Ridge Cemetery

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Ridge Cemetery at Williamsburg Hill is said to be visited by apparitions, eerie lights and a disappearing old man. Phantom crowds and horses also have been seen and heard around the area. Rumors of sinister cult activity surround this place as well, and one report tells of a 3-year-old girl who went missing and was found walking halfway to the cemetery. She told her mother that the “people who live in the ground” wanted her to stay with them.

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Geographic Information

Address:
1090 E and 1100 E
Cold Spring, IL
United States

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GPS:
39.300648576609234, -88.93255001319636
County:
Shelby County, Illinois
Nearest Towns:
Cowden, IL (5.2 mi.)
Tower Hill, IL (6.2 mi.)
Herrick, IL (6.2 mi.)
Oconee, IL (9.4 mi.)
Pana, IL (10.0 mi.)
Shelbyville, IL (10.6 mi.)
Beecher City, IL (11.0 mi.)
Westervelt, IL (12.9 mi.)
Ramsey, IL (14.3 mi.)
Ohlman, IL (15.6 mi.)

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  1. I’m from that erea and as a teenager we used to go up there on weekends but one particular night a black shape or mass crossed the gravel road really fast

  2. yeah becky redman they did my sister did it and the black shaped shadow spirit followed them home and it was really scary because they were also playing with a wiji board as well and my dad tried getting rid of it and then we found it the next day in the floor

  3. Dakota Carter  |  

    I’m from this area to and I saw the girl walking on the road side and I saw a white Cadillac older model about a 58 to 63 year model it just sat there at the entrance about midnight and I heard horses galloping up behind my truck and I went to leave and the Cadillac wouldn’t move it just sat there I laid on my horn and it just disappear and I pulled out and there wasn’t a bright light that went through my truck and disappear so I left and the next night I went out there to the same stop I was at the same time as the night before and I saw the black shadow in front of me run across like 2 feet in front of my truck and then I heard talking of two people from behind my truck and I look back and there was the words get out in dark red letters written on my back window on the outside of the truck so me and my friend hauled butt put of there and I haven’t been back there since but planning on going out there again one of these nights

  4. I’m from a nearby town and my daughter and I visited and videoed the cemetery last night. It is a beautiful tranquil site with several graves so old the writing is barely legible so i zoomed in to let the camera be my eyes… upon review of the footage at the treeline on the end of the cemetery grounds is where we caught a glimpse of a black eyed child, it was a girl about 7 to 10 in age in an antique styled garb who stood in the shadows as we read aloud every grave that we came upon. She didn’t approach us or attempt to make contact with us, or at least we thought…. as we stopped to look at the last bit of the sunset and talk of our trip it was then from that we heard an ever so quite whisper “can you help me”. We hauled ass out off of that hill. What an experience. Going again more equipped for capturing the elements of Williamsburg Hill so we can share the place brimming with mystery.

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