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THE CURSE OF STULL CEMETERY

By Lisa Lee Harp Waugh

 

People who have visited Stull Cemetery often walk away forever changed. Not that it is apparently noticeable or a immediate note of something occurring, Stull causes something otherworldly to effect their lives. Call it a curse or a black mark on their lives something paranormal is often thought to happen in the months following their visit.

We all know a average sane persons life changes daily, but, many who have dared to set foot on the un-holy plot of land known as Stull Cemetery feel that something happened the day they did that has changed their lives for the worse.

Some call it the devil's curse, Some tales say the flames of hell actually has lifted up through the earth and burnt or marked their souls for damnation.

Kathy M. a paranormal investigator from Tennessee said after traveling there to see what it was al about has destroyed her life. Upon returning home from the investigation with fellow team members everything went wrong. From the group disbanding, divorces, and even a sudden tragic illness and a death or two. Not one to believe in such things Kathy and her group out of fear started charting and documenting everything that had happen since their visit to Stull cemetery in late October of 2008.

"The long list of current and past tragedy's read like a laundry list of the Devil's dirty work", says Kathy.

Stull Cemetery - Kansas Also Rumors of Satanic worship and unexplained lights at night only add to the mystery and frightening aura of this spooky location that many local residents and people around the world feel is literally one of the most direct gateway to Hell.

 

It's infamous nicknames are The Seven Lost Gates of Hell, The Cemetery of The Damned, Satan's Burial Ground, The Devil's playground and most notably The Seventh Gate to Hell. Stull cemetery is often said to be where Satan the Devil himself holds court with his lost worshippers.

 

Located in Stull a unincorporated town in Douglas County, Kansas, United States located 10 miles west of Lawrence and 13 miles east of Topeka. The Cemetery known as the "Cemetery of the Damned", Stull Cemetery reportedly is the final resting spot of the body of a infernal infant son spawned by Satan and a human mother.

 

The old haunted cemetery as many have claimed located in Stull has gained an amount of dubious recognition due to various urban legends referring to the Devil, the occult, and as being a supposed gateway to Hell. Local police have discouraged curiosity seekers from entering the cemetery, especially on Halloween, and some people have been arrested for trespassing there. Urge Overkill released "Stull EP" in 1992 which features the church and a tombstone from the cemetery on the cover. The legends also form the plot in the film Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal. The cemetery is also the site of the final confrontation of the Apocalypse in season five of the television series Supernatural.

 

The Devil Cursed Cemetery

Many paranormal investigation teams who have dared their fate to venture to this spot and come up with some interesting documented phenomena and anomalies. Ghost Photos at Stull cemetery, EVP's and assorted documentation are said to happen sporadically and seems to be be more prominent at different times of the year.

A recent rumor or new interpreted fact circulating is that Stull Cemetery now has the reputation of being a cursed cemetery. This all started when unnamed psychic stated to several paranormal investigation teams that the devil had cursed the cemetery to forever be damned in the publics eye. Another interesting side note that a few groups have stated is that after investigating the location every member of their paranormal investigation team suffered some for of really bad luck. Uncannily in the past few years I have received several emails asking my opinion on the matter. And more groups and individuals have since come forward in recent months and stated the same occurrences happening to them. Strange illness, loss of jobs and credibility, car accidents, sudden unexpected deaths and a certain few individuals actually going insane. Though some of this may be left up to conjecture or exaggeration to a degree but many blog's and talk in guest books seem to point to The Curse of Stull Cemetery being real and upon them.

 

Strange legends about the old cemetery having a pentagram marked with trees. To be exact five great cedar trees were once planted in the cemetery and many say they actually once marked the points of the pentagram. though today only two cedars are still in existence. These Devil trees as many call them are believed to hold many unnatural powers.

The devil's only half human haunted child is reported to be buried here in Haunted Kansas. They say he appears as a 9 -11 year old boy, he was believed to be able to turn himself into a dog, a cat or a wolf. Basically a werewolf or just plain shape shifter. Many stories say he was born covered with long red hair and a full set of two rows of double teeth. His story is sad. He was an out cast chained under the house, and thrown scraps of food like a wild animal, since he was an infant.

One day when he was about 10 years old he chewed off his left hand and escaped and tore through the town killing someone who he met. He was finally killed after a 11 month killing spree by a lone farmer.

Ghost stories state he was a hermaphrodite. At the spring and autumn equinoxes evil forces, orbs and lights are suppose to materialize in this Haunted Cemetery near or over his grave, which is unmarked.

And don't forget that of Witch a awful lady ghost who is said to curse at you for stepping on her grave. She is said to appear as a tall lady with white hair. EVP's of her can be heard to say "Keep Away From My Bones." and " Watch Your step." They say she hated her last husband who is buried next to her and often the soil seems pushed up where he is buried. Many say she is trying to get him to move elsewhere.

Stull Cemetery, and the abandoned church that rests next to it, is located in the tiny, Kansas town of Stull. There is not much left of the tiny village, save for a few houses, the newer church and about twenty residents. However, the population of the place allegedly contains a number of residents that are from beyond this world!

In addition to its human inhabitants, the town is also home to a number of Haunted legends and strange tales that are linked to the crumbling old church and the overgrown cemetery that can be found atop Stull’s Emmanuel Hill.


These stories have been linked to Stull for more than 100 years. In November 1974, an article appeared in the University of Kansas student newspaper that spoke of a number of strange occurrences in the Stull churchyard. According to the article, Stull was “haunted by diabolical, supernatural happenings” and the asserted that the cemetery was one of the two places on earth where the devil appears in person two times each year.

But such stories have a strong hold on people, as evidenced by the reaction to the article that claimed that the devil would appear in Stull Cemetery on the night of the Spring Equinox and again on Halloween. On March 20, 1978, more than 150 people waited in the cemetery for the arrival of the devil. The word also spread that the spirits of those who died violent deaths, and were buried there, would return from the grave.

The legends also say that the Devil has been appearing here since the 1850’s and insist that the original name of the town was “Skull” and that the later corruption of that into “Stull” was simply to cover the fact that the area was steeped in black magic. It was said that the witchcraft-practicing early settlers were so repentant about their past deeds that they changed the name of the town. In truth, the town was called “Deer Creek Community” until 1899, when the last name of the first postmaster, Sylvester Stull, was adopted as the name of the village. The post office closed down in 1903, but the name stuck.

A young man, a well known paranormal research from Kentucky contacted in January of this year asking me if I thought a demon from hell could have followed him home from his visit to Stull Cemetery after reading about it on a web site. His fascination or Stull Cemetery Obsession grew and grew until he said he felt he had to visit the haunted hotspot or else. HE gathered up his team and they went to see what they could find.

Upon arriving at the location they said their resident psychic felt nothing. And repeatedly she said the place was clean from any unnatural paranormal entities such as ghosts or demonic forces. Their investigation turned up no evidence or out of the ordinary experiences. That night in the hotel they were staying at each member had vivid nightmares associated with the devil or possession. though no two members dreams were the same the theme was consistent.

All team members months later recounted that the nightmares lasted for several weeks and that they felt as if they had disturbed something otherworldly that was trying to scare them off.

In 1980, an article appeared in the Kansas City Times, rumors about Stull Cemetery and the abandoned church. The article states that the Devil chose two places to appear on Earth every Halloween. One of them was the “tumbleweed hamlet” of Stull, Kansas, which occurs simultaneously at midnight, is someplace on the “desolate plain of India.” From these sites, according to the article, the Devil gathers all the people who died violent deaths over the past year for a prance around the Earth at the witching hour.

The article adds that he appears in Stull because of an event that took place in the 1850’s, when “a stable hand allegedly stabbed the mayor to death in the cemetery’s old stone barn. Years later, the barn was converted into a church, which in turn was gutted by fire. A decaying wooden crucifix that still hangs from one wall is thought to sometimes turn upside-down when passersby step into the building at midnight...” The story neglects to mention that, historically speaking, neither the Deer Creek Community nor Stull have ever had an official mayor.

Author Lisa Hefner Heitz has collected numerous legends that have added to the mythology of Stull Cemetery. Some of them include the “fact” that the Devil also appears at Stull on the last night of winter or the first night of spring. He comes to visit a witch that is buried there. Coincidentally, an old tombstone bearing the name “Wittich” is located fairly close to the old church. It should also be mentioned that there are rumors that an old tree in the graveyard, which was cut down a year or so ago, was once used as a gallows for condemned witches. There is also said to be a grave in the cemetery that holds the bones of a “child of Satan”, who was born of the Devil and a witch. The child was so deformed that he only lived for a few days and the body was buried in Stull. Some say that his ghost may walk here, as there supposedly was a photo taken a few years ago that shows a “werewolf-like boy” peering out from behind a tree.

One of the strangest stories about Stull supposedly appeared in Time magazine in either 1993 or 1995 (depending on the version you hear). This story claims that Pope John Paul II allegedly ordered his private plane to fly around eastern Kansas while on his way to a public appearance in Colorado. The reason for this, the story claims, was that the Pope did not want to fly over “unholy ground”.

The legends grew and by 1989, the crowd at the graveyard on Halloween night had become so overwhelming that the Douglas County sheriff's department had to station deputies outside to send people on their way. They handed out tickets for criminal trespass to anyone caught on the property. It was believed that nearly 500 people came to the cemetery on Halloween night of 1988, doing damage to the church and gravestones, prompting a police response the following year.

As time passed, the local residents grew more irritated that vandals and trespassers were wreaking havoc in the cemetery where their loved ones and ancestors were buried. Finally, a chain link security fence was installed around the grounds and although the area is still regularly patrolled, the visits have died down somewhat, at least outside of October. In addition, there have been the signs posted against trespassing here and locals have made it clear that visitors are not welcome.

