Haunted Houses - Highland Lawn Cemetery

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2011-07-23 21:01

Highland Lawn Cemetery

Why did we rate this "Confirmed"? Because multiple sources off the internet sites have experienced paranormal activity at this location & therefore warrants a rating of "Confirmed".

What's the tale? In 1920 John Heinl died and his beloved dog Stiffy Green was inconsolable. He refused to leave John's side and when family tried to pull the dog away Stiffy snarled and snapped. Eventually they were able to transport John's remains to the family mausoleum. Stiffy lay at the doors of the mausoleum and guarded his master's final resting place. The dog did not leave the mausoleum and when family members brought the dog home he found his way back to his master. There he sat day and night guarding his master and that is where he died. Stiffy Green passed away at the entrance to the mausoleum and Mrs. John Heinl didn't have the heart to separate John and Stiffy so she had the dog placed on the floor of the mausoleum near John. To this day if you peer through the filigreed bronze work of the doors you can see Stiffy's body. He guards the mausoleum at night and you can hear Stiffy bark when you walk past the mausoleum at night... he doesn't want you to disturb his master.

What do we know as fact? Thanks to this site we know Stiffy Green has received immortal status and has a replica on display at the Vigo County Historical Society. The dog was a faithful and loyal companion to John who remained by his side in life and does so eternally in death.

Thoughts: There are many accounts of paranormal activity around the family mausoleum from multiple sources, for that reason this location is confirmed haunted.

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