We had started at my friends house, having heard about the “White Lady of Union Cemetery” in Union Connecticut we simply had to go check it out. Union Cemetery had reportedly been one of the area’s in Connecticut with the highest level of paranormal activity. This lady dressed in white was supposed to come out of the graves and float around.
We were about to leave my friends house when his mother said “You guys aren't going anywhere without eating dinner.” We were in a rush to get going, Union Cemetery was far away about an hour which in the small state of Connecticut means all the way across the state. So my friend’s mom gave us a tin of Lasagna to eat on the way (this becomes important later).
So we’re driving all over creation trying to find this rural Connecticut Cemetery and we’re really lost. We ended up in the Ghetto of New Haven, it was a very bad part of town. Meanwhile I’m sitting in the passenger seat, I have two other amateur ghost hunters in the back and my friend is driving. Somehow the whole tin of Lasagna comes to me. I took one bite and it was the most disgusting thing I’ve ever tasted. I nearly puked, I don’t know if my friend’s mom is simply a bad cook or what, but I hurled the Lasagna out the window in anger, tin and all.
About a minute later we see blue flashing lights behind us and we’re being pulled over. The police officer comes over to the car and my friend is shitting bricks, he doesn't understand why the cop has stopped him. He rolls down the window and the irate policeman yells “Who threw the Lasagna out the window?” I’m slinking down in my seat and after awhile of everyone looking at me I say “What it was just Lasagna, it’s bio-degradable.” The Cop turns bright red and yells into the car “ It’s not bio-degradable all over my windshield!”
So now I’m really freaking out, I walk with the policeman back to his cruiser and the Lasagna has exploded on his windshield looking like he had just run over a moose with Marinara blood running through his moose veins. Thankfully my friend had a towel in his trunk and I polished the glass clean as quickly as I could. We had explained that we were going ghost hunting and he looked at us like we were crazy. The Policeman let’s us off the hook, but says “I don’t want to ever see you assholes in this neighborhood again.”
So we finally get to Union Cemetery and as we’re looking around for this supposed ghost a spotlight comes over the hill. It’s a police car. We all ran and hid behind gravestones or in the bushes. We spent the entire night scared as hell that we were going to get arrested, as we watched the police car patrol up and down the lines of graves. It probably wasn't the same cop, but it was still frightening.
So no ghosts again, but a scary night anyway. Those memories from when you are young, dumb and think you’re invincible stick with you a long time.
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