From the Creepy Cleveland Archives
Contributed by Iamlegend18@xxxxxx.com
This is really less a story and more a fascination with one graveyard in particular: Alger cemetery in Westpark, Ohio. I know there's always juiced up stories about every cemetery, but this one is a little different. Throughout the years I've been told numerous stories from many people about their encounters with strange occurrences in this graveyard, ranging from statues changing their position (a statue of Adam was said to be pointing up, then another time said to be pointing east or west...doesn't matter, I guess), an infant's cry heard protruding from the crypt, shadows appearing on the wall, to a hooved, hooded figure on a floating horse (the last, told to me by someone who must have tripped 57% of his wit away, i tell merely to illustrate a point). As bizarre (and mostly just bullshit) these stories may be, I have run across several people who have had encounters in there and did not want to talk about it (such as the landscapers there, all big guys who were very evasive on the topic). I've also heard about an alleged cult that once went in there to practice, well, satanic worship, and that not too long ago some bones were dug up, some mumbo jumbo necronimicon rites were enforced and blah blah blah...GATES WERE OPENED. Indeed. Nonetheless, I have visited this place myself in the wee hours of the morning (it's gated off now, thanks to the rat bastards who have desecrated this holy place by spray painting such ingenious things as "deez nuts" and "Ricky wuz here" on the crypt) and, after having been in several cemeteries, felt quite unnerved by what should otherwise be a small and peaceful cemetery. My question is this (take long enough to get to the point?): Do you or anyone else know of this cemetery's history, or of any reported ghost sightings (or anything for that matter?). That place (and I don't let the gossip get to me) scares the shit out of me. Thanks for your time.