Submitted by: SulieRue
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Last updated on : 2/17/2012
Old Salem Cemetery
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I visited the cemetery to take pictures yesterday for a periodical
article. i knew nothing of these stories. I've been to many cemeteries;
occasionally i have felt like there is a bit of a "hum" of spiritual
activity in some, but it's never been anything which unsettled me, even
those in a "spooky" setting. This was different. Before the cemetery
even came into view the hair on my arms stood up. I felt like i was
being watched the entire time i was there. I did hear the train &
dogs, but it is near the tracks & there are many homes in the area.
But there also seemed to be occasional whispers, always right behind me.
I walked through the empty space to the older graves on one end &
the empty part felt very cold. I kept looking over my shoulder & did
something i've never done before - apologized out loud for the
intrusion. I always take pictures of the old stones, but not this time. I
returned to the newer part, and again felt a chill walking through the
empty area. I got my pictures quickly and left. As i was leaving i was
trying to drive slowly because the dirt road was full of puddles.
Suddenly my car started speeding up, even after i took my foot off the
accelerator - it felt like the car was being pushed. Mud splashed all
over the car. The afternoon was wearing on, and it almost felt like a
protective gesture, like something was encouraging me to get away, that
something darker would become more active with nightfall & they
wanted me out before then. I know that sounds silly, but that's how it
felt. Last night i dreamed i was back in the cemetery (also something
which has never happened before) and there was a woman crying and
calling out. Weird. I'd like to return for pictures of all the stones,
but if i do i will take someone with me. This morning I decided to
Google the cemetery - the comments about the car problems were
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