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.
10/05/2015 at 1:14 am
I have read about the Savannah cemetery on a blog – and it was defo one I WOULD visit (because I am weird like your mom, but we are not alone – there is a word for people like us – Tombstone tourist (otherwise known as a “taphophile”, “cemetery enthusiast”, cemetery tourists or “grave hunter” or “graver”) describes an individual who has a passion for and enjoyment of cemeteries – we even have our own Wikipedia-article!)
10/05/2015 at 2:21 am
hehehe I love exploring Cemeteries too,Mum takes me to one in a village not to far from where we live and then we sometimes got to the pub for some noms afterwards everybody loves me there,xx Speedy
10/05/2015 at 10:27 am
aaww my friend. I would love to go with you. Me and mom sometimes go. They are tranquil and we love to visit. XOXO – Bacon
10/05/2015 at 3:15 am
maybe Mr. Webb is still in his role in the Satan never sleeps? I think the fence it to protect visitors… little Gracie has something in her eyes what
give me shivers…
10/05/2015 at 10:28 am
Snorts brother – that is the truth! I thought I was the only one that didn’t find little Gracie for angelic. Shivers. XOXO – Bacon
10/05/2015 at 11:40 am
probably the overlook twins were triplets :o)
10/05/2015 at 8:12 am
That last one sounds super scary with the hell hounds. Chilling.
10/05/2015 at 10:29 am
That one got me too my friend! These were getting to me today. I have a little shiver going on. XOXO – Bacon
10/05/2015 at 9:11 am
I’m like your mom, Bacon. I have pulled over many times to check out a cemetery in the woods or fence off near a highway the once used to be a family farm. Oddly, I don’t want to be buried in one. They can put up a marker, but I want ashes to drift into the wind.
10/05/2015 at 10:29 am
Just like my mom! She doesn’t want to be placed in one place. She wants to float all over and see the world. XOXO – Bacon
10/05/2015 at 10:13 am
Yikes..i am like your Mum i love a good cemetery..i find them peaceful and full of history…i don;t know about night time though 🙂 loves Fozziemum xx
10/05/2015 at 10:31 am
Exactly how my mom feels about them. They are tranquil and full of stories. XOXO – Bacon
10/05/2015 at 10:36 am
Indeed they are 🙂 xxx Fozziemum xx
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10/05/2015 at 8:50 pm
Mom didn’t know about the cemetery in LA or she would have gone. Furthermore she didn’t know Clifton Webb was dead! I don’t care for cemetaries but mom would like to see the cemetery in Savannah, Georgia.
10/06/2015 at 9:30 am
Oh there are a couple of cemeteries in Savannah that are awesome. My mom knows where they are too 🙂 It would be a fun thing… also there’s a haunted carriage ride at night. XOXO – Bacon
10/05/2015 at 11:35 pm
Cemeteries make me nervous, I am afraid I might fall into something and be never seen or heard of ever again. I like to read about them though.
10/06/2015 at 9:32 am
That’s okay Auntie Sharon. You can hold my hoof. I won’t let anything happen to you 🙂 XOXO – Bacon