Recently we received an invitation to investigate Hillside cemetery in Cheshire, Connecticut; a ride along, if you will, with the Greater Hartford Paranormal Society. Now I know you’re probably thinking writing about cemeteries is Katie’s milieu, and you would be correct. But this investigation was an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up. Besides, I can’t let her have all of the fun, now can I?
Our arrival coincided with the setting sun, and as the last rays of light filtered through the trees, we surveyed the area. We noticed two roads to travel along: one dividing the cemetery in half from east to west and another on the eastern end, going north to south. Both were paved, giving us easy travel routes to all sides of the site.
For four hours we traversed the burial ground, swatting bugs, dodging bats and blanketing the area with random photos, effectively blinding anyone within 100 feet. I wonder if spirits experience temporary blindness from camera flashes? But I digress.
Unfortunately, Katie, Aaron (our frequent partner in crime), and I did not experience any unusual events. Later communication with others involved in the investigation revealed an across the board lack of personal experiences.
What we did catch were some interesting EVPs and some odd photographic phenomena. Below are some of the photos that are, shall we say, interesting. These do not seem to depict the usual kind of dust or moisture orbs we see so often these days, but rather something more solid and multi-colored. Feel free to ask questions or comment on any of the pictures.
Our best EVP is below. It sounds like a woman or a child is saying “save me”.
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(Technical note: all photos on this page except the last thumbnail were taken with an Olympus E-510; the photo in the last thumbnail was taken with an Olympus D-435 point-and-shoot.)