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The Stories: Historic Lawrenceville cemetery

"To this day, the cemetery still remains probably one of the most active locations that I have ever come across," said Atlanta-based paranormal investigator Patrick Burns, who spent a night there with a news crew a decade ago and has returned several times in the past couple years.

Burns said his experiences there range from sudden drops in temperature (as much as 20 degrees) to observances of full-bodied spirits seen one moment and then gone the next.

Although some of the news crew's equipment wasn't functioning properly within the cemetery during the overnight investigation, when video was later played back, a woman could be heard speaking in the background.

"You can't quite tell what she's saying," said Cynthia Rintye, manager of the Lawrenceville Ghost Tours, "but she's just happily chatting in the background."

One of the crew members?

Impossible. There were only men in the cemetery that night.

"We think that the voice there is the Woman in White," Rintye said, "a woman in an old-fashioned long dress seen in the cemetery."

SideBar: If you dare

· What: Lawrenceville ghost tours

· When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7 and 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with trolley tours offered at 8 p.m. Fridays

· Where: Tours begin at Aurora Theatre, 128 Pike St. in Lawrenceville

· Cost: Walking tours are $12 for adults and $9 for children Sunday through Thursday and $15 for adults and $12 for children Fridays and Saturdays, while trolley tours are $25 per person

· For more information: Call 678-226-6222 or visit www.scarystroll.com