Ebenezer Chapel

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The original chapel was built in the 1860’s, and was rebuilt in early 1926. Within the chapel there are sightings of spirits that lurk in the nearby cemetery and within chapel. Spotting of mysterious things occurring have been reported, such as strange glowing lights drifting through the forest. Voices and scratching noises are also heard in the chapel.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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    15507 South East Webfoot Road
    Dayton, OR
    United States

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    45.1467928, -123.09567730000003
    Yamhill County, Oregon
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    1. I am a local paranormal investigor….being how the park is open during the day and we did not go into the chapel…..we invistgaed the area….and recorded a series of events that defy logic….we are in the process of producing a documentay…….

    2. We have had a few really strange experiences there I do have a picture that shows a very creepy face, I would put it on here but I am tech challenged.

    3. This cemetery is my family’s pioneer cemetery. It is not haunted, it is simply old. Caring for old cemeteries in remote places is an extremely time-, money-, and labor-intensive project, so the cemetery may seem creepy or abandoned but it isn’t. The upkeep this cemetery requires is made much more difficult by the constant vandalism and trespassing that is encouraged and perpetrated by sites such as this that describe the place as haunted, which attracts thrill-seekers and promotes disrespect. Please be respectful of my family’s history and of this sacred resting place, and leave this fragile historical space undisturbed. And, trespassers, be forewarned that not only is trespassing illegal, but the entire cemetery is also infested with poison oak.

    4. I am most certainly not disrespectful of this or any cemetery. When visiting we have always stayed on the path and never have we gone into the structure. As for no trespassing signs there are none, and in fact it has the hours as to which the cemetery is open. If it indeed is not open to the public maybe your family should invest in signage to that effect.

      • Linda – We appreciate that you have treated our family cemetery with respect. The cemetery is on private land, but open to the public daily from dawn to dusk. The chapel is restricted (there is a chain and a no trespassing sign across the door), but thus far we are still allowing the public to visit the cemetery despite frequent acts of vandalism, theft, and damage to the property. We ask that If you visit the cemetery, please stay on the path. There are many graves are sunken and/or that have had their headstones knocked down, broken, or removed, and if you stray from the path you could inadvertently end up walking over one (not to mention the poison oak).

        The cemetery and chapel are not abandoned or forgotten – our family and other volunteers in the area have worked for years to do what we can to preserve this piece of local history. The property is monitored to help prevent additional acts of vandalism. For anyone else who might be reading this and aren’t clear about the laws regarding pioneer cemeteries: it is a Class A Misdemeanor to desecrate, damage, vandalise, or steal from an Oregon Pioneer Cemetery, subject to a fine up to $50,000. If you do visit, we ask you to be respectful of the fact that these are our family’s ancestors and local historical figures, people who gave up everything to cross the country in a wagon and settle in Oregon.

    5. I went because it is a old cemetery -I am on board of Deadwood, OREGON cemetery.
      The cemetery is very interesting -love the stones and names. Is there a list of names some where? Who built the church and info??
      I am a family history searching – thanks ladypatricia

      PS is this cemetery on Pioneer register??

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