St. Mary's Cemetery

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A mysterious spirit, that of a woman, has been seen kneeling at the feet of three of the cemetery’s Virgin Mary statues. Also reported have been wailing sounds coming from the statues.

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Lookout Mt Dr.
Hamburg, Iowa
United States

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40.6164655, -95.6617354
Fremont County, Iowa
Nearest Towns:
Hamburg, IA (0.9 mi.)
Riverton, IA (6.9 mi.)
Sidney, IA (9.1 mi.)
Watson, MO (9.9 mi.)
Peru, NE (10.5 mi.)
Nebraska City, NE (11.2 mi.)
Farragut, IA (12.0 mi.)
Percival, IA (12.1 mi.)
Julian, NE (12.6 mi.)
Anderson, IA (13.1 mi.)


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  1. I was born and raised in Hamburg. The only time I’ve spent out of the area longer than a couple months was my time in the Army which was a few years. Anyway, not only is that cemetary freakishly alive at night but the entire town is extremely paranormally active. Take a stroll through between 3-4 a.m. and see for yourself. You will without a doubt feel as if you’re being watched/followed. This small Iowa town is sitauted on the Nishnabotna river, sandwiched by the Missouri river and its flood plain and an active railway runs right through town. everything from drownings and death by train to murders have occurred in and near Hamburg since it was established. It’s a strange little town.

    • I paid a day visit to this small cemetery tucked away on a steep hill. It took me forever to find it. I took plenty of pictures but I’m curious as to who is buried there. I know the stone reads “Burkhiser”, but do you know how many family members are buried there and their names and ages at death?

  2. hamburg, both the town and rural areas are something that highly experienced and well equipped professionals MUST investigate. something very evil there has awaken in the last 15 or so years.

  3. I was driving through this small quiet town on my way to Lincoln, NE. I have been in few places my natural life more mumming than this small town. I had to look on line to find out what I could because the air was so heavy there. I will not be stopping for a cold drink again, but if your looking to se or feel something paranormal I would look in Hamburg.

  4. A true professional needs to check this town out…Yes, the catholic cemetary is intense but so is the city cemetary and basically the entire area…Something evil resides there…Possibly even some crypto types there…Somebody really needs to professionally check the town out…Especially the areas outside of town….

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