“Olney – Mt. Pleasant Cemetery – An old church stands at the front of the cemetery. This church is said to be haunted. When the front door is knocked on sounds are heard within the church, sometimes choirs, footsteps and strange lights. On some nights funeral sessions are seen at the church. Although no funerals have taken place there since the 50’s.”
You come across this entry in the Shadowlands Haunted Places Index. How do you proceed from there?
Firstly, you know nothing if you don’t know exactly where the cemetery is located. The entry says it’s located in Olney, but do you know that for sure? Before you get into your car and go on a wild goose chase, you need to check the Internet. There are several GPS sites that allow you to locate place names. You will discover that Mt. Pleasant Cemetery is not located in Olney, but is in fact several miles southeast of there.
Print out the map. Take it with you when you go there (you’d be surprised how many people forget this essential step).
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