Rouse Cemetery

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This cemetery is well-known among the locals as a high-activity haunt-spot. The story goes that the ghost of Benjamin Miles haunts the cemetery, forever unable to rest because he was buried here in an unmarked grave. He appears on occasion, most frequently at night (of course!).

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Geographic Information

Address:
3621 Rouse Rd
Orlando, FL
United States

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GPS:
28.60801039166505, -81.22504213816757
County:
Orange County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
Alafaya, FL (3.1 mi.)
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Winter Springs, FL (8.0 mi.)
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  1. Went looking around one night heard children’s laughter caught pictures of mist in eerie formations and orbs all over. Saw a figure walking toward us in what seemed to be work coveralls. Very unsettling feeling.

  2. I went there about 10 years ago, with some friends of mine. We were up visiting college buddies a few days before Halloween. It was cold out, and we went at night. No alcohol had been had yet…that was after. We split up into 3 groups. I walked to the right side of the cemetery with one friend. As she began to walk down a path between some trees, I felt the urge to stop her come over me…and my own feet wouldn’t go in that direction. As we were looking down the path, one of the other groups found us and asked us to go over to the large tree near the center of the cemetery. This group claims that when they touched the tree, there were areas that were really hot to the touch and wanted to show us. As we approached, I reached the path next to the tree when I suddenly felt what I can only explain as a force slam into my gut and I doubled over in pain, dry heaving. My friends claim that my feet came off the ground and I moved backward about a foot. After a moment or two of collecting myself, I attempted again to walk towards this tree, this time with my friend holding my hand. As we approached, my friend said my arm went cold as ice and she felt me jerked back, and this time I felt a strong force on my upper left shoulder shoving me back. At this juncture, I called it quits and told the crew I was heading to the road and would wait for them there, as I felt like something didn’t want me there. On my walk along the path back to the road, I thought I saw something run among the graves just to the left of the entrance. I walked over to explore, and felt the temperature drop significantly. I decided that I really did not wish to be in this cemetery anymore and made my way back the 20 feet or so to the path. I looked back towards the tree and did not see my friends and realized I was now alone in the cemetery. I booked it out to the road, only to see my friends about 1/2 mile away, walking back to our cars. This confused me as I would’ve seen them walk along the path past me to get out. I quickly chased them down. When I caught up to them, I yelled a few obscenities about them leaving me alone in the graveyard when I had been the one with a not so pleasant experience. On my first yell, I noticed a few of them jumped and now they were all looking at me with odd expressions. My friend then asked what I was talking about, as I had been walking with them the whole time talking about how crazy it was that something actually attacked me. When I asked why would I be out of breath from running full speed if I’d been with them the whole time, everyone got quiet. We didn’t really talk much about it after that. I haven’t been back since.

  3. I’ve been to this cemetery many times, probably over 30 visits with a small group of friends always between 12 and 4am. Most times about 4 of us walk around for about 30 – 45min and get a creepy feeling but not much more. I will say tho, it isn’t uncommon for us to see things out there. Many different time our whole group will see the same thing and can all describe the sighting with the same detail. On one occasion me and two others were in the back right corner where there is an open section with no headstones. We were looking toward the road and about 40ft from us was a double headstone. A man and his wife rest there. We all watched 2 white orbs, both the size of maybe a baseball move from the center of the yard to this double headstone, moving around one another then both dropping down right to the ground in front of the stone. Me and three others all saw this happen and the two orbs were visible for about 6-8 seconds. The most visible thing we’ve ever seen there happened right at 3am. A large group of us had just pulled up to the fence and we all shut off our cars. We always look through the fence before going in and this time we all saw what looked to be an old lantern come on just to the left of the main stone with the name of the cemetery on it. It looked to be a flame that was about 1ft high and maybe 4in wide. This “glow” was also about a foot off the ground and gave off a bit of light as it lit up other stones around it. The problem was, even tho it was giving off a good amount of light, no one was there holding it. It just floated there in the air. After a few seconds it started to move back a bit. One of the guys i was standing with had a very bright flashlight with him and turned it on, pointing it right at the light we saw in the cemetery. Just then it went off and no one was standing there where the light was coming from. Thinking someone could of avoided our flashlight and somehow we didn’t see them when their lantern was on we thought maybe they had moved behind a stone. Keeping our light on the stone we thought someone could be behind, 3 of us ran into the cemetery only to find no one at all in the whole place. 8 of us all saw the same thing that night and we all searched the entire yard with bright flashlights, never to find anyone.

