What’s Hiding In This Iowa Cemetery Is Too Spooky For Words

As Halloween approaches, our thoughts turn to all things spooky. One of Iowa’s most chilling legends dwells in Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. Oakland’s black angel is surrounded by much lore and many legends, many surrounding the angel’s mysterious color change from bronze to black. There are even people who camp out at the angel’s site on Halloween, just to test the legends.

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Have you visited the black angel in Iowa City? What was your experience like? Did you dare to touch it? Looking for more spooky Iowa haunts? Make sure to check out The Haunted Road Trip That Will Lead You To The Scariest Places In Iowa.