Bachelor's Grove Cemetery is a small, abandoned cemetery in Bremen Township, Cook County, Illinois in Chicago's southwest suburbs. It is well known for its haunted reputation and supposed ghost sightings. The cemetery has also been known as Bachelor Grove, Batchelor Grove, Batchelder's Grove, and Everden (or Everdon).
Bachelors Grove Cemetery is just northwest of Midlothian and Oak Forest, near the Rubio Woods Forest Preserve on the Midlothian Turnpike (near its intersection with Central Avenue), in the southwest Chicago suburbs.
Claims of hauntings peaked in the 1970s and 1980s.
Paranormal researchers James Houran, Timothy Harte, Michael Hollinshead and Ursula Bielski conducted a series of experiments at Bachelors Grove Cemetery in the 1980s and 1990s. One of these, a photography experiment, was published in the Journal of Perceptual and Motor Skills (1997) and found that, while no anomalous images were obtained from Bachelors Grove Cemetery, approximately half of the frames on both infrared and black and white films were unexposed. The results are discussed in terms of ambiguous events being interpreted as meaningful due to paranormal contexts.
The Ghost Research Society has conducted numerous investigations into the reported phenomenon, and their results have included images which contain light resembling ectoplasm as well as orbs.
One photograph, taken by Judy Huff Felz in 1991, includes a "supposed" full image of a ghostly figure. Researchers have reported electronic voice phenomena in the area.