31 Days of Spook – St Louis Cemetery #1, Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery and Howard Street Cemetery

21 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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15 responses to “31 Days of Spook – St Louis Cemetery #1, Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery and Howard Street Cemetery

  1. easyweimaraner

    10/21/2016 at 4:40 am

    wow… that’s what I call a haunted house in any way… what happens when someone enters that house while it disappears? I would like to know that…any volunteers in blogville?

    • Piglove

      10/21/2016 at 9:43 am

      Snorts brother. I wondered the same myself. What would happen? The house disappear with the peeps? XOXO – Bacon

      • easyweimaraner

        10/21/2016 at 10:07 am

        maybe we find someone who is brave enough?

      • Piglove

        10/21/2016 at 2:23 pm

        Snorts! I’d say let’s send Bashful. Maybe he will be home in time? XOXO – Bacon

  2. Angie

    10/21/2016 at 9:18 am

    I have yet to step into a supposedly haunted cemetery and experience or feel something, but I really wish I could! I love hearing stories about others who have though. I’m actually going to a famous haunted one this weekend here in London — Highgate Cemetery. I’ll be writing about next Thursday. We’ll see if I sense anything there!

    • Piglove

      10/21/2016 at 9:44 am

      squeals!! Please write about it and let me know when you do. It sounds awesome for sure!! And we don’t really understand why cemeteries get the conception of being haunted. Most people didn’t die there. It’s weird huh? XOXO – Bacon

      • Angie

        10/21/2016 at 10:41 am

        Yes, it is weird. I’ll let you know when I write about it. Until then, have a great weekend!

  3. evilsquirrel13

    10/21/2016 at 12:13 pm

    Cemeteries wouldn’t be so scary if there weren’t so many dead people there….

    • Piglove

      10/21/2016 at 2:24 pm

      This is true. But they are dead… or are they? XOXO – Bacon

      • evilsquirrel13

        10/21/2016 at 2:29 pm

        I will not be the one who finds out….

  4. The Canadian Cats

    10/21/2016 at 3:05 pm

    I could be playing with ghosties other than Kali. MOL


  5. David

    10/21/2016 at 4:21 pm

    The closest I’ve been to Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery was driving past the woods there. I was in Chicagoland scouting out a place to live for a job long ago. My friend Mary said there was an abandoned cemetery back in the woods. Nothing scary, except living in the Chicagoland area, lol. 🙂

    • Piglove

      10/23/2016 at 4:36 pm

      Oh my pig!! Abandoned cemeteries are so scary!! We have one two streets over from us that new people that move into the hood don’t know is there. Eerie! XOXO – Bacon

  6. sheilaenglehart

    10/22/2016 at 8:29 am

    Wonder what fate befell the sheriff.

    • Piglove

      10/23/2016 at 4:39 pm

      I know! It does make you wonder doesn’t it? XOXO – Bacon


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