This is another personal experience, only this time I actually experienced it…with other people.
In fact, with a good friend of mine Casie.
*WARNING: The area is now patrolled by POLICE. You are NOT allowed on the property without permission. If you want to ghost hunt there I suggest getting in contact with someone from the borough and police to make sure you don’t get into trouble!!! These stories are from TEN years ago. TEN!!! Prior to the area being patrolled by police!*
Quaker Church is this TINY one room building in Perryopolis, Pa. It rests on top of a hill that overlooks the little town. During the day it’s peaceful, quiet, and looks like nothing but an old cemetery.
At night it’s a different story.
A quick Google search will bring up all kinds of stories about the cemetery. Some true, some utter bullshit. Trust me, I know. I lived a few miles from the place up until a few years ago. It was one of my favorite places to “ghost hunt”. In fact, my mother was the first person to ever take me there. (After me persisting for a LONG, LONG time. Years in fact.)
Now Quaker Church was founded by none other than a bunch of Quakers in the 1700’s. It was a sight where they killed supposed witches and where others practiced black magic later. (I had a run in YEARS ago with one of them…dressed all in black. I quickly turned my little car around and sped away. I didn’t go to the place for a few months after that.)
There are a few urban legends about this particular place. One is that inside there is writing on the wall that tells about how someone was killed and if you read, that’s how you die. That’s not true. That is NOT there. I’ve been there, in the building, it’s not on the walls. There is graffiti, that’s about it.
Now there is an old tombstone that glows. (It does, I’ve seen it.) There is a very creepy inscription on it, that legend says if you sit on the tombstone when it’s glowing and read the inscription you and everyone you’re with will die. I don’t know if it’s true, nobody I know has ever been brave enough to do it. Including me.
But the inscription says:
As you are now so once was I
As I am now, so you soon shall be.
So onto my personal stories and enough about the legends and shit.
One night a group of us (about 4 or 5) decided to go to Quaker Cemetery. The threshold to the cemetery is a rickety fence that’s broken (I don’t even know if it’s still there or not) and a gateway with no gate. There is a wooden plank where the gate should be. Rumor has it if you step on it something will follow you through the cemetery and possibly home. I never stepped on it. Ever. But someone did that particular night.
We split off into two groups, one went into the church and the other stayed in the cemetery. I was with the group who stayed in the cemetery. As we walked around the tombstones trying to scare each other, we heard someone walking around behind us. We’d turn and look but nobody was there. We figured it was just someone from the other group trying to scare us.
It wasn’t. They were in the church, sitting down listening. I was freaked out and we all joined as one big group. As we sat in the tiny one room church it got dark. Really dark. We could hear people walking around the outside and inside the building. Things were being thrown around in the building. You could hear rocks and glass hitting the walls. I kept seeing a shadow walk in front of the windows. Needless to say I was scared shitless.
We did what any sane people would do. We screamed and ran.
Nothing followed me home, but I’m not sure about my friends.
If you have any experiences with Quaker Church please tell us about it in the comments!!