Tabernacle Cemetery

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The 1842 Tabernacle Cemetery is said to be haunted. The apparition of a man has been seen next to a tree right behind the cemetery sign, and flashes of unexplained light have been seen flashing or shining on visitors.

Because of vandalism, the public is not allowed on the property and trespassers will be prosecuted.

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Bryn Dr
Waukesha, WI
United States

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43.0309341, -88.3341031
Waukesha County, Wisconsin
Nearest Towns:
Wales, WI (2.8 mi.)
Delafield, WI (4.1 mi.)
Pewaukee, WI (5.0 mi.)
Hartland, WI (5.1 mi.)
Waukesha, WI (5.4 mi.)
Nashotah, WI (5.8 mi.)
Chenequa, WI (6.3 mi.)
Dousman, WI (7.1 mi.)
North Prairie, WI (7.6 mi.)
Oconomowoc Lake, WI (8.1 mi.)


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  1. I have driving past this many times and several times a deer has ran on the side of my car and a black cat has crossed the road. Ive known other people who have experianced this also. And ive seen the flashes of lights,

  2. My steering gave out right next to this cemetery. Although I was driving too fast, it really felt as though the wheel was pulled from me. Additionally, electronic devices have been known to undergo various malfunctions around there. There is a rumor that an elderly woman whose husband is buried there purchased a house across the valley (~1mi away) because she believes she can see him there every once in a while via binoculars. I haven’t any primary confirmation of this though. Two young men died in a car accident less than a quarter mile away from this cemetery around a year ago. Both are strongly missed.

  3. Awhile back I was at this cemetary and took a few pictures on a bench, in 3 photos we caught an apparition next to me, in the first 2 it was there as if standing to be in the picture, then in the 3rd a blur of it as it looked to be moving away… Have also seen lights in the distance and my car has stalled once before when trying to leave.

      • Sorry for the 4 year late reply but I still do have these pictures… I will link all of them for you. The apparition appears to the right of me in the first two photos which is kind of hard to see. Then in the last photo you can see a blur as if it is moving. I was a stupid high school kid so before the pictures I asked “if anything is here with us please show yourself”

      • I just tried to link the photos but I’m not sure if it worked because I can’t see the reply. Feel free to contact me at +1 262-648-1375 & I will gladly show you the photos and answer any questions (:

  4. I feel like pple created the idea of this place being hunted just because the area is really old. When i was 14 my friends from different middle chools and highschools allway drove there at night for fun even pulled over and turned of our cars to make it funner for the girls. I do admit there was more than 4 or 5 times we all saw lights coming from the cementery and during the day an old man wearing blue jean overalls and while lo sleeves deep into thec ementery during the day

  5. I was their with my mom and a few friends and we have to leave because a black truck with a guy inside with was chasing us back to the main road

    • Was this at night? There’s a phantom truck that is said to be seen following people/trying to drive them off the road if you park at NIGHT in front of the cemetery. It happened to my sister and her friend, a dark/black truck followed them after they left the cemetery. They also saw lights and sets of red eyes in the woods up the hill from the grave sites.

  6. A buddy of mine and I used to ghost hunt here a few years ago before we started having run ins with police. We would take recorders and whatnot to do small investigations. On one occasion I had my shoelace pulled out as I watched, we saw numerous orbs and had one night where, we heard several voices having conversations in the woods surrounding the cemetery. Really cool place. Went there a few months ago out of nostalgia and it was completely roped off with police tape

  7. Ive seen an apparition of an older lady wondering the road at 3am she will flag you down to get your attention its weird because you can make out the physical features but its actually really just a blur if that makes sense.

  8. I was there a few times, but only got out to investigate once. I want to start by saying every time I try finding it, I drive past it at least 3 times. Not sure if it’s just a hidden spot or if there’s more to it. The one time we brought our recording equipment and decided to investigate, was in early fall. I went with a group of friends, and after driving back and forth, we finally found it. We were being followed by a black SUV and they pulled up and parked in front of the cemetery. Thinking it was an unmarked police vehicle, we drove off and waited for it to leave. After about 20 minutes of waiting, it finally did. We parked, got out to record, spent a few minutes in the cemetery, and then the black SUV pulled up again and parked. Nobody got out or confronted us, the vehicle parked with the headlights on and we just had a feeling of being watched, or observed. We cut it short, and went home. We didn’t catch anything on video, just the suspicious vehicle. I may still have pictures or videos on an SD card somewhere, I’d have to look. Just thought I’d share this.

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