Ghost Related Topics
Being the diligent researchers that we are, we kept digging, and lo and behold, we found genealogy message boards with all kinds of cool stuff related to this cemetery, and particularly its ghosts.
One lady wrote that she had heard the rumors, discounted them, and went to look at the headstones anyway. She related that the cemetery is extremely dark and creepy because of the old, towering trees, and even on the brightest days it is so dark it feels like midnight.
Others have reported strange noises, talking, footsteps in the woods, and pictures of orbs and mists. Most who visit report a vague "spooky" feeling in the cemetery which is undoubtedly amplified at night.
Ball Cemetery is apparently accessible, but there are many "No Trespassing" signs - and several people write that there is some guy that runs out of the woods with a shotgun if he finds you there. The police also patrol the area frequently, so go there at your own risk, and do it during the day - the genealogists manage to get in somehow...but however you do it, be respectful.
On a more humorous note, as we researched this cemetery, we found a classic that wasn't really meant to be funny........but we went into hysterics.......clear your mind and read the next paragraph:
"The cemetery is the resting place of mainly Sacks and Balls. My Great Grandmother was a Ball. Her father was a Ball and her mother a Sack."
Ball & Sack Cemetery is located
at 17400 Cornish Road, Springfield, Nebraska. Be careful out there, and
if anyone knows who gives permission to get into the site for respectful
investigation, please message us via the message board or by email!I
up in Springfield and many times went looking and