Haunting Tales of Bachelor’s Grove

Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery

Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery is a small, abandoned cemetery in Bremen Township, Cook County, Illinois in Chicago’s southwest suburbs. It is well known for its haunted reputation and supposed ghost sightings.

What has been reported?

  • The white lady (or “white madonna”)– she walks the grounds carrying an infant during the full moon.
  • Phantom farmhouse– a ghostly farmhouse which is purported to shimmer, float, and then vanish; his was most often reported during the 1950s. There are also reports by witnesses of the house shrinking as they approach it, then disappearing altogether.
  • A farmer and his plow-horse– both victims of a plowing accident, dragged to their deaths into the nearby slough.
  • A two-headed ghost– near the same slough
  • Religious monks– as late as 1984, witnesses reported seeing numerous figures dressed in monk’s robes throughout the cemetery
  • A black dog– witnesses in the 1990s reported seeing this manifestation at the cemetery’s entrance; it would disappear when they approached it.
  • Phantom cars- Many visitors have reported hearing & seeing ghost cars on a nearby road
  • The “woman sitting on the grave”– a notable photograph which ran in the Chicago Sun-Times, purportedly showing a transparent woman sitting on a tombstone; the apparition was not visible when the photograph was taken.
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