local graveyard is rumored to be
home to apparitions -- and other
paranormal activities. But neighbors
say the unexplained is behind an
increase in traffic and other
"It's not like the talk of the
town... cemetery on Eagle Road is
haunted, not at all," Mary Dornfeld
Yet, this small cemetery on a little
known road in the Town of Clyman is
all over cyberspace.
"Every night, without a doubt, every
night," she says.
Long-time neighbor Mary Dornfeld
says every night people visit these
plots in search of the paranormal.
"It's not haunted... "
But the graveyard is mentioned in
a book, featuring Wisconsin haunts.
The authors say visitors report
apparitions in the woods... cool
spots on warm days and unexplainable
blood on their hands.
"There's nothing going on except
people that want to rest in peace...
like to keep it that way," Dornfeld
Sheriff Todd Nehls is ready to help
restore the peace.
"We now are very firm. There are no
warnings. If you're in that cemetery
and you don't have a need to be
there, it's gonna cost you some
money," Sheriff Todd Nehls says.
... 250-dollars after dark ...
But deputies plan to keep an eye on
the rural stretch at all hours.
"We're going to do what we can so
hopefully the next
entry is stay away from Eagle Road
because the sheriff's department is
gonna get you," the sheriff says.
Increased traffic is one
frustration. Another -- vandalism.
The Town of Clyman already has spent
more than 2-thousand dollars making
"Gravestones were knocked over...
split in half and these are 1800's.
You can't replace that, you can't
repair that," Nehls says.
sheriff also says, what happens here
affects all of Dodge County.
are people that need help. There are
people who need an ambulance...
deputy... If I have to sit and baby
sit that cemetery, that deputy is
ineffective for his shift throughout
the county," the sheriff says.
heads down the road every week to
mow the graveyard. She says anyone
who travels from far, hoping to find
a ghost, is likely to find only
with the price of gas, don't make
the trip," Dornfeld says.
chair says the board has discussed
raising the fine from $250 for
entering after dark to a thousand
dollars. The board's expected to
take up the issue again next month.