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The Unknown Cemetery is Moore Cemetery and was recently named a historical site. Clean-up efforts are underway, and many have volunteered since it was featured in a local newspaper. This cemetery is closely monitored by law enforcement and is off limits after dark. The caretaker lives in front of the cemetery and will ensure this is enforced. (I warn you…if you attempt to enter the cemetery after dark, you are trespassing and the caretaker is armed.) The coffin above ground? The remains contained in the unearthed coffin are being placed back in its rightful place.

 

If you are interested in the history of the cemetery, visit during the daytime and drive slowly along the road. The cemetery can only be accessed via the driveway of the caretaker and there are small children living there.

 

***Update: Some pictures have disappeared from this site. Don’t fret! The site is not being shut down. I simply had to clear some space out on the server hosting the pics. I am trying to find a place to put them for your enjoyment.

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The owner of the infamous Hurst Mansion in Purdy, TN, the former home of Colonel Fielding Hurst, has left a message on this site stating that he intends to sell the house. If you are interested, contact him (Tim) at nouglytrucks@yahoo.com.

I hate to see it go up for sale but it is better than it being destroyed by attempting to move it. I hope no one buys it and bulldozes it. It’s a piece of history and now its fate is in the hands of the highest bidder.

I’m still around!

I want to assure my readers that I am still around. I haven’t been able to update the site because I have been unable to visit any new places. Hopefully that will change with Halloween right around the corner.

As always, I am here to answer any questions you have and I always reply to comments left here within 48 hours. If you want more information or would like to share your own experiences, please email me at tnhauntings@writersbeacon.com.

T. Owens recently traveled to Purdy and stopped by the Hurst House to take a few pictures. She took one that I found particularly interesting.

Note the figure in the window over the porch.

Note the figure in the window over the porch.

Here, she has zoomed in to show the figure and has compared a picture of Hurst to the face in the window.

Here, she has zoomed in to show the figure and has compared a picture of Hurst to the face in the window.

Please note that she took these pictures from the outside and did not enter the home. You are welcome to take pictures of the front from the outside but do not trespass and break in to the home. This IS NOT abandoned property and you WILL be prosecuted.

Thank you for sharing this photograph, Ms. Owens!

I just wanted to let everyone know that I haven’t disappeared and abandoned this blog. I have been crazy busy and have been unable to get out and go. I am hoping to return to Shiloh again soon and maybe I will be able to get some more interesting pictures near the Bloody Pond.

I had a chance to visit this place at the end of February right before sunset.  I took several photos but found nothing of interest in them. I walked up to the statue of Mary behind the church and it is a very beautiful marker and in very good shape to be so near 100 years old. Beneath her eyes are stains but they appear to be something purposely placed on the statue to give it the appearance that it has bled from the eyes. However, it does not resemble a blood stain at all as it is a light rusty color. Blood leaves a darker stain.

There is a great amount of history in this cemetery and it is very well kept. If you have the chance, certainly visit here but please be respectful. When I arrived, someone had knocked out one of the windows in the back of the church and it was laying a few feet away from the tombstones. It’s a shame that people do such things as it really is a very lovely place. I will post pictures when I have the chance.

It’s still way too cold to venture out to explore new places, but I have updates!

I spoke to an employee of WMHI yesterday and there are numerous reports of incidents occurring in Luton Hall. One woman reported her hair being pushed behind her shoulder while several others have reported a presence in one of the restrooms.

I also learned that years ago there was a woman (I think I was told it was a woman) who could levitate above several feet above the bed. Apparently, many staff members walked into her room and discovered her doing just that. Many of the employees believe she is still lurking on the top floor and occasionally makes her presence known.

If anyone knows anything about these happenings, please leave a comment. Also, while it’s too cold to go out and take photographs for my readers I would like to invite you to stop by my other blog, http://www.allaboutbipolar.com.