Bachelor’s Grove: The Most Haunted Graveyard in North America
Out of all the haunted places in North America, there is one hidden cemetery that is more ghastly than any other location in the entire world. This one acre graveyard, far off the beaten path, is called Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery. Located in a remote section of Rubio Woods Forest Preserve in Chicago, Illinois, Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery is home to an incredible amount of creepy, unexplained phenomena, including one of the world’s most famous ghost photographs, pictured below:
This cemetery was built almost 200 years ago, in the 1820s. For years, Bachelor’s Grove was a peaceful, undisturbed sanctuary for the deceased. However, throughout the years, it became increasingly abandoned, and often was the victim of vandalism, abuse and even satanic rituals. A large number of tombstones were stolen, damaged and knocked over. By the 1960s, Bachelor’s Grove was so torn apart that many bodies were moved to other cemeteries. People soon learned, however, to never disturb the dead…
This cemetery has reported all forms of paranormal activity- from strange, inexplicable lights, to floating apparitions and ghost-like ectoplasm. These phenomena have been reported by dozens of individuals throughout the decades. None have been able to give a valid, scientific explanation as to why these events occur.
But the most unnerving repeated sighting is that of a “phantom farm house”. What makes these reports so credible is that they come from people who had no idea that the house doesn’t actually exist. Every person who has seen the house describes it as an old, two-story farm house that is white washed- with a large front porch, a porch swing, and a light that burns eerily in the front window. As people approach the old house, it is reported that it seems to shrink until it finally just fades away. Legend says that if a person does manage to enter the house, they will never return.