Haunted

Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois

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In 1880, six-year-old Inez Clarke was struck and killed by a bolt of lightning. Her parents commissioned an artist to create a sculpture in her likeness and placed it over her grave in a transparent box to protect it from the elements. It is rumoured that during thunderstorms the extremely life-like statue disappears from inside the box.
Daughter of
J.N. and M.C. Clarke
Born Sep. 20, 1873
Died Aug. 1, 1880

Stull Cemetery, Stull, Kansas

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Source: http://www.onwravens.net/ravendaily/files/2013/10/20111119_199b.jpg

The graveyard is believed to be inhabited by evil forces, especially near the church, and is known by many names including Cemetery of the Damned. Also known as The Gates of Hell it is one of the many entrances to the Netherworld which opens on Halloween night. An urban myth states that Satan’s half-human child who is buried there transforms into a werewolf when he encounters humans

Highgate Cemetery, North London, England

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Source: https://emcastellan.com/tag/london-highgate-cemetery/

This cemetery set in 37 acres of woodland is supposedly haunted by the Highgate Vampire, who according to urban legend, is 7-foot-tall and has been attacking people since 1860.

Western Burial Ground, Baltimore, Maryland

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Photograph by Eli Pousson, 2015 February 12.

The screaming of a murdered minister who is buried here was so troublesome that his skull was placed in cement to stop the screams that emanated from the tomb. According to visitors, the solution was ineffective and his screams which are still audible can cause insanity in those who hear him. The catacombs below Westminster Hall house the bodies of people who were buried alive. Look out for Leona Wellesley, an insane asylum patient, who was buried here in a strait-jacket and follows people through the cemetery. The spirit of an old groundskeeper has also been seen chasing people off the grounds while waving a shovel at them.

La Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Source: http://canyouactually.com/19-of-the-most-haunted-cemeteries-on-the-planet-that-will-seriously-creep-you-out/2/

La Recoleta is haunted by a young girl named Rufina Cambaceres who was mistakenly pronounced dead. Her body was later found in an obvious attempt to escape her tomb. The tomb which was then resdesigned shows the failed attempt. She is rumoured to dig up other graves to make sure no one else has been buried alive. You may also encounter the night watchman who took his own life at the cemetery and the “The Lady In White” who roams at night.

Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery — Bremen, Illinois

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Source: http://canyouactually.com/19-of-the-most-haunted-cemeteries-on-the-planet-that-will-seriously-creep-you-out/2/

This derelict cemetery is isolated and looks abandoned. On foggy weather days, a bungalow appears in the distance but vanishes before you can approach it. There are also reports of photographs that have been taken of a ghost sitting on a tombstone. She is named the Madonna of Bachelor’s Grove.

St. Louis Cemetery No.1, New Orleans

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Source: http://canyouactually.com/19-of-the-most-haunted-cemeteries-on-the-planet-that-will-seriously-creep-you-out/2/

St. Louis Cemetery has the title of the most haunted graveyard in the world. The ghosts of shouting children have been reported. It also contains the grave of Marie Laveau, the voodoo princess. Her gravestone is etched with three X’s. She has been sighted chanting curses. Many visitors leave her offerings to appease her spirit. A young man named Alphonse approaches visitors and it has been said that they have felt his icy cold touch. The spirit of tour guide Henry Vignes has been unable to rest as he searches for his family’s tomb.

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3 thoughts on “Haunted”

  1. Burying an insane asylum patient in a straight jacket has to be the epitome of adding insult to injury. I do hope it’s just a legend.

    1. I agree. Only reason I can think for doing that is that they thought patient might come back to haunt them but then that would be possible regardless of the strait jacket!

      1. Indeed! And putting her in a straight jacket would be a good reason for her to come back and haunt them. If she didn’t already have enough reasons. 🙂

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