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31 Days of Spook – Oakland Cemetery

24 Oct

Hello my fellow spook friends.  Bacon here ready to frightened you once again.

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 always looking for a good soul to fright.

 
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20 responses to “31 Days of Spook – Oakland Cemetery

  1. speedyrabbit

    10/24/2014 at 2:47 am

    oh what fun,Are you going to visit Bacon?hehehe,xx Speedy

     
    • PigLove

      10/24/2014 at 8:07 am

      I think mom is this year. I don’t think I’m allowed. Darn right? Yeah that’s just plain awful. Goes and stands behind moms legs to hide. XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. hutchagoodlife

    10/24/2014 at 4:30 am

    *shivers*

     
    • PigLove

      10/24/2014 at 8:08 am

      I’m right there with you my friends. Shivers to mergatroid! XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. Basil

    10/24/2014 at 5:15 am

    I think that dying 3 times thing is actually quite sad :0(

     
    • PigLove

      10/24/2014 at 8:08 am

      Me too! XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. Molly The Wally

    10/24/2014 at 5:48 am

    We agree the dying 3 times is very sad. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

     
    • PigLove

      10/24/2014 at 8:10 am

      It is sweet Molly. This is why we must never forget our loved ones that leave before us. XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. Coccolino

    10/24/2014 at 7:04 am

    Never heard that about the three times, it’s quite a sad take and true, huh? Bacon you are sooo brave, I’m way too scared to go to a cemetery.

     
    • PigLove

      10/24/2014 at 8:12 am

      I have been to some with mom but not this one. They are really peaceful my little friend. XOXO – Bacon

       
  6. Nylabluesmum

    10/24/2014 at 8:48 pm

    Mousiez what an interestin Semmytary Bacon..
    Just fink ya can dye 3 timez??
    Mum sayz she will neber furget me 😉
    So me iz down to 2…..
    Sowwy me not bin around much; da Cystitis iz reelly hertin me n me just wantz to sleep
    a-l-o-t…..**sighz**
    Lub yer furgurl Nylablue ❤ ❤

     
    • PigLove

      10/25/2014 at 7:30 pm

      I understand my sweet love. I have been praying for you. I have been away this past week with mom and dad on vacation. But trust me, ya’ll were still on our minds and in out hearts as always. We are all hoping that you feel better soon – the both of you. ❤️ XOXO – Bacon

       
  7. Marty the Manx

    10/24/2014 at 11:45 pm

    I have never heard about the tree times either Bacon. Can’t believe our month is almost up!

     
    • PigLove

      10/25/2014 at 7:40 pm

      I know! I hope everyone has had as much fun reading my stories as I had putting them together. 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

       
  8. gentlestitches

    10/25/2014 at 8:20 pm

    I love the number 3. I never heard that either but it is true. 😀

     
    • PigLove

      10/26/2014 at 12:28 pm

      🙂 Mommy is going to see this cemetery this today. I can’t wait to hear what she sees and feels tonight 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

       
  9. Nylabluesmum

    10/26/2014 at 2:19 pm

    No purroblem me sweetpiggieboy…we nose eberyone needz a bacashun once in a while…
    Much lub Nylablue ❤

     
  10. Mumsy's Little Chancy Man

    10/26/2014 at 5:43 pm

    Very interesting story sweet Bacon…we think that picture is pretty scary! Hugs and snout kisses

     
  11. Lori Fontanes

    10/29/2014 at 8:52 am

    OK, now you’re really scaring me with that “die three times” story. Probably because it’s true. Yikes!

     
    • PigLove

      10/29/2014 at 9:34 am

      Frowns and shakes head. I think unfortunately it might be true. That’s why we must never forget the ones that leave before us. XOXO – Bacon

       

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