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Tabernacle Cemetery

Location:  Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wisconsin

 

WARNING!

WARNING!

WARNING!

The Tabernacle Cemetery and adjacent farm have had numerous problems with trespassing and vandalism.  Be aware that the farm is private property, and both the farm and the cemetery are under constant surveillance. 

TRESPASSING IS A CRIME!   UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS FOUND ON THIS PROPERTY WILL BE SUBJECT TO ARREST AND PROSECUTION!

If you have any information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for trespassing and vandalism, please call the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department (non-emergency): (262) 548-7117.

The Reputed History:  

There is a farm down the road from the cemetery, and in the 1840s a farmer's son accidentally hung himself in the hayloft and was the first person buried on a nearby hill which later became the Tabernacle Cemetery.  The farmer later painted the boy's name on the side of the barn.

 

The Investigation: 

  • There is a privately-owned farm across the road from the cemetery, but the barn there does not even date back to the 1840s, and, contrary to the rumors, nobody ever died  in this barn.  Warning:  People who trespass on this property and/or vandalize the barn will be arrested!
  • We have learned that there was, indeed, a barn where a boy accidentally hung himself, but it was not the barn adjacent to the cemetery.  To protect the privacy of the land owners, we will not disclose the location of the barn where this actually did take place.
  • The cemetery was founded in 1842.  It is not known who was first buried there.
The Reputed Phenomena:  
  • The apparition of a man has been seen standing next to the tree directly behind the cemetery sign.
  • Bright flashes of light have been seen near the fence.
  • After dark, mysterious headlights in the northwestern corner of the cemetery will often shine upon people.
  • The dare:  If you drive to the cemetery late at night, a mysterious truck will appear and follow you until you get back to the city.

 

The Investigation:  

We investigated the cemetery and found the tree and the fence but experienced nothing out of the ordinary.

 

The tree where the apparition has allegedly been spotted.

The fence where mysterious lights have reportedly been observed.

 


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