I am rarely alone on my jaunts to visit the dead and what my friend and I discovered on our latest excursion shocked and saddened us. I was going to make my own post on this issue but I think he did it so eloquently, I wouldn’t have been able to do better. Posted here with permission by the author, one edit allowed for appropriateness.
May 10, 2010 by Peter . Yesterday afternoon I was up at Pine Hill Cemetery, also known as Blood Cemetery in Hollis, NH. This old graveyard has been known to produce a ghost or two. Local legend has it that the ghost of Abel Blood haunts this cemetery. Supposedly after dark the hand on his gravestone, which normally points upwards to the heavens, will point straight down. Now I’ve been many times, and I’ve been at night, and I’ve never seen it happen. I personally don’t think that Abel Blood’s restless spirit walks this old graveyard.
Truthfully, the many times I’ve been here, I’ve gotten nothing but a good, happy and peaceful vibe. It doesn’t feel like it’s haunted by the dead.
But it’s haunted nevertheless. It’s haunted by the living. As I drew closer to Abel’s resting place, a sick feeling came over me. And there it was: his stone was no longer there. I later learned that his stone was initially defaced by chipping the hand off his stone. Then his stone was knocked down and switched with a stone in another cemetery, and now it’s just plain gone.
Looking around I also noticed what appeared to be motion detectors placed on all four corners of the cemetery and a new post with spotlights. So it’s come to this. It’s bad enough that the living have their rights trampled on by thoughtless jerks who have no respect for anyone. Now the dead cannot rest either. Imagine. Putting up motion detectors and spotlights in a graveyard.
The cemetery is beautiful and I don’t get any feeling that there’s anything paranormal going on. It has a very peaceful vibe. Actually it has more than that. To me it has almost an old fashioned feel to it, like stepping back in time. It’s up on a hill. Behind it are beautiful apple orchards. It just doesn’t feel haunted and I’ve personally never witnessed anything here.
In researching Blood Cemetery I came across a message board and it seems (allegedly) that someone who is responsible for the damage, or knows who is, was talking (bragging) about how he knows where the stone is and how no one will ever find it. I don’t know if that’s true, or just talk, but if the f*******s responsible for the damage are reading this: I suggest you make it right.
Here are some pics that I took yesterday:
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