Mt Hope Cemetery

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The ghost of a child named Sara resides at this cemetery. She and four other children from her family are buried near the back. Sara is said to follow around visitors and ask for someone named Ree. She is also known to touch people and tug at clothing if her queries are not answered. Many visitors to the cemetery have heard the child’s voice.

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Mt Hope Cemetery
Madrid, Iowa
United States

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41.864478, -93.8165596
Boone County, Iowa
Nearest Towns:
Madrid, IA (0.9 mi.)
Woodward, IA (5.4 mi.)
Sheldahl, IA (6.1 mi.)
Luther, IA (7.1 mi.)
Granger, IA (7.2 mi.)
Slater, IA (7.2 mi.)
Polk City, IA (8.4 mi.)
Kelley, IA (9.8 mi.)
Bouton, IA (10.0 mi.)
Alleman, IA (11.0 mi.)


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