Cemeteries are creepy enough without any paranormal activity or ghost sightings…so here’s another Michigan graveyard that is said to be one of the most haunted in our state

The Union-Udell Cemetery in Ypsilanti is an extensive graveyard just off Textile Road, south of Ford Lake and southwest of Willow Run Airport. It’s another of the handful of stories about a witch buried in the graveyard. How many of these “cemetery witch” tales are in Michigan? WAYYY too many, for sure.

This supposed witch’s name was Elizabeth, but there’s nothing that says if she died peacefully of natural causes, or killed by angry, superstitious townspeople. Mode of death is unknown.

Based on this legend, paranormal investigators have flocked to the cemetery, hoping to grab some kind of paranormal evidence, with some actually walking away with what they determine to be proof. Aside from any audio & video evidence recorded on equipment used by investigators, amateur sleuths and visitors have come away with experiences of their own. Shadow people have been seen going from grave-to-grave, hiding behind trees and grave markers, and walking the grounds…at a distance.

Weird sounds like guttural growling & snarls have been heard emanating from undecipherable spots throughout the graveyard grounds during the dead of night. Why a witch would growl or snarl is beyond me, unless it was for the sole purpose to frighten away unwanted visitors.

If you are so inclined to check this cemetery out for yourself, remember to treat the grounds and all gravestones, plots, and remembrances with respect. Don’t vandalize, litter, trespass after hours, or be loud & obnoxious. Don’t ruin it for others, or even yourself in case you decide to make a future visit.

Ypsilanti’s Union-Udell Cemetery is located at 9742 Textile Road.


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