  4. WENT HERE A FEW YEARS BACK. OF COURSE AT 3 AM. THIS IS ACTUALLY THE WITCHING HOUR AND IS TRULY WHEN YOU WILL EXPERIENCE THE MOST PARANORMAL ACTIVITY. I KNOW THIS DUE TO MY FAMILY BEING INVOLVED IN ALTERNATIVE RELIGIONS FOR GENERATIONS. WE ARE NOT WITCHES AND WARLOCKS, JUST SENSATIVES. SO, ME AND MY FRIEND SCOTT GO AND TAKE PICTURES. RIGHT AWAY WE FEEL NOT WANTED. I START A EVP SESSION. I COULD FEEL THE ELECTRICITY IN THE AIR. AS WE GO AROUND TAKING PICTURES WE NOTICED MORE MIST AND CLOUDINESS FORMING IN THE PICS. AFTER ABOUT 35 MINS WE CAME TO A TREE IN THE CENTER OF THE CEMETARY, AND I ASKED WHAT TYPE OF SPIRIT WAS COMMUNICATING AND WHAT THEIR INTENSIONS WERE. THE AIR BECAME THICK AND THEN IT SOUNDED AS IF SOMEONE THREW A ROCK AT A METAL SHED OR TRANFORMER. I BELIEVE IT WAS THE SHED AT THE FRONT OF THE CEMETARY. THEN THERE WAS A VERY LOUD GROWL AND A LOUDER BANG ON THE STRUCTURE. AT THIS POINT WE TOOK OFF OUT OF THERE. UNFORTUNATELY THE NEXT FEW MONTHS MY FRIEND AND I HAD DISPUTES AND THE FRIENDSHIP DISSOLVED. MORE BAD KARMA FOLLOWED. PLEASE DO NOT FOOL WITH THIS GRAVEYARD. ITS NOT A FOLK TALE. THIS AINT SOMEONE TRYING TO SCARE YOU. THE SPIRITS IN THIS PLACE GET OFF ON MAKING THE LIVING GO THRU ROUGH TIMES. NO DRUGS OR ALCOHOL WERE USED AT THE TIME OF THIS EXPERIENCE.

  5. My family and I was walking to the cemetery around 7 p.m. at night and we have some experiences and I took a picture around a tree and caught two images man’s face had a little girl face in the tree let me know if you see them

  6. May 10, 2017
    I just went there last night after visiting st.lukes Lutheran church cemetery (which we didn’t have much luck at)

    So my friend and I went to Rouse cemetery set up candles, fragrance, and a cigarette offering. Nothing seemed to happen for about 30min. To the point my friend started joking and calling the spirits names trying to be funny. We don’t scare very easy. All of s sudden it got cold…like REALLY cold as if someone just put an A.C. vent on me and I got the chills so bad the base of my skull to my spine started to go numb and i got very dizzy like when yoy blow up a balloon. Before I even said anything I looked up and my friend was completely silent and said “Do you feel that…?” There was NO question about it something was standing right over us. I asked the spirit if it was close to us and if so to communicate to me. Then we herd the leaves swishing around us as if someone were pacing in the grass about 5ft away. Again, even with this, we don’t scare easy. So we began taunting whatever it was. So about 15min goes by with the sensations coming and going. Eventually we decide whatever ur was wasn’t going to give us anything SOLID to report on. So we decide to pack up and leave. We get the fence and I realize “shit I forgot my car keys ” so we walk back to the spot we were sitting (note at this point it was warm again and I was feeling better) as SOON as we get back to the area we were sitting I pit my phone light on to see the ground for my keys and as I’m bending down I get the wave of dizziness, cold, and numb feeling times 10. My friend behind me again without knowing my sensations says “holy shit bro …i feel crazy. Something is RIGHT here man!” I nodded and said let’s get outa here. I invited the spirit to not only speak with me but to follow me home if it wishes. And then we left. Was it solid evidence for me? No…
    But the sensations and similarities of my friends account was enough for me. Something is in that cemetery, they also seemed to be shy at first because it took so long for them to come around. Freaky stuff.

    Also, update. The cemetery is cleaned up now. Freshly cut grass, cleaned up headstones, etc supposedly it use t o be overgrown. The older head stones from the 1800’s are all at the center of the yard to btw

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