Cherokee Cemetery

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Legend has it that in the 1800s, the town sweetheart was murdered, and as punishment, her murderer was burned alive in his house across from the cemetery. Witnesses visiting the cemetery have heard his loud heavy footsteps. Another legend says that those who place flowers at a certain child’s grave, one who died on the same day as his father, the ghostly child will visit you that evening to thank you.

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Geographic Information

Address:
Off Cherokee and Crystal Pines Road
Cherokee, CA
United States

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GPS:
39.64214899194839, -121.5315143465341
County:
Butte County, California
Nearest Towns:
Cherokee, CA (0.5 mi.)
Yankee Hill, CA (4.3 mi.)
Concow, CA (6.1 mi.)
Berry Creek, CA (6.8 mi.)
Oroville, CA (9.0 mi.)
Paradise, CA (9.4 mi.)
Thermalito, CA (9.5 mi.)
Oroville East, CA (9.5 mi.)
South Oroville, CA (10.1 mi.)
Magalia, CA (12.0 mi.)

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  1. Several years ago while visting the Cherokee cementary. My kids and I put wild flowers on the really old childrens graves. For a month afterwards we had butterflies sent to us as a thank you. They landed on my car, next to my car, on me. Really bizarre.

  2. I lived near the Cherokee cemetery for years, right behind where the murderer was burned in his home. Many unusual things would happen at the cemetery and surrounding homes, one time after out of town friends thought it would be fun to visit the cemetery at night we had a couple weeks of music boxes playing by themselves, lights turning on and off and eerie silence when the area was a haven for many birds and bugs.

  3. Me and a friend were up there like a month ago and some punks had gone threw and broke some headstones, we were there at night and me and my friend were picking up the pieces and were gonna come back later and try to put them back together, about 5 minutes threw picking up these pieces we heard the loudest scream I have ever heard, and each scream happened 3 times and were followed immediately by a very loud rawr. The screams were ear pearcing

  4. Spooky if you ask me
    What if Concow Lake is haunted too due to the massacre of the Koncow Maidu Indians by the gold miners and army.The lake was dammed up to make it bigger as it is fed by two small creeks.
    Unmarked graves exist in what is now known as Camelot, on the north side of the big barn when you drive in. Camelot btw used to be the tribal village
    Strange sightings in that area too by some locals, including a chupacabra and bigfoot

  5. My husbands family has lived in Cherokee for the past 15+ years. We live there now. Anyway, about 4 years ago my father inlaw was outside one night, gathering wood. All of a sudden he heard something moving in the bushes right behind him, then this horible noise/ scream. We know it wasnt an animal because it didnt move or sound like one. We think it may have been bigfoot. There have been a ton of sightings/ hearings of him up here.

  6. My Brother lives in nearby Paradise, so when I go to visit I like to go the the nearby, old cemeteries.
    We were at Cherokee Cemetery, and there was a fresh grave dug for a burial the next day I guess. The grave was right next to the main gate of the cemetery. I took some pictures of the gate and the grave. In the pictures were smoke like figures, one hovering over the new grave and one over the gate. We only saw the figures in the camera when view the pictures I had taken.

  7. My friends and I went to the cemetery one night to test out the myth. Guess what? Nothing happened! So if it is haunted it’s only the people living near it.

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