Okay, I have this morbid fascination with cemeteries. It’s not a goth or dark thing, but Knowing every person in there has a story intrigues the cinema parts of my brain. I would like to start posting unique and awesome graves I have visited on the bike just for fun.
I’ll start with one that is almost certainly cooler than the rest - James Dean in Fairmount, Indiana last week.
Feel free to add your dark-side visits!
Have you also managed to capture ghosts on camera? While it wasn't at a cemetery or grave yard, I did potentially see the ghost of father Gagne as well as his small carriage and horse! All white lit, the horse was the most amazing sight I've ever witnessed.
30 years ago, this is exactly where I saw the white spot of light criss-crossing the field at 3 am, closer every time until I saw it was a horse and carriage with a man on it. It was fascinating to see how the horse was moving so smoothly, not actually hitting the ground! It was incredibly well detailed... It slowed down to a stop about 25 feet away from me. The man on carriage wore a hat and was staring at me. That's when I took off in terror.
Chipmunk road, near Val-Gagne Ontario
Val-Gagné - Outdoor Field Area
The Great Fire of 1916- North-Eastern Ontario, Canada
The railway in Nushka shortly after the fire, where at least 35 bodies were found
On 29 July 1916—at around the same time a large forest fire was reaching Nushka—the settlement's priest, Wilfred Gagné, was arriving in Nushka by train following a clerical retreat. Gagné had been priest in Nushka for just a month, and lived above Nushka's store. As heavy smoke filled the air, the train's conductor advised Gagné not to leave the safety of the train. Gagné instead entered Nushka and led 35 people to the railway line. He then returned to the burning town to save 28 others. Within a few hours both groups had burned to death or been suffocated, the lone survivor a man who used moist clay to filter the smoke. Nushka was completely destroyed. Of the town's inhabitants, only eight were left after the fire.
When Nushka rebuilt, it was renamed in Gagné's honour, and a monument dedicated to Gagné was erected in the Val Gagné Cemetery.