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Voices From Beyond


My name is Joshua Tinkham and I'm a paranormal investigator and recently went to sugar tree grove cemetery in Monmouth Illinois, there is a a local legend of a haunt about a native American who was buried there with no name on his grave stone.

The settlers of Monmouth killed the native American after he supposedly scalped one of the local farmers after a dispute they'd had. (Monmouth is the birth place of Wyatt Earp) I don't know if maybe he was part of this legend or not but it would be interesting to find out.

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Anyways there is a tombstone for the native American in the south east corner of the cemetery. It simply states (Illinois Indian he too is a son of Abraham). People report hearing chanting and yelping there. I went there with a digital camera and a digital voice recorder to do e.v.p.'s and take some photos.

I did a series of recordings and snapshots and was there about an hour, I did hear a lot of audible noises and heard what I thought to be drums and bone chimes, at that same moment it got really cold and there was a low lying fog that came across the ground, and the wind picked up and was gusting, but strangely it didn't affect the fog.

I could see my breath that's how cold it got mind you, it was about 70 degrees when I first arrived there, and as quickly as it started it all stopped just the same. I was a little startled at the fact but I was trying to keep an open mind and thought maybe it was some weather phenomena.

That thought changed when I went home and listened to the recorder on it was no sound of an Indian but of a little girl, you can hear her over the wind in the recording. I plan to do a further investigation there in the near future.

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SugarIce85 (1 posts)
12 years ago (2010-08-05)
Wow that's great, what was the little girl saying?
I have to agree with Kamui it would be great if we could hear your recordings.
Look forward to reading more of your stories
Take Care H x
bayouboy (guest)
12 years ago (2010-08-04)
Do you get nervous when you listen to evps after hearing something you didn't expect?

I'm just curious.
badtay16 (18 posts)
12 years ago (2010-08-04)
Wow that would be amazing!... Yes have to agree with kamui it would be great to share the recordings with us!

Taylor 😊
davidpvtmouse (1 stories) (8 posts)
12 years ago (2010-08-03)
What exactly is the little girl saying that you can hear on the evp?
kamui (1 stories) (56 posts)
12 years ago (2010-08-03)
it would be great if you could share your recordings with us. And we are looking forward for more in your further investigations. Just take care always

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