arlene McComb saw the house with a group of friends in 1975 and watched as the house began to shrink in size until it was entirely gone from view. Grace Nortman saw the phantom house in the winter of 1966 and 1967 while another witness, Marianne Kerbs, experienced the ghostly abode in 1966.

Source: Ghostresearch.org / Wpihuntsthetruth.com

Please comment below if you liked this haunted location, Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery.

Please also show your support and click the Like Us on Facebook button below.

Keep Up With The Creepiness!

Day of the dead
  • Winchester Movie Trailer Winchester – Movie Trailer

    Inspired by true events. On an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco sits one of the most haunted houses in the world. Built by Sarah Winchester, (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren) heiress to the Winchester fortune, it is a house that knows no deadline. […]

  • waverly hills sanatorium haunted places Waverly Hills Sanatorium – Haunted Places

    The story goes that in 1928, the head nurse was found dead in the room. She had hanged herself from the light fixture. No one knows why the 29-year-old woman would take her own life, but it’s believed that she was unmarried and pregnant. It is unknown how long her body hung before she was finally discovered. The county coroner’s office attributed her death to suicide. […]

  • Ghost Stories Movie Trailer Ghost Stories – Movie Trailer

    Arch sceptic Professor Phillip Goodman embarks upon a terror filled quest when he stumbles across a long-lost file containing details of three cases of inexplicable ‘hauntings’. […]

  • 50 Berkeley Square Haunted Places 50 Berkeley Square – Haunted Places

    The attic of this house is said to be haunted by the spirit of a young woman who committed suicide there. She threw herself from the top floor windows after abuse from her uncle. Her spirit is said to be capable of frightening people to death by taking the form of a brown mist. […]

  • my-favourite-haunted-london-pubs My Favourite Haunted London Pubs

    I’ve always been a fan of pubs, especially when I saw photos of the ones in the United Kingdom. There’s just something about them with the old creaky flooring and low-beamed roofs. The cobble stone roads that lead up to the front door and the coziness of the fire burning in the winter times. There is a lot of history behind each pub. Most have been around for at the least 100 years. […]

  • the ghost i know ghost story The Ghost I Know

    I am 65 years old, and a recent widow. I’ve known for some time that there is a ghost (or ghosts) in my house. We moved into the house in September of ’91. It has 3 bedrooms (4 if you count the little room in the basement), and a full finished basement. We used the basement as a library and family/play room. […]

Spread The Creepiness
Comments
pingbacks / trackbacks

Leave a Comment

Start typing and press Enter to search