Sunday, December 9, 2018

Crown Hill Cemetery

We took a trip to Indiana to check out Crown Hill cemetery. This cemetery is listed as one of the most haunted places in Indiana. The section that is suppose to be the most haunted is also the most saddest, it is known as "Commmunity Hill". It is in section 37 and it is the final resting place of 699 abandoned children from the city's three former public orphanages: The Indianapolis Children Asylum, The board of Children's Guardians Home, and The Asylum for Friendless Colored Children.
Some people have reported hearing children screaming in pain near the mass grave where they are all buried.
They have been trying to identify the children and they have placed a plaque displaying the names.
This is a very sad section, it is heartbreaking to know that not only did no one want these poor kids they died and were buried without a maker or anything to say who they were. No person should be treated like that especially a child. While we were there we set up a little bear, a camcorder, and a voice recorder and we did not pick up anything and I was ok with that. I just hope those poor kids can rest in peace and it was nice to visit them, I am sure no one had visited them in a long time.
On the plus side and on of the other reason why I went there is because John Dillinger is buried there and I wanted to visit his grave. His family is buried there also. This is a really beautiful cemetery and even though we did not find anything haunted it was still a neat place to visit. It is filled with a lot of history.
Like all cemetery's if you visit to do a investigation please be respectful. People have loved ones buried there and they need to be treated with respect.

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Rose Island. Charlestown, Indiana

I have been reading and researching a place in Charlestown, Indiana called Rose Island. 
I knew I had to pay it a visit and see it for myself. 
If you have no clue what Rose Island is, it is a abandoned amusement park. 
It was a popular theme park in the early 1900's and was destroyed in a flood in 1937. I know you are thinking why would I want to go and see a abandoned amusement park?? Well this park is breathtaking. It is in the middle of no where and while it is a creepy and eerie place it is simply beautiful. 
When it was a amusement park it had a roller coaster (wooden at that), a ferris wheel, a dance hall, a racing derby, a ice rink, as well as animals like monkeys, bears and wolves.
As you walk through the park you will see signs that show you how high the water reached the day of the flood, it is unbelievable to think that water can reach as high as it did. You can also see some of what is left of the park like the Olympic size swimming pool. It is a eerie beautiful sight to see it overrun by debris but is still standing.
You can also see a little of the grand fountain that is left.  As you walk through the park it is easy to let your mind drift back into time and see how this place once looked in its hay day. There is even speakers that you can hear playing through the park that has music like it was playing in the dance hall.
This was really a hauntingly beautiful place to see.
Rose Island is located inside the Charlestown State Park, the park was built around it. It is opened to the public and you can get to it via a bridge (by walking).  Now if you are going to visit Rose Island, I am going to warn you of something. The walk to get there is a nightmare. You have to park your car and take off on foot and let me just say it is a walk straight down a really BIG, STEEP, and LONG hill. Then after you get to the bottom you have to walk further to get to the park. After you are finished visiting the park you have to walk back up that BIG, STEEP, and LONG  hill and I don't care how good of shape you are in this is a hard hill to get up.
So just remember that if you go.
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