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Cape Cod Sagamore Cemetery Haunting

In a small quiet Sagamore cemetery dwells an unknown force also known as ghosts. It has been rumored to be haunted for as long as anyone can remember. The strong scent of cigar smoke can be smelled throughout. Even the care taker Mr. Jerry Ellis doesn’t have an explanation.

The ghost is of an eleven year old girl in a wedding gown and has muddy leather boots. She haunts the cemetery for some sort of revenge. We believe it was some sort of murder. It makes us think this because there is also a ghost of a tall man in a top hat and and a re-lined suit coat of the age of around 20. When she died also buried right next to him and on her stone it read wife of the said person. But she was only eleven so how could she be married to a 20 year old man? We have a theory maybe this was some plot to obtain money or an arranged marriage. This all took place in the 1850s, so our next theory would be she murdered him and then killed herself because she could not bear it. There have been stories of moved headstones. I suspect a spirt of great strength or of anger. One of the most famous is the case of Eliza Howe. Her stone tipped over to lean on her husband’s, captain William Burgess, a heavy cigar smoker and that’s why there is a heavy layer of cigar smoke sometimes drifting around the place especially around the deformed tree in the shape of a nose right in the center of the graveyard. No one knows what caused the strange deformation.

Me and my close friends go there and research. Our most mysterious was on 6/6/06, June 6 of 06 and we saw a shadowy figure stalking about and then we heard an uproar of some sort. There was no plane helicopter or automobile in sight. It was all so very strange. Many people don’t believe us. Then there’s the three mausoleums one at the opening in which none can enter and its all tarnished and rusty. The second on the far left from the center, this one was carved into a hill. The door shows no damage even though people have shot at it with pellet guns and attempted to smash the locks and trust me I’ve tried. It looks as if it’s made of wood but its metal and very strong at that. Atop it there is a hole. I dropped 3 rocks down, 2 hit the floor, but one sounded as if it were caught. The last was new and it held some rich guy. My friend’s camera phone picked up some bizarre pictures. One was blank another was of the top hatted ghost and the last was of a giant spectral eye. Later on we found a muddy boot print next to the deformed tree. Then we smelled heavy cigar smoke a sign that the captain was near. If you have any further info on this haunted cemetery, please comment below.

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Posted by Cape Cod - (website) on 11/22/06
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i have have seen three orbs near the old part of the cemetery. sorry for my mis typing i suck at spelling. anyway i have many creepy pics an smoke pics by the captains grave an the orb was caught on camera three times at the same grave. so tell me were is eliza’s grave?
p.s. if you want the pics i’ll send them to u email me an give me ur email address and i’ll send them. by the way this is no frickin joke. have a nice day

Posted by Cece and Haylee from Bourne , Massachusets on 02/09/08 at 01:00 AM | #

Visited the cemetary with my 8 year old daughter and her friend.  Upon exiting the car, the first thing we could smell was a strong, sweet odor, almost like that of a cigar.  Planning a night trip soon!

Posted by stacey landry on 04/24/08 at 06:17 PM | #

Hello Mr Ellis,

Quite a unique story of the haunting of the cemetery, stranger things than that have happened.  We met in 2007 while my wife and i were visiting mother Merle and my Grandma Myra Sears Grey’s grave at the cemetery.  You recalled my Grandfather Richard Grey’s onery attitude while he was alive and I concurred that fact.  Anyway, is there a way of finding out the info on the Grey’s Gravestone?

Posted by Pastor Rick Hall from Las Vegas, Nevada on 09/04/08 at 07:31 PM | #

I am a grown man who went there a year and a half ago with a close friend and a regular investigator. My friend Mike and I smelled the smoke so strongly that we dug into the shrubs to see if something was left there. We(the three of us) a short time later saw a greenish blue orb for the lack of a better term about 10+ feet off the ground over the cemetery. I stll have our conversations on a digital voice recorder asking each other if we all saw it, we did. Mike is gone now but I still have his voice that night telling what he saw.

