Saturday, October 1, 2011

Pitcher Cemetery

Pitcher Cemetery
Located at Blue Ridge Blvd. North of Pitcher Road

This family burial plot for the Thomas Pitcher family established in 1830, is also the final resting place for some who fought in the Revolutionary war.  Many Civil War soldiers who perished in battle nearby in 1864 are buried in a mass grave.  Another mass grave is in the cemetery, which contains pioneers who perished from the Cholera epidemic of 1849—1851.  Most of the grave markers are simple standing rocks without engraving.  It is estimated that over 200 people are buried here.

Visitors have reported noises in the trees, glowing balls of light, and a floating apparition.




I visited the site, which is right next to a small park with tables and a walking path, one evening at dusk.  As I approached the entrance, I felt the a heavy presence of many souls who have not moved on.  I went into a light trance and walked through the graveyard, camera in hand, taking photos while communicating with the dead. There are many who do not know they have died, or who are confused about where they are.  We were able to get several pictures with orbs, apparitions, and fog.

There are no hours posted and no locked gate so it appears to be open at all hours. 
 
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Margie Kay is the director of Quest Paranormal Investigation Group and author of Haunted Independence and Gateway to the Dead: A Ghost Hunter's Field Guide. See more info at www.margiekay.com

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