Growing up on the south side of Chicago, I remember hearing tales of devil worshippers heading to Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery to pay their respects to Satan. It creeped me out, yet I was also very curious and wanted to investigate. This autumn I’ve decided I will visit the cemetery and will update when I do.
I did NOT take these photos. They come from this website: https://brothertom.wordpress.com/category/graves/
But this abandoned and haunted cemetery has inspired the setting for Between the Bleeding Willows, my current work-in-progress novel. Cassidy, the main character, lives in Homer Glen, IL, as I did growing up. She will find her life forever changed when she wanders into the cemetery. Welcome to Bachelor’s Grove!