Case Number: 09152007

Aux Sable Grove Cemetery

Yorkville, IL

The Will County Ghost Hunters Society has been investigating Aux Sable Grove Cemetery for the past three years. On September 15, 2007 the WCGHS conducted an investigation at the location.

Phenomena Reported:

Aux Sable Grove Cemetery has it’s share of ghost stories associated with it. The most common phenomena reported here is the report of a single shadow person. In general, most people do not feel threatened by it. Usually it is seen off in the distance darting between headstones and trees. Many describe it as being curious. Many people have also heard voices in the cemetery while visiting. Most of the time the voices can not be understood. However, on come occasions they seem to be calling out the visitors names. While visiting here, extreme cold spots are not uncommon.

History of location:

Aux Sable Grove Cemtery was established in 1849. It is located in Yorkville, IL at 41° 36' 08"N, 88° 21' 21"W Naausay Twp, Section 18 in Kendall County. The cemetery is still an active burial cemetery. Aux Sable Grove Cemetery is also known as the Union Burying Ground, and Na-Au-Say Cemetery.

Investigation Notes:

Geomagnetic Field:

Quiet

Solar X-Rays:

Normal

Moon Phase:

Waxing Gibbous 13.19% Illumination

EMF Readings:

Upon our arrival the base reading was .01 milligauss.

Investigators Present:

Dan Jungles- Lead Investigator

Tracey Brandys- Investigator in Training

Darla Krejci -- Investigator in Training

Tom Wilson-Investigator

Gary Butler-Investigator

Patricia Pluta-- Investigator in Training

Michele Young- Investigator in Training

We arrived that the cemetery at 1100PM. Due to the small size of the cemetery it was determined we should not spilt up. The investigative equipment was handed out and we set out on our investigation. We stopped at several gravesites to take photos and conduct EVP sessions. There was not anything unusual that occurred. There seemed to be a high volume of bugs in the cemetery on this night.

Review of Data

Audio:

Collectively the WCGHS recorded a total of 4 hours, 24 minutes, and 33 seconds of audio. There was no evidence of any paranormal activity on the recordings.

Video:

The WCGHS did not record any video during the course of this investigation.

Photographs:

Collectively the WCGHS took a total of 273 photos. There were several photos containing orbs. These were determined to be dust and bugs. There was also one photo that contained what appeared to be a shadow person. However, during closer exanimation and lightening the photo, it was determined it was one of our members who wandered off during an EVP session. There were no photos that were determined to be paranormal in nature.

Personal experiences:

Several investigators smells the faint smell of cigar smoke at the first gravesite we stopped at. The source was investigated, but never found.

Temperature:

There was one temperature fluctuation at the last location we stopped at to conduct an EVP session and to take photographs. The temperature was detected about 10 feet in front of Dan. The temperature was about 10 degrees cooler than the ambient air. It last for a brief time and then rose to the ambient temperature around it.

EMF reading:

During the course of our investigation the readings fluctuated between .01 to 2.2 milligauss. There was one spike from .01 to 2.2 milligauss. The remaining times the fluctuations were between .01 and .04. These fluctuations are consider to be in the normal and not paranormal in nature. However, the one occasion in which the field spiked to 2.2 milligauss maybe consider paranormal. There was no naturally occurring source that could have caused the field to spike to this degree.

Conclusion:

Aux Sable Grove Cemetery has been an active location for paranormal activity for some time now. There were a few members who detected the smell of cigar smoke at one gravesite. As quickly as the smell was detected it seemed to disappear. There was also and 10 degree drop at one site. Although, we did not gather any evidence of paranormal activity, it is believe that there does not seem to be any decrease in the occurrences of paranormal activity. Most likely continue for many years to come. The WCGHS plans on returning to the location some time in the future for further investigations.