Massock Mausoleum

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The Massock Mausoleum stands in a small graveyard called the Lithuanian Liberty Cemetery, and it’s the stuff of legends. Locals tell of a Hatchet Man, a scary ghost who guards the cemetery, and the mausoleum door is said to remain warm and has been sealed closed since the 1960s when vandals stole a skull from it. In Rosemary Ellen Guiley’s The Complete Vampire Companion, she tells about a pale, thin apparition seen here at night. According to the book, after hearing about the sightings, a reporter poured holy water into the mausoleum’s vent, and consequently heard an eerie groaning sound come from the crypt. The area is reported to be closely patrolled by police.

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Geographic Information

Address:
Peru Princeton Rd and Co Rd 3450 E
Spring Valley, IL
United States

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GPS:
41.3389948130536, -89.18977069339292
County:
Bureau County, Illinois
Nearest Towns:
Spring Valley, IL (0.9 mi.)
Dalzell, IL (1.5 mi.)
Peru, IL (3.3 mi.)
Ladd, IL (3.4 mi.)
Seatonville, IL (4.8 mi.)
La Salle, IL (5.1 mi.)
Standard, IL (5.7 mi.)
Granville, IL (5.7 mi.)
Hollowayville, IL (5.8 mi.)
Mark, IL (6.0 mi.)

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  1. does anyone know if the gate is closed to get into the cemetery. im planning on a spirit box session and some other cool stuff trying to capture so cool footage

  2. I went there in October 2014 with 3 other friends and around midnight we heard this loud scream that echoed throughout the cemetery. I will never forget it. The photo was taken with a 30 second exposure around 11pm. Very small cemetery hard to see from the road but very creepy!

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