MORE SCARY CEMETERIES
Added on: 11th Jan 2015
HIGHGATE CEMETERY, LONDON
This Victorian era cemetery spans 37 acres of London’s overgrown
woodland. It sports spectacular statues of people, animals as
well as angels, in different states of decay. The Highgate Cemetery
highlights the obsession of the Victorian era with ancient Egyptians,
perhaps due to the fascination of both cultures with death. The
cemetery’s main walkway is aptly called Egyptian Avenue and has a
couple of foreboding obelisks. The original Dracula author Bram Stoker
is said to have been inspired by the ambient creepiness of the
Highgate Cemetery while he was writing.
GREYFRIARS KIRKYARD, EDINBURGH
This former monastery garden was established in the 1560s and it
is considered to be Scotland’s most haunted place. Its paranormal
activity has been attributed to the restless spirit of the infamous ‘Bluidy’
George Mackenzie who was buried here in 1691.
The ‘Mackenzie Poltergeist’ is a violent spectre that is said to
cause bruising, bites and cuts on those who come into contact with it.
Many visitors who take the ghost tour have reported feeling strange
sensations and have reportedly sustained injuries which they had no
recollection of sustaining.
GLASNEVIN CEMETERY, DUBLIN
Glasnevin Cemetery houses 1.5 million bodies. This 120 acre
graveyard is haunted by a Newfoundland dog. It is said that
John McNeill Boyd’s faithful canine died from starving as it refused to
leave it’s owner’s graveside.
HOWARD STREET CEMETERY, SALEM,
Salem is assumed to be the USA’s most haunted town, thanks to its
history of witch hunting. In 1692, one popular resident, Giles Corey died
from torture at the site because he refused to admit guilt or innocence
regarding witchcraft. However, it is said that with his last breath, he
put a curse on the town. Legend has it that Corey appeared days prior to
the 1914 Great Fire. Today people claim to still see his ghost walk
among the graves.
STULL CEMETERY, STULL, KANSAS
Also called the “Gates to Hell,” this grave site is among the
Seven Portals of Hell listed by numerous haunting guides and is
among America’s most haunted places. Legend states that if you knock
on a rock in the church’s rubble pile, the Devil will answer you.
CAPELA DOS OSSOS, PORTUGAL
Literally meaning “Chapel of Bones”, this Portuguese chapel houses
two full skeletons that hang on chains in addition to skulls and
human bones cemented to its walls. If that isn’t creepy enough, you can
also read an inscription at the chapel’s entrance which reads
“We bones, lying here bare, are awaiting yours”
RESURRECTION CEMETERY, CHICAGO, USA
The suburbs of Chicago are home to Resurrection Cemetery.
What makes this cemetery popular is the infamous ghost named
Mary, a young girl who was locally christened Resurrection Mary.
As the story goes, truckers and other drivers report picking up a
young female hitchhiker who is usually dressed somewhat formally in
a white party dress and is said to have light blond hair and blue eyes.
When the driver nears the Resurrection Cemetery, the young woman
asks to be let out, whereupon she disappears into the cemetery.
WITCHES CEMETERY, TENNESSEE, USA
It may be one of the lesser known US cemeteries but this Tennessee
backwoods graveyard is among the state’s oldest. Weathered jagged
stones mark the dead’s resting place. Peculiarly, there are pentagrams
etched into the stone grave markers which are said to contain the witch’s
evil powers. There are also numerous claims about strange lights in
the woods at night with others claiming to find animals that have been
sacrificed in rituals on the graveyard’s grounds.