Visit these haunted cemeteries this Halloween

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Around America, there are about 20 “most haunted” cemeteries.  The top 3 most haunted cemeteries in Illinois are Bachelor’s Grove, Resurrection Cemetery, and Greenwood Cemetery — two in Chicago, one down south.

In a random occasion, Pony Express News reporters went around and asked if students at Morton East think cemeteries are haunted.  Most of the people said “yes” because they had experienced it before. 

Bachelors Grove Cemetery — known as possibly the most haunted place in Illinois is about a half an hour drive from Cicero.  (5900 W. Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian, Illinois); there have been several appearances of paranormal in this cemetery. The most famous appearance is the “Madonna of Bachelor’s Grove” or better known as the “white lady.”  She can be seen sitting on a tombstone staring off into the woods near the cemetery; she usually vanishes on second glance. 

Resurrection Cemetary — Resurrection Cemetery is on the Southwest Side of Chicago.  It’s only a 20 minute drive from Cicero.  (7201 Archer Road, Justice,, Illinois)  According to stories, a young woman named Mary got into an argument with her boyfriend — while they were dancing at a nearby club.  She left angrily into the winter night and was killed by a hit-and-run driver.  Buried in her white dancing dress, she spends her time haunting the drivers on Archer Avenue — outside the cemetery.  Over the years, drivers have claimed they pick up a woman in a white dress — but she mysteriously disappears when they pass Resurrection Cemetery.

Greenwood Cemetery — Greenwood Cemetery is a bit farther away — all the way down to Decatur, Illinois.  (606 S. Church St, Decatur, Illinois) But, from the sounds of it, it’s worth the three hour car trip.  It’s haunted by Civil War soldiers that were buried alive, and over the years people who have visited there have seen mysterious floating lights — supposed lost souls looking for their graves, and heard terrifying screams.

“I would rather be cremated because my biggest fear is to be buried alive, so that way I’m 100% dead,” senior Carlos Cardoso said. 

When choosing between getting cremated or buried, some think if you’re buried it is more possible that you might end up joining the haunted in the cemeteries. 

“Yes, I believe cemeteries are haunted because there are dead people in the ground,” senior Erica Castro stated. 

It’s easier to believe in it once you have seen it with your own eyes. 

“Yes, I had a scary experience; I was visiting a family member when I saw an older lady walking through the woods,” one anonymous sophomore said.

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