Tinker’s Creek Cemetery, also know as Old Indian Cemetery, Terra Vista Cemetery, Hillside Cemetery, and Pilgerruh Cemetery, is the burial ground of early settlers of Tinker’s Creek. It is also said the Ottawa Indians are buried there, most likely because of the name Old Indian Cemetery that it has historically been referred too.
Located on top of a BIG hill, this abandoned graveyard is widely reported to be haunted.
In this cemetery, accounts of an evil dark shadow figures, ghostly phenomenon, and even cult activity.
The above broken tombstone marks the grave of a Comstock family pioneer. Sources say that he was one of the first white burials in this cemetery. He died in 1810 at the age of 40. The bottom of the tombstone reads:
Adieu, to all things here below,
Vain world, I leave thy fleeting toys.
Adieu to sin, fear, pain and woe,
And welcome bright eternal joys.
When early settlers needed to burry the dead, they didn’t have the benefit of an undertaker. Instead, a log was cut and split and then was hollowed out, and the body placed inside. After that, it was put together and sealed with wooden pins.
In the 1800’s it was common that many pioneer family members died young. This maybe the cause why people report hearing the faint laughter and giggles of children at this cemetery.
That about wraps it up, be sure to check out the links below, including Haunted Cuyahoga because of his great night pictures.
Sources and Related Links
- Dead Ohio: Tinker’s Creek
- Forgotten Ohio: Terra Vista Cemetery
- Creepy Cleveland: Frazee House, Pilgerruh Cemetary (off Canal Road/Tinkers Creed Rd.)
- Haunted Cuyahoga: Tinkers Creek Cemetery