The Gypsy Graveyard (Crown Point, Indiana)

The Gypsy Graveyard, Crown Point, Indiana

Crown Point, Indiana
Apparently a group of Gypsies had moved to Crown Point in the early 1800’s and were kicked out of town (as is usual with travelling gypsies) after being in town for only a couple of days. Accused of stealing livestock, stealing, immoral values, pagan rituals, they were pressured to leave. The gypsies were hit with a plague of influenza and told the townspeople they couldn’t leave till they got better, but the citizens of Crown Point were uncaring and turned their backs refusing to give them medicine or care. The Gypsies moved on, and buried their dead in mounds on this site that was the gypsy encampment now turned cemetery. It is believed they cast a spell on the area – a spell of protection and vengeance, cursing Crown Point and the land that is now “South East Grove Cemetery”. Reports from visitors to the cemetery include apparitions, a man with a shotgun chasing you off, blood on the bottom of your pants after visiting, balls of light/orbs chasing you, noises, etc. Since several books and ghost hunter stories have published the myths and lore about this cemetery, the cemetery has been plagued by local satanists and vandals, with acts ranging from knocking over gravestones, digging up bodies, decapitated heads, and other malicious activities.

Location: 155th and South Grove Rd. in Crown Point, Indiana.

Directions: Take 65 to US 231(exit 247). Turn east on US 231 and follow it for almost a 1.5 miles. You will see flashing yellow lights, turn right and you will be on Iowa St. Go down Iowa St. for almost 3 miles until you come to a stop sign. You want to go straight(it’s not really straight it’s at an angle, but it’s the one in the middle). You will be on South Grove Rd., follow it for about 1 mile and you will see the cemetery on your’ left.

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6 Responses to The Gypsy Graveyard (Crown Point, Indiana)

  1. Erica says:

    I do consider all the ideas you’ve presented for your post. They are very convincing and can definitely work. Still, the posts are very short for newbies. May just you please prolong them a little from next time? Thank you for the post.

  2. Tabitha says:

    Whats the address ;

    • leafworks says:

      Unfortunately i don’t know the address. A friend took me there … it was down some dirt road.

    • Donna says:

      if you are coming from the north, take 159th to south grove, it is on the right, right after you go over -65, if you are coming from thee south take rt. 2 to Colorado st. and follow that road north, when you come to the stop sign follow the road curvy to the left.

  3. 11Bravo says:

    The graveyard is being watched not only by law enforcement but by the neighborhood, do to the vandalism…and specifically the wannabe satanists that exhume graves, sacrifice animals, and just bring general criminal activity to the area. The historical grave sites should be protected and held in reverence. So if anyone does visit this graveyard, if you show up at night, and are asked to leave… It’s within good reason, don’t get indigent…have some respect.

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