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capture spirit souls in Native beliefs. I politely pointed out that my camera was aimed towards the vista of the city and that I was actually just outside the property line of the cemetery. This seemed to placate his mood. Then he verified the ancient origins of this cemetery when I asked him some pertinent questions. Perhaps he was somehow connected to cemetery, or maybe he was a guardian spirit of some sort. This all depends your perspective, and how can
you really be sure either way? Treat these places with respect, and these places and their caretakers will respect you. However, I have not been back
Submitted by Bob
Comment by Jeff: Spooky story!!!.
Categories: headstones, hill, medium, trail, burial_ground
The spookiest road in Renton, Washington would have to be the quarter mile stretch of Hardie Avenue that runs behind the Fred Meyer Store that is on Sunset and Rainier Avenues. By the light of day all appears normal as traffic bustles to and fro, but there is more than meets the eye. From Sunset Avenue south to train bridge the east side is the blank and indifferent walls of the backside of the Fred Meyer's. The west side is a dirt faced cliff some 50 feet or so high. This causes almost an eerie Claustrophobic Canyon Effect, more noticeable at night and when alone and on foot.
The dirt cliffs are a tell tale of when the road you are now traveling was actually where the Black River flowed out of Lake Washington more than a century ago. When the Ballard Locks were installed, this disrupted its flow, and the river ceased to exist in Renton. Things were so much different as this exact area was the location of mighty long houses of Duwamish Tribe's villages. Cedar dug out canoes would ply this waterway and salmon would be harvested.
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