Saturday, September 21, 2013

An Adventure in a Cemetery Near a Power Plant

I had an adventure this morning.  I went to Bethlehem Cemetery in Shippingport, PA.  It is an old cemetery that started in about 1832.  A church sits on the grounds.  It is also very close to the Power Plant there.  So close, you can not take a picture of the cemetery without getting some part of the plant in your pics.  You are not allowed to take pictures there, which I found out the hard way.
.  You can guess what happened next.  I got stopped by security who wanted to know what I was doing there. Terrified that I was in some very deep trouble, I explained who I was and that I was a ghost hunter doing a story on the cemetery.   They ended up being very nice about it. I left them my card and they gave me a phone number to get permission to take pictures there, which I will do in the future.  Because it is so close to the plant, for security and I guess it would be National Security, you can not take pics that include any of the power plant.  That will be a challenge since the cemetery is nearly surrounded by it, but one  I am up to if they allow me back.  While we were there, it was raining and by the time it was over, it was pouring.  Yet there I was, standing in this pouring rain, deleting any pics I took of the plant off of my camera, while they watched.   I do think they need to put signs up stating you can't take pictures of the cemetery that include any of the plant. 
What got me into this mess?  Someone left a comment on one of my pages saying that there was no cemetery near the power plant and a nasty remark saying I was unreliable.  And I said "Oh no you didn't!"  The challenge was on to find it and take pictures of it as proof.  Well, needless to say, the proof part is not happening.  but I did put some pics on that I edited any and all power plant images out of. 
So to recap, GET PERMISSION TO TAKE PICS,  SHOULD YOU DECIDE TO DO SO, AT BETHLEHEM CEMETERY IN SHIPPINGPORT, PA. 



There are many more graves here, but you can't take a picture of
them as a whole without getting the plant in the picture.   The orbs are caused by rain, not
ghosts, at least that I know of.