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Barnard Park

Barnard Park



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  • Date Posted: May 1, 2014
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  • Address: Barnard Park, Fremont, NE 68025, USA


The History:

Barnard Park was used as a camp for Mormons on the Mormon Trail. It was once a cemetery as well. The city turned the cemetery into a park but did not move all of the bodies. Some of the grave site were not adequately marked and it was impossible to find some of the bodies.

A woman and her daughter were traveling on the Mormon Trail and spent the night at the camp that was located at Barnard Park. This woman’s daughter apparently died at the camp.

It is worth noting that Barnard Park is located at a relatively busy intersection in Fremont. Although it was once a cemetery, it is a lovely park environment now. It seems that it would be hard to really have a personal experience at this location unless it was in the middle of the night when there was little or no traffic for miles. Also everyone in the residential housing that surrounds the park was asleep, one might be able to attribute hearing or seeing voices and people to something paranormal, but it would be impossible to control all of those variables. We aren’t discounting the possibility that people have experienced paranormal events at this location, but the busy intersection and residential environment that surrounds the park would make it difficult to really study paranormal events at this location.

Paranormal Reports:

Apparitions reportedly can be seen passing through the park.

People have reported seeing a ghostly woman who is crying. There have also been reports of a ghostly man observed lying down on a park bench.

Observations:

Parks are often cited as “haunted locations”. this particularly park has some “sad” history associated with it. Also, improper burials often produce “hauntings”, which arguably is what happened to some of the people who camped at this site. Their graves were left unmarked. Strong emotional reactions, such as those that occur when people are grieving the loss of someone they love can produce paranormal activity.

Resources:

Shadowlands Haunted Places Index




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