Friday, September 15, 2006

Haunted...Westfield's Cemetery?

"Westfield - Pine Hill Cemetery - Something haunts the back hill of this cemetery. During the day visitors have reported a mans voice in the woods, and the feeling of being watched. At night, the watchful feeling changes to one of absolute unreasonable terror. Even going on the public street that runs right beside the hill will cause this...even some people who live on that street have complained of feeling uneasy, as if something is watching out for that portion of the cemetery and will not tolerate ANYONE trespassing. A few reports of rocks being thrown at cars passing that area have also surfaced, but are rare."
I live in Westfield MA, last night around one, my friend and I were driving by the cemetery. We had both read this a few months prior, so we thought we'd check it out for ourselves. We walked in the opening to the far left side and made our way toward the back of the cemetery. About the third or fourth path you can take into the cemetery we took to look at this huge tombstone that caught our attention toward the center. Not five steps past that grave, my feet froze to the ground and a wave of utter uneasiness came over me. My heart jumped and I looked at my friend. He was looking back at me and said he felt cold and his arms were numb. We didn't stay long to investigate, we kind of felt like we were being shoved out extremely unwanted. both of us were numb but it was a beautiful night. this feeling stayed with us until we got off of the main road and into our car. When I opened the door I swear I saw someone walking along the fence but when I looked again it was gone.

This is a story I found on the shadow lands website http://theshadowlands.net/ghost/ghost348.html. Found it interesting but totally untrue as no one has ever told us about experiencing “unreasonable terror” while they visited and never a report about someone throwing rocks at cars. We have a couple of Wickens for friends and they has been very involved with the cemetery, including one who has worked for us on several occasions. They has passed on a few stories of their own. One of those stories surround an area in a corner called the steps that a ghost named Tom inhabits and he is very mischievous. Another tale surrounds a large monument that makes you feel better if you hug one of the pillars. We have found the remnants of séances being held in the cemetery such as ouija boards and candles. Probably just kids that have managed to scare themselves.

I have had a phone call from a lady who told me that her husband is buried in Pine Hill and there is a lady that is buried in a plot next to him and is trying to get into his grave. She wanted me to do something about it. I told her I would work on chasing her off?? Another phone call was from a lady whose husband was dead and buried in our cemetery and he is always coming back to her house. When he was alive they had a priest that lived with them but he died shortly after her husband. The priest also comes back to the house. Neither one of them talk to her but she knows they are there because she can hear them arguing. I told her I didn’t know what I could do but when she told me she was a Catholic I suggested she contact her priest and see about getting an exorcism of the house. I guess it solved her problems. I borrow the picture on the right from the following blog. Hope they don't mind. http://mazurland.typepad.com/myweblog/2005/09/exorcism.html

The nature of the jobs is that I spend a lot of time in the cemetery after dark.[yuh- ha -ha –ha]. Locking gates after nightfall is the main reason[oh-we-yuh]. Halloween night we spend a couple of hours patrolling for vandals and sometimes there are incidents that need to be investigated such as: campfires; strange happenings reported by neighbors; lovers being located inside. It really isn’t very spooky except for the lights. We have a major street that goes by on one side and the lights go dancing off the stones. For years I noticed one stone, up high in the cemetery that was orange in color and only glowed about once a month or so. I was about ready to throw in the towel and admit that some things can’t be explained. That would be major for me as I absolutely do not believe in the occult. Finally I realized it only occurred during full moons. The moon had to be in the right position for me to see it and a big black stone that was slightly tilted backward was reflecting it. Whew!

The really scary thing that happens is when we have a couple of fox hunting at night and keeping track of each other by howling. Their howling sounds like two babies screaming and it unnerves the neighbors a bit.

The only thing that makes me nervous is watching out for Andrew Cunanan types that want to pop me for my pickup. Happy dreams!

14 comments:

GG said...

Booooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!

keewee said...

Send chills up my spine.

Anonymous said...

Im from westfield...I grew up in that neighborhood and still do hang around there. Ive been in the cemetery at night. I enjoy the old stones and just thinking to myself that im keeping them company.. ive never felt too uneasy on the hill. ive walked down the old steps that come down that exact hill. its facing smith ave. it may sound weird but if there is an afterlife...which i believe there is...not sure what tho. i feel like my previous life was in the 1600's. its odd but oh well. i enjoy the settings and just going to think and it clears my mind. I love that cemetery...among a few others in the hilltowns.