We have no idea and local residents are not talking. Strangely, although property owners have spoken out against both vandals and the macabre stories, they have done little to try and end the legends for good. For example, as so many of the paranormal events supposedly involve the ruin of the old church, why not tear it down? The building has been standing vacant 1922 and it has been badly damaged by vandalism over the years. In 1996, the remnants of the roof blew off and once exposed to the elements, the interior walls have been damaged by both weather and graffiti. Recently, a large crack also opened in one of the stone walls after the church was struck by lightning. So why not tear it down before it falls down on its own? Wouldn’t this bring an end to the demonic tales circulating about the place? To make matters worse, why chase away those who come to the cemetery at midnight on Halloween to see the Devil appear? Why not simply “control the chaos” and allow the curiosity-seekers to see that no spirits will run rampant on that fateful night? On Halloween night of 1999, reporters from a local newspaper and a television news crew joined a group of onlookers at the cemetery. Sheriff’s deputies were on hand, but did not ask anyone to leave until 11:30pm.

At precisely this moment, an unknown representative for the cemetery owners appeared and ordered everyone to leave the property. The officers had no choice but to go along with their wishes and the reporters and spectators had to leave. As Stull Cemetery and the land around it is private property, there was no option but to comply. The owners stated, through the representative, that they did not want media attention brought to the graveyard because it attracts vandals.

According to the Lawrence (Kansas) newspaper, the Journal-World, the old stone church was mysterious torn down on Friday, March 29, 2002. A man named Major Weiss, who owns the property, along with two other people said that he did not authorize the abandoned church to be destroyed. Those who live nearby stated that they were also unaware of the demolition, although one of them did say that a wall of the church had collapsed about two weeks before.

The spooky church is no more... although the reputation of Stull Cemetery still remains!

The Stull church was pulled down after the west wall collapsed in March 2002.

The old Stull Cemetery Evangelical Church, built in 1867.

The old Stull Cemetery Evangelical Church, built in 1867. Many believe the church was the actual spot where the door to hell is buried.

Archive for Saturday, March 30, 2002 Building’s demolition a mystery http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2002/mar/30/buildings_demolition_a/

By Mindie Paget March 30, 2002 tells:

STULL — At day's end Friday, it was still a whodunit mystery befitting the spooky reputation of the abandoned stone church that once stood on the hillside above Stull Cemetery. The limestone church, which for decades had drawn college students and others curious about the occult legends surrounding it, came tumbling down without much fanfare sometime Friday. Tracks near the church indicated that some sort of demolition equipment had been used to push the walls into the middle of the church.

Major Weiss, a Lecompton resident who said he owns the land with two other members of Harvest Hills LLC, said late Friday that he hadn't been informed the church would be razed and that he wasn't sure who authorized the demolition.

"I didn't authorize it to be torn down," he said.

He declined to name the other landowners.

Cemetery neighbor Jessi Troxel said the west wall of the church had caved in about two weeks ago after a windstorm blew through the area. When she lay down to take a nap early in the day Friday, the church still was standing. She awoke several hours later and found that the walls had been reduced to rubble piles.

Dennis McCarthy, who until recently owned the land on which the church sits, said the building's demise was a blessing. It had been a stone shell with no support beams or roof for years.

"It needed knocked down a long time ago," he said. "It's caused a lot of trouble and headaches. It's cost the county a lot of money, sending deputies to sit there every Halloween.

"It's cost taxpayers a lot of money for that old church to remain standing."

Despite "No Trespassing" signs posted at the cemetery, about 10 miles west of Lawrence on County Road 442, people from the surrounding area and across the country have flocked to the hallowed ground to get a closer look at what lies just beyond its northern boundary an old church that's purported to be a "gateway to hell." Visitors often have left destruction in their wake.

Douglas County Sheriff's deputies keep a close eye on the cemetery and have written tickets and even arrested people who violate the no-trespassing warning.

The cemetery caretaker, who wouldn't give his name and said he hadn't been notified the church was being bulldozed, said four headstones had been knocked over by vandals in the past week alone.

"We have to get those back up by Memorial Day," he said.

Though Weiss didn't know who authorized the demolition, he couldn't say he was terribly distressed to see it go.

"Halloween will be really nice," he said. "You won't have to stay up late."

 

A former paranormal investigator from Missouri tells me through an email that his experience at the haunted cemetery changed his best friends life to the point where not only did he loose his family but his mind and soul was possessed by forces he could not deal with. After his visit his life as he puts it went to s**t. He felt that he had lost all his worth as a paranormal investigator after his beliefs were openly challenged in divorce court. His wife exploited the fact that he would rather hunt ghost and demons then be with her. Her parting words were if only you had stayed home and not gone to Stull Cemetery none of this would have ever happened.

At the close of his email he said the devil will ruin your life whether you know he is there or not. Those who go to Stull Cemetery whether for a serious investigation or just think it is a joke and nothing effects them should really pay attention to the things that start to happen to them next. His dead friends only final Email to all his friends before he committed suicide stated ....Stull Cemetery BEWARE!

 

The town of Stull is located about ten miles west of Lawrence, Kansas in the northeast part of the state. It can be found by traveling west on Route 40 and then traveling straight west to Stull. The town can be found on the northwestern edge of Clinton Lake and close to the Clinton State Park. Visitors to the cemetery are advised to go there at their own risk.

Many of these haunted Graveyards, Cemeteries are recognized as the most haunted cemeteries in the United States of America!

These are just some of the many of America's Most Haunted Cemeteries.

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Bladon Springs Cemetery Bladon Springs, Choctaw County, Alabama, This case is both Staples's river boat and his children's graves. Some believe that the destruction of his beloved river boat was by the ghosts own
doing. This was one of the most elegant boats on the Alabama river's and it's maiden voyage was is 1908. It was named after the father of the ship's designer and the captain himself. Unfortunately they lost their beloved ship in December 1912 because of the unfair practices by the larger steamboat company in the area. Captain Staples was completely distraught and on January 2, 1913 he held a shotgun to his chest and pulled the trigger taking his own life. Shortly after he was buried he shadowy figure began appearing to the crew members of his ship. Eventually all these men quit and had to be replaced by men that had not heard of his ghost. Then there was a bad sign when all of the ships rats jumped ship
and swam to shore. On January 13, 1913 (the same hour that Staples had taken his own life) the ship docked at Powe's Landing to take on cargo, and the ship then exploded killing the new captain and twenty-five crew members and passengers. Some people were able to escape the explosion, the boat then drifted downstream and sank right near the shore of the Bladon Springs Cemetery where he had been buried.

Since there is no more boat for the captain to haunt he has been seen hovering over the graves of his children, James, Mabel, Bertha, and Norma.
His apparition seems to guard and protect the graves of his children. He has also been seen with his hands against his head like he is mourning
or regretting his decision to take his own life.

James Alfred Staples (Infant Son of Norman and Dora Staples), died Dec. 13, 1903. Mabel Clare Staples, born Aug 6, 1899, died July 6, 1900.
Bertha Jaquetta Staples born Mar 19, 1895, died Oct 8, 1900. Norma A. Staples born July 19, 1896, died Mar 14, 1973.

El Campo Santo Cemetery - Haunted San Diego, California: This now restored cemetery has seen much in the way of desecration over the years, and many haunted people who have taken objects from the cemetery will of very haunted moments and that's why they returned the stolen urn or statue. Many locals have stated because of the lost burial markers and now unmarked graves, many believe that a number of ghosts roam the area around it. One recent report is of an old man that shakes his fist at people and chases them from the haunted graveyard. He has been seen climbing in and out of his grave by many.

Union Cemetery - Haunted Easton, Connecticut Haunted by the ghost of a woman known only as the scary"White Lady" . Many local towns people have seen her just wandering around the actual haunted Connecticut Graveyard slowly walking even falling atop a grave only to sink into it and vanish into solid earth. She appears to be a real person until she disappears in front of your eyes. Locals say It is one of the most haunted graveyards in the country. Many tales of voices and strange lights and ghost photos. one paranormal investigator says he won't go back to hunt ghost their it frightened him badly.

Spider Gates - AKA Quaker Cemetery, HAUNTED Salem, Massachusetts, local legend says Spider Gates is named that because it has eight gates, and is said to be very haunted and very dangerous. Starting at the first gate it is said that one will hear whispers and notice leaves moving around when the wind is calm. As one gets closer to the eighth gate, it is said they will feel the sensation of someone brushing against them. Others have reported seeing people walking aimlessly around graves. As one gets closer to the eight gate, the sensations and images become so strong that most people faint. No one has ever made it to the eight gate. It is said that some have died because they were over come with fear.

Oakwood Cemetery - Montgomery, Alabama
A very old and said to be very haunted Cemetery in Alabama. this cemetery dates back to pre civil war. The legions of ghost here or said to rise up and actually fight amongst themselves. A few modern ghost or said to haunt here to and many EVP's and ghost Photos take here show a lot of Orb activity and mist. Shadowy figures or often photographed as is solid human shapes but sometimes they are invisible from the waist down.

