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Several contributors to the Topix thread stated that they've had eerie experiences with the mausoleum, but didn't describe which one. As an educated guess, I'm going to say its the Waterfall Mausoleum that is the main focus of these hauntings. One person saw an apparition of what appeared to be a living person. Another heard pecking noises coming from the mausoleum late at night. Several others claimed that the mausoleum was plagued with a terrible, unidentifiable smell.
More interestingly, several people claimed to have gotten locked inside the mausoleum for some unknown reason. The first person to share the story was bringing flowers to a loved one's crypt and became locked inside for no apparent reason. Luckily, a cell phone call placed to a brother alerted the office staff at the cemetery that someone was locked in...a fact that this same office staff claimed had never happened before. Except, according to others...it had. One person was trapped in the mausoleum for over three hours in a time before cell phones were a staple for everyone.
And while it probably has nothing to do with the hauntings, just last year a very strange incident occurred at the cemetery that should be noted. On Sunday, January 29th, 2012 police got a call that a man was in the cemetery with a gun. The gentleman was a 34 year old man from Colorado named Jackie Spalding, Jr. Spalding was described as mentally unstable, and when police arrived around 6:15pm, he fled. He was found shortly thereafter in a vehicle parked on the service road running behind the mausoleum. State troopers fired a fatal shot at Spalding when it was claimed that he raised his rifle at them.