Moon Point Cemetery - Moon Creek Cemetery

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Moon Point Cemetery, aka Moon’s Point Cemetery or Moon Creek Cemetery, is older than the Civil War and legendary with those who like to tell ghost stories. It was thought to have begun as a family cemetery for early settlers Jacob Moon and his family. The cemetery’s most-talked-about ghost is called the Hatchet Lady, a female apparition of a woman who, as legend has it, often visited the cemetery to watch over her son’s grave after he died during the Civil War. When she died, her ghost took up the vigil, carrying a hatchet. She has been heard yelling or whispering earnestly at visitors to “Get out!” Other reports say a ghost boy and strange dancing lights along with red and white orbs appear here and in the surrounding areas. The sound of sarcophagus lids moving and other strange noises have been reported as well. Because of vandalism, local residents and police take great care to prevent people from trespassing at night when the cemetery is closed to visitors.

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Geographic Information

Address:
Off E 3150 N Rd
Streator, IL
United States

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GPS:
41.08706641247025, -88.84156170493952
County:
Livingston County, Illinois
Nearest Towns:
Streator, IL (2.4 mi.)
Kangley, IL (4.4 mi.)
Long Point, IL (6.3 mi.)
Cornell, IL (8.9 mi.)
Leonore, IL (10.1 mi.)
Grand Ridge, IL (10.4 mi.)
Dana, IL (10.6 mi.)
Ransom, IL (11.1 mi.)
Wenona, IL (11.1 mi.)
Lostant, IL (12.0 mi.)

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  1. Me and my Bf got stuck there all night we where running for or life park under this one tree heard 3 knock and the train I swear so much happend seen the hatch lady the boys and look like army man how where trying to keep us save

  2. The story I heard when I was a teenager, that the hatchet lady or some call her ” Bloody Mary” had killed her family(2 kids and her husband) and took her own life. The story does talk about orbs and apparitions in the cemetery after dark around midnight She appears. Also around midnight,(Some say Thursday the thirteenth) when the train goes by it is said that if you are in the cemetery at that time, your car will not start until the train passes and then at that moment the orbs and possibly the hatchet lady appears.It was said that long ago some kids were there and their car stalled on the tracks and a train hit them and killed them all. I was with a few friends of mine that lived in Streator and knew the legend a talked me into going there at midnight. My car ran fine and had no issues in starting. Well we went on a thursday the 13th at midnight and we heard the train and seen small lights all over (orbs). We heard someone say get out and we dashed to the car and locked it and i tried starting it. It would not start. We were scared to death and crying. The train kept blowing it’s whistle and I could not get it to start. Little lights were flickering all around us. We thought we were had by the hatchet lady. We seen a ghostly fog in my front windshield.. Then as soon as the train passed, my car started and I got us all the hell out of there! The cemetery Is now watched by the police and they are said to be leery to go there also. The cemetery name was even changed. I would never go there again at that place at that time, That is the most spookiest place and I can’t believe I got talked into going there at that time when I was a teenager.

  3. Amber Phillips  |  

    I was out there one night checking out the cemetery. We never went in but we saw a lady standing in there. I never thought much about it until we got stuck by the train. We were stuck for like fifteen minutes on the side by the cemetery.

  4. A bunch of my friends and I went driving out here after a football game. We waited for the train to pass and Hatchet Lady came after us, then the car dies in the middle of the cemetery and I had to call my parents to come get us.

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