Here are 10 of the worlds most haunted cemeteries.
Cemeteries are, in general, creepy places, but some are definitely more goosebump-inducing than others.
Here are 10 of the world’s most haunted graveyards.
Number 10. St. Louis Cemetery Number 1, New Orleans, Louisiana. This one ranks high on the scary scale for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is that voodoo priestess Marie Laveau is entombed there. Rumor has it she still grants wishes to those who scrawl 3 “X”es on her grave.
Number 9. Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh, Scotland. Those heading here are well advised to pack a first aid kit. People have reported being scratched, bruised, burned and bumped while inside the grounds of the Covenanters’ Prison, a place where mass and brutal violence was once the norm.
Number 8. Gettysburg Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Many say the US is still haunted by the Civil War, and at this burial ground they really mean it. Ghosts of both Confederate and Union soldiers are said to wander the area, including one that has a fondness for photobombing.
Number 7. Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France. If you prefer seeing the ghosts of famous people to the normal, everyday ones, then this is the place for you. Regularly reported sightings include such notable figures as Jim Morrison, Marcel Proust, and Maurice Ravel.
Number 6. Westminster Hall Burying Ground, Baltimore, Maryland. If you don’t mind a bit of blood-curdling screaming – there’s a skull of a slain minister that yells a lot – Westminster provides a great opportunity to visit one of America’s greatest writers, Edgar Allen Poe. Not only is he buried there, his ghost is said to be a regular.
Number 5. Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague, Czech Republic. Building over a burial ground is pretty much asking for a haunting. Not only did people double whammy themselves by putting a cemetery on top of a cemetery, they did so around 10 times. Not surprisingly, it’s considered a hotbed of paranormal activity.
Number 4. Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, Illinois. This is the perennial destination of Resurrection Mary, an apparition that has reportedly hitched more than one ride with kind strangers, only to vanish at the cemetery’s gates.
Number 3. Highgate Cemetery, London, England. Among the many spectral occupants of this location is a woman with long grey hair who frantically searchers for her deceased children. It’s said that she murdered them oh so many years ago.
Number 2. Chestnut Hill, Exeter, Rhode Island. When the body of Mercy Brown, who died from tuberculosis in the late 1800s, was exhumed it showed no signs of decay. Back then she was suspected of being a vampire, but now it’s said her time is spent visiting and consoling the ill.
Number 1. Stull Cemetery, Stull, Kansas. Other cemeteries can brag about their undead as much as they want, but they’ll never match Stull’s jewel of an attraction. It’s said to be the home of the actual ‘Gateway to Hell’.
Which one gives you the biggest case of the creeps?
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