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Harrison Cemetery

Download this issue!Harrison Cemetery – Buckner, IL
By Michael Kleen

Read about this location and more in Legends and Lore of Illinois: The Definitive Collection

Read about this location and more in Legends and Lore of Illinois: The Definitive Collection

Located between the town of Christopher and the village of Buckner in rural Franklin County, Harrison Cemetery is home to two luminous phantoms, as well as haunting, ethereal tones. If you can get past the glowing ghosts of a man and a woman who are said to guard the cemetery, you will discover a small monument in the form of a piano. Although locked in stone, this unique headstone is said to be the source of the ghostly music.

Harrison Cemetery has served area residents for over 120 years and is named after one of the first families to settle Browning Township. The History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin and Williamson Counties listed A. [Andrew] U. Harrison among the township’s early settlers, most of whom arrived in the same year Illinois became a state: 1818 (pg. 342). Both Andrew Harrison and his wife Elizabeth are interred in the cemetery. They died in 1845 and 1846, respectively, but Harrison Cemetery wasn’t officially chartered until 1907.

The village of Buckner grew up along the Illinois Central rail during the 1910s and flourished due to its proximity to a large United Coal Mining Company plant that churned out 4,000 tons of coal per day…

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Comments

  1. michael farmer says:

    My wife and I recently investigated this cemetery. While we photographed a few orbs and I detected a putrid smell in the air (just one of my abilities at detecting the presents of paranormal) and my wife was kicked in the foot by something, this cemetery is like a walk in the park compared to others I have seen. All of this article is pure hype. I have been in graveyards that make this one look like a place to take your little kids for a picnic in the middle of the night. pure garbage

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