Daily (more or less) commentary on news and events in Carbondale and the Southern Illinois region, with occasional excursions to other locales.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Haunted Carbondale Schwartz Mausoleum
This is a photo of the Schwartz Mausoleum, located in Oakland Cemetery at the north end of Oakland Avenue. According to stories, the door has been found unlocked on occasion. Those venturing inside will see the image of a young woman on the window at the opposite end. She will slowly turn and look at you, at which point you better get out of there. According to one person, a FOAF (Friend of a Friend) did not leave fast enough and the door closed and locked behind him. He woke up the next morning, lying on the grass outside the mausoleum.
I occasionally used to find partially burnt candles on the steps in front of the building, two or three at a time, typically in the morning, but haven't seen any for a couple of years now.