Ramsey Cemetery is located in Douglas township in
Effingham County. It is about 6.5 miles north west of
the city of Effingham.
the west side of the little Wabash river. It sits on top
of a large hill, or maybe Indian mound. Many native
American tribes occupied central Illinois. The latest
being the Kickapoo tribe.
cemetery is next to the Little Wabash and winds through
a hilly area that is said to contain many caves, that
modern man through out history have carved their names
"hills" look like ancient burial mounds but searching
through the history of Effingham county I find no
evidence of this...or much about the Indians of this
area. But to look at the hills, I wonder. After winding
through the hills, at the end of the road high atop a
cemetery well kept, overlooking the Little Wabash and
for local teenagers, who, some of course damaged and knocked
over several stones. Why kids find this fun, I have no
idea! How would they like it if their stones, or loved
ones stones were destroyed by kids that can't control
their buzz and egos? Going there to make out is one
thing, but to be little ass wipes and destroy history is
first time you drive it because of the stories of the
cemetery. It is legend that a warlock is buried there,
and a werewolf roams the caves. But once you get to the
cemetery it is wide open and not scary. It is actually a
beautiful cemetery with awesome views of the river and
countryside. It reminds me of the song- Old Rugged
cemetery the EMF detector went off in an area that had
no stones, in the front west side of the cemetery. We
walked through, taking random pictures. I saw with my
own eyes, not through the camera lens a whitish like
thin cloud or mist walk through these two stones.
It kind of scared me since I was saying "If there is a werewolf
here , show yourself. I called out to Tami that I saw
something weird. When I did that, we heard mules or
donkeys from a nearby farm start hee hawing like they
were laughing. We laughed and continued taking pictures.
I noticed on top of one child's stone there was a penny tail
afternoon and getting cold so we went back to the car.
Looking at the pictures on the computer, I found nothing
really. Most cemetery pictures have odd looking faces in
the shadows, so I ignore them, but this one kind of looks
like a ghost dog.
for more pictures, so the following Saturday I revisited
Ramsey Cemetery. I was hoping it would be warm enough to
check out the caves but it was so cold up there.
I got out and took a couple of pictures, then looking through
the lens it looked like it was fogged up but I looked at
it and it wasn't.
of battery, it wouldn't hardly take a picture at that
spot only, the first one was clear....I walked a little north and took some more
pictures four to be exact, that are perfectly clear. I then went back and took a picture again where the camera acted weird.
was too cold up there so we left. My biggest mistake was
waiting till after the visits to read about the
cemetery. The only thing I read before the visits was
there are caves, a werewolf, and a warlock grave. Also rumors say there is a black cloaked person with glowing red eyes. After
my visit, I read that a man in 1961 shot himself at the
cemetery inside a small chapel that used to be there. He
blocked the road with his vehicle and committed suicide
because he could not take his wife's infidelity. The
chapel was torn down after that, because of vandalism.
Then I read that if you put a penny heads up on a stone,
and come back later, the penny will be tails up...so the
penny I saw had already been touched by an angel...
hmmm. Now that I know this, guess what I am doing next
not, I believe spirits still roam there. Hopefully all
good...the only time I felt kinda scared was when I saw
the white mist walking through the stones...with my own
eyes...not through a camera lens! Watch for updates when
the weather warms up. I love history so I will be
beautiful in the spring when the redbud trees are in