This story was sent to us by an anonymous website
visitor. It takes place at Bethel Cemetery in Gallia County. The writer
tells of seeing a mysterious black wraith that was watching them as they
walked through the cemetery grounds. The next day, the entire place was
wrecked and the church adjacent to the cemetery had been burned to the
There used to be an old church
out on Bethel Road off of Route 233 that had an old cemetery next to it.
One evening a few of my friends and I went out to see this old cemetery.
It was right before sundown and we were walking back toward our car from
the top of the cemetery. Toward the bottom of the graveyard there is a
very large gravestone and my friends and I were looking in that general
direction when we all saw a black human shape appear from behind the
headstone! It was about five feet from where we were standing so we all
got a very good look at it and it got a good look at us! It appeared to
be about six or seven feet tall and was leaning over the top of the
gravestone leering at us from behind it. All of us took off out of there
scared to death.
The next day I went back to see
the graveyard again for myself. All of the large tombstones were laying
on the ground; some of them were so large it would have been impossible
to push over! The church that used to stand next to the graveyard was
nothing but smoldering ashes where someone or SOMETHING had burned it