Lafayette Pioneer Cemetery

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Locals say a woman who was hanged after being accused of being a witch haunts Lafayette Pioneer Cemetery. Her apparition has been seen standing or walking through the graveyard. Some have heard her laughing, and one person claims to have caught her voice on tape saying “Run Home!” Others say they have been chased out of the cemetery, and found deep cuts all over their backs afterward.

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    Geographic Information

    NE Duniway Road and NE Dawn Ln
    Lafayette, OR
    United States

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    45.251016661382586, -123.10139608387544
    Yamhill County, Oregon
    Nearest Towns:
    Lafayette, OR (0.8 mi.)
    Dayton, OR (2.4 mi.)
    Carlton, OR (4.7 mi.)
    Dundee, OR (4.8 mi.)
    McMinnville, OR (5.5 mi.)
    Saint Paul, OR (6.7 mi.)
    Newberg, OR (7.1 mi.)
    Yamhill, OR (7.5 mi.)
    Amity, OR (10.7 mi.)
    Butteville, OR (12.7 mi.)


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    1. Patricia Cothron  |  

      Lived two doors down for over 7 years. Viewed cemetery at all different hours and seasons, no weird phenomena going on.

    2. We lived in Lafayette for years and experienced many, many unexplainable things in our home–which was in a brand new neighborhood. We used to go to the cemetery fairly frequently. Sometimes we caught strange things on video, sometimes there was nothing. The cemetery in video #2 is not the same one as the one in video #1. The Masonic cemetery is EXTREMELY creepy. You can always feel someone/something watching you from the trees on your way up the hill. As you round the bend at the top of the hill, the oppression is tangible. We got one of the few authentic EVP’s we’ve recorded in that cemetery.

    3. I have been at Lafayette cemetery at night time and have asked Anna if she wan5s to tell me anything I asked 3 times before I received an old woman’s voice telling me “nothing and not again” say she didn’t want to tell me “nothing and to not ask again”. True story.

    4. I went to both cemeteries cemetery I made a a snapchat video before going in the gate and my mom and I both clearly heard a lady say what are we gonna do…then at the masonic cemetery I could feel someone watchung me all the way up the hill then as I rounded the bend around the hill the trees started blowing around…I have it all on video…something I’ve never experienced in my life!! Very powerful

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