Gateway Ghost

Mouth Cemetery in Montague, Michigan is said to be haunted. Mr. Joseph Sodony's laboratories are the ruins that are seen next to the cemetery. Mr. Sodony was a brilliant scientist. I admire his way of thinking. Read more about him below.


Joseph Sadony is all but forgotten in spiritual circles. His Gates of the Mind is now 35 years out of print and his research laboratories are fallen to link to read more....



Obituary of Joseph Sadony from the Muskegon Chronicle, 1960


Same shot of Mouth Cemetery. Kate and I heard the stories and we thought it'd be fun to mess around with a photo. You wouldn't believe how many people bought it. Non-photographers, of course. I think the old fashion dress helped a little.


Here's the purple (inverted) version.

  • Troy Mason 8y

    spooky. what a cool idea

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  • Dave Schreier 8y

    Awesome job on this!
  • tate king 8y

    The story always was of a woman out there. Very funny, oh by the way it's in Montague not whitehall.
  • mellowhummer 8y

    Thanks for the comments, you guys.
    Tate: Thanks. I corrected my tag. You're right. Whitehall and Montague seem so melded together, I often forget.
  • Bob Travaglione 8y

    You pulled this shot off just perfectly! FAV!!!!
  • Patricia 8y

    This looks like a very spooky cemetery! Would love to go there myself and take pictures! a href="" title="Photo
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  • Amateur critic 8y

    Very creative!
  • Lynn Fagerlie 8y

    Very nice work. You've definitely captured an eerie, sad feeling. Great job!
  • Andrew McFarlane 8y

  • Andrew McFarlane 8y

    This photo appears on Five (spooky) Things you need to know about Michigan - thanks for adding this to the Absolute Michigan pool!

    There's a link to a forum over there that mentions those horse head gateposts - scary! ;)
  • rhires01 7y

    i have known the sodonys for 20 years now, grown up playing and camping on there property near the cemetery. spent many nights playing in it. even been fortunite enough to hold and read may of the books hand typed by joe senior. its not as scary place at all but it is beautiful. there great people with an awsome heritage
  • mellowhummer 7y

    rhires01: I don't know the Sodonys personally, but I truely admire what I've heard and read about Joseph.
    You're right that the cemetery is a beautiful place in it's own way. I visited it during the day time and was enchanted with it. Wish I would've had more time to take more photos. I do intend to return there someday and spend some more time.

    How fortunate for you to have had the priviledge to read books hand typed by Joesph Sr.
  • SgtSki in MI 7y

    Very Cool Picture!!! I am very familiar with the area where Mouth Cemetery is. I have some relatives buried there and attended nearby Mouth Elementary School for 1st and 2nd Grades from 1971-1973. Joe Sadony passed away before my time but I attended Montague High School with some of his descendants, who also worked as farmhands for my grandfather at his dairy farm at the intersection of Hancock Rd and Old Channel Trail.

    Since we're on the subject of Joe Sadony......Who here knows about "The Chair"?
  • jakob1280 7y

    i know about the chair i have seen it many times in my childhood, never sat in it though, because im sure it was too rotted to hold even a child, and that was back in the 80s and early 90's
    very cool subject though(the mouth etc.)
    beautiful area with much heritage.
    never had any scary things happen to me there
    only great memories
  • Andrew McFarlane 6y

    Hey there - I had to use this again for Weird Wednesday: Ghosts of Greenville - thanks again for sharing in the Absolute Michigan pool!
  • ray in oregon 2y

    I walked by this cemetary on my way to mouth school in 1953 with my cousins the Cullens. Also went to LLoyds Landing and fished off the bridge. Thanks for posting the picture wish there was more on the Mouth School . The teachers I rememember were Jesse Hepworth , Mrs.Bean ., and Mrs. Noyd . Great memories from those days. Ray Kolberg
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