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. 

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.