|St. James Cemetery and Church|
It is believed that a group of monks lived at St. James once. If they caught anyone trespassing there at night, they would make them kneel in payer to repent their sins all night until morning. Over the years there have been many sightings of robed monks roaming the cemetery and grounds late into the evening. Sounds of chants in Latin the same as monks practice have been heard coming from the grounds at night even though nobody is around. All of this seemed to be rumor until 1977 when a police officer patrolling the area spotted a bunch of hooded figures walking the grounds. He reported that they moved almost as if floating. After stopping and demanding that they come out, they continued walking up over the cemetery hill. After retrieving his shotgun, the officer pursued. However, once he crested the hill, there was no one to be found in the wide open grave yard.
Another haunt that takes place on the St. James grounds dates back to 1897. A phantom horse and carriage have been seen coming down what is now Archer Avenue and then pulling into the church grounds and stopping as if waiting for someone or "something". Then it is rumored, a woman dressed in white has been seen dancing wildly coming out of the cemetery. She gets into the carriage and the carriage pulls away, only to vanish into nothing.
A former pastor confessed on his death bed in 1970 that on occasion he would look out the window of the church and see the ground rising and falling as if it were alive and breathing.