 

Stull Cemetery - Kansas City, Haunted Kansas
It's nickname is the Gates of Hell. It's said that the devil's only human haunted child is buried here in Haunted Kansas. They say he was a 9-11 year old boy, his name was Randy James Golden, he was believed to be able to turn himself into a dog a cat or a wolf. Basically a werewolf or just plain shape shifter. Many locals say he was born covered with long red hair and a full set of two rows of double teeth. His story is a sad one. He was an out cast chained under the house since he was an infant

One day he escaped and tore through the town killing many who he met. He was finally killed after a 10 month killing spree by a lone farmer. Local stories state he was a hermaphrodite. and his half human descendents protect his grave. He died, being shot through the heart and stabbed through with a pitch fork in 1962 when he raped and tried to kill and devour the farmers daughter. At the spring and autumn equinoxes evil forces, orbs and lights are suppose to materialize in this Haunted Cemetery near or over his grave which is unmarked. The Ghost of Polly Warren (the farmers daughter) his last victim is said to try and chase all from cemetery to keep it secret. She was said to have died giving birth to his son. They say his Grand children from Polly and his un-Godly union still survive and prowl the town.

 

Bachelor's Grove Cemetery - Near Haunted Chicago: Said to be the most scariest haunted cemetery in the U.S.A. Bachelor's Grove is located in the suburbs of Chicago. It gained its name from the number of single young men buried there during the creation of Illionois-Michigan Canal. The graveyard was taken out of commission in the mid 1960's but it still maintains its haunted status. More than 200 documented reports of strange phenomena have been collected here since 1992, including ghost lights, apparitions, odd photos, unexplained happenings EVP's and more then we have room to print here. The Ghost of George Harwell Federman, and Janet Lorraine Logan or said to be the most seen ghost in the graveyard and that their tombstones have been removed to keep people from finding them. They are said to materialize quite solid and real ... then just disappear before your eyes. People say the ghost of a child can be heard crying in the evening hours violently. And that many say it's sounds to, too real to mark off as an animal or a hoax.

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Western Burial Ground - Haunted Baltimore: It is called the Old Western Burial Ground and it holds the remains of people like Edgar Allan Poe, the son of Francis Scott Key, the grandfather of President James Buchanan, five former mayors of Baltimore and fifteen generals from the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.
The catacombs of this cemetery are located beneath Haunted Westminster Hall, and have long been the subject of ghostly tales. Many tell the tale of people buried alive and their ghost trying to show others of their plight. Don't forget the unexplained mystery of Poe himself. Many say they have seen him felt him and talked to him. Dressed completely in black, including a black fedora and a black scarf to hide his face, he carries a silver cats head walking stick and strolls into the cemetery every year on or around January 19, the birth date of Edgar Allan Poe. Legend has it that the ghost of Edgar Allan Poe has been seen near his grave and in the catacombs of the church. The author died mysteriously in Baltimore and thus came to be buried there. He had lived in the city years before, but had only been passing through when he perished under mysterious circumstances. At the time of his death, Poe had been on his way to New York to meet his beloved mother-in-law. He was bringing her back to Richmond, Virginia, where the author was to marry his childhood sweetheart. His first wife had perished from tuberculosis years before. The trip came to a tragic conclusion when, four days after reaching Baltimore, Poe was found barely conscious and lying in a gutter on East Lombard Street. He was rushed to a hospital but he died a short time later. The entire time in the hospital was spent with Poe crying and trembling and he once screamed the name "Reynolds"... although who this could have been also remains a mystery. He died on October 7, 1849.




Old York Cemetery - York Village, Haunted Maine


A often nice friendly ghost makes this cemetery her home. Mary Miller Jason, a well known local white witch woman, she died in 1774, and sightings of her have been occurring ever since. Always dressed in a gray long skirt and bonnet. EVP's, and orbs haunt this cemetery day and night. The most starling encounters happen here during the day!

 

Adelaida Cemetary - Haunted Palo Alto, California


They say a medium is buried here. She calls from her grave to all. Many EVP's happen in this daily haunted Cemetery. Orbs or quite often photographed in the daylight hours. Also a recent ghost sighting of a old woman with red hair wearing a long white flowery shroud makes her daily appearance in this old cemetery every day between 10 am and 3 pm.

 

White Cemetery - Haunted Barrington, Illinois
A very strange haunted cemetery indeed . Glowing lights hover over the tombstones and dance into the cracked soil. Many haunted voices and EVP's have been recorded here, and the voice of a man was notable and heard saying "Please, take me with you !" A strange black cat haunts the surrounding area. They say it is a Ghost Vampire Cat and it searches for a soul to steal. The Cat belonged to local witch and bloodsucker Rachael who died in 1958. Her cat and ghost or said to haunt the cemetery gates.


Christ Church Cemetery - St. Simon's Island, Haunted Georgia

Legend has it that this cemetery is haunted by a ghostly orbs of light that will chase you away if you and friends or their when you should not be. They say Buried Pirates gold is here and the orbs or the ghost of the pirates. Many ghost have been photographed amongst the tombs and head stones. One photo shows a woman with no head sitting on the ground. and the ghostly figure of a man.

 

Chestnut Hill Cemetery - Haunted Exeter, Rhode Island
A young girl, Mercy Brown, died on January 18, 1892. Her father, said she visited him each night after that saying she was hungry. A month later he dug up her body after many strange haunting's and occurrences happened to him. And in his madness thinking that she had become a living vampire or a hungry ghost. With local officials and friends and family at his side to help, they removed her body from it's haunted grave and the local medical doctor drained her organs of the remaining blood at her fathers insistence. Many people over the years have said that this violation of her body and grave has caused Mercy to appear, and haunt in the graveyard at all hours of the day and night . Many witnesses report seeing strange blue lights moving in the graveyard near her grave. And that Mercy appears dressed in a torn black dress disheveled and dirty. Recent EVP of a woman's voice has been heard to say clearly... "Please Leave me to now... rest in peace!"


St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

Haunted New Orleans, Louisiana- Considered by locals visitors and paranormal investigators world wide as actually the most haunted Cemetery in the world, and No. # 1 haunted Cemetery in all the United States. This New Orleans Haunted graveyard is said to be haunted by the ghost of the world famous Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, Marie Laveau. Her spirit has been reported inside of the cemetery, walking between the tombs wearing a turban, and mumbling a New Orleans Santeria Voodoo curse to trespassers. Her Voodoo curse is loud and even heard by passerby's on nearby Rampart Street. Locals say this has started in recent years for she is alarmed by the many vandals and state of the cemetery. Voudon Believers and Tourist and locals still come to her tomb every day and leave many, many Voodoo offerings (candles, flowers, the monkey and the cock statue, Mardi Gras beads, Gris Gris bags, Voodoo dolls and food in hopes of being blessed by her supernatural powers from beyond the grave . Many make a wish at her tomb marking three X's. while others say they have her Ghost on film emerging undead from her tomb. They say her soul appears here as a shiny black Voodoo cat with read eyes. If you see it run!

(To learn more on Marie Laveaus' tomb and Saint Louis Cemetery number one visit Haunted New Orleans Cemeteries, haunting's and history. Please click here to visit Haunted New Orleans Tours Cemetery page http://www.hauntedneworleanstours.com/cemeteries/citiesofthedead/.)

There is no architecture in New Orleans, except in the cemeteries ?
- Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

So much of New Orleans is at, or below, sea level that early settlers who buried their dead - and there were many of them - found that during the frequent flooding great waves of moldy coffins would float to the surface of the sodden earth. Eventually, graves began to be placed, Spanish-style, in above-ground brick and stucco vaults, surrounded by small fences. These cemeteries grew to resemble cities, laid out in "streets"; today, as the tombs crumble away amid the overgrown foliage, they have become atmospheric in the extreme. The creepiness isn't totally imaginary, either - though armed muggers, rather than ghosts, are the danger these days. You should never venture here alone. Nearly all the city tours include a trip around one of the graveyards; some specialize in them.

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 Washington Ave and Prytania. Built in 1833, by 1852 - when 2000 yellow fever victims were buried here - the Garden District cemetery was filled to capacity. Today it is an eerie place, with many tombs sinking into the ground, and some of them slowly opening in the shadow of tangled trees. It's no surprise that all this decaying grandeur should capture the imagination of local author Anne Rice, who has used the place in many of her books - she even staged a mock funeral here, to launch publication of Memnoch the Devil ; the corpse was herself, wearing an antique wedding dress, in an open coffin carried by pall bearers.

St Louis Cemetery No. 1 400 Basin St between Conti and St Louis. The oldest City of the Dead, dating from 1789, this small graveyard is full of crooked mausoleum jutting into narrow pathways. On the fringes of the Quarter, it is a regular stop on the tour bus circuit, and you will invariably come across a crowd by the tomb of "voodoo queen" Marie Laveau , graffitied with brick-dust crosses. Marie Laveaus Ghost is said to haunt the cemetery. and many Ghost photos, and EVP's occur.

St Louis Cemetery No. 2 200 N Claiborne Ave between Iberville and St Louis. One of the most desolate Cities of the Dead, hemmed in between a Tremé housing project and the interstate. Built in 1823, it's a prime example of local cemetery design, with a dead-straight center aisle lined with grandiose Greek Revival mausolea. A second Marie Laveau, thought to be the actual daughter aand known as Marie Laveau II, has her tomb here, also daubed with red-chalk crosses, and severl Voodoo offerings. Many say they see ghostly lights even from the above overhead interstate at night.

St Louis Cemetery No. 3 3421 Esplanade Ave, Mid-City. A peaceful burial ground, built in 1856 on the site of a leper colony, St Louis No. 3 is mostly used by religious orders; all the priests of the diocese are buried here, and fragile angels balance on top of the tombs. People who live in the area say they see orbs of light floating down the roads as they pass. Orbs can be seen at night floating down the long main roads and dancing amongst the tombs.

 

Lafayette Cemetery No. 2

Lafayette No. Two is located on Washington Avenue, Saratoga St., Sixth St., and Loyola Avenue. Originally built by the city of Lafayette, it passed to the city of New Orleans along with its more-famous sibling. A very spooky Cemetery. Orbs and ghost Photos or more then common.

