Burlington Methodist Church

Burlington Methodist Church

The Burlington Methodist Church was built in 1822 on the grounds where two former churches and a school once stood. Today, the building no longer holds regular services, but it does serve as the home for several entities.

Set back along the rural U.S. Route 6, you may miss it if you blink as you pass by. The church sits majestically, almost terrifyingly, on the hillside. A small graveyard surrounds the path as you walk up its lawn and reach its doors—and you realize you may be in for more than you bargained for.

Reports of ghostly figures walking through the cemetery at night have always been plentiful. But the most bizarre supernatural account involves a former clergyman who, while preparing for the day’s services, went to his car to retrieve supplies.

He was gone only a matter of a minute, he returned to find every Bible in the building had been turned to the same page—a creepy passage in Revelations. In the time that he was gone, no man would have had the time to complete such an act. And no one had entered or left the building while he was at his car.

In April of 2003, Ghost Hunters Incorporated ventured to the church for the first time. From the minute we set foot in the place, things seemed eerie. From the balcony, stomping could be heard. But upon inspection there was nothing that could have caused such a noise. A short while later, a green mist began to form on the stairway of the pulpit.

It was clearly visible by all who were in the room. Things then turned for the worse—the cameraman who had been filming this entire event suddenly began to choke for what seemed to be no reason. The group rushed him outside, and we immediately left. Another incident that happened to our group involved a book being hurled across the room after we provoked the inhabitants.

Nick Foust, one of our team members, had this to say about the church:

“When the book was thrown, it made such a loud noise that I didn’t know what the hell was going on. Fear just took over me, and I didn’t know what I was doing. The next minute, I’m just out the door— screaming like a little girl and running for my life.”

A few months later, Bill Angove of Ghost Hunters Incorporated and I found that upon our arrival, the entities immediately began to make themselves known by stomping violently in the upstairs of the church. When I stepped through the door, I was violently thrown into a wall by an unseen force. We scrambled to get ourselves to safety and away from there.

The church has been haven to a host of unusual EVP, some of which can be heard to say: “Just the ghosts are looking,” “You’re going to get it,” and “You are being too loud.”

Written by —Jason Gowin Ghost hunter, Ghost Hunters Incorporated




Encyclopedia of Haunted Places -Ghostly Locales from around the World – Compiled & Edited by Jeff Belanger – Copyright 2005 by Jeff Belanger