Sighting reports continue to come in involving possible sasquatch activity in and around cemeteries. It has always been my opinion that there is nothing special about cemeteries other than the fact that squatches can come in close and observe humans and still be able to stay hidden in the dense undergrowth. In Illinois there are thousands of small rural cemeteries located in the woods.

[photo by Stan Courtney]

A remote cemetery in rural Shelby County, Illinois

I wrote previously on this subject last summer. Please see: Cemeteries & Ghosts & Squatches.

Chris Mason recently contacted me and related the many things he and other paranormal investigators have been hearing at a small rural cemetery in Sheby County, Illinois.  So on the 7th of August, 2010 I spent the night listening and recording with Chris and several of his friends in a wonderful wooded setting. I have been unable to find any previous references to sasquatch sightings in this Central Illinois county.

[photo by Larry Wilson]

The following is a short on-site interview with Chris Mason and Larry Wilson, both members of Ghost Magnet. They tell of some of the unusual sounds heard over the last several years at this location. Larry relates that interviews with cemetery caretakers reveal strange events, such as equipment being moved around. The authorities also have problems keeping caretakers, the common complaint being “the feeling of being watched”.

Click here to listen to the interview: Cemeteries and Squatches, Pt. 2

In summary some of the unusual sounds and events have been:


Logs being thrown


Loud whistles




Walnuts being thrown at investigators.

Bluff charges

While walking near the cemetery Chris found what appears to be a large barefoot footprint, 14 inches long and 6 inches wide. I could see all the imprints from the toes. The print, which was in mud alongside the road appeared to be several weeks old.

[photo by Chris Mason]

The “barefoot” print was 14 inches by 6 inches.

In conclusion: A big thank to Chris Mason and Larry Wilson for their hospitality. Although I was not personally able to hear anything unusual the finding of the lone footprint was a great find. I left two remote recorders running in the woods and picked them up a week later. I recorded lots of singing birds.  The only thing unusual was the container that I keep my recorder in had the lid pulled up on it. This was during the daytime.

Click here to listen to the sound clip:  Lid Slammed 1

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