CHAPEL OF THE CROSS
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The story of the Chapel of the Cross.
Chapel of the Cross
can be found on Highway 16 in Madison County, Mississippi about
halfway between the towns of Flora and Madison. This old 1852 Gothic
style chapel has been the story of manifestations for several years.
Mrs. Margaret Johnston built the unique
and exquisite chapel in memory of her husband. Even though
construction began in 1852, the complete building was not completed
until 185. Along with the unique design, there was a French stained
glass window, a baptismal font created with only one stone, an
altar, a communion rail, and of course a pipe organ. Today, the
church is still the place of those of the Christian community to
However, this chapel has more than just
those wishing to pray and learn more about the bible. At six pm
sharp, the doors to the chapel and the gate to graveyard are
securely locked to allow the ghosts that reside there to have their
By the grave of Henry Vick, a young
stands and cries, however, if anyone tries to come close, she
vanishes. The story of this love is a tragic one. Mrs. Margaret
Johnston had a young daughter that was in deep love with Henry Vick.
In 1857, the daughter was engaged to the Henry. The wedding never
occurred as Henry was killed just a few days prior to the wedding in
a duel. After his death, she would stay beside his grave and cry day
after day. She finally made it through her grief and after a trip to
Europe married a minister. It is believed that it is her ghost that
still stays close to Henry’s grave to this day.
The original pipe organ will play music
with unseen hands late at night after all is locked up tight. Among
other strange occurrences mad giggling will fill the air, blood
stains appear and disappear on the stone floor, a ghost has been
seen walking through the front wooden door. Some of these are
believed to be the spirit of a caretaker that twisted off and cut
off the head of his wife who was mentally unbalanced. After cleaning
up the gory mess, he then hung himself.
To this day, the Chapel of the Cross
remains locked in the twilight hours to give this ghosts free reign
of the property.
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