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31 Days of Spook – Day 2

02 Oct

Count Baconula here my friends for Day 2 of 31 Days of Spook – So you were brave enough to come back for another scare my friends?  How brave you are.  You may want ask your human to get you a night light tonight because it can only get worse from here – insert evil snort.

Today we are going to highlight some famous and eerie cemeteries.  Are you brave enough to enter my cemetery of the famous dead? I’ve wandered throughout the internet and done a lot of research to bring you some intriguing places of final rest… or is it?  I hope that you find them interesting.

 Let’s take a little stroll amidst the stones shall we.

Be brave at heart my friends.  This is a two parter – the rest of my famous cemeteries will be posted in tomorrow’s day 3 blog if you are brave enough to return to finish reading.

When I think of scary and mysterious cemeteries, my first thoughts have to go towards New Orleans.  Let’s visit the St. Louis Cemetery #1.   This cemetery opened in 1789 and there are over 100,000 residents.  With that much of a crowd, you know some have to be a little unhappy with their final resting place.  I know I would be.  The most famous tenant here is Marie Laveau.  Marie Laveau was a famous voodoo priestess.  People visit her grave site often and mark three “X’s” on her grave.  People that do so believe that by marking the three “X’s”, Marie Laveau will grant them their wish.

The next that came to mind were two different cemeteries in the Chicago area.  One was Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery in Chicagoland.  I’ve heard about this place a lot over the years.  I’ve seen specials on television and mommy has read me different chilling facts in books.  Not only does this cemetery have a history of unexplained lights and ghosts, it has an entire house that mysteriously appears and disappears.  Many people that have seen the house describe it as a white farmhouse with pillars and a swing.  The other cemetery was Resurrection Cemetery in Chicago.  This story sends chills up and down my spine every time I see it on television.  It starts off with a beautiful girl who was walking home from a dance one late night.  She was hit by a car and killed and has been looking for a ride home every since.  I saw a story one night where a man picked up this lady at a dance.  They danced into the late hours and he admitted that she felt cold to the touch.  Upon taking her home after the dance, she asked him to stop in front of the cemetery.  She got out and disappeared into the air.

And how can we forget the most eerie of places in Salem, Massachusetts at Howard Street Cemetery.  With all of the witch hunts that took place here, this has got to be one of the most haunted places in the United States.  Just think of all of the innocent people that were slowly tortured and burned at the stake for the public believing they were witches.  How many of those spirits still walk around wanting people to know that they were innocent but forever labeled a witch.  Talk about your unfinished business in setting things straight.  This reminds me of a story that mom told me about a guy named Giles Corey.  He was officially the only person to die by torture during these Witch Trials.  He wouldn’t say that he was a witch so the sheriff of the time made him lay down in the middle of his field.  The sheriff then had a board placed across his chest and slowly added stones on top of the board.  Eventually two days later, Corey was crushed to death in a slow and agonizing way.

 
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26 responses to “31 Days of Spook – Day 2

  1. fozziemum

    10/02/2013 at 1:36 am

    Wow Bacon that’s some gruesome places!! we feel sorry for the poor people who they thought were witches..simly because they went crazy from the bread..did you know the wheat got a mould and when made into bread sent them cukoo….people can still be so judgemental to this day …creepy..i have always loved cemetaries they to me are serene and beautiful..and some people do rubbings of the head stones with paper and charcoal! Booooooooo hugs Fozziemum xx

     
    • PigLove

      10/02/2013 at 8:43 am

      🙂 I hope you would enjoy today’s posting. Tomorrow is even better! You and mom would love walking through some of the cemeteries here. They are awesome!
      Just goes to show that we can’t judge people without proper cause, you know. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • fozziemum

        10/02/2013 at 8:38 pm

        That’s very true Bacon..we can make hasty judgements 🙂 I can’t wait for the next spook update 😉 Hugs Fozziemum xx

         
  2. gentlestitches

    10/02/2013 at 1:47 am

    Spooooky. Our Moama cemetery “houses” our family going way back to when they settled in 1856. It is full now but they are accepting cremations. Some of my rels have left permission for other rels to be added to their graves in ashes form. There are only limited places though. It always makes me laugh (on the inside) because my family fight about who is going into whose grave. If you heard them argue, you would think they were arguing over a cruise ship cabin and not a horrible old grave.
    If that isn’t a creepy story, I don’t know what is. piggy shivers?

