Wednesday, April 21, 2010
The Bachelor's Grove Cemetery
Bachelor's Grove Cemetery is an old cemetery. It was built in 1844 and was filled mostly with the bodies of poor imigrants brought in for cheap labor. The cemetery hasn't been used in several decades. For many years, it was vandalized and fell into disrepair. It has become known as one of the most haunted places in the world. There are enough strange stories coming from this little cemetery to wallpaper the outside of my house with. There have been many reports of strange red lights coming from the cemetery. There are stories and photos taken of a ghostly woman sitting on a tombstone. There have even been reports of a floating house that hovers above the graves at night. Phantom cars vanish in the dark.
The history of the cemetery is complicated by the small ponnd behind it. This pond was a favorite dumping spot for corpses during the gangster period in Chicago history. There are many ghosts that linger around this pond. A two headed man and a glowing yellow man have both been seen wandering the boundaries of this little body of water.
The most famous ghost of Bachelor's Grove is known as the Madonna of Bachelor's Grove. She only appears on nights with a full moon and she wanders the cemetery with her baby son in her arms. I'm hoping to be able to stop by this wonderful haunted location during my trip and if I am lucky, I'll see a few ghosts. Keep your fingers crossed. I'm hoping to see wonders.