Butch, Dave and I investigated Woodlawn Cemetery in the Summer of 2008 as we had heard of the legendary haunting connected to Woodlawn. Civil War soldiers are buried in sections 28 and 41 of the cemetery and the cemetery has been listed as a National Historic site since 1998. It was a beautiful day, Sunny, Light winds and the temperature was in the low 80’s. I was taken aback by the big monument that you can see from a great distance. We investigated several sections throughout the cemetery including the grave site of a young girl that was murdered in the late 70’s.
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Although we did not capture any EVP’s or paranormal photos at the monument or the young girls grave site, Butch was getting a lot of dowsing rod activity at another grave site. We are planning to investigate this legendary cemetery again in the near future. It was very evident to Butch and I that there is a great amount of energy in this cemetery.
Below is another story on Woodlawn Cemetery by Tri Mar Paranormal Research Group:
Established in 1878 and found at 1502 West Central Avenue in Toledo, OH is Woodlawn Cemetery. Woodlawn is a large cemetery and is the resting place of many influential Toledo residents. Woodlawn Cemetery is filled with winding roads through heavily wooded gently undulating hills. The first building built on the property was the Conservatory chapel built in 1883. By the turn of the century, Woodlawn had become the cemetery of choice for the areas leaders. The cemetery is filled with many elaborate monuments and mausoleums that were erected by these families. Civil War soldiers are buried in sections 28 and 41 of the cemetery and the cemetery has been listed as a National Historic site since 1998.
Woodlawn Cemetery has the distinction of cult groups performing their religious ceremonies on the grounds after closing. Cemetery staff has found numerous ritualistic items in the mornings after these ceremonies have taken place. There is an eerie feeling to the cemetery which you can feel as you drive by the western section that borders Jackman Road.
On March 26, 2003 we investigated Woodlawn for the first time. We have always had an eerie feeling about the cemetery that bordered on outright fear. The weather turned out to be very nice with clear skies and a 55 degree temperature. The winds were light at 10 mph. We drove around the cemetery roads to get acquainted with the area and decided to investigate in section 28. As we walked among the Civil War headstones my dowsing rods were still. Just to the East of the Civil War area the left dowsing rod began to spin counter clockwise repeatedly. I took several photographs at this time. Trista watched as a group of leaves swirled in the air at chest height like a small tornado. She watched this for several moments before she approached the area. As she approached the swirling leaves they fell to the ground and were still. The dowsing rods both were spinning counter clockwise in this area just after the leaves fell to the ground. No unusual EMF readings or unusual photographs were discovered.
We proceeded to section 25 located along a lake and across a cemetery road from section 28. This area was filled with many mausoleums of past civic leaders. I had a very uneasy feeling in this section but recorded no unusual EMF readings.
It was very evident to us that there is a great amount of energy at this location and we will continue to investigate as time permits.