Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Your email address will not be published. Every town has a cemetery that has some kind of story behind it, but this chair is supposedly crafted out of teh devils hands himself, but how do people actually know this? If you sit in the chair after midnight he supposedly whispers evil things to you and forever torments your life from then on. These chairs were part of a larger Victorian (~1890s) tradition that turned cemeteries into public spaces. That’s one version of the story. The Devil's Chair - Lake Helen Cassadaga Cemetery. Your email address will not be published. Variants of them are associated with all sorts of urban legends and folklore. i strongly doubt it . it was built by George Thatcher when his wife and young daughter were killed in a house fire. I’m sure the chairs were built so Mary could look at the graves. the theory of George stricken by so much grief that he has done evil is a more likely story. The Devil's Chair is an urban legend that has been going around the area for many years. I personally have sat in that seat on several occasions and absolutely nothing has happened. Is this place really haunted? In a town known for its haunts, the Lake Helen-Cassadaga Cemetery is home to the local legend’s Devil’s Chair. N 28° 58.228 W 081° 14.306. Could it be the devil? The Thatcher family was a family of four. While investigating the cemetery my group and I began hearing strange wailing from a distance, that seemed to increase every time we heard it. Some say there is, and others say it’s just a bunch of nonsense that some kids came up with. There are a few chairs in the cemetery, but I think I found the “official” devil’s chair. The Devil’s Chair has been specially modified in the Deep South for the locals of Cassadaga, Florida. Did the devil engrave his initials in the chair or left some kind of stamp that said that he put it there? George died at age seven and was buried there first. firstname.lastname@example.org. Click "thumbs up" if you think its haunted, or "thumbs down" if you think its all just a tall tale. The other version says that Satan himself rests in the cemetery, talking to brave visitors and drinking beer. Gravestones date back to the 1800s; Cassadaga founder George Colby is buried here. The vast majority of information provided on this web site is anecdotal, and as such, should be viewed in the same light as local folklore and urban legends. Devil’s chairs are memorial sculptures, created by family members for visiting the graves of loved ones. Although , there is a eerie feeling in that cemetery. The Cassadaga-Lake Helen Cemetery is primarily known for “The Devil’s Chair.” A nice old lady died and was buried in the cemetery, her nice husband came to visit and built a comfortable brick chair so he could rest. The strangest part is the fact that if you leave a full beer can, now I don’t know why it has to be beer, but if you leave it and don’t open it, in the morning it will be empty. The Devil's Chair in Cassadaga, Florida is a graveside bench in the cemetery that borders Cassadaga and Lake Helen. Located in Cassadaga Florida, the Devils Chair sits in a grave in an isolated cemetery. Its the chair with the markings of thatcher facing in not out like the other. Now that’s not the strangest part of this story. > The Devil's Chair - Lake Helen Cassadaga Cemetery. If you've had a paranormal experience here, or have any additional information about this location, please let us know! George would sit there from daylight to dark morning his wife and daughter. Well, there is definitely a cemetery nearby Cassadaga, I gawked and snooped until I found it. and i have heard some weird sounds myself. 1325 Stevens Street / PO Box 319 / Cassadaga, FL 32706 // 386-228-3171 // email@example.com he asked that the markings face in so he could see them as he sat in the “mourning chair” that somehow got nicknamed the Devils Chair. The Cassadaga-Lake Helen Cemetery is primarily known for “The Devil’s Chair.” A nice old lady died and was buried in the cemetery, her nice husband came to visit and built a comfortable brick chair so he could rest. Required fields are marked *. One is that if you leave an unopened beer can on it overnight, when you return the next morning you will find the can empty, although still sealed. I’ve heard the story of the old man mourning his wife but my research proves it incorrect. im still fine and very healthy. From what I understand, Cassadaga has enough problems with gawkers and snoopers and it’s nice that they can truthfully say, “There is no cemetery in Cassadaga.”. All i can say is if you do go there to visit leave only footprints and take only pictures, and if you see or hear something unusual or paranormal than by all means post it here. The second spot with the graves facing in is where the daughter Ethie and her mother Mary were buried. The founder of Cassadaga is buried in the Lake Helen-Cassadaga Cemetery. Your email address will not be published. I already tried to go there based on directions in the "Weird Florida" book but we just ended up wandering around for hours. Probably not, but then again who knows what kind of paranormal link this chair may have. Gravestones date back to the 1800s; Cassadaga founder George Colby is buried here. This particularly chair is located in Cassadaga, Florida. the gates are sometimes locked at night however if the police find you in there at night they will arrest. According to one local legend, an unopened can of beer left on the chair will be empty by morning. Apparently if you go back the next night and sit in the chair you will be met face to face with the devil. Many "ghost hunters" have been arrested because they failed to contact property owners and/or local authorities ahead of time. There is something out there. Is there any truth to this story? Next to it is the town of Lake Helen. It supposedly was built by the devil himself and he sits in the chair after midnight waiting for people to come. Cassadaga-Lake Helen Cemetery is located in Volusia County between the towns of Cassadaga and Lake Helen. Here are a few other pictures of Lake Helen-Cassadaga Cemetery. People believe if you sit in the brick built chair in the cemetery at midnight you will hear the devil himself whisper something evil into your ear! This seems to be the common story people tell but I’ve researched and have census records showing it to be incorrect. Required fields are marked *. The cemetery is between the two towns, or maybe it’s in both. This is just one example of an old grave marker, from 1928. in Urban Legends and Superstitions. Upon sitting in the chair a strong gust of wind could be found that left upon standing up, no conversations with the Satan took place.