10/20/2012: A horse’s sixth sense protects its rider from a potentially grim encounter:
Warlock’s Grave is located in New Philadelphia, Ohio, somewhere off of route 39 and, yeah, it’s haunted. There used to be a headstone tablet at the grave that said that the warlock was decapitated, his hands and feet were cut off, and the rest of his body was burned. Nothing grows around the grave, it’s all brown. Also, down the hill are supposed to be additional spots where witches are buried.
I have seen things there myself as a teenager as I was out riding my horse. My horse refused to go near the grave. He would actually foam at the mouth and break into a sweat, wanting to run. I have not been there since 1982. That place scared me.
Make sure you check out the abandoned house on the same side of the road a few hundred yards from the grave. I’m not sure if there is a connection, but I’ve seen things there. I’m not even sure if it still stands.
11/30/04: Darcy shares information, as well as some photographs, on the headless warlock’s grave in Tuscarawas County:
In Tuscarawas county, just outside of New Philadelphia, there is a crazy creepy little cemetery on a hill, at the intersection of Ridge Road and University Drive (University Drive passes the Kent State Tusc campus and Buckeye Career Center, the local vocational school). I have no clue what the actual name of the cemetery is, but everyone calls it the Warlock’s Grave.
There is a strange formation of black rectangular stones in a rectangle shape, with one larger stone at one end. The legend is that the warlock (who as far as I know is nameless) is buried beneath the rectangle, and his head is encased within the largest stone. Supposedly if the head and body are reunited, he will come back to life. A cheesy, vague story, but everyone gets scared up there at night nonetheless.
One night back when I was 16 or so, I went up there with a couple friends. We brought a camera and were taking pictures in the car. As soon as we entered the fence, the camera wouldn’t work. At the time it seemed like the warlock was warning us something, although now I tend to think that my friend just panicked and couldn’t find the right buttons. Besides the Warlock’s Grave, there are quite a few old tombstones.
Here are the photos taken by Darcy of the cemetery and warlock’s grave: