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West State Street Cemetery

West State Street Cemetery paranormal

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Location submitted by: sdonley on 07/28/2019
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Located to housing for the Ohio University, the first burial in this cemetery dates back to 1806 and this cemetery is known for the statue of the weeping Angel.

1 Miller St
Athens , OH 45701
Open to the public: Yes

Lat: 39.290719
Lon: -81.923246

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Demographic Rank: 4
History: 1
Stories: 2
Claims: 3
Evidence: 0
Resources: 8
Retrievals: 6496
Vistor Rating: 0.0
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History

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In 1806 the first person was buried at what is now the West State Street Cemetery, a beautiful graveyard settled easily on the roling hills of Athens. Over the years following, veterans from the Revolutionary War and Civil War would be buried here along with congressmen, a baseball player, and even a notorious murderer. Some early headstones have long perished to the harsh Ohio elements over the last two hundred years. Many of these fallen gravestones belonged to soldiers who fought for independence not only from outsiders, but also in the ware between north and south.

Added by: sdonley on 07/30/2019 DB#:447
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https://books.google.com/books?id=yPRwCAAAQBAJ&pg=...


Stories

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West State Street Cemetery is one of Athen's most historic cemeteries, and is often associated with the legend of the Pentagram Cemeteries. West State Street Cemetery is also home to the legendary "Weeping Angel" statue, who eye-witnesses claim cries tears, moves, and even whispers to passing visitors.

Added by: sdonley on 07/30/2019 DB#:1447
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https://maps.roadtrippers.com/us/athens-oh/points-...


In July of 2019, we visited this cemetery and conducted an investigation. The following are some photos from that visit. Please click on the "Photo Page" above for more photos.

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West Cemetery

West Cemetery

West Cemetery

Added by: sdonley on 07/30/2019 DB#:1448
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Shawn Donley


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2919 07/30/2019 sdonley People have witnessed the eyes on the angel statue weeping.
2920 07/30/2019 sdonley People have witnessed the wings on the angel statue flapping.
2921 07/30/2019 sdonley Strange orbs of light has seen through the grounds.

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City to take ownership of West Union Street Cemetery
Added: 07/30/2019 By: sdonley
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Ohio Haunted Places » Blog Archive » The Weeping Angel Of The West State Street Cemetery
Added: 07/30/2019 By: sdonley
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Athens County Visitors Bureau
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Facebook Page
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West State Street Cemetery, Athens | Roadtrippers
Added: 07/30/2019 By: sdonley
West State Street Cemetery is a Cemetery in Athens. Plan your road trip to West State Street Cemetery in OH with Roadtrippers.
West State Street Cemetery in Athens, Ohio - Find A Grave Cemetery
Added: 07/30/2019 By: sdonley
Explore this cemetery for graves, information and tombstones for names in West State Street Cemetery in Athens, Ohio, a Find A Grave Cemetery.
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1945 Photo of cemetery
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