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Behind Every Cloud is a Kindred Spirit (BECKS)I lost my grandfather when I was 17. I had a VERY difficult time getting over it. How could I still communicate with him? I loved him so much I didn't think I could live without him. I read everything I could get my hands on to do with the "afterlife" and that started it all...the love of Ghost Hunting and the Paranormal. I have been researching the paranormal for over 37 years!! It is my way of staying in touch with my grandfather. Being a Ghost Hunter is not always as exciting as it seems on TV. Many nights I have sat in the dark and not a thing happened. BUT it is those times you DO get that one voice, that one explainable picture or have an experience that sends chills down your back that makes it sooo worth it all!!! My purpose of this blog is not to make people believe in ghosts but maybe to open their minds just a little bit... I LOVE this crazy thing called Ghost Hunting. It is as much a part of me as breathing. I am just a girl that refuses to accept we can't still contact our loved ones after they die. My grandfather won't let me.



Ok.  Before I get the emails saying this weeks topic isn't what I posted under "weekly topics"....I know!  LOL.  But here's the good thing......I do state that I might change my mind.....and guess what....I did. LOL

With Halloween coming up, it seems everyone is talking about creepy and scary places, so I decided to write about one of the MOST HAUNTED PLACES IN THE WORLD...Bachelor's Grove Cemetery, in Bremen Township, Cook County, Illinois.(You know me, I didn't want to be left out!)  Bachelors Grove Cemetery is just northwest of Midlothian and Oak Forest, near the Rubio Woods Forest Preserve on the Midlothian Turnpike (near its intersection with Central Avenue), in the southwest Chicago suburbs.

No doubt this is a long forgotten cemetery EXCEPT for those of us looking to have our hearts racing and blood pumping spending the night in a very dark, very haunted cemetery!   There is no question that vandals have not been kind to this place.  One of the most disturbing things to see in this cemetery is that of holes that have been dug above some of the graves.  Vandals digging for treasures belonging to the long lost souls that rest here.

For those searching for Bachelor's Grove, it can be found by leaving the roadway and walking up an overgrown gravel track that is surrounded on both sides by the forest. The old road is blocked with chains and concrete dividers and a dented "No Trespassing" sign that hangs ominously near the mouth to the trail. The burial ground lies about a half-mile or so beyond it in the woods.

Who is this seemly lost soul?
This cemetery is one of the SCARIEST CEMETERIES you can imagine!!!(And believe me, I can IMAGINE some good ones!)  It has reports of a white lady (or "white madonna") that walks the grounds during a full moon while carrying an infant, Phantom farmhouse; a ghostly farmhouse which is purported to shimmer, float, and then vanish, mostly reported during the 1950s. There are also reports by witnesses of the house shrinking as they approach it, then disappearing altogether, a two-headed ghost; near the same slough and many more sighting.  But one of the most notable......is that of a woman sitting on a grave which ran in the Chicago Sun newspaper some years ago.

Lady in White? 

I went to Chicago last year and went on an investigation with the White-Dog Paranormal Group. (Who I LOVE!) They had visited the cemetery before and they said it was really, really scary.  They had gotten some good EVP's from there along with lots of unexplainable sounds and feelings.  They wanted to take me there before our scheduled Asylum investigation that we had planned for that night, but THANK YOU Chicago traffic......it was way to late to stop by before the investigation. Just my luck!!!!  I am headed back to the Illinois area in December and hopefully THIS TIME I can see this place for myself.  And like always, I will be writing and sharing with you guys my experience.

If you would like to read more on this INCREDIBLY HAUNTED PLACE go to : http://www.bachelorsgrove.com/ 

Better yet....PLEASE, PLEASE let me know if you have visited this amazing place.


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