Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery (Chicago, IL)

From: “leonard nowakowski” (paranormalinv@netscape.net)
To: obiwan@ghosts.org
Subject: haunted cemetery
Date: Friday, September 05, 2003 10:27 PM

I live in Chicago Ridge, IL. and not to far , about a ten minute drive is a forest preserve called Bachelors Grove and it is purported to be the most haunted place in the Chicagoland area. The cemetery is about a quarter mile off the main highway that passes by it. It has been abandoned and neglected except by ghost hunters since 1967. The last known burial was in 1988, and that is still unsure since most people don’t stay there long enough to really search for it. I have gone there the first time about three years ago with two friends. It was in the afternoon and everyone that i have talked to say’s the same thing, while in the cemetery I got a very unusual feeling, it was strange I just felt sad or depress or something. I just didn’t feel right, as soon as I walked out onto the trail I was fine, the same with the other two people. There are many stories about the place, but one chilling event happened one night in early October of 2002 at around ten o’clock p.m. Four of us were coming out of the cemetery and were about half way out of the preserves, when we noticed someone walking toward us. It was a lady with a young child, she looked lost and asked us how far was the cemetery? one of the guys told her it was a little way down the trail.

She thanked us and we started to continue and stopped and looked at each other and wondered what was a woman bringing a young child to a graveyard after ten o’clock at night. We also noticed the child was totally quiet and just had a blank stare. It took a split second to turn and the woman and child were nowhere to be found. We then also realized when they were walking the sound of crunching leaves could not be heard like the four of us could hear as we walked. I hope this story will give you a chill. It is a true story

Lenny from Chicago Ridge, IL

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