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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.
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. Many believe the church was the actual spot where the door to hell is buried.
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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Cemetary - Haunted Palo
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.
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.
Church Cemetery - St. Simon's Island, Haunted
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.
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!"
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!
is no architecture in New Orleans, except in the
- Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cemetery No. 2
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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
Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Memorial of 19th century police chief Hennesey,
whose murder sparked a riot.
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
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.
- 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
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.
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,
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.)
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.
- 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.
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
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.
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
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
Resurrection Cemetery - Haunted Justice,
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Boothill Graveyard (Tombstone, Arizona) - Billy
Clanton, Frank McLaury, and Tom McLaury.
Greenwood Memory Lawn (Phoenix, Arizona) - Walter
Mesa Cemetery (Mesa, Arizona) - Waylon Jennings,
and Ernesto Miranda.
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona (Phoenix,
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)
Mount Holly Cemetery, Little Rock - known as Westminster
Abbey of Arkansas;
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
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
Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, Culver City -
Al Jolson, Jack Benny and Milton Berle are buried
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
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
Old City Cemetery (also known as Sacramento Historic
Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside
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,
Stanford Mausoleum, Stanford University - Leland
Stanford, Jr., and his parents Leland Stanford
and Jane Stanford.
Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, North Hollywood,
Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Westwood,
Los Angeles - Marilyn Monroe, Frank Zappa, Billy
Wilder, Natalie Wood;
Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery, Santa Monica;
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.
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,
Ocoee Cemetery, Ocoee, FL
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
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
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
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
Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kane‘ohe,
Honolulu, Hawai‘i, official state veterans
cemetery for those who served in the United States
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
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
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
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.
Ketchum Cemetery, Ketchum, Idaho - Burial place
of Ernest Hemingway
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
Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago - burial site for
Enrico Fermi, Cap Anson, Jesse Owens and other
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
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.
German Waldheim Cemetery - Including several anarchists
and socialists, including the Haymarket Martyrs,
Emma Goldman, and others.
Jewish Waldheim Cemetery
Showmen's Rest - circus performers
Maplewood Cemetery Rantoul Holy Sepulchre Rantoul
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
Beech Grove Cemetery Orange County, Indiana. Very
Large, originally a Quaker Cemetery
Hunt Cemetery Orange County, Indiana
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
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
Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City. This cemetery is
home to the Black Angel, a burial monument surrounded
by mystery and superstition.
Saint Joseph Cemetery, Earling.
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.
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
Lexington Cemetery, Lexington - established 1849.
Burial place of Henry Clay, John Hunt Morgan,
and John Cabell Breckinridge.
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.
First Parish Cemetery, York
Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg
Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Timonium
Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring - Mattie
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
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
U.S. National Cemetery
Assonet Burying Ground, Assonet - burial site
of John M. Deane, Civil War era Medal of Honor
Copp's Hill, Boston - 17th century
Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, garden cemetery,
Granary Burying Ground, Boston - 17th century
Greek Theology School of Boston, Iakovos, Archbishop
Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline - Joseph P. Kennedy,
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (first resting place of
Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, later reinterred at Arlington
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
Salem Street Burying Ground, Medford, founded
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord - Henry David
Swampscott Cemetery, Swampscott - Burial site
of Anthony M. Pizzi and Lydia T. Pizzi
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.
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.
Bellefontaine and Calvary Cemeteries, St. Louis,
are the final resting place for William Burroughs,
Sara Teasdale, Tennessee Williams, Kate Chopin,
William Clark and others.
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
Merrill Cemetery, Manchester - "Commodore"
George Washington Morrison Nutt, promoted by P.T.
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.
Riverview Cemetery, Trenton, New Jersey - burial
place of General George B. McClellan.
Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands -- President Chester
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,
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"
Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Westchester County, New
Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery,
Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn - Samuel Morse,
William March "Boss" Tweed, F.A.O. Schwarz
and Jean-Michel Basquiat are among the burials
Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla - Ayn Rand, Tommy Dorsey,
Lou Gehrig and other personalities are interred
Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery, Middle Village,
Machpelah Cemetery, Queens - Harry Houdini is
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
Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, New York
Oakwood Cemetery, Troy - Samuel Wilson aka Uncle
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
Old Chapel Hill Cemetery, Chapel Hill
Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington.
New Bern National Cemetery
Raleigh National Cemetery
Salisbury National Cemetery
Wilmington National Cemetery
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
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.
Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh (Lawrenceville
neighborhood) - Stephen Foster, Josh Gibson, and
other notable personalities from the Pittsburgh
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
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
Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, garden cemetery
Mikveh Israel Cemetery, Philadelphia, oldest Jewish
cemetery in Philadelphia; founded 1738.
Mount Moriah Cemetery (Philadelphia)
Mount Peace Cemetery , 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
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.
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
Saint John Cemetery, Beresford- burial place of
United States Senator, William J. Bulow.
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
Mount Olivet Cemetery (Nashville) - burials include
a significant number of politicians and country
Memphis & area:
Graceland, Memphis - burial
place of Elvis Presley;
Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis - burials include
Shawn Lane, Sam Phillips and Charlie Rich;
Hawley Cemetery, located in Matagorda County -
beautifully maintained, contains the burial place
of Abel Head "SHANGHAI" Pierce, early
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
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
Hope Cemetery, Barre, Vermont
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
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
Calvary Cemetery, Milwaukee
Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee
Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee
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.
Taken from the "What
Ghost Hunter's Should Know" Chapter
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
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.
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
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Ghost stories and haunting's is/are Submission actually
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are subject to their personal belief and references.
Many or considered Urban Legends
or haunted ghost tales.
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on your own and find out the paranormal or normal
truth for yourself.
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These are just some most
shocking haunted cemeteries in the United States.
We present them here to haunt you and allow you
to begin your own Haunted Cemetery Investigation.
Why do they
put walls and fences around cemeteries?
Is it to keep the living
out or the dead in?
These Haunted Cemetery
Ghost stories have been submitted by our readers,
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