Hello my fellow spook friends. Count Baconula here ready to frightened you once again. You’ve made it 10 days through my 31 days of Spook. Do you think you can make it all the way?
I thought it was time to walk through a cemetery with you once again. Today, I’m going to focus on one close to home – the historic Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia. Oakland Cemetery was bought in 1850 and was originally named Atlanta Graveyard or City Burial Place. It was renamed to Oakland Cemetery in 1972.
Oakland Cemetery offers twilight tours of the cemetery – how scary huh? And around this time of the year, the cemetery even offers what they call “Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours”. What a way to catch some things that go bump in the night. There are over 70,000 residents in over 40 acres that are just dying to meet you whether you have a guided tour or walk the cemetery by yourself… if you’re brave enough.
A lot of the history of this wonderful cemetery centers around the Civil War. There have been stories in the Confederate portion of the cemetery of hearing names being called as if in a roll call. But to look around, there is no one living there, just the statue of a lion guarding the unknown Confederate dead and he’s not talking.
Often the guides at the cemetery will tell you that people actually die three times. Once on their last breath, once when they are laid to rest and once when they are no longer remembered. Sounds just like a situation for a few people to come out and be remembered, doesn’t it? So the next time you’re in the area, drop by for a visit. I’ve heard they’re alway looking for a good soul to fright.
10/10/2013 at 5:28 am
The tours sound very interesting and prompted me to see if there were any available closer to home. Turns out there is a Halloween tour of the Melbourne Cemetery, but unfortunately it is already fully booked out! I am not sure if I am relieved or disappointed. Shivvers.
10/10/2013 at 9:27 am
ooohhh! That would have been so much fun!! I think mom has a couple that she is going to go on this year. Daddy is like me – to much of a scaredy pig to go out in a cemetery at night – shivers. I don’t mind the daytime but nighttime – I’m not so sure. But now that I say that, mom might just drag me through one! Pray for me. XOXO – Bacon
10/10/2013 at 6:25 am
EEEK! My Mom says dying once is plenty enough for her…..three times seems like OVERKILL (hahahahahahahahahahahahaha).
Kitty Hugs, Sammy
10/10/2013 at 9:29 am
Snorts – you telling me! I thought it was a very unique thing that the guides tell you at the Oakland Cemetery. You could spend almost two entire days there visiting and still not see everything it has to offer. Do you know that Margaret Mitchell that wrote Gone With the Wind is buried there? XOXO – Bacon
The Dancing Rider
10/10/2013 at 9:24 am
Ooooh. That is scary, Bacon. Three times? And then if we don’t remember….look out! BOO! 🙂
10/10/2013 at 9:33 am
Exactly! Put me down for just one death okay. AND, can you imagine when cats pass? They have 9 lives right? What do they die then 27 times? Snorts. XOXO – Bacon
10/10/2013 at 10:12 am
Wow that sounds interesting Count Baconula! Imagine you and me (and a bag of treats) together at this place (at midnight, of course), I bet we would run home faster than Usain Bolt hahaha
10/10/2013 at 10:43 am
You know we would my friend!!! It would be so much fun though. And think of how many people we could scare – 🙂 XOXO – Bacon
10/10/2013 at 10:41 am
The tours sound interesting. I would go if there were others.
10/10/2013 at 10:43 am
Me too! In fact, mom might bring me to some of the ones she’s going to. It could be fun… I think. XOXO – Bacon
10/10/2013 at 12:32 pm
I love cemetary tours
10/10/2013 at 12:56 pm
So do we! Mom likes to walk through them. She says it’s calming. I’m not so sure. XOXO – Bacon
10/11/2013 at 3:00 am
Oooh spooky!our Spooky is being noisey at the moment,daddy is smudging everything again,xx Speedy
10/11/2013 at 8:36 am
ooohh! That sounds delicious my friend. You’ll have to tell some stories this month about what’s happening. XOXO – Bacon