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In the cemetery there is a marble headstone marking the grave of a boy named Michael Brown. Michael was allegedly killed by a hit and run driver who was rumored to be caught when details of the crash somehow came to be carved on the back of the headstone itself. People believe that it was the ghost of Michael Brown himself reaching out from beyond the grave to identify his murderer.

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    Address:
    Springfield Cemetery
    Springfield, LA
    United States

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    GPS:
    30.4315426, -90.55163649999997
    Parish:
    Livingston Parish, Louisiana
    Nearest Towns:
    Springfield, LA (0.2 mi.)
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    1. Donovan reynolds  |  

      This cemetery is across from Springfield high school. I went to Springfield schools kindergarten through 11th grade. The local legend is actually that Michael tried to date or was dating a white girl and some racist kids chained him to the back of a truck and drug him down back roads and through town until he died.

    2. Its not haunted,almost all my family is buried there.the only truth to the story is that the drawing was not there on the first arrival of the stone.The artist at Louisiana Memorials was given the drawing on a paper bag and forgot to put it on the first round.He apologized and took the drawing and traced it on the mask to create the image you see on the back.No matter what you do though,the myth continues to exist.It has become a problem with people visiting there during the nights and trashing the area and desecrating graves.so much so that the police in springfield set visitaion off limits between the hours of 8 pm and 6 am

      • The cemetery does have activity on the grounds. We did have a spirit communicate with us through our flash light. This spirit grew up in Springfield and was living there during the Civil War. We could not find Michael Brown graveside. I’m sorry that yall have people who do not appreciate this cemetery. It’s such a beautiful place to rest.

    3. I grew up in Springfield and went to school there my entire life. Jason S. is quite correct. The drawing on the back of Michael’s gravestone is not paranormal in nature. However, Tammy, you are also right. My friends and I have had quite a bit of paranormal communication from more than one talkative spirit in that cemetery. It’s a beautiful place for sure.

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