Ottumwa Cemetery

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Night visitors to the cemetery have seen shadowed figures sitting on tombstones or running behind trees, and heard whispering and footsteps in the grass. There has also been reported a white cat who will run in circles around your feet, and then vanish.

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1302 North Court St.
Ottumwa, Iowa
United States

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41.035329144002354, -92.40549452642824
Wapello County, Iowa
Nearest Towns:
Ottumwa, IA (1.1 mi.)
Agency, IA (5.8 mi.)
Chillicothe, IA (7.3 mi.)
Kirkville, IA (9.2 mi.)
Hedrick, IA (10.7 mi.)
Fremont, IA (12.3 mi.)
Floris, IA (12.4 mi.)
Eldon, IA (12.5 mi.)
Batavia, IA (12.7 mi.)
Martinsburg, IA (12.7 mi.)


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  1. A collegue and I went to visit it one time and not only did we have the smell of mens’ calogne, but we had also witnessed a white dog run all over the cemetery stemming from a dogs tombstone. When we went towards the back something ominous held us back. My friend who was with me is heavy set so she aint runnin’. When i heard demonic like whispers i see her running towards me yelling” WE NEED TO LEAVE NOW! F*CK THIS PLACE WE GOTTA GO” and not long after did we see a tall shadow slowly coming towards us. We did NOT hesitate flooring out of there!

  2. My friend and I were walking by the mausoleums and I heard singing. I asked my friend what she was singing, it was beautiful but I had never heard it before and she swears it was not her.

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