Kimmie said...

Hi, I went to the cemetery the other night w/ 3 other girls. We walked along some path in the front along the street..up to these man made steps in some wooded area, to the top part of the cemetery. We walked down the path and about 5 minutes after walking, something "pushed" me from behind. Now, 2 of the girls were in front of me and the other on the side of me, a little up from me. It was not her..I do not know what it was, but I have NEVER been so scared in all of my life! Right when this happened I felt like I was going to throw up and I had an awful rancid smell in my nose that lasted about 5 minutes. I couldn't even talk for about 10 minutes, this is how scared I was. We turned back around and left after that. I am a total believer now, that is for sure.

Kimmie said...

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mmeeeeeee said...

ok well this is the first time ive heard of this place...i think. hearing these stories makes me want to go there. maybe i will go there one of these nights with some friends. ive never really believed in ghosts or things like that. who knows maybe this will change my mind?

kimmay said...

I go to school at Westfield State right down the road, and me and my friends have been interested in this cemetery for a while, hearing the stories and stuff. so me and my friend went for a run the other day up to the cemetery and we decided to just walk around in the daylight. I was walking along a path and I suddenly smelled the scent of that incense they use to waft over caskets at funeral services. It was so distinct, i asked my friend if she smelled it and she said no. it was there for about 5 seconds and then it was gone.

Anonymous said...

IVE LIVED NEXT DOOR TO THIS PLACE ALL MY LIFE. LOT OF FAMILEY LAYED TO REST IN THEIR. I KNOW IM NOT ALONE WHEN I GO THEIR.. THEIR ALL AROUND ME.. YOU CAN FEEL IT. NOTHING HAS EVER HAPPEN TO ME OR MY CHILDREN WHEN EVER WE HAVE WALKED THROUGH THEIR DONT WORRY ABOUT THE DEAD WORRY ABOUT THE LIVING......I BELEAVE NO ONE WILL HURT YOU THEIR ITS ONLEY LOST SOULS THAT WONT CROSS OVER ,,SO SAD TO HANG ON FOR SO LONG

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Anonymous said...

Last night my friends and i were sitting in the trade school parking lot,which is directly behind Pine Hill, the pickup truck we were in was filthy with dirt. Then we heard a bang on the passenger side of the bed, as well as a shimmy, and we left. when we examined the bed there was a clean spot where it looked like there had been two hands and a chest pushing, almost as something had ran into the side of the truck. very unusual

ron said...

walking through pine hill about 10 years ago with my son who was 5 at the time. we were on the back side of cemetery just off of king st.we use it as a short cut to walk to Stanley park .my son lagged behind me for some reason i turn to see what he was doing he was standing at someones stone looking up having a conversion with ,,no one i ask him who are you talking to he replied the man.he rite their i remember his words ...yep...no...my dad...now im getting kind of freaked out i took his hand and walk away ..he kept looking back....i didn't say a word about it all the way to the park..we spent a good two hours at the park...then headed home .and on the short cut through the cemetery my son kept looking back at the same stone and waved and said good by to nothing... their was no one their ..i have a lot a relatives buried at pine hill ..father ..grandparents ..aunts ..uncles ..so who knows i was told young kids are wide open to thees kind of things and the older we get we loose this ....could be just someone saying hi from the other side ......true story ....thanks

Dan Spigle said...

one night investigating the cemetary, my friend dan and I were walking through the cemetary and started to hear strange noises by the woods. It was dark out so we decided to see who was there. All of asudden a flying figure started chasing us down the alley . I screamed help me help me . My friend dan tripped over the sewer and just in time before the flying figure got him i pulled him out and was a big heroe .. i later received a heroic medal for my bravery . The craziest thing ive ever seen in my lifetime

Anonymous said...

Its called Westfield Voc Tech

mommybtof4 said...

I live in Westfield and have heard of this haunting but sadly the gate is ALWAYS closed so you can't even look. At least when I pass by it is. I would love to go on the ghost tours coming up soon, I just saw the sign on the gate, EXCITING :) Is there any other haunted places in Westfield?? I wish I could find a local ghost hunting group, its my dream to investigate and be part of a real group. How would you go about getting into a paranormal group local any body know? Thank you and love the info and stories :)