Exeter, RI is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, Chestnut Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Come explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.
The stories of paranormal activity date back over 100 years in this cemetery. A young girl named Mercy and the rest of her family died of tuberculosis and was laid to rest here in 1892. Mercy's body was exhumed and desecrated in a horrible ritual because the townspeople thought she might be a vampire. People who are standing close to Mercy's grave have claimed to have been pushed very hard away, enough to tumble then! Others have claimed to hear strange noises around the grave-site, with orbs and other strange lights in the area. Religiously motivated visitors often stop by to bless Mercy and say a prayer at her gravestone. It's common for them to smell an overwhelmingly strong scent of roses right after their prayers are uttered. Some people even claim to see the ghost of Mercy walking around at night.
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