Horror Curated: Spooky Locations with Christmas Names

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Spooky Locations with Christmas Names

by Courtney Mroch

Evergreen Cemetery * Owego, NY

In this cemetery, you’ll find the grave of Sa-Sa-Na Loft, a Mohawk Indian maiden who was killed in a train crash in the area. During her life, she had converted to Christianity and enthusiastically spread the gospel in the area. The people were so saddened by her tragic death that they raised the money for her obelisk, wanting to not only erect something in her honor and memory but also to bury her in their cemetery. However, Sa-Sa-Na’s family wanted to bring her home with them. But the people of Owego won out and Sa-Sa-Na was buried there. Some said that shortly after her internment, soft voices chanting Mohawk songs floated out from the woods. Was it her ancestors come to comfort her, or family members quietly grieving unseen and sheltered by the trees? READ more Horror Curated NOW!

2 thoughts on “Horror Curated: Spooky Locations with Christmas Names

    • Well said, Priscilla. It was lovely the townspeople meant well…and I hope her ancestors understood that at least. Even though I’m sure they would’ve rather the townspeople understood the importance of them bringing her back home with them. Another wild piece of history.

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