Hello my friends. Welcome to 31 Days of Spook with me – your favorite scary little piggy.
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.
10/06/2014 at 1:30 am
I tend to stay out of graveyards- if there’s anything creepier to a kat than creatures, it’s graveyards- they’re all OCCUPIED, dude!
10/06/2014 at 10:18 am
Snorts – but people are dying to get in there – double snorts. I’m sorry – bad piggy taste huh? XOXO – Bacon
10/06/2014 at 1:01 pm
MOL!!!😸MWAHAHAHAHA!!! I just love you, piggy boo !!
10/06/2014 at 1:15 pm
aaww – I ❤ you too my friend! XOXO – Bacon
10/06/2014 at 3:27 pm
10/06/2014 at 2:19 am
most innocent thing I’ve ever seen was 3 little girls eating their lunch in a rural cemetery…they were using a gravemarker bench as a table. I thought to myself how pleased the occupant under the grass probably was to have sweet company… as for me no way baby!!!!
10/06/2014 at 10:19 am
I feel you on that one my friend. Shivers. Nice to have company but I don’t think so. Nope. I’ll just pass through – quickly. XOXO – Bacon
10/06/2014 at 5:07 am
I love cemetery’s too Bacon..i find them very tranquil and the history very touching…a few years back here in Melbourne a poor girl was visiting her grandmas graveside when she was brutally murdered..all I could think was how alone she must have felt..and I wonder if that area is now haunted…I have never been scared of them..but that incident gave me the creeps..from a mortal point of view..sometimes life is scarier…loves Fozziemum xx
10/06/2014 at 10:33 am
Oh my goodness! Someone killed someone in a graveyard while they were visiting their grandmother?! OMP OMP OMP! That’s just totally uncalled for. Cemeteries need to be tranquil places for the dearly departed. They are not suppose to have any hate or violence. I just feel for this girl – the poor thing. XOXO – Bacon
10/07/2014 at 5:12 am
Indeed it was very tragic…she visited her grandma every day..a very close Italian family..a sacred area to me and I am sure her murderer will be given the appropriate karma when his time comes…this is the only time I ever felt creepy about a cemetery..this was shocking ….loves Fozziemum xxx
10/07/2014 at 9:56 am
I still shake my head over this story – WOW! Like you said Karma is going to find her killer. It won’t be pretty. XOXO – Bacon
10/08/2014 at 7:24 am
Oh he is serving three life sentences and hopefully when the time comes he will get what is coming to him …loves Fozziemum xx
10/06/2014 at 5:52 am
EEEEEK…….I don’t wear shoes but if I did, I’d be checking them for handprints that’s for sure….tiptoeing through a cemetery would be way way too SKEERY for me!
10/06/2014 at 10:35 am
Snorts. Love those boots huh? I think mom will stick to the cemeteries in the broad daylight. XOXO – Bacon
Molly The Wally
10/06/2014 at 6:46 am
OMD the sight of those boots made us chuckle. Love cemeteries as we find them very interesting.vHave a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly
10/06/2014 at 10:35 am
aawww we do too sweet Molly. There is so much history in cemeteries everywhere. XOXO – Bacon
10/06/2014 at 7:57 am
oh brother that was so interesting… and scary, yes! I bet the fence is there to protect people from Gracie… just saying… we have such a extremely scary cemetery in Paris too, the Père Lachaise, it’s said if you spend a week in the mausoleum of Princess Elisabeth Demidoff without getting crackers, you will get a million bucks…..
10/06/2014 at 10:36 am
OMP – I must tell mother of this one. She’s already crackers though so she might not get the million bucks. Darn it – missed it by this much – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
10/06/2014 at 10:47 am
sounds like a mission for us… there is no rule that pets aren’t allowed to accept the challenge… btw: this cemetery is a creepy place… mom was there once to visit Jim Morrison… there is the tomb of Georges Rodenbach too and that looks really scary uhoh!
10/06/2014 at 11:07 am
Oh squeals and shivers. If you do it brother, I’ll do it. We can split the money afterwards and fly to the Bahamas for a vacation at one of those all inclusive places. What say you? XOXO – Bacon
10/06/2014 at 11:37 am
I say, bring on the money two fearless heroes are on the way…. hey… wait… I could ask the Overlook twins if they would spend a week there, think they would like ambience and the entertainment… and they probably need no money…let’s say we wait on the Bahamas and the twins send us a check in a week… deal?
10/06/2014 at 12:05 pm
Deal brother! XOXO – Bacon
Reilly & Denny
10/06/2014 at 9:17 am
We always love exploring little cemeteries – usually the family ones that have just a few graves. Not fond of big cemeteries…..Mom senses things and finds big cemeteries to full of pain…
10/06/2014 at 10:37 am
Oh!! Your mom and mine would get along so very well my friend – so very well! XOXO – Bacon
10/06/2014 at 10:54 am
For some reason, surely our computer, we can’t see the pictures. Maybe it’s because they know I am not such a brave piggy like you are Bacon!
10/06/2014 at 11:08 am
aaww – I know you are brave – probably braver than me sweet Cocco! XOXO – Bacon
10/06/2014 at 4:43 pm
Cemeteries, especially old ones are very interesting. We have a little one kept and maintained but locked to keep people out (or in?) dated 1861 to 1908. Northcote cemetery Melbourne. Those boots with spooky hands are scary. 😀
10/06/2014 at 5:03 pm
oohh squeals. Mommy would love to visit that cemetery. I’m sure it’s to keep peeps out. Yeah. That’s what I’m sticking with. To keep peeps out. XOXO – Bacon
The Canadian Cats
10/06/2014 at 7:23 pm
What an excellent post, Bacon. My mom likes cemeteries too….not crazy about them but finds them fascinating. She went all through the Victoria cemeteries on Vancouver Island. The things young children died of was such a pity….the cures are well known now. Mom would like to go to New Orleans and see Marie Laveau’s tomb. There are so many stories about her rising at certain times of the year, with her cat of course.
10/07/2014 at 9:50 am
Snorticles – My mom has been by some of the cemeteries in New Orleans. She said she would like to have went further in and looked around. They have so much history! XOXO – Bacon
10/09/2014 at 11:38 pm
I like your Mom. My Mom Person likes a stroll through a cemetery as well! Which means I get to stroll through a lot of cemeteries. I find them quite relaxing.
10/10/2014 at 5:10 am
Score!! We are so alike my friends. They are so very peaceful. XOXO – Bacon
10/14/2014 at 8:11 pm
Me not bin in a cemmytary butt me Mum haz bizited many over da yeerz n nuffin scarez her…in fact she iz like yer Mum n findz dem calmin like goin to da Park!!!
Mum used to take her Neece to cemmytareez fer picknickz n to wander ’round…..Dey used to try to figure out what da peeple did fer a livin n what dere life waz like….
Soundz weerd huh Bacon??
Mum went to da cemmytary fer Jewish/Mewish New Yeer n she went to bizit Mistur Garry a guud furend of herz…she took a purrty stone to put on his headstone n she talked to him fer a while. She told me she wishez she cuud bizit him more often…
So cemmytareez do nto scare Mum at all…
(no fun, eh??)
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