Rumoured to be a gangster’s favourite place to dump bodies during prohibition, Bachelor’s Grove, located in the southwest Chicago suburbs, is a decaying cemetery that has gained reputation for hosting a countless number of strange and bizarre stories about ghosts, spirits and devil worship. The most famous of them is the “White Lady” the ghost of a young woman wearing a white dress, often cradling a baby in her arms allegedly appears on moonlit nights.
In the 1920s, there were found numerous dead bodies in the small lagoon of cemetery side. Since then, these spooky affairs began to occurr and in the 60s, it was turned into a very common place for Satanic Worships.
According to the “Ghost Research Society” members, they got notable changes in electromagnetic readings in various time at the same place at this cemetery area. They took many types of photographs with the normal and infrared camera and nothing was seen by the time of clicking photos but after development, they were shocked to find a brown-haired woman in a long dress, sitting on the checkerboard tombstone of an old cemetery in a particular photograph.
If you take a keen observation on this picture, you can see her body is looking semi-transparent especially her head and legs.
Also, many people who have visited this graveyard to investigate or to explore something, often claim that the fully charged battery of their electronic gadget was dramatically drained out as well as their car-engine had stopped without any reason and it was started again after a while.
The most famous story of ghost sightings is Blinking of a Blue Ball. In 1970, Jack Harmanshki observed the blue light hovering over the ground and whole night he tried to catch it but that light was playing a game whenever he had overtaken it, the light disappeared and reappeared behind him after 20 seconds break. In December of 1971, Denise Travers claimed that she was able to touch the mysterious light which was constantly moving here and there and it had a heat sensation.
A very nice story about a phantom house is also to be heard, a white farm style house with a white wooden column, a porch swing and even a lantern burning dimly had been seen by the witnesses. They try to get into the house but when they start to approach towards it, that house had disappeared amazingly into the dark woods by gradually making itself smaller. Not only Phantom House, but also the Phantom Cars that had been seen there so many times. Whenever those cars were chased, the witnesses failed to find them. As if the cars vanished in to the thin air.
In late 1970, two Cook Country Forest Rangers on late-night patrol experienced a horrible incident besides the lagoon. A farmer and his horses pulling an old plow and suddenly vanished in a fraction of time.
The two-headed monster crawling story is also a very interesting legend who comes out from the lagoon and disappears in the nearby Rubio Woods Forest Preserve.
According to another legend, the deadliest hooks-spirit often can be seen who always tends to kill the witness.
In 1975, according to witness, an Instamatic camera got some pictures without shutter being depressed of human-like mist. That man sent his camera to the technician and he was told that the camera is in fully functional condition and the film was new. Strange voices have been recorded in the cemetery over the years. These voices are very scary which simply telling “HELLO BLACKMAN, MINNA MINNA!!”
Although there are so many weird and mysterious stories related to the Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery, this is indeed a very nice place especially for the ghost hunters that could even give them a new occult experience of another world.