Greenwood Cemetery

At 5242 Canal Blvd., Greenwood is home to the Protective Order of Elks Society tomb, as well as to other society tombs of varying groups. Writer John Kennedy Toole ("A Confederacy of Dunces") is buried here. Orbs have been seen and photographed And Many an EVP.

St. Roch Cemetery

1725 St. Roch Avenue, this cemetery is off the beaten track. The most famous feature here is the Chapel built by Father Thevis in thanksgiving for deliverance from one of the frequent yellow fever epidemics of the 19th century. Recipients of favors have placed various souvenirs in the chapel, such as old leg braces, or replicas of body parts, to represent favors granted. Guided cemetery tours are recommended.

New Orleans has many different ways of honoring the lives of those who have died. One of the Catholic traditions followed in this city is observed on Good Friday, when we celebrate the Stations of the Cross (in memory of Christ's suffering and crucifixion). Catholics walk on a route of nine local churches, stopping to pray at each. The Stations of the Cross ends at St. Roch's Cemetery at 3:00 p.m., the hour of our Lord's death.

St. Roch lived during the middle ages, and worked with those suffering from the plague. The cemetery is named after him because of a pledge made by a priest who prayed to him during the yellow fever crisis of 1868. It is now a shrine, and Mass is said there on Monday mornings.

Cypress Grove

Sometimes called the Fireman's Cemetery, this cemetery was founded in 1840. Numerous graves and vaults commemorate deceased firemen, and there are several unusual tombs such as that of the Chinese association Soon On Tong. Located at 120 City Park Avenue near the convergence of Canal Street, there are several other cemeteries to tour in the area.

 

Hebrew Rest Cemetery

Located at 2100 Pelopidas St., Hebrew Rest was founded in 1872. The beautiful gates were made for the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial in 1884 and are the only existing structures that survive from that event.

 

Holt Cemetery
Holt Cemetery Holt cemetery is an under-ground cemetery-- possibly the only one in New Orleans. The people buried here are poor, but the graves are very personal and the site is very peaceful. Orbs or very common and the feeling that someone is touching you or tugging on your clothes is constantly felt.

 

Gates of Prayer Cemetery

The oldest extant Jewish cemetery in New Orleans was founded in 1846. Located at Canal and Bernadotte Streets, it contains many older tombstones with Hebrew inscriptions. There is also a tomb in the form of a lighthouse commemorating a merchant who dedicated his life to the Lighthouse For The Blind


Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery

Established in May 1864 as a final resting place for Union soldiers who died in Louisiana during the Civil War, the cemetery also contains the remains of veterans of the Spanish- American War, World Wars I and II, and Vietnam. Four Americans who fought in the War of 1812 are buried here, but only one of them took part in the Battle of New Orleans.

Six miles southeast of New Orleans is the Chalmette Battlefield, which preserves the site of the January 8, 1815, Battle of New Orleans, a decisive American victory over the British at the end of the War of 1812. Facilities include a tour road, visitor center, and the Malus-Beauregard House (c.1833). Adjacent is the Chalmette National Cemetery. Located on St. Bernard Highway in Chalmette. The Battlefield is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Adjacent to the battlefield, is the United States Civil War Chalmette National Cemetery, honoring Civil War soldiers who died on both sides. Those buried there include members of the famous Buffalo Soldiers. The cemetery sits on a tract of land which is approximately where the British artillery was located during the Battle of New Orleans. Both of these sites are maintained by the National Park Service, and are open to the public.

The Chalmette National Cemetery web site has searchable databases, listing the soldiers who are buried at this location, The Union Army and the Confederate Army. Chalmette National Cemetery
Confederate Database www.cwc.lsu.edu/cwc/projects/dbases/chalm.la.csa.htm


Also located on the Chalmette Battlefield grounds, and serving as a museum and visitor center, is the Beauregard House. Beauregard House was never used as a plantation, and was built in 1830. It is named for René Beauregard, its last owner, the son of the Civil War Confederate General, P. G. T. Beauregard (whose monument is at the entrance to City Park, at the north end of Esplanade Avenue). While many visitors arrive by automobile, many also arrive by riverboat, the Chalmette Battlefield being part of the tour.

Additional artifacts of the Civil War can be seen at the Confederate Civil War Museum, located in downtown New Orleans, 929 Camp Street, just one block from Lee Circle

Masonic Cemetery

400 City Park Avenue, Many photos of orbs and shapes of all kinds have been photographed here. EVP's or more then common. and a lot of times people find the remains of occult practices and and Voodoo rituals left on the graves. Many have reported that they have seen ghostly figures as they drive by the cemetery day and night. One tale tells of a huge Mausoleum with stairs to a roof top viewing point. many say the see spirits walking up and down the stairs often. Some locals call it the New Orleans Haunted stairway to heaven. The entire cemetery has a strange calm over it. Many Photos that you might take at this cemetery or said to come out distorted.

Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery

5055 Canal Street, This Cemeteries wall vaults make up the entire corner of 1 city block. many who await the Canal street Streetcar say they have witnessed strange sounds lights and seen the shadowy figures of people behind the locked gates. Many metal tombs and ornate designs. Known for many years by locals as the creepiest cemetery in New Orleans proper. People wait against one of it's wall daily to catch the public transport bus. One New Orleans Cemetery bus driver tells the tale of many a ghostly rider getting on his bus. When he ask them to pay they just disappear, or so he says.

St. Patricks Cemeteries

143 City Park Avenue This sprawling cemetery starts in one location and picks up in another. The entire Canal Street City Park avenue area is host to over 6 cemeteries all in in walking distance. Many ghost tours have night time excursions to these particular cemeteries. Word has it that this is the Cemetery to capture Ghost Photos and EVP's. It is said to be very haunted by the ghost of a stout white haired woman that will follow you around the cemetery as if curious of your doings or actions.

Metairie Cemetery

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. and founded in 1872, Metairie is entered in the National Register of Historic Places. It contains diverse cemetery architecture, including a Roman temple, an Egyptian Revival tomb, and the memorials of the Army of Tennessee and the Army of Northern Virginia. Open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, it can be safely toured. Go to the funeral home office for information.

This site was previously a horse racing track, Metarie Race Course founded in 1838. The great oval of the old racetrack can still be seen as part of the cemetery roadway system. Metairie Cemetery covers 150 acres with over 7,000 graves.

According to a story well known locally, one Charles T. Howard, a "new money" wealthy gentleman who came to the city from Baltimore, Maryland, was refused membership in the track's exclusive "Louisiana Jockey Club". In revenge, he purchased the track grounds and converted it into a cemetery. Some local historians accept the story, others say that the race grounds were sold due to financial stress. Either way, the cemetery was opened here in 1872, and the tomb of Charles T. Howard is prominently placed in the center.

A few tombs predating the foundation of this cemetery can be found here; these were originally erected in other local cemeteries and were moved here after Metarie became the city's most prestigious cemetery. Metarie Cemetery has the largest collection of elaborate marble tombs and funeral statuary in the city.

Notables buried in Metairie Cemetery include William C. C. Claiborne, the first U.S. governor of Louisiana, P.G.T. Beauregard and other Confederate veterans, and jazz musicians legendary greats Louis Prima and Al Hirt.

Other impressive Metairie Cemetery tombs:

the pseudo-Egyptian pyramid
t he former tomb of Storyville madam Josie Arlington
Moriarity tomb, with a 60 foot tall marble monument. A temporary special spur railroad line was built to bring the materials for the impressive monument here.
Memorial of 19th century police chief Hennesey, whose murder sparked a riot.

Valence Street Cemetery

This cemetery was once known as the City Cemetery of the City of Jefferson, one of those cemeteries laid out to meet the needs of the residents of the city's suburbs. When New Orleans annexed Jefferson City in 1870, the cemetery went with the deal.

An interesting place, the cemetery has a number of old society tombs such as the St. Anthony of Padua Italian Mutual Benefit Society, the St. Joseph's Sepulcher of the Male and Female benevolent Association, and the Ladies and Gentlemen Perseverance Benevolent Association.

Also, when German philanthropist John David Fink's remains were removed from the Girard Street Cemetery when it was demolished, they were buried in this cemetery.

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Harts - Spry Cemetery - A woman by the name of Dixie V. Counts is buried in this very haunted West Virginia Cemetery , Buried beside her still born infant. They both died during the process of childbirth. The dates of their death can be clearly visible and Dixie's lonely morn full crying ghost can be seen rocking her baby on a full mooned night. There is a legend about the devil appearing to a man on the foot bridge of this haunted West VIRGINIA cemetery. The devil challenged the man to a fight because just the day before he said he was mean enough to whip the devil himself. He said to the devil "Come over here to the road, and I will fight you," the devil replied, "You know who I am and I cannot cross running water." The Devil then disappeared. The next day, a boy went to the bridge and found cloven goat hove prints branded into the wood of
Hollywood Memorial Park- Haunted Los Angeles: This known as the " haunted cemetery to the stars" is reportedly haunted by many movie stars and starlet Virginia Rappe, who allegedly died after a night of debauchery with comedian Fatty Arbuckle. they say she is seen weeping in the early morning hours and very angry later in the afternoon. dressed in a gray ladies suit of the period she paces the long road from the gate to the spot where she lies at rest. Another resident haunted spirit is reportedly Rudolph Valentino ghost, They say he roams the grounds dressed as the sheik. Sometimes on mounted in ghostly spender riding horse back, other times on foot. He is also seen standing by his tomb in a black tuxedo and holding a single rose.

