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31 Days of Spook – Cemeteries

02 Oct

So you were brave enough to come back for another scare my friends?  How brave you are.  You may want ask your human to get you a night light tonight because it can only get worse from here – insert evil snort.  Today we are going to highlight some famous and eerie cemeteries.  Are you brave enough to enter my cemetery of the famous dead? I’ve wandered throughout the internet and done a lot of research to bring you some intriguing places of final rest… or is it?  I hope that you find them interesting.

 Let’s take a little stroll amidst the stones shall we.

When I think of scary and mysterious cemeteries, my first thoughts have to go towards New Orleans.  Let’s visit the St. Louis Cemetery #1.   This cemetery opened in 1789 and there are over 100,000 residents.  With that much of a crowd, you know some have to be a little unhappy with their final resting place.  I know I would be.  The most famous tenant here is Marie Laveau.  Marie Laveau was a famous voodoo priestess.  People visit her grave site often and mark three “X’s” on her grave.  People that do so believe that by marking the three “X’s”, Marie Laveau will grant them their wish.

The next that came to mind were two different cemeteries in the Chicago area.  One was Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery in Chicagoland.  I’ve heard about this place a lot over the years.  I’ve seen specials on television and mommy has read me different chilling facts in books.  Not only does this cemetery have a history of unexplained lights and ghosts, it has an entire house that mysteriously appears and disappears.  Many people that have seen the house describe it as a white farmhouse with pillars and a swing.  The other cemetery was Resurrection Cemetery in Chicago.  This story sends chills up and down my spine every time I see it on television.  It starts off with a beautiful girl who was walking home from a dance one late night.  She was hit by a car and killed and has been looking for a ride home every since.  I saw a story one night where a man picked up this lady at a dance.  They danced into the late hours and he admitted that she felt cold to the touch.  Upon taking her home after the dance, she asked him to stop in front of the cemetery.  She got out and disappeared into the air.

And how can we forget the most eerie of places in Salem, Massachusetts at Howard Street Cemetery.  With all of the witch hunts that took place here, this has got to be one of the most haunted places in the United States.  Just think of all of the innocent people that were slowly tortured and burned at the stake for the public believing they were witches.  How many of those spirits still walk around wanting people to know that they were innocent but forever labeled a witch.  Talk about your unfinished business in setting things straight.  This reminds me of a story that mom told me about a guy named Giles Corey.  He was officially the only person to die by torture during these Witch Trials.  He wouldn’t say that he was a witch so the sheriff of the time made him lay down in the middle of his field.  The sheriff then had a board placed across his chest and slowly added stones on top of the board.  Eventually two days later, Corey was crushed to death in a slow and agonizing way.

 

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24 responses to “31 Days of Spook – Cemeteries

  1. franhunne4u

    10/02/2015 at 1:04 am

    May I add another cemetery to your list: Highgate in London! Or the famous Parisienne one with many famous people buried there.

     
    • PigLove

      10/02/2015 at 9:28 am

      oohh squeals! That sounds so interesting! XOXO – Bacon

       
      • franhunne4u

        10/02/2015 at 12:50 pm

        It is! My cousin was there, there are even animal statues as tombstones!

         
      • PigLove

        10/02/2015 at 3:24 pm

        ooohhh now that is scary my friend! XOXO – Bacon

         
      • franhunne4u

        10/03/2015 at 3:04 am

        One man had his beloved hound as statue on his grave, to guard him in death. Another one chose to be buried with a lion on his grave. That was impressive.

         
      • PigLove

        10/03/2015 at 10:13 am

        This cemetery sounds like a fabulous place to visit. We would love it. XOXO – Bacon

         
      • franhunne4u

        10/03/2015 at 11:36 am

        If you ever flew to London … Hey, you have to book on the phone beforehand! I did it for my cousin as she felt too shy to try. After all we are not native speakers.

         
      • PigLove

        10/03/2015 at 4:50 pm

        Squeals. I will do my friend. If I get that way, I’m so doing it! XOXO – Bacon

         
      • franhunne4u

        10/04/2015 at 3:23 am

        They do have a website.
        http://highgatecemetery.org/
        and they host events:
        http://highgatecemetery.org/events

        East Cemetery candle-lighting late opening for All Saints’ Evening
        How I wish I’d live around there to go there. I can even feel a horror story coming up connected with the event an All saints eve.

         
      • PigLove

        10/04/2015 at 1:36 pm

        Such a fascinating web site. I wish I lived closer. I would definitely have to pay a visit. XOXO – Bacon

         
  2. easyweimaraner

    10/02/2015 at 5:35 am

    I wouldn’t be brave enough to write a triple x on her grave… at then end that’s an invitation an Marie will visit me at night? I’ve read a lot about that Salem cemetery… a lot of people saw something there and things happened, no one can explain… not even those who say baaaah humbug… I bet there is really “something”…

     
    • PigLove

      10/02/2015 at 9:30 am

      Oh brother – I do believe there are some things out there in these cemeteries just waiting for a visitor. You definitely won’t catch this oinker out there exploring at night. No way! XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. philosophermouseofthehedge

    10/02/2015 at 9:40 am

    We have a version of the story about the girl on the side of the road, too. Central Texas by a large lake….and the car seat/floorboards are wet after she disappears.
    Oh, time to dig up all the spooky tales!

     
    • PigLove

      10/02/2015 at 9:43 am

      oooohhh please if you want – send me a story submission to my email for this month 🙂 It would be awesome! XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. The Canadian Cats

    10/02/2015 at 9:18 pm

    Good lord!! Mom is even scared….she’s rushing into the bedroom to put the night light on while the sun is still shining. She’s taking no chances. We were deliciously scared today Bacon.

    Shoko

     
    • PigLove

      10/02/2015 at 11:09 pm

      Squeals! I even scared myself with this one today my friends. My piggy night light is on now! XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. gentlestitches

    10/03/2015 at 6:13 am

    I wouldn’t be brave enough either. (just in case) I unleashed something.

     
    • PigLove

      10/03/2015 at 10:45 am

      That’s okay Auntie Sharon. You can hold my hoof. XOXO – Bacon

       
  6. katsrus

    10/03/2015 at 10:36 am

    I have heard of all of them except the Howard Street one and I never heard of the disappearing house. How creepy.
    Sue B

     
    • PigLove

      10/03/2015 at 10:57 am

      It is very creepy. I watched a show about that one late at night on my television by myself. I almost wet myself! XOXO – Bacon

       
  7. speedyrabbit

    10/03/2015 at 12:15 pm

    Oh how exciting…Fancy having an adventure to those cemeteries Bacon?xx Speedy

     
    • PigLove

      10/03/2015 at 4:51 pm

      I wouldn’t mind….as long as it was day light and you were there to hold my hoof. XOXO – Bacon

       
  8. sepultura13

    10/05/2015 at 4:22 pm

    I love walking through cemeteries, and always have…even when I was a wee pup! Taking pictures of headstones and mausoleums in different cemeteries is something I enjoy doing when I travel.
    🙂

     
    • Piglove

      10/05/2015 at 4:57 pm

      You and my mommy would have an awesome time exploring together my friend. XOXO – Bacon

       

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