Eventually, though, the two separate cemeteries would combine. In 1957, the Oddfellows took control of the northern half, and it remained in their possession until the mid-1990s when the city officially took over. Over the 2 acres of land that make up the Carnation Cemetery, there are several burials that pre-date the 1905 origin. These burials were relocated from nearby Pleasant Hill Cemetery when the new cemetery was established.
Today, the Carnation Cemetery is still an active place---active with paranormal activity! There are numerous mentions of this location being haunted, and it seems like each mention contains a different laundry list of strange and unusual activity experienced by visitors. Here are just a few of the many things experienced in this historically haunted cemetery!
*Apparition of a woman in a white dress, sometimes accompanied by a young boy
*Visitors experiencing physical pain with no apparent cause
*Indistinguishable apparitions seen in the peripheral vision
*EVPs saying 'no' and 'help me'
*Shortness of breath
*Whispers and disembodied footsteps
*Feelings of being watched or not alone
*Movement of pinwheels on graves with no apparent wind or other cause
Investigation by Northwest Paranormal Investigations
Visit by Shawn and Rachelle