Posey Chapel was built in 1841 for the families in
the area of the Methodist faith. It was one of the county's older landmarks. See
A sad note must be added to this page. The Chapel
was located next to the
The chapel had not been used in several years with
the exception of an occasional family reunion. But the La Porte County
Historical Society had been maintaining the building as one of
Address: East of
GPS: 41.45172, 86.37627
Directions: From Hwy 20 turn
The GRS investigated Posey Chapel and Cemetery on April
14, 2012 with GRS member Dale Kaczmarek and help from Krys Roman, Emil Beeg III
and others from Paranormal Sciences.
than any other in the county, Posey has been saddled with the reputation of
being haunted. It’s unknown why Posey has been singled out by Ghost Hunters
and amateur ghost chasers to be a target of research and of published accounts
of hauntings. The stories range from a mysterious black dog appearing from
nowhere and causing vehicles to crash to baby buggies rolling down the hill at
midnight, to a small child in the cemetery calling “MaMa”. Many of the
accounts can be chalked up to the imagination, power of suggestion and just
plain fabrication. While it’s certainly not in my power to determine whether
there may be occasional visits to Posey by unrested soles, it seems highly
unlikely there are malicious or evil spirits wandering the area. At night you
can see the activity under the pavilion that is where the chapel once stood. Red
eyes can be seen and a red light of some sort can be seen moving through the
woods. Also many orbs are seen in this area, you may also hear a woman singing
and someone playing a guitar in the background. Some even say that a preacher
hung himself from a tree that can still be seen today in the cemetery. It’s
the one in very bad shape near the front of the cemetery.
setup: No actual equipment was set up however hand held equipment was used
throughout the cemetery including IR camcorder, Ovilus X device, Ghost Box,
digital recorder, digital camera, digital trap camera and Paracorder 667.
performed: EVP sessions were conducted in several sections of the cemetery
and under the pavilion where the original chapel once stood. Our team of five
was split into three and two people and later we joined up for a group EVP at
experiences: I did not feel anything out of the ordinary while there
investigating the cemetery. It seemed pretty peaceful with the occasional animal
and possibly a horse sound. A group of teenagers later came into the cemetery
and were curious as to what we were doing and just observed our EVP at the
collected: One unusual photograph at first glance appeared to be a figure
crouching over near a tree in the distance was later debunked in broad daylight
by Beeg as a stone.
Fluttering come on.MPG a strange unidentified
fluttering sound was recorded in the background followed by a female whispering,
Posey.MPG a Ghost Box session under the
pavilion, during repeated questioning, I believe I hear the name Posey come out
near the very beginning of the session.
Posey_yes.MPG during a Ghost Box session under the pavilion, a question was asked, "Are you a pastor?" The Ghost Box responds with, "Yes."
Stop.MPG a Ghost Box session under the
pavilion, a voice is said to say, “Stop.”
We are.MPG a Ghost Box session under the
pavilion, a question is asked, “Are you having problems speaking?” The box
responds in a male voice, “We are.”
Weird sound.MPG during the 2nd EVP
session in the graveyard, a weird sound is heard in the background. It could
very well be a live animal.
No other unusual images were captured with either my regular digital camera
or the digital infrared trap camera. While the location has had a reputation of
being haunted in the past, I wonder if it’s no more than urban legends and
wild teenage fantasies and nothing more. I believe a more thorough investigation
of this location with additional equipment, manpower and time might possibly
yield some evidence however not much was gathered the evening of our
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