Oak Hill Cemetery - Haunted Cedar Rapids, Iowa
A nude girls ghost covered from head to toe in fresh flowing blood haunts this graveyard carrying a rosary and trying to pull people into one of the mausoleums. The ghost is named by locals Bloody Mary. She is said to be buried in the potters field section of the cemetery look for a grave on your haunted cemetery tour Bloody Mary is written in hand with white paint on the tombstone. The Ghost stories say that the grave of Bloody Mary who was terrified of the dark sometimes emits a great large spectral orb of light that will chase you from the haunted graveyard even in the light of day. They say Bloody Mary haunted tour of the cemetery happens daily and that she visits every grave saying a small prayer.

 

Garden of Hope Cemetery Haunted Gautier, Mississippi
A lone tomb dating back to the late 1970's. Along the far side of the cemetery, there is one Haunted New Orleans style tomb, buried in it or mother, father and five children all of whom were deceased one rainy night. It has been reported that these children have been seen playing among the tombstones. Particularly a young lost girl. She wears a blue dress, and appears to be 10-12 years old. The only tomb of it's kind in this cemetery. The Remains of Hal his wife Susan and their 5 children entombed in this small roadside Mississippi Cemetery. Many say Hal haunts the cemetery looking for the children and his wife. but the story of why he haunts it may chill you to the bone. (Please read the whole story here. Back in the early 1970's a family checked in but did they ever really check out. This Gruesome story still haunts a community to this day.)
Silver Cliff Cemetery - Haunted Colorado: For many years, ghost lights have been reported in a tiny miner's cemetery near this Colorado haunted town. The haunted ghost lights have been studied and examined many times by scientists and by National Geographic magazine but remain unexplained. the orbs, lights are blue , green and red and or said to stay in front of your face, just inches away for several minutes and will react to your movements.
Stepp Cemetery - Haunted Indiana: This Haunted cemetery in the Haunted Morgan-Monroe State Forest, long been considered very, very haunted. Although many legends exist to explain the ghost.Bbut none can tell the actual ghost filled truth. And most agree that the graveyard is haunted by a woman in black who has been seen here for years. She walk alone stopping and following those who encounter her. Only to disappear when confronted. Other sited ghost EVP's and ghost photos show lots of daily and nightly activity.

Camp Chase, Haunted Ohio: Fresh flowers often mysteriously appear on the grave of a Confederate soldier who is buried here. It is believed that they are left behind by the famous "Lady in blue", a widow who lost her husband at the terrible prisoner of war camp that was here during the Civil War. They say she was befriended by a lost soldier in Blue. cared for him and his wounds and made him a promise to honor him in the afterlife long after he was gone.. Her ghost has been seen walking among the tombstones and collapsing beside his tomb in tears only to disappear. EVP's in this cemetery have brought to us the words " I love You, Stephen," And " You Will Join me soon!"

 

Los Angeles Pet Cemetery - Haunted Calabasas, California
Pets of movie stars and the rich and famous are buried here. There have been sightings of many different animal ghosts in this Haunted Pet Cemetery / graveyard. The ghost that gets the most attention is the spirit of a great Dane named Kabar. Kabar belonged to Rudolph Valentino. The animal, deceased since 1929, is said by all to make frequent appearances near its grave to lick the people that pass. also many ghost cats dogs and the ghost of a chimp have been seen and photographed.

 

Greenwood Cemetery - Haunted Decatur, Illinois: Long believed to be one of the most haunted spots in downstate Illinois (if not the Haunted Midwest), Haunted Greenwood Cemetery is filled with legends and stories of ghosts and haunted paranormal experiences. Among them are the ghost of a young small boy who has been seen walking among the graves. Ghost hunters here say he limps and is wearying torn overalls. At times very angry and many say he will run up to you and try to knock you down. One well known writer, Paranormal Investigator states, he and his wife were punched by him twice, And has the photo of a ghost fist mark on the face . Many ghostly spectral lights that are said to be the spirits of flood victims and even Lost ghost Confederate soldiers who were buried here in unmarked graves after being taken from a derailed prison train.

 

Resurrection Cemetery - Chicago, Haunted Illinois: The ghost of the girl who has come to be known as "Resurrection Mary" or Bloody Mary Smith is one of the most famous ghosts of Haunted Chicagoland. She is believed to have been killed along Archer Avenue (near the cemetery) after leaving a funeral wake of her lover one cold rainy night. She was buried in Resurrection Cemetery. Bloody Mary tours the highway always hitchhiking, dressed in black and has spent the last 90 years traveling the Haunted roadways and asking haunted truck drivers to drop her off at the cemetery gates. Only to disappear before their horror stricken eyes. Another ghost just as well known is running Andrew Holcomb, he appears a s a boy around the ages of 12- 17 years of age. He is said to run in front of passing cars and is struck. When the driver gets out to investigate he is not there to be found. But the sight the sound of his body hitting the traveling drives carr haunts them their entire life. As they look around the road the only visible thing they see is the cemetery gates. Andrew was said to be at the cemetery one dark night and something scared him. Frightened he bolted out and was struck and instantly killed. Many say they witness this every night.

 

 

Haunted Resurrection Cemetery - Haunted Justice, Illinois
The ghost of the girl who has come to be known as "Resurrection Mary" or Bloody Mary Smith is one of the most famous ghost stories and urban legends of Haunted Chicagoland.She is believed to have been killed along Archer Avenue (near the cemetery) after leaving a funeral wake of her lover, Mother brother, or father, no ones quite sure, one cold rainy night. She was buried with no funeral mass or last words in Resurrection Cemetery .Bloody Mary tours the highway always hitchhiking, dressed in black and has spent the last 90 years traveling the Haunted Chicago roadways and asking haunted truck drivers and lone people to drop her off at the cemetery gates. Only to disappear before their horror stricken eyes. Another ghost just as well known is running Andrew Holcomb, he appears as a boy around the ages of 12- 17 years of age. He is said to run in front of passing cars and is struck. With a loud thud and impact is felt against the car or truck. When the driver gets out to investigate he is not there to be found. But the sight the sound of his body hitting the traveling drivers vehicle haunts the haunted driver their entire life. As they look around the road the only visible thing they see is the cemetery gates. Andrew was said to be at the cemetery one dark night and something scared him. Frightened he bolted out and was struck and instantly killed. Many say they witness this every night for the past 12 years.

 

McConnio Cemetery - Haunted Monroe County, Evergreen, Haunted Alabama Respected locals, individuals and passers by have reported strange events in this cemetery since 1865. Phantoms of Union soldiers have been seen riding their horses across the graveyard in full battle gear and falling to the ground dead. Also the smell of ghostly gunpowder and the smell of rotting death fill the haunted cemetery even during the day time hours... For any real avid ghost hunter that's also a Civil War buff this is an excellent place to put on your Haunted travel destinations list

 

Salem Cemetery

Known as Salem Church and Salem Methodist Episcopal Cemetery. The Salem Methodist Episcopal Church was located across the road from the cemetery until it burned down in the 1960s. There are lots of old gravestones, and it is growing since it is still an active cemetery. It is extremely well taken care of by the Kirkwood Township Trustees. Salem Cemetery is supposedly haunted by the ghost of Louiza Catharine Fox, the first person murdered in Kirkwood Township. She is buried at Salem Cemetery, her gravestone is located at the bottom of the hill in the older section of the cemetery near a creepy old tree. Many people have claimed to see Louiza weeping at her grave. She also haunts her murder site, which you can see by clicking here. Although the ghost of Louiza Catharine Fox is the most popular haunting at this cemetery, there are also a few other stories. One legend has it that if you walk around the outside of the cemetery six times you will disappear. There are also stories about several old, unmarked graves that belong to witches. The ghost of one witch is said to help reunite broken hearted lovers if an apple is placed on her grave. The other will help you gain quick cash if you sprinkle pennies and sugar water over her head stone. And the last will curse you if you do not bring her sweet chocolates.

 

McConnio Cemetery - Monroe County, Evergreen, Alabama


Many have reported strange events in this very haunted cemetery since 1865. Phantoms and ghost of Union soldiers have been seen riding their horses across the graveyard. Ghostly parades of troops march in lines with bandages rapped around their heads. Men in Civil War uniforms wander throughout the area. Even now people visiting the McConnio Cemetery with no knowledge of its ghostly past witness strange vanishing apparitions of soldiers killed in battle. For any ghost hunter that's also a Civil War buff this is an excellent place to put on your travel list.

Masonic Cemetery - Central City, Colorado


Every April 5th and November 1st a beautiful women in a black satin dress is said to actually appear and lays flowers on the grave of John Edward Cameron. There are many different rumors for the connection between this ghost and Cameron, who died on November 1, 1887. Once twelve people gathered together at Cameron's grave on Nov. 1st to see the ghost. At sunset, she appeared as always. Two men tried to grab her but she flew off and vanished on a hill not far from the cemetery.

 

Wolfinger Cemetery - Toledo, Ohio


Many tombstones dating to the late 1700's. Along the far side of the cemetery there are five graves, mother, father and three children all of whom were deceased within weeks of each other. It has been reported that these three children have been seen playing among the tombstones. Particularly a young girl dressed in the style of the late1800's. She wears a blue dress with a white pinafore, and appears to be 10-12 years old.

