Walking this cemetery at night is eerie enough to give even the most experienced ghost hunter the chills. The fear sets in right away, and maybe you should listen when every fiber of your being tells you to leave. Who is the elderly woman that sits on a bench in the cemetery late at night when all others have been in bed for hours?
And where does she go when you look away and then turn back to find that she has just vanished? How about the midnight female jogger who vanishes from the road behind the cemetery after your car has passed her, and how is that she is able to jog…without any legs? Is she also responsible for the reports of automatic car windows going up and down on their own?
The cemetery dates back to the 1800s, and there are some very sad stories behind some of the people who are buried there. There are suicide victims, murder victims, and even a woman who was killed along with her five children when their car went off the road and plunged into the water.
Stephen Cuff, a lifelong resident of Caldwell, has heard these tales from the time that he was a little boy growing up in the area. His friends would take trips to the cemetery just to see if they could catch a glimpse of the jogger or the elderly woman.
On December 11, 2004, members of the Idaho Spirit Seekers team went to the cemetery around 8 p.m., hoping, once again, to find more evidence that there is paranormal activity taking place in this spot. When members of the team walked into the cemetery, there was a noticeable drop in temperature.
One of the members had a strong sense of someone or something watching them in the shadows and suggested they walk in that direction. When one of our members experienced a strong feeling that someone was in the area, a second member began taking pictures.
Immediately after taking the pictures, she reviewed them and noticed that she had captured what appeared to be an eerie, white mist wrapped around the trees and a green mist surrounding the headstones. In one of the pictures, there appears to be the face of an angry man.
In further review of the pictures, there were numerous orbs captured, and four others contained an eerie, white mist as well. Investigators from Idaho Spirit Seekers have been to this site numerous times on investigations and will continue to go back until they are able to get some idea of who these haunted spirits are.
Written by — Marie Cuff and Kelly Winn Idaho Spirit Seekers
CANYON HILL CEMETERY
2024 NORTH ILLINOIS AVENUE
CALDWELL, IDAHO 83606
TEL: 1 (208) 455-3055