This was back when I used to "ghost bust" with friends, and was one of the first times that I went ghost hunting. Usually, I would go to this an old historical war marker that's just outside my town that I used to visit during childhood field trips that's 30 minutes out of town but, there is an old cemetery a few miles down the street that I decided to go on this trip.
I was at my friend Aaron's house playing video games with him on the couch in his living room when he brought up the idea of going on another ghost hunt, which I didn't hesitate to agree to. He also suggested that we bring another person along with us and since Kaitlyn, my best friend, was out of town at the time, I chose Brayden. He also didn't mind going since I had recently got him into ghost hunting.
We all met up at the fanciest McDonald's in town about an hour before 1am and discussed what we would be doing and where we would go. Aaron suggested we go somewhere different so, I suggested the cemetery that was down the street from the fort that we usually go to. They agreed and we were on our way, arriving at the grave site approximately around a little over 2am. The gate was usually sealed off but, there was a low point in the gate that you could literally just walk over, which we did.
We turned on our flashlights. I didn't bother with my ghost app on this hunt because it was a new place for me. I like to just walk around and get the feeling of an unfamiliar territory before I decide upon the app so, for now, I kept it away and used my flashlight. There were many many graves. Many old ones. Some new burials. All 3 of us had split up and went our own separate directions the moment we entered the gate, to cover the entire grounds quicker. I had went towards the back, Aaron took middle, and Brayden stayed with the graves along the front of the yard. We wandered our positions until we heard Aaron call us over to where he was.
There were 2 graves, enclosed in a gate, separating them from the rest. There was a normal sized stone, and a rather small one. I threw out the possibility of them being the owners of the graveyard and Aaron quickly corrected me. He started to explain the REAL reason why he wanted to come to that specific grave yard. Because of these two graves. Dead center in the middle of the site but, gated off for some strange reason. He had done some research and sites have said that back in the 1800's a mother was burned at the stake for the assumption that she was a witch and had gotten caught practicing witchcraft. Her baby was burned as well for IT was considered a witch too. Thus, explaining the baby tombstone next to the normal sized one.
It was sad to think about. I felt bad for them. Burned at the stake. It's horrible...
After giving my condolences, we all went back to our normal positions across the grave site. I lingered in the back. There was just crop pasture further back behind where the back of the site ended. Just dirt. You would probably see the first 30 feet of it and then pitch black darkness for the lack of light. It was eerie. Like looking out into the void. I had walked from one back end corner to the other when I heard some kind of calm whistle. That's what I thought I was hearing anyway up until, I slowed my breathing and focused my hearing on that dark void in the distance, where the sound had seemed to be coming from. It stopped as soon as I had noticed it and I called my friends over to where I was and told them about it. I remember Brayden snorting at me, "You think someone whistled... At YOU?"
I was too focused on the void in the distance to care about his dumb comment. I felt like there was something out there. I felt it in my gut. Unlike Brayden, Aaron actually believed me and said that we should all wait there to see if it happens again for them ALL to hear and so we did. We waited for a good 10 minutes before we heard that same similar sound but, this time it was different.
It was different because it was closer and we could all hear it better...
It sounded as if it were just on the brink of where our flashlights met the start of the dark void. It was so much closer than before. The thing that made us all stop breathing and moving all together, was the sound that it REALLY was.
It sounded like a woman sobbing to herself...
None of us could believe what we were hearing. Surely there wouldn't be a random woman out in the middle of a huge open pasture sobbing to herself. It just didn't make sense. Yet, we were too afraid to move. We stayed as still as we could until the sobbing had an abrupt pause in it, as if we had been noticed by whoever it was. We were terrified. It was as if we couldn't see it but, it could see US.
Aaron had whispered, "guys..." and we both turned only our eyes towards him. He had the most absolute, freakiest terror face I had ever seen on anyone. It was as if he were looking at it and we couldn't. That's what the expression on his face gave from looking at it.
I almost went into panic. Was it possible that he was actually seeing her? Was it really the freaking witch that we had just stumbled upon? I didn't know what to do or what to say. Brayden was the main skeptic of the group and he had no words or smart remarks as usual. He just kept his face fixed on the void. We all did. Then the most absolute freakiest thing happened.
The woman snickered...
With that, Aaron was the first one to take off towards the car. Brayden and I weren't far behind either. It was one of those panic runs, where you can't scream but, your legs do the screaming FOR you? That's how it was all the way to the car, it was probably the most awkward silent sprint ever but, we were only focused on the car. We were terrified.
I asked Aaron the moment I started the ignition and drove onto the street if he saw her. If he saw what she looked like. He said he didn't but, he could FEEL what she looked like and that was the most terrifying feeling ever. It was one of those things that you couldn't explain in detail. He said all he saw were images upon images.
When we were back at his place and calmed down a bit, we started drawing conclusions and Brayden and I, being the skeptics we are, can't find any reason for a random woman who would be out in the middle of a dirt crop field crying to herself, BY herself, 30 minutes away from town. It was illogical.
After doing thorough research about the site, it surprised me to see that there had ONCE been a rare report on the same mysterious crying coming from not the void but, from the graveyard itself. A man and his wife, were going to enter the graveyard during the day to take pictures when they heard the crying. It sounded like it was coming from the far end corner of the graveyard. Assuming that there was a woman grieving over a relative or friend who had passed, they wanted to let her have her moment so they left.
As they were driving by the grave yard to go back home however, they didn't see the woman anywhere. They didn't see anyone at all. After doing research as well they were led to believe that it was the witch who was burned at the stake as well.
Was it possible that we had come into contact with the same spirit who was burned at the stake? Did she target Aaron? These are the thoughts that we kept constantly asking each other throughout that night in hope that the other would have a for sure answer for. The main question in particular, was the woman's snicker. As if she were laughing at us. Could it have been a possible trap?
All thoughts, concerns, questions and comments are much appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to read my experience!