The Haunted Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery

The Haunted Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery
www.hauntedplacesinamerica.com
August 6, 2009

This cemetery situated in the suburb of Midlothian has seen a lot of paranormal activity over the years and is known as one of the most dreaded and haunted places in Chicago. People have talked about strange voices, flashing lights, sighting of apparitions and many instances of ghostly photos being taken at the spot. None of them had any tangible explanation to give.

The cemetery has its history way back in the 1860s when some immigrants working in the nearby Michigan canal settled at the place and were eventually buried after their death. The graveyard remained secluded ever since and over time, it became famous for people wishing to practice black magic and also a place where murdered victims were dumped. All these have contributed to the current haunted reputation of this place.

However, certain events that have happened and have been documented over time remain unexplained. For instance, two forest officials reported seeing the ghosts of an old man along with his horse near a lagoon and in close proximity to the cemetery. Other people have reported the disappearance of a farmhouse all of a sudden and what’s more, sighting the same farmhouse at different places near the graveyard. Nobody has been able to provide any satisfactory explanation for all these events and they remain a mystery till today.

The most bizarre of them relates to the “White Lady” ghost and this is an apparition that many have noticed on full moon nights. They have seen her walking about within the graveyard, cradling an infant close to her bosom. Some have also noticed flashing orbs of light that seem to be moving back and forth. Again, no plausible explanation has been identified for all these occurrences.

The Bachelor’s Grove is indeed a haunted place and nobody knows whether it is due to the black magic or vandalism at the location.

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