Famous Haunted Graveyard – Bachelor’s Grove
Cemeteries are known for being great places to spot ghosts. But few can claim as many or as wide a variety as Chicago’s Bachelor’s Grove. The graveyard’s fist occupant arrived in 1838, a Mr. William Nobles and the last known burial came in 1989 when Robert Shield was buried with his family Although the graveyard has fallen into disrepair over the years and many gravestones are actually missing, it is said to be one of the most haunted places in the world.
A big mystery surrounding the graveyard is how it actually got it’s name. There are two theories as to the origin of the cemetery’s name.
The first is based on the belief that there was an abundance of bachelors living in the area because they were helping to build the Illinois, Michigan canal. The second theory is that the cemetery was actually named after one of the first families in the area, the Batchelder family and the word grove was used because the area was heavily wooded. But, it is not the name of the cemetery that attracts people but rather the possibility of seeing ghosts.
Probably the most famous sighting is the picture of the Madonna or White Lady which was taken in 1991 by Judith Huff-felz using an infrared film and a 35mm camera. The photograph shows a spirit sitting on a marker. Numerous sources have tried to discredit the photo, but to date nobody has been able to prove what is actually in the picture. In addition, nobody has been able to prove that the picture has been tampered with or altered in any way.
The cemetery is surrounded by a lagoon, which has given rise to a number of local legends. One of the legends is about a local farmer and his plough horse. It is said that the horse and farmer got too close to the lagoon and they fell in. Numerous people have claimed that they have seen the farmer still ploughing right beside the graveyard.
It is also said that during the days of prohibition when the mob was ruling the city of Chicago the graveyard and the lagoon surrounding the graveyard became a popular body dumping site. Nobody is quite sure how many bodies were dumped here or how often but it is said that a number of male ghosts have been seen walking around the lagoon and the graveyard.
Visitors to the graveyard also claim to have seen ghost cars from the twenties racing down the road. These cars have even been known to crash into approaching vehicles.
Another weird site at this graveyard is the vanishing farmhouse. A number of people claim that as they approached the cemetery they could see a well maintained farm house and yard. But if they tried to approach the house it simply vanished. Accounts of this house are always the same, although the location seems to change.
And probably the strangest sighting at this graveyard is the two headed ghost. Nobody seems to know where this came from or in fact much about it at all.
But if you are interested in seeing ghosts, you might want to try your luck in this very haunted cemetery.
White Lady which was taken in 1991 by Judith Huff-felz using an infrared film and a 35mm camera
Lady Ghost of Bachelors Grove.
This video is the ghost of Bachelors Grove, one of the most haunted and active places in the world. If you have been there its the first trail to the left when you enter, the head stone located there is Dora Newman. We believe she is the Lady of Bachelors Grove.
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