It appears that this cemetery was first utilized in the 1890′s.
It was quite late at night when we finally rolled into Schuyler to take a look-see at the haunts there. It seemed as though there was a very average-looking Nebraskan town on one side of Schuyler’s viaduct and a very different looking, much more historical and architecturally ornate-looking town on the other side. We drove through town looking for places to stop and interview locals about their native haunts. We could only find a liquor store that was open at 12:15 AM in this mostly sleepy town. We were initially hesitant about going in. It looked to be a pretty popular little liquor store with quite a few customers going in and out at this late hour on such a cold winter’s night.
We pulled into the parking lot and shut the car off and gathered our things. Cars parked, people got out went in. Other people came out with little brown bags and 24 packs of beer and got into their cars and left. This teeny tiny liquor store had quite a business going.
We didn’t expect to get much information inside the teeny tiny liquor store, but we were pleasantly surprised. Between customers the owners told us what they could about the well-known haunts in Schuyler, among them the Schuyler Cemetery.
They told us that the Schuyler Cemetery is closed up at night and there are NO TRESPASSING signs posted everywhere. There is apparently a mausoleum in the cemetery that is revered as haunted by some of the locals. They told us to go west on 5th street to find it and so, we walked out the door, got into the car, and did just that.
The Schuyler Cemetery was creepy as far as cemeteries go, especially at the witching hour. One of our crew thought they heard, “something like metal and then a muffled cry.” The cemetery was surrounded by wrought iron fencing, the entrance girded by brick columns and an arbor. Of course, our cameras picked up some dust particles or possibly orbs (you decide). It was a calm, cold night, with little to no wind, but there were trees in and about the cemetery, as can be seen in the photographs.
Reports of “strange lights” observed in the mausoleum. Also reports of voices.
Cemeteries are commonly reported to be sites of paranormal activity.
Shadowlands Haunted Places Index