 

Other Haunted Cemetery

Alabama
Ahavas Chesed Cemetery, Mobile
Church Street Graveyard, Mobile
Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham - Bear Bryant, Eddie Kendricks, Sun Ra.
Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile
Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville
Oak Hill Cemetery, Birmingham - Louise Wooster
Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery - Hank Williams
Old Catholic Cemetery, Mobile
Sha'arai Shomayim Cemetery, Mobile
Pine Hill Cemetery, Auburn

Arizona
Boothill Graveyard (Tombstone, Arizona) - Billy Clanton, Frank McLaury, and Tom McLaury.
Greenwood Memory Lawn (Phoenix, Arizona) - Walter Winchell.
Mesa Cemetery (Mesa, Arizona) - Waylon Jennings, and Ernesto Miranda.
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona (Phoenix, Arizona)
Paradise Memorial Gardens (Scottsdale, Arizona) - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.
Pioneer & Military Memorial Park (Phoenix, Arizona) - Darrell Duppa, and King Woolsey.
Railroad Park (Willcox, Arizona) - Rex Allen and his horse, KoKo.
Wittmann Cemetery (Wittmann, Arizona)

Arkansas
Mount Holly Cemetery, Little Rock - known as Westminster Abbey of Arkansas;

California
Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles;
Calvary Cemetery, East Los Angeles;
Centerville Pioneer Cemetery, Fremont;
Chapel of the Pines Crematory, Los Angeles;
Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma is the burial site of William Randolph Hearst and other members of the Hearst family plus prominent citizens from the San Francisco area.
Eden Memorial Park Cemetery, Mission Hills, Los Angeles.
El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego, California.
Evergreen Cemetery, Oakland - Final resting place of Black Panther co-founder Huey P. Newton.
Forest Lawn Cemetery (Cathedral City);
Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery, Los Angeles - resting place for Stan Laurel, Buster Keaton, Charles Laughton, Marty Feldman, Lee van Cleef, Telly Savalas, Liberace, Andy Gibb, Ricky Nelson, Bette Davis; Lucille Ball was originally interred here, but her remains were relocated to Jamestown, New York in 2002.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale - satirized in Evelyn Waugh's novel, The Loved One.
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma, San Diego County, California.
Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Los Altos - Final resting place of historian Iris Chang.
Grand View Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale - Edna Purviance, Chill Wills, Leo G. Carroll.
Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno.
Hills of Eternity Cemetery, Colma (known as the "City of the Dead"), burial place of Wyatt Earp;
Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, Culver City - Al Jolson, Jack Benny and Milton Berle are buried here.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles - burial place of Mel Blanc, Rudolph Valentino, Bugsy Siegel, John Huston and the Chandler family of Los Angeles Times fame. Jayne Mansfield and Johnny Ramone have cenotaphs.
Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, (suburb of San Francisco) - Joe DiMaggio, California Governor Edmund G. (Pat) Brown, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone, Bank of America founder, A.P. Giannini, musician Vince Guaraldi, and Abigail Folger.
Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City - Bing Crosby, Lawrence Welk, Sharon Tate, and Bela Lugosi are among the Holy Cross residents.
Home of Peace Cemetery, East Los Angeles - two of the Three Stooges were interred here;
Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood;
Los Angeles National Cemetery, West Los Angeles;
Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles;
Mount Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael, California is the burial site of Bessie Barriscale, Howard C. Hickman Ernie Nevers, and Diane Marie Antonia Varsi.
Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland - burial place of many important people from Californian (and American) history, including Elizabeth Short, Henry Kaiser, Julia Morgan, and 3 California governors.
Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery, Chatsworth, Los Angeles;
Old City Cemetery (also known as Sacramento Historic Cemetery), Sacramento
Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside County, California.
Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier - the largest cemetery in the world; resting place of Alvin Ailey, Jr., Haing S. Ngor and others.
San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, Los Angeles;
Stanford Mausoleum, Stanford University - Leland Stanford, Jr., and his parents Leland Stanford and Jane Stanford.
Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, North Hollywood, Los Angeles;
Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Westwood, Los Angeles - Marilyn Monroe, Frank Zappa, Billy Wilder, Natalie Wood;
Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery, Santa Monica;

Connecticut
All Saint's Cemetery, North Haven;
Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven;
Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport;

District of Columbia
Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
Holy Rood Cemetery, (on the grounds of Georgetown University), Washington, D.C.
Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington D.C.

Florida
Limona Cemetery, Brandon
Geneva Cemetery, Geneva is where Lewis Paine, a/k/a Lewis Thornton Powell, co-conspirator in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, is buried.
Ocoee Cemetery, Ocoee, FL

Georgia
Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, made famous by the Bird Girl sculpture featured on the cover of the book, and in the movie of, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil;
Forest Lawn Cemetery, College Park - Final resting place of Whitman Mayo (actor who played Grady Wilson on the 1970s hit sitcom "Sanford and Son").
Lincoln Cemetery, Atlanta - Final resting place of Theodore "Tiger" Flowers (first African-American middle-weight boxing champion) and Rev. Hosea L. Williams (civil rights leader who worked with Martin Luther King, Jr.)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Non-Violent Social Change, Atlanta - Final resting place of civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr.
Morehouse College, Atlanta - Final resting place of Dr. John Hope (President of Atlanta University) and wife, Dr. Benjamin E. Mays (President of Morehouse College and mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr.) and wife Sadie
Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, is where Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone with the Wind, Maynard H. Jackson (first black mayor of Atlanta), Bobby Jones (famed golfer) are buried. It is also known for its Victorian memorials to the Confederate cause and Confederate dead.
Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, is where numerous Georgia politicians, Confederate soldiers, University of Georgia (UGA) presidents and other notable UGA and Athens people are buried. Dean Rusk, former United States Secretary of State, and Ricky Wilson, guitarist in the rock band The B-52's, are buried in this cemetery.
Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, is where Allman Brothers Band guitarist Duane Allman and bassist Berry Oakley are buried.
South-View Cemetery, Atlanta- Final resting place of Alonzo F. Herndon (Atlanta's first black millionaire), Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr. and Mrs. Martin Luther King, Sr. (mother and father of Martin Luther King, Jr.).
Westview Cemetery, Atlanta- Largest Cemetery in Southeastern United States. Final resting place of Henry W. Grady, Joel Chandler Harris (Author), Asa Candler(businessman) and Rev. Dr. Corneilus L. Henderson (United Methodist Church Minister/Bishop).
St. James Episcopal Cemetery, Marietta. The final resting place of both JonBenet Ramsey and Patsy Ramsey.

Hawaii
Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kane‘ohe, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, official state veterans cemetery for those who served in the United States Armed Forces
Honolulu Catholic Cemetery, 839A South King Street, Honolulu. Notable persons interred here include the Roman Catholic bishops of the Vicariate Apostolic of the Hawaiian Islands, as well as other famous persons such as Congressional delegate Robert Wilcox and Tahitian princess Eugénie Ninito Sumner.
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, official United States Armed Forces cemetery comparable to Arlington National Cemetery, final resting place of Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War and Gulf War dead. Also interred are the former Governors of Hawai‘i, influential American statesmen, Challenger disaster victims, among others.
Royal Masoleum at Mauna‘ala, Nu‘uanu, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, official resting place of the Kamehameha and Kalakaua dynasties who reigned over the Kingdom of Hawai‘i
USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i, official resting place of those killed during the attack on Honolulu on 7 December 1941
Valley of the Temples, Kane‘ohe, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, home of the Byodo-In Temple and final resting place of Walter F. Dillingham. Former Philippines dictator President Ferdinand E. Marcos was also entombed here for a brief period, and his mausoleum was open to public visitation, until his body was returned to the Philippines where it remains until today on permanent display in a shrine specially built for him in the family's home province of Ilocos Norte.

Idaho
Ketchum Cemetery, Ketchum, Idaho - Burial place of Ernest Hemingway

Illinois
Chicago:
Bachelor's Grove Cemetery - a small, abandoned and reportedly haunted cemetery.
Graceland Cemetery - resting place of many members of Chicago's architectural, political, and industrial elite. Marshall Field, Cyrus McCormick, Carter Harrison, Potter Palmer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Louis Sullivan, and Daniel Burnham are a few famous people buried here.
Mount Carmel Cemetery - the final resting place of several Bishops and Archbishops of Chicago, as well as organized crime figures such as Al Capone. The cemetery is located just west of Chicago in Hillside, Illinois.
Rosehill Cemetery - Julius Rosenwald, Oscar Meyer and others.
Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago - burial site for Enrico Fermi, Cap Anson, Jesse Owens and other notables.
Westlawn Cemetery - Jack Ruby, Abe Saperstein.
Burr Oak Cemetery and Restvale Cemetery, Alsip (near Chicago) - are the final resting places for many prominent African-American musicians and other personalities including Muddy Waters, Dinah Washington, Candy Jim Taylor, Ezzard Charles.
Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island. Listed on the cemetery National Registry in 1994. Memorials created by significant artists, including Alexander Stirling Calder and Paul de Vigne.
Evergreen Cemetery in Bloomington - resting place of former Vice President of the United States Adlai E. Stevenson I, former U.S. Ambassdor to the United Nations Adlai Stevenson II, and former U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Davis, among others.
Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield - resting place of former President of the United States Abraham Lincoln, and members of his family, as well as notable state of Illinois politicians.
Forest Park
German Waldheim Cemetery - Including several anarchists and socialists, including the Haymarket Martyrs, Emma Goldman, and others.
Jewish Waldheim Cemetery
Altenheim Cemetery
Woodlawn Cemetery
Showmen's Rest - circus performers
Concordia Cemetery
Virden Cemetery
Maplewood Cemetery Rantoul Holy Sepulchre Rantoul

Indiana
Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis - third largest cemetery in the United States (by area) and burial place of John Dillinger, Charles Fairbanks, Dr. Richard Jordan Gatling, President Benjamin Harrison, James Whitcomb Riley, eleven Indiana Governors and fourteen Indiana Mayors.
Flanner and Buchanan, with 5 locations.
Heady Lane Cemetery, Fishers, Indiana-small cemetery which dates back to the early 1800s and has many members of the Heady family in it.
Park Cemetery, Fairmount - burial place of James Dean.
Beech Grove Cemetery Orange County, Indiana. Very Large, originally a Quaker Cemetery
Hunt Cemetery Orange County, Indiana

Iowa
Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque. One of the main cemeteries for people living in the Dubuque area. Originally it was the cemetery for the city's Protestants, but now it serves people of all faiths. A number of prominent Iowans are buried at the cemetery.
Logan Park Cemetery, Sioux City- burial place of cartoonist, Jay Darling and of notable historical figures.
Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque. This cemetery was originally the main burial location for the German Catholics of Dubuque. It is presently one of the two main Catholic cemeteries in Dubuque.
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Dubuque. This cemetery, along with Mount Calvary Cemetery, is one of two main Catholic cemeteries in Dubuque.
Oakdale Cemetery, Davenport. Burial place of jazz legend, Bix Beiderbecke.
Oakland Cemetery, Centerville. This cemetery is the city owned cemetery for Centerville and is the burial place of former Governor of Iowa, Francis M. Drake.
Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City. This cemetery is home to the Black Angel, a burial monument surrounded by mystery and superstition.
Saint Joseph Cemetery, Earling.

