Rose Hill Cemetery was in use from around 1865 to 1954 and it suffered from rampant vandalism between the 1950s and 1970s. Folks ran over the graves with their vehicles and stole gravestones or knocked them off their bases. The cemetery is in the process of being restored, and headstones discovered throughout the area are being replaced in their proper spots. The cemetery is said to be haunted by town founder Noah Norton’s wife Sarah, a midwife who was thrown from her buggy on the way to a birth. She appears as a glowing, floating female form, and some locals have inexplicably dubbed her the White Witch. A phantom old-time, horse-drawn hearse also has been seen coming up the road to the cemetery. Other eeriness reported by witnesses includes floating crosses, 13 ghost children, bells, laughter, cries, and wind noises even when there is no wind.
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- Nortonville Rd
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- 37.9577149, -121.87102620000002
- Contra Costa County, California
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