Posted by Billy from cape on 02/15/10 at 02:47 AM | #

I was there today with my son, geocaching, interestingly the coordinates I put into my gps , when I saved them to find cache, the last digit always changed from what I put in ( I had my son check it again and again after I entered them and it always changed )  if I hadn’t been after the cache maybe I should of check the coordinates it was sending me to

Posted by Lynda from Sandwich on 10/14/10 at 01:34 AM | #

i grew up in sagamore and used to cut thru the sagamore cemetary to go to my friend petes house who lived on a street that has a woods path that leads to the cemetary.a lot of times i cut thru at nite and always felt uneasy or as if i was being watched.this happened every time i cut thru the cemetary from age 9 or ten to 16 and never knew the story of the captain or the girl but am excited to kno there is a reason for the way i felt.i also recall smelling cigar smoke on a couple ocasions but never thout anything of it…interesting.

Posted by jamin maki from buzzards bay on 11/14/10 at 05:45 PM | #

I libe almost right across the street from it and 1 night I went there and saw the smoke rising from the deformed tree then I heard noises I looked back and I see a little girl following me and my friend so we ran out into the path to his house

Posted by dan from sagamore, ma on 08/17/11 at 01:19 AM | #

I have been wanting to check this place out for a while…I grew up in buzzards bay, but I lived in sagamore for a couple years at different houses, and have a lot of friends there. I have to say that I feel Sagamore is a very haunted place. I have always been able to “sense” certain things and no one tends to believe me….but I have had ezperiences before where I have had other people with me….I lived in a VERY haunted house in sagamore beach, right near the park..I forget the name..Clark maybe? anyways this house was seriously haunted by some kind of demonic force. my boyfriend and I would hear whispering in our ears when we would be laying in bed, we would get the feeling that someone was pushing down on us from the ceiling. and we would hear someone opening the woodstove and throwing logs in the fire and the room would get warm, even though the fire was not on! the only time we could ever make out the whispering was one time when my boyfriend was by himself and he heard as clear as day in his ear the name Murray Enson…does this mean anything to anyone? the house was split into two different apartments, side by side, and no one lived in the other side because it was in shambles. we would go in there to explore and there was shit written all over the walls…all kinds of demonic, and cult stuff. and in the basement we found a sub basement and there was a preists confessional booth down there in peices…strange…I found out later that one of my roommates had a copy of the necronomicon in that house and was into all kinds of shit like that. I dont know if that has anything to do with it or not, but anyone that has been in that house can tell you that it was not a good place. I have also had a lot of other experinces around that area. especially around the beach, and the houses on the cliffs, I have done a lot of babysitting in houses in that neighborhood and had some pretty creepy things happen…sagamore beach is a spooky place!

Posted by Danielle LeBrun from bourne, ma. on 10/26/11 at 08:28 PM | #

there is also a house down in that neighborhood right on the cliff with the name stanton on it and it is a three story house, and that house is extremely haunted too. my friend lived there for a while and people were gettinghurt there alot, falling down stairs being pushed when there was nothing there! I myself felt as though I was pushed down the stairs going down to the beach and no one was around at all!

Posted by Danielle LeBrun from bourne, ma. on 10/26/11 at 08:31 PM | #

oh please if anyone knows that cemetary inside and out it’s me, born and raised in Sagamore and live across the street form it on Ben Abbey Rd. I lived in that cemetary more then home, it is not haunted at all I would know, my whole child hood I was in there, nothing but a peaceful quiet little cemetary, really you people need to spend your time on real things not making up stories like that come on now, I would know first hand and going back to 1968 to now, well over 40 yrs here in that cemetary, It’s a neighbor that stands in his back yard to smoke his cigar cause his wife won’t allow it in the house, and the stones are so old, and between the kids back then knocking them over and just rotting away they land where they land, The mound in the middle there are very long stones I do believe his name is Benjamin Abbe I layed on his stone almost every night as a kid and over nights too. If it was haunted like I said I WOULD KNOW, I could be the tour guide for that place

Posted by Kathy Norton from Sagamore on 06/18/15 at 12:38 AM | #

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