- Floating orbs
- disembodied voices (singing, laughter)
- battery troubles
- temperature abnormalities
- dancing lights
These are just a few of the reported paranormal incidents at the Oakwood “hell’s gate” cemetery in Spartanburg, SC. What i find more interesting is the fact that irresponsible people go there to mess with others. Local new stations have reported several incidents of teenage pranksters engaging in immature activities, in attempt to scare people. Some hide in the woods wearing all black, flashing lights. Some people have been reported to throw rocks.
Krystal Hannon says, “We’ve ran into a few groups. And all the information on the internet says it’s subject to vandalism. So it could be teenagers, it could be ritualistic societies down here.”
“I was out with my friends and I basically came out and there were people here in hoods – very dark and shady people – quite aggressive,” says Matt Lovinggood.
If that wasn’t bad enough, check out this excerpt from WYFF news:
WYFF — “Police are searching for the vandals who opened a grave at a Spartanburg, South Carolina cemetery and stole a skull. Police believe someone opened the grave at Oakwood Cemetery and took the skull on Monday.The grave site was still in disarray on Wednesday.The headstone and cinder blocks were strewn around the area.The casket was partially exposed, and it was apparent that someone deliberately chipped away the cement seal over it.The lid of the casket was also askew.”
It was dark, freezing cold, and extremely disturbing. The team was thrilled to be investigating such a notoriously blatantly haunted location. All of the stories, the rituals, reported demonic entities that plague the cemetery make for one hell of an investigation right? Nope. Actually, the lack of evidence was startling. Almost all of the noises can be attributed to pranksters; the lights, and the general disturbances.
The whole team did experience something. We exited the vehicle and CLOSED all of the doors to the car. After a while of investigating we noticed a black mass to the right of the vehicle, as we got closer we noticed the right passenger door was opened. Our first instinct was a vandal, so we checked to see if our investigation equipment had been stolen but nothing was missing. This was the only thing we experienced out of the ordinary. Though this was creepy, this was shocking and disturbing, it is not evidence.
There were no evp’s, no unexplained lights, no laughter or no singing. We did however feel extremely disturbed… but that is not evidence. This place is creepy, no it’s downright scary. I would not blame anyone for claiming they experienced something here, the surrounding woods generate a lot of noise. Car lights on nearby roads could stream through creating a light phenomenon. Local pranksters could say or throw something, freaking you out. It just has that kind of vibe. Downright terrifying, yes. Haunted? I don’t think so.
case status: closed
case conclusion: not haunted