5900 W Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian, IL

(708) 429-4210

Status: Famous Historical & Haunted Cemetery



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This legendary cemetery was founded in 1844 and has not been used for burials since 1965. Most of the interned were early settlers from Europe to the United States from countries such as Germany and Sweden.

Once on a branch of the Midlothian Turnpike it is now only accessible only along a dirt pathway leading to a fence around the cemetery. The last road to the cemetery was closed in 1994 and there are plans to remove even the dirt pathway effectively removing the location from any map as well as any easy access.

Once filled with more than 200 headstones only 20 remain now due to continuing vandalism. The remaining grave sites has been encased in concrete due to numerous graves being dug up.


Paranormal Activity

Orbs, apparitions, phantom steps and disembodied voices as well as EVP. There are also many reports of Satanic rituals taking place on the grounds – a (urban) legend that seems to be tacked on to any haunted location near a major city.

As well there is a stagnant pond on the site which was supposedly used during the Prohibition era by gangsters as a body dumping ground; including the infamous Al Capone himself.

The ghost of a farmer and his horse has also been reported near the pond as reportedly they drown there in the 1870s.

The is also a house that seems to be able to either time or dimensionally shift as its there sometimes but not others. No has ever been able to get close to it; let alone inside it.