Friday, May 24, 2013

Devil's Turnaround


Noonday Missionary Baptist Church's Cemetery is also known as "Devil's Turnaround." It is located along a little back road in Kennesaw, Georgia, and most of the graves are scattered in the woods. It is easy to miss, but some of the gravestones are visible from the road.


The cemetery has graves from the 1860's. I wouldn't doubt that some of its occupants were slaves at one time. Many say the land is haunted by malevolent spirits who hurl objects and make physical contact--shoving, scratching, and even biting visitors. I could understand why any lingering spirits might be upset: These grounds have been terribly neglected. Much of the graves are broken and toppled over. Some are barely visible through the overgrowth of ivy and weeds. People also say the root of the haunting may be related to rumored cult rituals performed on the property.


Located right by the cemetery are huge power lines (high voltage transmission lines). I could hear them buzzing from the road. Power lines are known to radiate powerful electromagnetic fields. Not only do studies show that living near these can be harmful to one's health, but many paranormal researchers believe that these power lines can act as an energy source that feeds paranormal activity. There are also theories and studies surrounding the potential of high emf's to cause paranoia and hallucinations, so take your pick! Either way, it's a recipe for ghost stories.



Some locals, usually teenagers, come here at night looking for a thrill. Some claim to have found exactly what they were looking for, and they warn others on [online forums]. Others come here, including [my group] before I was a member, and find nothing at all. During the night, this location can be unsafe. The ground is riddled with fallen branches and holes. I've also heard trespassing laws are highly enforced at this location, so explore at your own risk!


6 comments:

  1. It's very pretty for a neglected cemetery though, isn't it? I like how the graves are hidden in the trees rather in ordered rows. Very nice pictures! :o)

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    1. It is very beautiful in its own way. It's very mysterious.

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    1. It does seem that way, which makes me wonder where all the ghost stories came from!

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  3. I can totally understand how this could be a haunted forest. Also, I take quite seriously the idea that high voltage transmission lines can somehow feed or influence paranormal activity. I had friends who lived by similar power lines outside of Denver. One night they video taped their dog's behavior while they slept. They were amazed by what had been recorded during the night--and it had nothing to do with the dog!

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    1. This sounds like footage I'd be interested in seeing!

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