We call it: Skeptical Investigation. (Copyright pending.)
That the Spider Gates Cemetery in Leicester is actually haunted.
Just before sunset on a rainy day, the UD paranormal unit, armed with all manner of investigative equipment (picture Ghostbusters, but replace the proton pack with a beer helmet), drove into the woods of Leicester searching out the Spider Gates Cemetery.
We abandoned our modified Winnebago (aka “the ghost whisperer”), traveled by foot over a stream and came upon the web-like gate that boasts years of “then this happened...”–type stories. We stopped. We waited. We experienced no aneurysm-inducing sounds or visions. Finally, with parkour-ish aplomb, we ventured over the gate. Still nothing. Eventually, a woman approached us and commented that smartphone activity in the area was a bit dodgy.
Although we felt normal levels of creepiness due to standing in a New England cemetery that dates back to the Quakers, we found nary a shred of evidence of paranormal activity. That said, the woman we encountered also mentioned that there was a hidden cemetery and cave down the road that was the site of a local murder and suicide.
We’ll let you handle that one.