Dallas Pattee isn't a ghost hunter. She isn't an expert in paranormal activity either. But she is a storyteller and the Visalia Cemetery is her inspiration.
She said, "It's like I knew these people and I try to keep their memories alive."
Pattee documents the lives of the dead and ghost stories from the grave. Like the one about the "Union Soldier." A ghost few have seen but supposedly patrols the cemetery at dusk.
"He appears kind of misty... transparent and he just seems to vanish," she added.
She hasn't seen the "Union Soldier," but she has captured what appear to be ghostly images on film. Weird mist and unusual light near gravestones. "I don't go out trying to get pictures of them... they just turn up."
She says the negatives show the same images and re-prints produce the same results. That mist can also be seen on an old picture of her childhood home. A home she says is still haunted. "What it is, I do not know...it shouldn't be there but it is."
But it doesn't scare her. In a strange way it all seems to guide her, "I'm gonna call it serendipity," she added.
So she goes from tombstone to tombstone. Not necessarily to find ghosts but to find stories to share with the valley.
"Every one of these tombstones has a story to tell... and it is my pleasure to keep their memories alive any time I can," Pattee said.