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31 Days of Spook – Day 3

03 Oct

Count Baconula here my friends for Day 3 of 31 Days of Spook – So you were brave enough to come back for another scare my friends?  How brave you are.

Tonight it’s raining hard in the cemetery.  I want to finish what I believe are some famously eerie and interesting cemeteries.  So put on your raincoat and straighten your spine.  Be prepared to be spooked!

When I think of places that a lot people died during a lot of fighting, one of the places that come to mind is Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  Cemetery Hill had so many people that died during the Battle of Gettsyburg that it’s hard for me to wrap my mind around it.  There were so many bodies that it was hard to bury everyone in a timely manner.  You can imagine the smell that overcame the land.  There are still reports today of people smelling death.  And you know what they say about unrested bodies, they become ghosts forever looking for redemption.

A famous cemetery that mom would like to visit is in Los Angeles, California.  (I know – she’s weird like that.  She finds walking through the cemeteries as calming as walking on a beach.  Go figure – she’s my mom.)  Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the final resting place of many celebrities over the years.   I’ll need to break down a listing of more important graves here later on in the month.  For now though, let’s concentrate on some hauntings of the cemetery.  A famous person known to haunt here is Clifton Webb.  People at the cemetery claim to hear voices and lights near the Abbey of the Psalms Mausoleum.  A story that intrigues me that I’ve seen on television numerous times is the crypt of Rudolph Valentino.  For years on the anniversary of his death, a lady dressed in black would be seen wearing a veil to cover her face at his crypt leaving a single red rose.  No one really knew for sure who this person was and still today the tradition of leaving a single red rose continues on his anniversary.

And I must end this stroll through the cemeteries at one of mom/dad’s most famous places in Savannah, Georgia at Bonaventure Cemetery.  Did you know that this cemetery had the “Bird Girl” statue that is the photograph of the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil?  I say had now because it has since been moved to a museum nearby but there are still some amazing tombs and headstones left.  Mom/dad have spent multiple days and hours strolling through and visiting with the folks still there.  One of the famous haunts is of little Gracie Watson who died of pneumonia when she was only six years old.  Currently they have her grave fenced off… is that to keep people from touching her little statue or from keeping little Gracie from touching you?   There’s also the hell hounds that local legend have talked about.  People claim to hear them snarling but no one ever sees them.  Perhaps they feel the hot breath of a dog on their ankles letting them know they need to step back.  You think?

So that ends our walk through the cemetery my friends.  Did you get chilled?  Did you get scared?  Perhaps you should check your shoes.  Mom did and this is what she found on her boots.

 
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20 responses to “31 Days of Spook – Day 3

  1. fozziemum

    10/03/2013 at 6:22 am

    Well Bacon think my white hair just got whiter boooooaaaaaa…what scary stories! and I find it so hard to imagine a country where the citizens killed each other in a war!! we had a small rebellion here of miners for miners rights but really hardly any people perished…fascinating and hopefully a lesson again for tolerance of differences…just checking my gumboots for mysterious glowing hand prints !!! Hugs Fozziemum xx

     
    • PigLove

      10/03/2013 at 9:54 am

      YES! My scary skills are still working my friend. More to come in 31 Days of Spook. XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. onespoiledcat

    10/03/2013 at 6:29 am

    Ooooohhhhhhh……scaaaarrrry………cemeteries are a bit spooky at night!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

     
    • PigLove

      10/03/2013 at 9:55 am

      Didn’t you just love it though? Snorts. The rain just makes it a little bit more spooky. XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. mythreemoggies

    10/03/2013 at 6:50 am

    scarrrrrrrryyyyy

     
    • PigLove

      10/03/2013 at 9:55 am

      Welcome aboard my friend. Be prepared to be spooked the rest of the month! XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. gentlestitches

    10/03/2013 at 8:13 am

    Little girl ghosts… the scariest type!!! Hell hounds… ohhhhh!!!!

     
    • PigLove

      10/03/2013 at 9:56 am

      Snorts – I thought those might grab my friends here – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. speedyrabbit

    10/03/2013 at 8:17 am

    Hehehe Spooky!xx Speedy

     
    • PigLove

      10/03/2013 at 9:56 am

      Hope you’re having fun with the stories my little friend. XOXO – Bacon

       
  6. easyweimaraner

    10/03/2013 at 12:34 pm

    Oh boy, tonight I will leave on all lights in my crib…. Oh your mom has the “one hand in the grave boots”? My mom bought another version “the zombie stompers”… crazy, huh?

     
    • PigLove

      10/03/2013 at 12:37 pm

      Snorts – aren’t our humans just whacked?? XOXO – Bacon

       
      • easyweimaraner

        10/03/2013 at 1:09 pm

        haha yes, maybe because they walk on two legs and so all the brain runs in their feet?

         
      • PigLove

        10/03/2013 at 4:35 pm

        You may have something there my friend. XOXO – Bacon

         
  7. katsrus

    10/03/2013 at 4:52 pm

    Never heard of the last cemetery. Hell hounds??!! Creepy.
    Sue B

     
    • PigLove

      10/03/2013 at 5:06 pm

      Oh my friend. That cemetery – Bonaventure – is one of mom/dad’s favorites in Savannah. Very old and mysterious. XOXO – Bacon

       
  8. The Scottie Chronicles

    10/04/2013 at 3:46 pm

    Oh boy! Can’t wait to hear more…..

     
    • PigLove

      10/04/2013 at 3:52 pm

      YAY – thank you so much. I was hoping everyone would really enjoy my spooky October. XOXO – Bacon

       
  9. froggymeowmeow

    10/10/2013 at 12:52 pm

    Love this

     
    • PigLove

      10/10/2013 at 12:58 pm

      Thanks my friend! XOXO – Bacon

       

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