Kansas
Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth. Founded in 1862. Burial place of Civil War and Indian War veterans, including eight Medal of Honor recipients, and the Fort and town's namesake, Brigadier General Henry Leavenworth.
Sunset Cemetery, Manhattan. The first cemetery in Manhattan, founded in 1860. It is the burial place of the fourth Governor of Kansas Nehemiah Green, Earl Woods, scientist Samuel Wendell Williston, anthropologist Solon Toothaker Kimball, and other local notables, including one Medal of Honor recipient.

Kentucky
Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville - burial place of President Zachary Taylor.
Cave Hill Cemetery and Arboretum, Louisville - burial place of Colonel Sanders.
Moffitt Cemetery, Milton - a part of the film Some Came Running, starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine, was shot on location here.
Lexington Cemetery, Lexington - established 1849. Burial place of Henry Clay, John Hunt Morgan, and John Cabell Breckinridge.

Louisiana
Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans - grandest of the city's cemeteries, it is the burial site of notables such as Al Hirt, P.G.T. Beauregard and others. Because of the high water table (parts of the city are below sea level), graves in New Orleans cemeteries are above ground.
St. Louis Cemetery #1,#2,#3, New Orleans - burial place of Marie Laveau, Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, and many notable pirates and politicians.

Maine
First Parish Cemetery, York

Maryland
Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg
Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Timonium
Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring - Mattie Stepanek,
Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore - final resting place of Samuel Arnold, John Wilkes Booth, Allen Dulles, Johns Hopkins, Benjamin Chew Howard, Joseph E. Johnston, Sidney Lanier, and many other important Marylanders
Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Suitland
Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore - final resting place of Charles Joseph Bonaparte, Frederick William Nicholls Crouch, H. L. Mencken, Ottmar Mergenthaler, Mary Pickersgill, and many other important Marylanders.
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick - Barbara Fritchie, Francis Scott Key
Old Saint Paul's Cemetery, Baltimore - Lewis Armistead, George Atzerodt, Samuel Chase, John Eager Howard, and many other important Marylanders.
United States Naval Academy Cemetery, Annapolis
Saint Mary's Cemetery, Rockville - F Scott Fitzgerald
Westminster Hall and Burying Ground, Baltimore - James McHenry, Edgar Allan Poe, and many other important Marylanders.
U.S. National Cemetery

Massachusetts
Assonet Burying Ground, Assonet - burial site of John M. Deane, Civil War era Medal of Honor recipient.
Copp's Hill, Boston - 17th century
Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, garden cemetery, founded 1848.
Granary Burying Ground, Boston - 17th century
Greek Theology School of Boston, Iakovos, Archbishop of America.
Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline - Joseph P. Kennedy, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (first resting place of Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, later reinterred at Arlington National Cemetery)
King's Chapel, Boston - 17th century
Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, first garden cemetery, picturesque landscaping; bird, plant, and tree sanctuary, featured in The Thomas Crown Affair (1968).
Salem Street Burying Ground, Medford, founded late 1600s.
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord - Henry David Thoreau,
Swampscott Cemetery, Swampscott - Burial site of Anthony M. Pizzi and Lydia T. Pizzi

Michigan
All Saints Cemetery, Waterford
Eden Cemetery, Mason, Michigan
Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan, burial place of Lewis Cass, Zachariah Chandler, Coleman Young, and many other notable people, especially from the 19th century.
Evergreen Cemetery, Muskegon
Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, Michigan
Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan
Guardian Angel Cemetery, Oakland Township
Hawley Cemetery, Mason, Michigan
Holy Cross Cemetery, Detroit
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield
Knapp Cemetery, Northville
Lakeside Cemetery, Muskegon, Michigan
Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron, Michigan
Leek Cemetery, Mason, Michigan
Maple Grove Cemetery, Mason, Michigan
Maple Ridge Cemetery, Holt, Michigan
Michigan Memorial Cemetery, Flat Rock, Michigan
Mona View Cemetery, Muskegon Heights, Michigan
Mount Carmel Cemetery, Wyandotte
Mount Elliott Cemetery, Detroit
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit
Norton Cemetery, Norton Shores
Oakwood Cemetery, Muskegon
Pine Tree Cemetery, Corunna
Restlawn Cemetery, Muskegon, Michigan
Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township
Rural Hill Cemetery, Northville
St. Hedwig Cemetery, Dearborn Heights
St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Claybanks Township, Oceana County, Michigan
Thayer Cemetery, Northville
Waterford Cemetery, Northville
White Chapel Cemetery, Troy
William Ganong Cemetery, Westland
Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit
Yerkes Cemetery, Northville
Pine Grove Cemetery, Millington. Final resting place of Kayla Rolland.

Minnesota
Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, burial place of Orville Freeman, Hubert Humphrey, Muriel Humphrey, Frank C. Mars, Karl Mueller, Floyd B. Olson, Rudy Perpich, John S. Pillsbury, Tiny Tim, Paul Wellstone, and many other prominent Minnesotans involved in it's founding and development.

Missouri
Bellefontaine and Calvary Cemeteries, St. Louis, are the final resting place for William Burroughs, Sara Teasdale, Tennessee Williams, Kate Chopin, William Clark and others.

Nebraska
Prospect Hill Cemetery in North Omaha, Nebraska is the pioneer cemetery of Omaha, Nebraska, and is home to almost all of Omaha's founding fathers and mothers.

New Hampshire
Merrill Cemetery, Manchester - "Commodore" George Washington Morrison Nutt, promoted by P.T. Barnum.
Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester - Composer Horace Johnson, Governor Person Colby Cheney
Valley Cemetery, Manchester - 20-acre garden cemetery, founded 1841, final resting place for many New Hampshire congressmen, U.S. Senators, governors and Manchester's mayors.

New Jersey
Riverview Cemetery, Trenton, New Jersey - burial place of General George B. McClellan.

New York
Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands -- President Chester A. Arthur
Bayside Acacia Cemetery, Bayside, Queens
Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens;
Cemetery of the Gate of Heaven, Hawthorne - Babe Ruth, James Cagney, Anna Held, and others;
Cemetery of the Evergreens, Brooklyn
Cold Springs Cemetery, near Carlisle Gardens, New York
Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn
Salem Fields Cemetery, Brooklyn
Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale - Joan Crawford, Judy Garland, Malcolm X, Aaliyah, and others;
Flushing Cemetery, Queens - Louis Armstrong
Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo - Millard Fillmore, Rick James, Red Jacket
Forest Park Cemetery, Brunswick -- a famous "haunted" cemetery
Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Westchester County, New York
Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Stillwater
Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn - Samuel Morse, William March "Boss" Tweed, F.A.O. Schwarz and Jean-Michel Basquiat are among the burials here;
Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla - Ayn Rand, Tommy Dorsey, Lou Gehrig and other personalities are interred here
Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens
Machpelah Cemetery, Queens - Harry Houdini is interred here.
The Moravian Cemetery in New Dorp on Staten Island is the final resting place for several members of the Vanderbilt family.
Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester - Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, Lewis Henry Morgan, John Jacob Bausch and Henry Lomb, Frank E. Gannett, Hiram Sibley, Dr. Hartwell Carver, Myron Holley, George B. Selden, and many more.
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Maspeth, Queens
New York Marble Cemetery, East Village, Manhattan is the oldest non-sectarian cemetery in New York City.
Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, New York
Oakwood Cemetery, Troy - Samuel Wilson aka Uncle Sam
Saint Anthony's Lutheran Cemetery, Sanborn
Saint Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale - Interred here are Peter J. Brennan, Clarence Williams, Vitas Gerulaitis, and others.
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving, Elizabeth Arden, Walter Chrysler, William Rockefeller, Samuel Gompers, Andrew Carnegie, are among notables buried here. Cemetery named by Washington Irving.
Trinity Churchyard, New York City - Astor family members; Blair family members
Witmer Road Cemetery, Niagara Falls, New York
Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx - Duke Ellington, Herman Melville, and Joseph Pulitzer are among those buried at this Woodlawn.
Union cemetery,Fort Edward final resting place ofKen Varney

North Carolina
Old Chapel Hill Cemetery, Chapel Hill
Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington.
New Bern National Cemetery
Raleigh National Cemetery
Salisbury National Cemetery
Wilmington National Cemetery

Ohio
Brock Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio - Annie Oakley
Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus - William Dennison, Jim Rhodes, Eddie Rickenbacker, and James Thurber.
Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland - burial site for President James A. Garfield, John D. Rockefeller, Eliot Ness and others.
Mansfield Catholic Cemetery, Mansfield, Ohio. Famous architect F.F. Schnitzer buried here.
Rose Hill Cemetery in Massillon, Ohio - Paul Brown
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, Cincinnati, Ohio - largest non-profit private (second largest overall) cemetery in the United States (725+ acres) - Bob Braun, Salmon P. Chase, and Levi Coffin.
Union Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio - Moses Fleetwood Walker, Dave Thomas, Woody Hayes.
Woodland Cemetery, Dayton - gravesites of Wilbur and Orville Wright, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Erma Bombeck and others.
Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo - gravesites of Samuel M. Jones, Edward Drummond Libbey, Morrison Waite and others.

