Post by whatwasthat2 on Apr 10, 2010 11:20:13 GMT -6
Bad news for anyone thinking of taking a trip to Portage to see Church Rd. Cemetery, sometime before March 31st, a group of vandals tipped over and destroyed many of the markers. The police may be considering closing off the cemetery to the public.
we were planning on going there this next sunday. You know the last few times we were there the stones were broken but I bet its worse now. you know its always someone ruining it for others who want to really enjoy it and actually invetigate instead of partying there and destroying things.
Post by whatwasthat2 on Apr 15, 2010 11:32:48 GMT -6
I heard about this from the Portage Newspaper. 17 markers were damaged. I was mad when I first heard of this, Church Rd. was a favorite spot of mine. I've heard they might close off the road or build a fence around the cemetery.
Just a thought...As a paranormal group why don't you contact the owners or caretakers of this cemetery and volunteer your time to help repair the damage. If your help is accepted, it would really be a positive example of your commitment to support historically significant locations. I know it takes time from family and other things, but it would show favorably upon your group and the paranormal field in general. It might also allow you unlimited access to the cemetery for further investigations.
Just my .02 cents.
Black Hills Paranormal Investigations www.bhparanormal.com "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." Sherlock Holmes
sounds like a good idea , but they might get suspicious and think that I did it or someone i know. but they should know that the "dieHard" paranormal invetsigators won't harm anything as best as they can.
we will see what happens when we head there in a few hours. I'll let everyone know if its okay or if you can't get there. I', betting there will be "fake" road construction on hwy o in portage and theres no sign of road work anywhere, they do that to deter people away from haunted spots.
omg!!!!!!!!!!!! We made it there, more than half of them are demolished. Almost all the new graves that have 3 different levels of the graves were completely demolished. It looks like someone sawed right through each level of the stone. No road construction, no gate around the cemetary. It was just like it was before. It was very peaceful there , we could hear sandhill cranes once again nearby. but yeah my wife and I counted like 7-8 graves that were destroyed that never were before last time we were there in september.