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Field Guide To Illinois Hauntings

Field Guide To Illinois Hauntings
© 2002 Jim Graczyk and Donna Boonstra - ISBN10# 1892523264 - ISBN13# 9781892523266
- Out Of Print -

Pages 66 and 67

BACHELORS GROVE CEMETERY

143rd just east of Ridgeland, Midlothian, Il.

You'll see two communication towers on the south side of the street, park in the forest preserve parking lot across the street from these towers. Walk across the street and into the roped off area for a few hundred feet. Police patrol this area heavily. Take note the forest preserve closes at dusk and you will be towed and arrested for trespassing.

This location is possibly the most haunted area in the Midwest, and possibly America. The cemetery was abandoned for many years. It was used during the building of the Cal Sag Channel where many men, mostly bachelors, had died during construction. The cemetery is located across from the Rubio Woods. The entrance to the cemetery is the roped off road next to the communication towers. Again if you drive, park across the street in the forest preserve parking lot and walk across.

ACTIVITY

Numerous sightings of "ghost like" figures, animals, a disappearing house, and strange mysterious lights. The pond is haunted by a farmer and horse, which seems to be plowing the area. Some people report seeing a black and tan dog protecting the trail to the cemetery. Yet, the dog does not seem to ever bark, it just watches what you're doing. A few seconds later when you turn around to check on that location of the dog, it has suddenly disappeared without a trace. Could this be one of the phantom dogs guarding a sacred gate?

FURTHER READING

Psychic City Chicago, by Brad Steiger (1976)

Windy City Ghosts, by Dale Kaczmarek (2000)



MIDLOTHIAN TURNPIKE

143rd just east of Ridgeland (Ridgeland 6400 W., 14300 S.)

ACTIVITY

There are strange phantom cars that suddenly appear and collide with vehicles only to have then disappeared. the event sounds as if you were in a car accident only to find nothing has actually happened.

FURTHER READING

Windy City Ghosts, by Dale Kaczmarek (2000)

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