     
    • PigLove

      10/02/2013 at 8:45 am

      ooohhh that is good my friend! I love that. Fighting over their last resting place. WOW. That did send my Mohawk straight up. XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. mythreemoggies

    10/02/2013 at 4:36 am

    Hi Bacon nice to meet you x

     
    • PigLove

      10/02/2013 at 8:47 am

      Nice to meet you as well my new friend! I got your email 🙂 I will be checking in with you soon. XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. onespoiledcat

    10/02/2013 at 6:42 am

    WOW! Spooky cemetery stories Bacon……sends a shiver up my ginger spine!!!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

     
    • PigLove

      10/02/2013 at 8:52 am

      Mission accomplished then – snorts. PLOL (Piggy laughing out loud). XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. Lori Fontanes

    10/02/2013 at 7:16 am

    Aieeee, what a way to start my day! I think I’m going to crawl back into bed & hide!!!

     
    • PigLove

      10/02/2013 at 8:52 am

      🙂 snorts. YAY – I did it. XOXO – Bacon

       
  6. katiebblogs

    10/02/2013 at 9:06 am

    Oooh very interesting! When we were in Charleston we took some graveyard tours, glad it was after the spooky holiday! Lil piggies can’t take this scare, Bacon! Protect me!

     
    • PigLove

      10/02/2013 at 9:08 am

      aaww poor little Cocco. You come here. I’ll protect you little buddy. XOXO – Bacon

       
  7. evilsquirrel13

    10/02/2013 at 9:12 am

    The Mecca (Wallyworld) I work at is rumored to have been built on an old Indian burial ground. That’s what we always blame when stuff mysteriously falls off of the shelves at night…. creepy!

     
    • PigLove

      10/02/2013 at 9:13 am

      ooohhh – nice my friend. Spooky and wonderful this time of year. XOXO – Bacon

       
  8. easyweimaraner

    10/02/2013 at 10:13 am

    Ooooh Count Baconula, that was scary, specially the part of Salem. I read about that cemetery in Salem, they say that some visitors disappeared as they were there on Halloween. Thanks for this shocktobering post – I got goose-bumps woohoo

     
    • PigLove

      10/02/2013 at 12:57 pm

      YES! I mean I’m sorry to spook you my friend. Snorts. You liked that one huh? Just wait for tomorrow’s follow up Part II on cemeteries – shivers. You may have to hold your mom’s hand. XOXO – Bacon

       
  9. Kuruk

    10/02/2013 at 11:47 am

    Scary stories! I’ll steer Mama far away from cemeteries! Wooo!

     
    • PigLove

      10/02/2013 at 12:58 pm

      Snorts – Didn’t you just love that one today? I really put my thinking camp on and did a lot of research on these. Hope you enjoy them all my friend. XOXO – Bacon

       
  10. speedyrabbit

    10/02/2013 at 1:14 pm

    Creepy stories Bacon,xx Speedy

     
    • PigLove

      10/02/2013 at 1:15 pm

      Thank you my friend. I really tried. XOXO – Bacon

       
  11. katsrus

    10/02/2013 at 7:36 pm

    Love hearing about creepy cemeteries. Watch a lot of shows like that. Not sure I would want to visit especially at night.
    Sue B

     
    • PigLove

      10/02/2013 at 7:49 pm

      Visiting during the day time would be awesome though. We also watch a lot of these shows here at the Hotel Thompson. XOXO – Bacon

       
  12. The Dancing Rider

    10/04/2013 at 4:26 pm

    Such scary stories, Bacon! But we like cemetaries, too. They can be quite beautiful sometimes. Other times, creepy!

     
    • PigLove

      10/04/2013 at 4:35 pm

      Yes we agree 100% my friend. XOXO – Bacon

       

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