I took a walk over to the cemetery late yesterday afternoon with my infrared camera hoping to get some different pictures of the sunset.
As I walked along the dirt road that runs beside the cemetery I saw a small figure in the cemetery maybe 50 feet away from me kneeling down beside a grave, about then the person must have seen me because they lifted their head and looked right at me, I thought it made an interesting image so I took a picture.
I walked another 50 feet or so to get to the gate of the graveyard and as I was opening the gate I looked at where I had seen the the kneeling figure and there was no one there, I glanced around the rest of the cemetery, it's not very big, and could see no one.
This kind of freaked me out and since it was getting dark pretty quick I figured it would be a good time to leave and come back another day when they were no disappearing people at the cemetery.
Hurrying to get back to the Arctic Fox, I wasn't scared I was just in a hurry, no really! I plugged my media card into the laptop as soon as I got back and what appeared on the screen gave me the chills.
Looking back at me with a cold blank stare was a young woman with her hair in ringlets and wearing a flowing black dress, kneeling beside a grave. A vision of the past being replicated right before my disbelieving eyes.
What was this eerie vision? Could it be a local person that enjoys scaring visitors at the cemetery, or something more malevolent. An evil visage from the ethereal world that lures the living into the dark cemetery where they disappear into a bottomless grave leaving behind only footprints in the desert sand. Or maybe it was a disturbed soul unable to rest in peace as friends and family had hoped, and now wanders the place of their final repose searching endlessly for the eternal rest they were promised
Beside whose grave was this restless spirit kneeling ? A beloved parent? A young husband who met a violent death in the mines? Or was she kneeling beside a grave that holds her own moldering bones, and after 100 years is still unable to except her unfortunate death. Will she haunt this lonely desert cemetery forever, or one day except that she is no longer of this world and enter the door to the other side where she now belongs.