Bond’s Chapel Cemetery has a mysterious grave with a linked chain that grows longer every year. There are two legends about the chain. One legend has it that buried here is an Army man who left his girlfriend waiting back home. He was killed in battle, and his girlfriend stood across the road, watching his burial from afar. Some say her ghost to this day still awaits his return. The chain is said to groe one link longer every year, symbolizing her growing love for him, and it is said to glow at night. An apparition in a black dress can be seen standing on the other side of the road.
Another story about the chain says a slave owner once beat a slave to death with a chain, and the slave’s wife put a curse on him that the murder would be noted on his grave forever. The chain appeared on his tombstone, adding a link for every year.
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- 8070 Co Rd 810 N
West Baden Springs, Indiana
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- 38.67290191425027, -86.62061083323351
- Orange County, Indiana
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