Palestine Church

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The building is surrounded by a cemetery that dates back to the early 1800’s, and the church and cemetery have been abandoned for years. There have been many reports of hauntings here, including shuffling footsteps when no one is around, voices talking, screams and doors opening and closing by themselves. Many people have reported seeing a ghostly figure sitting at the piano, which sometimes plays by itself. Other people have reported seeing a figure in a hooded black cloak, standing in the church corners and not moving. When approached, it vanishes. Cold spots are felt in the church, and the feeling of being watched is reported by many who go there. Outside the church in the cemetery, people report hearing things walking around, and seeing shadowy apparitions moving around the gravestones.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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    Palestine Church Loop
    Clarksburg, TN
    United States

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    35.85777412415637, -88.47837755081855
    Carroll County, Tennessee
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    1. This place may or may not be haunted. Regardless people should stop coming here to vandalize. The people who own it are hurt and angry. This is the second the cops have had to be called. Knocking over gravestones is disrespectful and frankly disgusting. Those who have done this should be ashamed. The man who cares for this place has children buried here.

    2. My Great-Grandparents and other family members are buried at Palestine… I grew up going to mow the cemetery with my Grandparents, and my husband and I drive out to check on the whole property from time to time, especially during the spring, summer and fall months… My Great-Grands’ grave is one of the 29 that were vandalized the other night and it has seriously upset me and my whole family. I don’t understand why people feel that it is OK to do things like this, and I hope that they understand that even if the police don’t catch them, God sees ALL!!! I will pray for them!

    3. Just came from there was very disappointed to what I saw. People worked so hard today and Friday. I carried my father we were not able to help but we were able to lend fellowship.

    4. People who do these kind of distruction are as guilty as someone who takes another life.It may not be a body they are killing but a soul at rest.

    5. My friend and I were visiting this church at night because we wanted to see if the encounters were true. I rarely get scared at anything. Every other location I have visited has never given me such a paralyzing fear. We went inside and immediately I felt something dark/heavy watching me and making its presence known that it didn’t want me there. I couldn’t even move from the doorstep. When I tried walking further toward the pulpit, my heart felt heavy. I could sense the pain and darkness had been there and it only grew stronger when I was exploring the rest of the church. My friend and I soon just explored the outside, seeing what we could encounter. To anyone wanting to visit this place, take precautions. I promise you that my feeling and visions were real.

    6. This church is most definitely haunted. My friends and I were going out there at night to return a piano key my friend had taken. Technically, she threw the piano key outside the first time we went and it somehow reappeared in her bag. (Crazy? It gets worse.) My friend and I walked in to return the key and this heavy sensation went over our bodies and our chests got tight. Well we walk back out to look at the gravestones and by this time, our boyfriends walked back to the car. We went to walk back in but our boyfriends stopped us and said, “Uh…You guys…” They said that a black figure was just staring at me and my friend. Right before we walked in and they said that, she started asking me if I had walked up to the pulpit and she started stuttering. She never studders. That is when our boyfriends said that and we hauled ass out of there. We haven’t returned since then.

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