|Hanover Green Cemetery is one of the most historic cemeteries in North East PA. It is also the oldest in the area, founded June 9th 1776. This is before the birth of our country on the first Independence Day! It's gates are also the site of the last battle between white men and Indians in the valley, otherwise known as the Wyoming Massacre.
Hanover Green also houses the graves of such notable people as:
Rufus Bennett who was George Washington's bodyguard.
Tillie Grett whose grave is made from cast zinc, aka white bronze, making it completely hollow, and the only one of its kind on the grounds.
Thirty-Eight veterans of the Spanish American War.
Other notable names are Arthur H James, the 33rd governor of Pennsylvania, Amelia Tamblyn, a survivor from the Titanic, and Captain Lazarus Stewart, a leader of The Paxton Boys who denied loyalty to the English crown, and had a reputation to be brutal Indian fighters, and political radicals.
|We would like to thank the board of the Hanover Green Cemetery who were gracious enough to give us access to the chapel on the cemetery grounds.
The Hanover Green Chapel or the Old Meeting House was built in 1825. The inside has been amazingly preserved. There is an original foot pedal organ, original kerosene lamps, and the building also has all the original locks and thumb latches on the doors.
With so much ground to cover, we got to work immediately after our tour. We sent one group into the cemetery and one in the chapel. Our groups in the cemetery has no personal experiences, but our groups in the chapel definitely felt a presence. Investigator Katie was walking up to the balcony with Kathy and as soon as they hit the top of the stairs, Katie felt as if someone was rushing toward her and was going to shove her down the steps. Chantel got some interaction as she asked for someone to touch her shoulder, and they complied a number of times.
We came up with a number of EVP's which we have detailed below...
|In this first EVP, Investigator Mike says "who's here with us?" The response sounds like "Hancock Graham". This EVP was especially exciting for us, because in researching further, we found a man named William H Graham who was buried at the same place the EVP was captured, which we feel solidifies the claim that he really was there with us. Unfortunately, we were unable to take any pictures of his final resting place as there was no tombstone or maker at his plot. This is common as there are families who cannot afford the expenses of after death amenities.
In this next one, You will hear Kelly say "Where could they.." then"Watch the hole" as she's saying watch the hole you can hear a man's voice under hers saying "Help me"
In this one, the EVP recorder was left alone in the chapel. We were all out in the cemetery, and we picked up this sound that sounds like "Hmmpf"
In this next one, You will hear Kathy say "I see all them walking up but..." Katie responds "Mmm hmm" Then you will hear a noise that kind of sounds like a reaction to being punched in the stomach.
In this one, You will hear a voice say "Amen" then Chantel says "Do you know any songs?"
This last one sounds like your stereotypical ghost noise. Basically a drawn out moan. This one was also taken in the chapel when the EVP recorder was left alone, and all of our investigators were out in the cemetery.