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The Black Angel statue is said to follow visitors with their eyes, and may curse visitors with sickliness. Also reported here have been lights in the trees behind the older graves, and a feeling of being closely followed.

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    Fairview Cemetery
    Council Bluffs, Iowa
    United States

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    41.26944, -95.8495613
    Pottawattamie County, Iowa
    Nearest Towns:
    Council Bluffs, IA (0.8 mi.)
    Carter Lake, IA (3.8 mi.)
    Omaha, NE (4.6 mi.)
    Crescent, IA (6.6 mi.)
    Weston, IA (7.5 mi.)
    Bellevue, NE (9.4 mi.)
    McClelland, IA (9.5 mi.)
    Offutt Air Force Base, NE (11.0 mi.)
    Ralston, NE (11.0 mi.)
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    1. I was there yesterday, and had a tour at the Fairview cementary and also spend some time at the Black Angel statue, I had the most relaxing sensation at that place, my husband, took a video at the statue, and when we got back home we tried to see the video and we couldn’t see a thing, it showed the fountain but when we tried to see the Angel the video just stopped playing, after a while, about 3 hrs. later we were watching TV and the channel started to change by itself!!! and the TV from our bedroom turned on by itself and the control remote was far away from us! I have no explanation for this, but I wanted to share this with you guys!!!

      • That is actually the Black Angel in Oakview. Cemetery in Iowa City. She changed from bronze to black. The stories of the 2 different black angel statues have gotten mixed throughout the years

    2. We were driving around the cemetery at about 9:45 PM on Christmas Eve Eve and a man popped into the road and we almost hit him. Why would anyone be walking their dog at 9:45 at night.

    3. Ron McClelland  |  

      My dad took me, my older brother, and our friends up there nightcrawler hunting in the early 80s! We were all over the place next to headstones, crypts, and the Black Angel! We were teenagers and heard urban legend, but never saw a thing except 5gal buckets of worms!

    4. The top of the cemetery towards the long road is where the cemetery is most active. ridiculously unsettling and frightening especially at night. Not to mention the black angel moves it arms by itself

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