January 2004 - Tabernacle Cemetery - Newton County, Georgia


Owen
Jason

Legend:

Creepy old Cemetery, lots of old graves. Cold spots found all over in this early 1800's cemetery. Constant feelings of not being alone. This small, forgotten cemetery in the middle of a wooded area has had numerous reports for years involving a figure dressed in an old World War I uniform. This figure darts in and out of the trees surrounding the cemetery, and in and out of the cemetery itself. WARNING: This spirit will follow visitors home and you will leave feeling scared and full of dread.

Full-body apparitions have been seen here, footsteps heard in the gravel inside the cemetery, cold-spots that measured at below-zero temperatures at high noon all year around! One person even reported feeling a hand touch her shoulder. Most activity happens during the day time.

January 2004:

First off, I'd like to say that this legend was sent to me via E-mail from someone that lives in the area, and has a friend who knows a friend who had a co-worker that knew this guy that was friends with one of the families that sold the property to the current owner of the land the cemetery lies on. You know how it goes. The story has been retold so many times by so many people, there is no way of knowing what the original story was.

Basically, this haunted cemetery sounds like ever other supposed haunted cemetery out there. Normally when I get something like this, I ignore it. But what caught my attention was the blunt warning and threat of a violent spirit! This is what I am looking for!

So, when an item like this catches my attention I research it on the internet. I'll do a search and see what comes up, and I'll check some 'haunted places indexes' and see if it shows up on any of them. The only thing that came up for this particular cemetery was this transcription of all the people buried there. Also found on this website, are the direction on how to get there.

With that, the hunt is planned.

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January 23, 2004:

Let's dissect this legend piece by piece. The first part says:

Creepy old Cemetery, lots of old graves. Cold spots found all over in this early 1800's cemetery.

The cemetery at first was very creepy. There was just a dirt road that lead back into the woods. From the road you could not see anything except for the road. Once you got out of the vehicle and looked around, the initial shock of a spooky old dirt road leading deep into the woods to a cemetery, left you. The temp in this part of Georgia was around 33-35degrees, and stayed that way the whole time we were there from about 11:30am-1:00pm. There were many old graves there, but there were also a lot of newer graves too. This is still a current 'active' cemetery.


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Constant feelings of not being alone.

Well, I guess we can say we had that. We were there together, but we never felt at all like there was someone else there with us.

This small, forgotten cemetery in the middle of a wooded area has had numerous reports for years involving a figure dressed in an old World War I uniform. This figure darts in and out of the trees surrounding the cemetery, and in and out of the cemetery itself.

As I said before, this cemetery had many new graves. I didn't notice any from the 21st century, but there were many from the 90's. Many of the older grave did look as if they had been forgotten. Maybe the battle with time and the elements finally became too much. However, there were many graves that had plastic flowers on them, and they looked relatively new. Also there were two graves that were covered in rocks and all the leaves that had fallen from the trees were cleared from them while almost ever other grave site was completely covered. Plus one grave had small toys all around it. New toys too. The kind you would find in a happy meal or something. While other graves had angel figures and stuff like that around them. In any case, these graves and this cemetery is anything but forgotten or abandoned. I mean there was a sign for it from the main road.



We did find the grave of a World War I vet. However it must have been too cold for him to take a jog around the cemetery darting in and out of trees. Jason and I both sat for about 20 minutes just watching the surrounding trees for something, ANYTHING, but all we saw were trees.
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WARNING: This spirit will follow visitors home and you will leave feeling scared and full of dread.

This is just ridiculous. Sounds like something from a Disney movie. If a ghost followed us home, he must be pretty content, because he's been pretty quiet. Nothing strange has happened out of the ordinary in our homes to either of us. When we left the cemetery we were not scared or full of dread. In fact I left with a feeling of peacefulness, wishing I am buried in a spot like this someday.

Full-body apparitions have been seen here, footsteps heard in the gravel inside the cemetery, cold-spots that measured at below-zero temperatures at high noon all year around! One person even reported feeling a hand touch her shoulder. Most activity happens during the day time.

This stuff has all pretty much been covered already, but I will just reiterate myself one last time. No apparitions were seen, no footsteps were heard, the temperature stayed the same and never fluctuated, and nothing touched us. Nothing strange or spooky is going on in this cemetery, and I'm willing to bet that 99% of all other proposed haunted cemeteries out there are the same way.

Conclusion:
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HAUNTEDMaybeWho CaresDoubtfulHell No!