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31 Days of Spook – Day 21

21 Oct

Hello ghouls and ghosts – Count Baconula here for Day 21 of my 31 Days of Spook. Since mom/dad are on their vacation in historic Savannah, Georgia, I thought I would focus on a wonderful cemetery in Savannah. Mom/dad have been here often and walked among the graves and tombstones… and perhaps some living and unliving. Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?

The cemetery I’m focusing on today is the Colonial Park Cemetery. It was established in 1750 and has been restored. It is located at the corner of Abercorn and Oglethorpe Streets in Savannah, Georgia. What an amazing archway they have to enter into the cemetery. This cemetery is amazing – so mom/dad says – snorts. I wouldn’t know first hoove but mom/dad did give me a lot of information by phone last night.

There are over 10,000 people buried here; however, there are only around 1,000 grave markers. Many people were buried in mass graves, others have had their grave markers knocked over and/or destroyed. The cemetery was actually closed for new burials before the Civil War and there are no confederate soldiers buried; however, the war did leave a mark. Federal troops took over the cemetery grounds during their occupation in Savannah. Many of the graves were looted and desecrated. It’s said that a lot of the union soldiers changed the dates on many of the headstones. Some dates look like the persons died before they were even born! Can you imagine with a lot of this information why some people are not having their final rest in peace? I’m sure some are still looking for their grave markers wanting to be remembered. Others are perhaps upset over the desecration of their headstones. It makes you wonder really who is walking beside you that you can’t see while you are visiting.

This cemetery closes at dark and there’s a good reason. Savannah has many Voodoo practitioners still living in and around the area. Before the cemetery started closing at night, it wasn’t uncommon for early morning visitors to find remnants of Voodoo rituals from the night before. Sometimes the soil from the graves was used in rituals and sometimes graves were raided in order to obtain human bones.

And, we can’t forget the story of Rene Asche Rondolier. He’s one of the most famous ghosts of Colonial Park Cemetery. Rondolier was a disfigured orphan who was said to call Colonial Park Cemetery his home in the early 1800’s. He was accused of murdering two young girls and their bodies were found in the cemetery. Rondolier was dragged to a nearby swamp, lynched and left for dead. More dead bodies turned up in the cemetery in the days that followed. The people in the town were convinced it was Rondolier’s ghost. Some even say that the cemetery is Rondolier’s playground.

Shivers! If that’s not enough to make you jump at things that go bump in the night! I’ll leave this cemetery for mom/dad to explore.

I want to thank my new friend Deborah Petite at http://www.visit-historic-savannah.com for allowing me to use her pictures. If you get a chance, check them out – tell them Bacon sent you πŸ™‚

Oh, and before I go. I want to share something I found on YouTube on the Colonial Park Cemetery. A family was actually on vacation and caught something on camera. Their video made it on the news and is kind of intriguing. Here is the news clip from what they caught. Do you believe? What do you think now?

 
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23 responses to “31 Days of Spook – Day 21

  1. gentlestitches

    10/21/2013 at 3:42 am

    Oh dear. I will be sleeping with the light on tonight! πŸ™‚

     
    • PigLove

      10/21/2013 at 9:00 am

      Snorts. I’ll protect you my friend. XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. fozziemum

    10/21/2013 at 5:55 am

    Oh Bacon that’s totally cool! I like to think that when I pop off from this world I would find somewhere much nicer to play…like a topical island somewhere hahaaha hugs Fozziemum xx

     
    • PigLove

      10/21/2013 at 9:01 am

      Good point my friend. Good point. I want to haunt a nice hotel and scare the guests. Oops did I say that out loud? Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • fozziemum

        10/21/2013 at 9:06 am

        Oops yes Bacon hahaha I would have thought you might like to hang put in an apple orchard!!! hugs Fozziemum xx

         
      • PigLove

        10/21/2013 at 11:38 am

        Oohh apples. Yum. You know me too well my friend. XOXO – Bacon

         
      • fozziemum

        10/21/2013 at 5:11 pm

        I just may at that Bacon πŸ˜‰ Fozziemum xxx

         
      • PigLove

        10/21/2013 at 5:55 pm

        Smooches. XOXO – Bacon

         
      • fozziemum

        10/21/2013 at 6:05 pm

        Woot woot πŸ˜‰ xxxxxx Fozziemum

         
  3. hutchagoodlife

    10/21/2013 at 6:48 am

    o_0 Whee are all scared now . . . Mummy!!!

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil
    xxxx

     
    • PigLove

      10/24/2013 at 9:16 am

      Aaaww – so sorry my little friends. I hope today’s posting is more to your liking πŸ™‚ XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. onespoiledcat

    10/21/2013 at 6:50 am

    Eeeek! That is a totally spooky video…..and it really does look like ghosts in that cemetery – my parents said Savannah is a beautiful place to visit BUT I wouldn’t want to live there (tee hee).

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

     
    • PigLove

      10/24/2013 at 9:17 am

      πŸ™‚ My mom/dad say the opposite. They would absolutely LOVE to live there – especially on Tybee Island. It’s one of their favorite places. That video gave me chills as well. It was so weird! XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. Coccolino

    10/21/2013 at 8:43 am

    SQUEEE!! Bacon, you are doing a good job scaring me this month! Mamma almost went to Savannah last year instead of Charleston. She wants to get there, doesn’t get away enough anymore!

     
    • PigLove

      10/21/2013 at 11:40 am

      Oh wow! Wish we had known. Mom and dad go there often. Y’all could have met up in real life. XOXO – Bacon

       
  6. easyweimaraner

    10/21/2013 at 9:01 am

    That must be really a haunted place, I’m sure. I think it’s a good thing, that it is closed by night…..
    Thanks for sharing the video, Count Baconula! That was scaaaaaaary! (mom once watched ghost videos the whole afternoon and later she asked my dad if he would be wait at the bathroom door, because she turned chicken to be alone in the bathroom – crazy, huh?)

     
    • PigLove

      10/21/2013 at 11:37 am

      I don’t blame your mommy. Mine won’t take a shower when she’s alone in the house because of watching Psycho. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • easyweimaraner

        10/21/2013 at 11:50 am

        yes! I agree, therefore we have only a bathtub LOL

         
      • PigLove

        10/21/2013 at 12:27 pm

        Smart move my friend. Smart move. XOXO – Bacon

         
  7. katsrus

    10/21/2013 at 9:23 am

    Creepy video. Spooky and sad at the same time of that cemetery. Probably lots of restless souls there.
    Sue B

     
    • PigLove

      10/21/2013 at 11:38 am

      That’s what mom and dad say too. Poor peeps. XOXO – Bacon

       
  8. speedyrabbit

    10/21/2013 at 12:15 pm

    you should visit me bacon we have a resident ghosty in our house!xx Speedy

     
    • PigLove

      10/21/2013 at 12:28 pm

      Oohh I would love to come and visit. We would have a fun time spooking the ghost together. XOXO – Bacon

       

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