My friends "Nathan," "Kayla" and I discussed going to a reportedly haunted graveyard close to my hometown of Hudson, Illinois one August night. When we finally decided to go for it, we met up at my house that evening, gathered everything we thought we needed and headed out in Nathan's car. On the way to the graveyard, Kayla was telling us that her father had an experience with the resident ghost when working on the church that sits on the property.
She told us that he was painting the church while on a ladder, and when he got off he saw a little boy standing a few feet away from him. Kayla's father tried to approach the child, and he disappeared. He was a bit unnerved by the experience, but he went back to work and finished on schedule.
Kayla told Nathan and me that if she was thinking of the right graveyard, we were heading for the same place where her dad saw the little boy. We got there, got out of the car with our flashlights and walked into the graveyard very slowly. We walked on the path to a stone bench in the middle of the graveyard, I set my recording device on it and we tried to do an EVP session. After the second session, we decided to head back to the church (which was named Hinthorn Chapel) and see if we could find anything around there. On the way back up, I thought I heard some voices whispering words I couldn't decipher among the gravestones. Once we realized the church was locked and we couldn't get inside, we started back to the car when Kayla said she wanted to go down a pathway next to the graveyard which led to a dead end to see if we could get anything there.
We started down the path and stopped when we thought we heard something rustling in the bushes to the left of us. We brushed it off as an animal and continued going down the path. I glanced over at a gravestone with my flashlight, and I swear to this day I saw the figure of a person running in front of the gravestone where my light was shining.
Nathan and Kayla said that it could have been my light moving across the gravestone that made it look like a running shadow, but I know what I saw... And it was the shadowy figure of what looked like a man.
Then, to our amazement, there was a light blue orb that just rose out of the ground a couple yards away from us. The three of us got a bit frightened and started walking quickly back to the car, but the walk quickly turned into a sprint when the orb started (I swear again) coming after us. Once in the car, we sped off and didn't look back.
We discussed the happening on the way back to my house, and Kayla said that the orb could have been the ghost of the little boy, who died when he was only ten years old. He was also said to be a prankster, so we think he was chasing us just to pull a joke. It's either that, or he wanted to scare us.
If his goal was the second one, he succeeded.