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Boo! Cemeteries

02 Oct

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.

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St. Louis Cemetery #1

When I think of scary and mysterious cemeteries, my first thoughts have to go towards New Orleans.  St. Louis Cemetery #1 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.

Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery and Resurrection Cemetery

The next that came to mind were two different cemeteries in the Chicago area.  The first one is Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery.  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.

Howard Street Cemetery

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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21 responses to “Boo! Cemeteries

  1. easyweimaraner

    10/02/2017 at 1:16 am

    that are super scary places… no wonder that there is a million for the one who will spend a night at the pawris cemetery… and no one was brave enough by now…

     
    • Piglove

      10/02/2017 at 8:46 am

      Oh brother! I couldn’t even imagine doing that. XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. CarolMaeWY

    10/02/2017 at 2:12 am

    Oh, love these ghostie stories.

     
    • Piglove

      10/02/2017 at 8:47 am

      Thank you sweet friend. There are so many more to come in October XOXO – Bacon

       
      • CarolMaeWY

        10/03/2017 at 1:57 am

        Looking forward to it. But I’m starting from behind.

         
  3. Juliette Kings

    10/02/2017 at 2:41 am

    Ohhh this was good. I’ve been to St. Louis in New Orleans. There is nothing else like it. Next time I’m in the Chicago area I will definitely check out Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery and Resurrection Cemetery and keep my eyes open for the girl dressed for the dance.

     
    • Piglove

      10/02/2017 at 8:48 am

      Please do. Such wonderful cemeteries out there waiting to be explored – spooks to be visited. XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. Lone Star Cats

    10/02/2017 at 3:00 am

    Momma did a Halloween tour in Boston and visited some spooky cemeteries.

     
    • Piglove

      10/02/2017 at 8:49 am

      Squeals with piggy excitement. Do tell. Anything exciting happen? XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. imagesbytdashfield

    10/02/2017 at 9:20 am

    I’ve been to the one in NOLA and yes it was creepy!!!

     
  6. Miss Harper Lee

    10/02/2017 at 11:31 am

    My human mommy has an odd fascination with old cemeteries, so she loved this list! We live close to another New Orleans cemetery–Lafayette Cemetery No. 1–and she insist on making me walk by it all the time . . . luckily only during daylight.

     
    • Piglove

      10/02/2017 at 11:44 am

      Oh beautiful – that cemetery is on my list later on in the month. My mom loves cemeteries too. Ya’ll would have a lot of fun together for sure. XOXO – Bacon

       
  7. Ladybuggz

    10/02/2017 at 1:19 pm

    Being young and foolish (and egged on by alcohol) years ago, my friends and I went to our local cemetery and played with a Ouija board under a tree! Luckily nothing happened! Silly kids!

     
    • Piglove

      10/02/2017 at 3:25 pm

      OMP – No you didn’t?! You are brave sweet friend. XOXO – Bacon

       
  8. The Canadian Cats

    10/02/2017 at 2:42 pm

    Mom and dad went to 2 cemeteries in New Orleans. They are getting quite strict with peeps damaging the crypts. So only peeps from tour buses are allowed to get out and walk around. Because of the high waterline all peeps in New Orleans are above the ground. It’s easier for them to get out and torment others. Eeek!

    Shoko and Kali

     
    • Piglove

      10/02/2017 at 3:27 pm

      Shivers – those cemeteries are so cool. Mom has been to a couple and WOW. What cemeteries they are! XOXo – Bacon

       
  9. Mae Clair

    10/02/2017 at 8:46 pm

    Goosebumps! These all sounds super scary.
    When I was a kid, I remember seeing a movie (no idea what it was called) where the main character was executed in the manner of Giles Corey. He was later reincarnated and reconnected with his wife. For some reason those scenes always stuck in my head.

     
    • Piglove

      10/02/2017 at 8:58 pm

      Squeals! Sounds like my kind of movie for sure!! XOXO – Bacon

       
  10. speedyrabbit

    10/03/2017 at 12:00 pm

    oh I love going to cemeteries Bacon thanks for letting me tag a long,xx Speedy

     
    • Piglove

      10/03/2017 at 2:57 pm

      Please do sweet friend. You and my mom would love exploring some awesome cemeteries together. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • speedyrabbit

        10/04/2017 at 8:36 am

        yep she likes looking at the Grave stones and looking for spooks,xx Speedy

         

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