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The Niagara Amateur Ghost Seekers (NAGS) investigated St. Mark's Cemetery in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. Below are the results of the investigation:

Notes from GhostBoy:

We proceeded through the front gates and around the side of the church where I took the team to see the famous “marked” gravestones. I did not feel any ghostly activity and we continued to the Foam tragedy gravesite and again, no feelings developed.

The team split into two at this point and Naz and myself proceeded around through the American rifle pits and to Brock’s Seat (Where American Soldiers ‘dug in’ during the War o1812 and where General Brock contemplated strategy during the War of 1812). We met up with the team and Naz indicated that he felt like he was being watched. I, too, felt that I was being watched at this time but did not feel threatened or fearful.

We continued to investigate the cemetery near the large crypt and then I was being drawn through a newer section of the cemetery. The name “Eliza” or “Elizabeth” kept repeating and I followed my instincts alone through the cemetery. The recorder picked up the name “Elizabeth” at this time.

I came to an older gravestone and without light I could not identify the name or inscription – but I was sure it had to be Elizabeth, when I traced it with my finger. I went back and retrieved a flashlight from Kevin. I found the tombstone again and confirmed it was Elizabeth Kerr’s headstone, she had died at the age of 32 in 1794. While concentrating and asking why I was being brought here the words, “with child” were predominate. I asked Naz if he got anything and he confirmed that he felt a nervousness to the site and something about “babies”. Naz then felt we should leave immediately and we proceeded to exit the graveyard of St. Mark’s.

Notes from nAz:

GhostBoy brought the team to St. Mark’s Cemetery. This was the first time I had been at this location. Initially I did not feel anything at the site. GhostBoy took us to several War of 1812 era tombs & the Memorial of the Foam tragedy. Oddly, as GhostBoy was explaining the incident, my right ear popped as if from pressure. At this point the team split up and GhostBoy showed me where the War of 1812 rifle pits were situated. GhostBoy also explained the meaning of the large rock near the rifle pits known as Brock’s Seat & how it came to “rest” in the cemetery. After GhostBoy and I met up with the rest of the team near the middle of the cemetery, I started to notice activity. Shadows moving ahead of us and the feeling of being watched. As we started to investigate the area in which I saw the movement, GhostBoy was drawn to another area to our south. He came back looking for a flashlight, saying he had heard the name Elizabeth. We went with him to investigate a certain marker, it contained the name Elizabeth! The group made a circle around the marker & spoke to the spirit. I picked up “worry” and “my babies”. After we were finished, I picked up the feeling that we should go, really strong. The team agreed. That ended our visit to St. Mark’s Cemetery.


EVPs Recorded:

1. On the way of being drawn through the cemetery the voice says, "Elizabeth" recording is very distorted. Later the grave found was in fact Elizabeth. DOWNLOAD

2 comments:

Adam October 28, 2010 at 8:29 AM  

Fascinating stuff! I didn't have anything odd happen to me when I was there (unlike when I visited Butler's Burial Ground, that was weird)

I recently featured both sites on my video blog which profiles Niagara. I linked this article from there.

http://www.checkinniagara.com/2010/10/st-marks-cemetery/

Cheers,
Adam

Anonymous November 5, 2010 at 12:26 PM  

Thanks Adam for the link and information. The investigation done with NAGS was done in 2005, and since then several members have returned to follow up. Niagara on the Lake is an interesting place altogether!

John

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