Oklahoma
Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, OK - burial site for comedian Sam Kinison, controversial religious figure Susan Alamo, major league baseball player Carl Morton, religious figure Evelyn Roberts and musician Bob Wills.
Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK - burial site for noted aviator Wiley Post
Ross Cemetery, Park Hill, OK - burial site for many noted Cherokee leaders including that of Cherokee chief John Ross.

Pennsylvania
Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh (Lawrenceville neighborhood) - Stephen Foster, Josh Gibson, and other notable personalities from the Pittsburgh area.
Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia - Burial site of Benjamin Franklin and four other signers of the Declaration of Independence.
East Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Easton Cemetery, Easton-Burial site of George Taylor a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Fairview Cemetery, Pen Argyl - burial place of Jayne Mansfield.
Gettysburg National Cemetery, at the dedication of which in November, 1863 President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address
Greenwood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - August Wilson and other African-American notable personalities from the Pittsburgh area.
Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Squirrel Hill
Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, garden cemetery founded 1836.
Mikveh Israel Cemetery, Philadelphia, oldest Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia; founded 1738.
Mount Moriah Cemetery (Philadelphia)
Mount Peace Cemetery [1], Philadelphia, also known as Odd Fellows Cemetery - George Lippard
Resurrection Cemetery, Wescosville--Cemetery for the Diocese of Allentown (Lehigh Valley).
St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Pittsburgh - Burial site of Andy Warhol
Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport--one of the largest in the Eastern United States

Rhode Island
North Burial Ground, Providence, Rhode Island, oldest cemetery in Providence, many notable Rhode Islanders are buried here.
Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Rhode Island, established in 1846 on a 60-acre tract of land bordering the Neck Road and extending easterly to the shore of the Seekonk River.

South Dakota
Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis
De Smet Cemetery, De Smet- burial place of members of the family of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Fort Meade National Cemetery, Sturgis
Hot Springs National Cemetery, Hot Springs
Mount Moriah Cemetery, Deadwood- burial place of Wild Bill Hickock, Calamity Jane, and Seth Bullock.
Saint John Cemetery, Beresford- burial place of United States Senator, William J. Bulow.

Tennessee
Nashville & area:

Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Goodlettsville has a "Music Row" where a number of country music personalities are interred, including Lefty Frizzell;
Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Hendersonville - burial site for Johnny Cash, Sheb Wooley, and other country music stars;
Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville - Roy Acuff, Hank Snow and other country music personalities;
Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Nashville - burial site for a number of country music personalities, including Otis Blackwell, Webb Pierce, and Johnny PayCheck;
Mount Olivet Cemetery (Nashville) - burials include a significant number of politicians and country music stars
Memphis & area:

Graceland, Memphis - burial place of Elvis Presley;
Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis - burials include Shawn Lane, Sam Phillips and Charlie Rich;

Texas
Hawley Cemetery, located in Matagorda County - beautifully maintained, contains the burial place of [3]Abel Head "SHANGHAI" Pierce, early Cattleman.
Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas - burial place of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Rock & Blues musician and J.D. Tippit, Dallas police officer allegedly killed by Lee Harvey Oswald on the day of the Kennedy assassination.
Meadowlawn Memorial Park, San Antonio, Texas - senior citizens and civil rights activist ZerNona Black
Sparkman-Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Dallas - cosmetics tycoon Mary Kay Ash, baseball great Mickey Mantle and Academy Award winning actress Greer Garson, among others.
Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Texas - burial place of many prominent Texans and their spouses.
BabyHead Cemetery, Llano, Texas

Vermont
Hope Cemetery, Barre, Vermont

Virginia
Arlington National Cemetery, U.S. military cemetery established during the American Civil War on the grounds of Robert E. Lee's plantation at Arlington House across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. in Arlington.
Hollywood Cemetery, located in Richmond - a large, hilly burial place of two US presidents, the only president of the Confederacy, and many soldiers from the American Civil War.
Alexandria National Cemetery (VA), in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, is a dense and sprawling necropolis dating back to the US Civil War.
National Memorial Park / King David Memorial Gardens; Falls Church, Virginia.
Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia; burial site of the Confederacy during the Cival War. There are also burial sites predating the American Revolution.

Washington
Calvary Cemetery, located in the Ravenna/Bryant neighborhood of Seattle.
Lake View Cemetery, one of Seattle's first cemeteries contains many local dignitaries and celebrities.
The Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery is on land adjacent to the Lake View Cemetery and contains the graves of many who served in the U.S Civil War.

Wisconsin
Calvary Cemetery, Milwaukee
Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee
Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee

Real Haunted Cemeteries

Come explore some of the world's most haunted cemeteries. The World's Most Haunted Cemetery may make you a real believer in ghosts. Here is a collection of true ghost stories from the world's most haunted Cemeteries. This list will have some familiar names, and some places you never expected to be haunted. Paranormal activity is an really a very international affair, and ghosts and apparitions intermingle with the living everywhere day and night. When it comes to the number and regularity of ghost sightings and unexplained events, these real haunted Graveyards, Cemeteries and burial spots can't be beat.

A cemetery is a place in which dead bodies and cremated remains are buried. The term cemetery in Greek meaning sleeping place implies that the land is specifically designated as a burying ground. Cemeteries in the Western world are the place where the final ceremonies of death are observed. These ceremonies or rites differ according to cultural practice and religious belief. Cemeteries are distinguished from other burial grounds by their location; they are usually not adjoined to a place of worship. A graveyard, on the other hand, is located in a churchyard (Scots language or Northern English language: kirkyaird), although a churchyard can also be any patch of land on church grounds.

Cemeteries in cities use valuable urban space, which could become a problem, especially in older cities. As historic cemeteries begin to reach their capacity for full burials, alternative memorialization, such as collective memorials for cremated individuals, is becoming more common. Different cultures have different attitudes to destruction of cemeteries and use of the land for construction. In some countries it is considered normal to destroy the graves, while in others the graves are traditionally respected for a century or more. In many cases, after a suitable period of time has elapsed, the headstones are removed and the now former cemetery is converted to a recreational park or construction site. A more recent trend, particularly in South American cities, involves constructing high-rise buildings to house graves.

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Arrive early with your necessary ghost hunting equipment and give yourself plenty of time to set everything up. Here is a quick list of some equipment you may wish to use: a video camera, EMF detectors, 35 mm cameras loaded with brand new film and thermometers. Always remember to bring along plenty of flashlights. Don't forget to bring along some patience. Conducting a ghost hunt is a lot like fishing. You have to use patience.

Start by selecting a private room or a general location for a main base of operations. This base is where all monitoring should be done. It should not be an area where ghost activity is high. After the base has been selected, do a complete walkthrough of the general area. Check out every room, and in graveyards, walk around the tombstones in a 50-yard radius. Videotape the walkthrough if you are using video cameras. Make sure that you know the layout before you begin the ghost hunt. Get used to the location. The ghost hunt will go much better if everyone feels comfortable with the surroundings.

Use the EMF detectors to search for anything out of the ordinary. If you do pick up EMF distortions or if you feel that there is an unearthly presence nearby, take more photos. Just be aware that in cemeteries smooth glossy tombstone faces will reflect light from the flashlights or the camera flash that could create strange light patterns in the pictures. Glass objects and mirrors will reflect light inside houses.

During the initial walkthrough or at any other time during the ghost hunt, try not to unnecessarily touch or move objects. You should leave the natural environment alone. As you are doing the walkthrough in haunted houses, hang up ghost catchers in doorways, between rooms, or on staircases. If a ghost passes near the ghost catcher, they will chime alerting anyone nearby. A lightweight wind chime will suffice.

If there are objects or pieces of furniture that have been reported to move, put a chalk line or sticker on the floor next to these objects. That way, if the objects happen to move, you have a marker to judge and measure the exact distance.

Everyone participating in a ghost hunt should always know where everyone else is to avoid confusion and misinterpretations. Sometimes handheld or headset radio communicators are good devices to stay in contact with the other ghost hunting members.

Always log every event that seems out of the ordinary, (doors that lock, electrical problems, swaying chandeliers, strange lights, etc). Videotape everything for proof.

You can attach glow-in-the-dark or reflective tape to objects to help you with the layout and to mark special locations. The tape will make it much easier to see dangerous objects in the dark. You don't need to turn off the lights inside of the haunted house to have ghosts appear unless it is vital to the appearance of that particular ghost. Even then, leave some lights on for personal safety. Always have a couple of mini spotlights ready for outside ghost hunts in case something happens and you need light fast.

Do not be afraid to experiment on ghost hunts. Ask the ghosts to appear. Put the video cameras on different settings. Try the EVP audio taping methods. Use anything that you think might have an effect on the ghosts. If nothing seems to be happening, you might try to shake things up by playing religious or music that would be familiar to the ghost.

On any ghost hunt, make sure to have packed plenty of snacks, drinks, and maybe a board game. Ghost hunts can be long and tedious. You may have to spend several weeks inside at a haunted location before you experience anything strange.

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