Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery is a small, abandoned cemetery in section 8 of Bremen Township, Cook County, Illinois. The location is just northwest of Midlothian and Oak Forest, and near the Rubio Woods Forest Preserve on the Midlothian Turnpike, in the southwest Chicago suburbs. It is well known for its haunted reputation and supposed ghost sightings.
The first claims of hauntings peaked in the 1970s and 1980s. The reported phenomenon ranges from orbs to phantom vehicles. There is even said to be a ghostly farmhouse which is purported to float and then vanish. Witnesses have reported the house shrinking as they approach it before disappearing altogether.
As late as 1984 witnesses were also reporting seeing multiple figures emerging throughout the cemetery dressed in monk’s robes. In the 1990s witnesses reported seeing a black dog at the cemetery’s entrance which also disappeared when they attempted to approach it. These statements however remain unsubstantiated.The Ghost Research Society has conducted numerous investigations into the reported phenomenon and their results have included images which contain light resembling ectoplasm as well as orbs. One photograph, taken by Judy A. Huff Felz in 1991, includes a “supposed” full image of a ghostly figure. Researchers have also reported electronic voice phenomenon in the area
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