Saturday, May 25, 2013

Manson, TN - Old Trinity Church

Old Trinity Episcopal Church is located in rural Tipton County, Tennessee, just outside of Mason. It was founded in 1847 in the place of Saint Andrew's Church, which had burned two years earlier. For over 150 years, it has stood peacefully on the countryside.
Today, descendants of the original members make an annual pilgrimage to the church every Trinity Sunday. The church is also well maintained and the graves taken care of. Sadly, this has not always been the case. For many years, the church was not as well taken care of, and the church and the cemetery was vandalized by a small Satanic cult. No one knows why the cult chose to desecrate this church, but they did. They broke most of the gravestones, and vandalized the church building, which is now being restored. The vandalism apparently happened many years ago.

Perhaps this tragic history plays a role in the unexplained phenomena said to resonate from the church. Behind the  church there is a statue of the Virgin Mary which serves as a gravestone for a woman who died in 1912. It is said that this statue bleeds from the eyes and neck. Perhaps it isn't bleeding, but is crying because of all the horrible scenes it has witnessed.
Aside from this rather unusual occurrence, there are also stories that the church and the cemetery are haunted. People have reported seeing strange lights and hearing noises. Local lore says that the people buried in the cemetery are distressed over the vandalism of their graves.

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