In a city near where I live there’s a big cemetery. It’s called the Springdale Cemetery and it’s huge. No, huge is an understatement. It’s Gargantuan. It became a cemetery in 1855, give or take a few years. It’s an active cemetery, and has a lot of different burial sites. They even have a pet cemetery! (It was really sad).
Now, I don’t know a lot about the history of the cemetery, but I know a few stories that scared me. So I won’t be your history teacher and bore you to death. I’ll get into the scary stuff that freaked me out enough to keep me up at night. I don’t remember every detail, so I’ll just tell you what I know.
Story 1: Back in the 19 somethings, there was a girl who went on a date with a guy. She went out to the movies with this very handsome man. After the movie, she went home with a different man. The man who took her out on a date was so upset and jealous that he took the girl to the cemetery, raped her, and snapped her neck. He didn’t realize he broke her neck though. The next day, they found her there with bruises and a broken neck, dead. It’s still somewhat of a mystery, but a gazebo was built right where they found her dead. To this day, people say she can be seen sitting on the bench.
When Andrew and I went there, we read the story online and got intrigued. We stopped there and walked up to the gazebo. I started taking pictures and saw something weird in one of the pictures.
If you look closely above the bench, you’ll see a white, blurry ball that appears to be hovering. I took 3 pictures with the live shot on my iPhone. In the picture above there was the ball. In the next picture, it was gone. It swirled down into the bench. I do believe in ghosts and I believe it was the ghost of that lady. Also, when we got back to Andrew’s truck, his key was in the ignition, turned forward, and some really sad love song was on a radio station we don’t even listen to. It was weird.
Story 2: This one scared me a lot more than the other one did. At the cemetery there is a little savanna with the tall grass. Well, in the middle of the savanna is a big open spot where there is a circle of graves. It’s known as ‘Cole’s Circle’, but it’s more commonly known as ‘The Witches Circle”. It’s called that because in that circle is said to have held Devil Worshipping ceremonies. I don’t know if it was the people buried there, or actual witches, but Andrew was reading the children’s graves and none of the children lived to be more than a year old. Maybe they got sacrificed to Satan? Who knows.
As Andrew and I walked up there, we have to go through a narrow path through the savanna to get to it. It was very creepy. As we got to The Witches Circle, it started to get cloudy and windy. We had a strange feeling that we were doing something we shouldn’t. When we actually walked into the circle, the feeling in there was really heavy and sad… Almost a depressing feeling. Then we saw another narrow path so we walked down it and came to a dead end with 3 graves there… Creepy. We didn’t see or hear anything weird. We saw a dead rat though. Satan? Maybe.
So that was our adventure! We ended up getting lost quite a few times because the cemetery is so big. It was really fun though. I don’t think I mentioned this before, but the cemetery is the 2nd most haunted location in Illinois (according to Sam, he’s normally right about everything). I don’t know that for a fact, but I know it’s in the top 10. Add me on snapchat to see more adventures Andrew and I go on! Snapchat: Abbs717
I hope you all enjoyed reading! Are you a skeptic or a believer in ghosts? Let me know in the comments! 💙