ST. JAMES-SAG CHURCH & CEMETERY
LEMONT, ILLINOIS

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This Catholic Church and the surrounding cemetery date back to 1817 and ghostly phenomena has been reported here since about 1847. The church and the burial ground are located near Archer Avenue, the haunting place of the famed "hitchhiker" Resurrection Mary. Many researchers believe that Archer Avenue lies along some sort of mystical power spot that only the Native Americans were aware of. It should be noted that the street of today was once an Indian trail that was heavily used by the regional tribes.

ST. JAMES-SAG CHURCH & CEMETERY

The St. James Sag Church and its adjoining cemetery have long been rumored to be haunted.

If Resurrection Cemetery is the most haunted spot at one end of Archer Avenue, then St. James Sag is the most haunted place at the other end. There have been dozens and dozens of reports over the years of phantom monks that have been spotted in the cemetery, even though there are no reports of any such monks ever living in the area. These strange figures have been seen wandering the grounds of the churchyard and have been heard on many occasions chanting in Latin.

These monks were long regarded as legend in the area of the church and then in 1977, a Cook County deputy was passing the grounds one night and saw eight floating figures coming from the nearby woods and heading toward the rectory. He pursued the figures, who then promptly vanished.

Voices and "ghost lights" have also been reported in the vicinity of the graveyard, along with a mysterious woman in white who may just be a predecessor to Resurrection Mary herself.

St. James Sag Church and Cemetery are located in Lemont, Illinois, just southwest of Chicago. It can be reached by taking Archer Avenue south to the Lemont Avenue exit.
 

 

 

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