Loon Lake Cemetery

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Loon Lake Cemetery is said to be haunted–and dangerous. According to local lore, three witches were violently executed and were buried here, but not before threatening to curse anyone who desecrated their graves. Mary Jane, beheaded in 1881, was said to be the most powerful of the witches. Legend has it that treading on her final resting place will warrant death within 3 days. But since her headstone no longer stands, it is hard to find her grave. Reports say many of the stones have been removed; in fact, of the 67 tombstones that once were here, only 18 remain, all badly weathered. Perhaps it’s a good thing that getting to the old cemetery proves a bit difficult, as reports say it is inaccessible by car.

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    Geographic Information

    County Road 75 and County Highway 4
    Middletown, MN 56143
    United States

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    43.52641373849811, -95.0935526489775
    Jackson County, Minnesota
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    1. There has only been one witch there as I have knowen her bay marry jane, her wiccan name her real name is marry yes but not her lastname … jane is her middle name an I scorn not to say her real name she is my ansester but she dose have sisters there to joesphena an ele anna … how ever I ask peopel to not go there she is dangerously wise an very experanced in dark witchcraft an voo doo magic I strongly advise only people that have family there or pay there reapect there should but people looking for a good scare or to be dumb should not play in that feild leave that to perfesonals

    2. I have lived in the area many years and am very familiar with the area. The head stone was stolen so many times that it is now located in the Jackson Co. Museum. The rubbing I obtain from the head stone reads Mary Jane Dau. of J.P. Terwilliger, Died Mar.8 1881 age 18 yrs 1 mo. It reads as follows. Kind friends beware as you pass by. As you are now so once was I. As I am now, so you must be, Prepare therefore to follow me. She died of influenza.

    3. I was there when i was about 15, read Mary’s gravestone. I still remember those words to this day, i do not remember coming back down from the grave site and 3 witnesses said i vanished for about 45 minutes. Then suddenly appeared in front of their car, eyes glazed and staring at them. Next thing i knew they were freaking out and we were driving back home. I went back some 30 years later, found what was left of the grave site. Took some rapid pictures thru out the cemetery. Captured clear images of 3 people standing by the grave, no one else was there but me and my friend. One of the images had no head, but caught a image of a head hanging from a tree. In the middle of the grave yard caught 2 more images, one of what appeared to be a woman in a black hooded cape type thing pointing to the witches grave. Standing next to her was what appeared to be a young child in early 19th century clothing. The image was glowing. Still have those pictures. There was also extremely cold areas in the places where i took the photos. This was in the middle of the day, but the hill was cold, windy and dark. Took several photos repeatedly rapid in same areas. Images only appeared in a few shots. Looked over the area very carefully to try and debunk the images, but could not. There is no logical explanation for those images to appear other than a paranormal phenomenon.

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