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HAUNTED CEMETERY GHOSTMany places have been found where ancient people buried their dead. Such a place could be an organised necropolis or it could simply be an area with highly symbolic elements (like the Tomb of Giants in Sardinia). The Egyptian pyramids were tombs.

Stories of the World's Most Haunted Cemeteries often carry the same general theme. Ghost, ghosts and more ghosts. Many places have been found where ancient people buried their dead. Such a place could be an organised necropolis or it could simply be an area with highly symbolic elements (like the Tomb of Giants in Sardinia). The Egyptian pyramids were tombs. Infact the very dead or beneath our feet litterally.

Haunted may refer to: An area frequented by a ghost or ghosts
Haunted house, a building believed to be a center for supernatural occurrences.
Haunting, a believed recurring presence of a ghost, demon, or similar supernatural being at a specific place.

A new belief amongs ghost hunters is that the long lost dead often lead archeologist to their final resting places. such is the discovery of King tut, and the lost tombs of the Pharohs And their mummified queens.

A cemetery is a place in which dead bodies and cremated remains are buried. The term cemetery (from Greek sleeping place) implies that the land is specifically designated as a burying ground. Cemeteries in the Western world are the place where the final ceremonies of death are observed.


These ceremonies or rites differ according to cultural practice and religious belief. Cemeteries are distinguished from other burial grounds by their location; they are usually not adjoined to a place of worship. A graveyard, on the other hand, is located in a churchyard (Scots language or Northern English language: kirkyaird), although a churchyard can also be any patch of land on church grounds.

From about the 7th century, European burial was under the control of the church and on consecrated church ground. Practices varied, but in continental Europe, bodies were usually buried in a mass grave until they had decomposed. The bones were then exhumed and stored in ossuaries, either along the arcaded bounding walls of the cemetery, or within the church under floor slabs and behind walls.

Burying corpses in land enclosed within the city walls had a negative impact on public health. As a consequence, some cemeteries were moved away from heavily populated areas. As an example, in the late 18th century, skeletons exhumed from major Paris cemeteries were moved into ossuaries in the Catacombs, and burials were prohibited in inner-city locations.

Cemetery company and municipally-owned cemeteries, independent from churches and their churchyards, date largely from the early 19th century, certainly in their landscaped or garden cemetery form, although the cemetery reform movement began c. 1740.

The earliest of the spacious landscaped-style cemeteries is Père Lachaise in Paris. This embodied the idea of state- rather than church-controlled burial – a concept that spread through Europe with the Napoleonic invasions, and sometimes became adapted leading to the opening of cemeteries by private companies. The shift to municipal cemeteries or those established by private companies was usually accompanied by the establishing of spacious, landscaped, burial grounds outside of the city limits.

Cemeteries are usually a respected area, and often include churches or other religious buildings (chapels); and sometimes a crematorium for the cremation of the dead. The violation of the graves or buildings is usually considered a very serious crime, and punishments are often severe.

The style of cemeteries varies greatly internationally. For example, in the United States and many European countries, modern cemeteries usually have many tombstones placed on open spaces. In Russia, tombstones are usually placed in small fenced family lots. (This was once common practice in American cemeteries as well, and such fenced family plots are still visible in some older American cemeteries.)

Cemetery excavations, like this one in Madrid, can alleviate overcrowding.Cemeteries in cities use valuable urban space, which could become a problem, especially in older cities. As historic cemeteries begin to reach their capacity for full burials, alternative memorialization, such as collective memorials for cremated individuals, is becoming more common. Different cultures have different attitudes to destruction of cemeteries and use of the land for construction. In some countries it is considered normal to destroy the graves, while in others the graves are traditionally respected for a century or more. In many cases, after a suitable period of time has elapsed, the headstones are removed and the now former cemetery is converted to a recreational park or construction site. A more recent trend, particularly in South American cities, involves constructing high-rise buildings to house graves.

Haunted Cemeteries

Although it might seem pretty obvious as to why graveyards are notoriously haunted, bodies are buried there, right? This is really not enough of a reason, if we view this explanation logically. After we are dead, it is reported by those who have had a near death experience that the first thing we do is look back with complete disinterest on our own physical bodies. This makes sense, since the life force has left the body and there is no longer any use for it. It does seem clear that some spirits do have some sentimental feelings, or a compulsion to return to where their human remains were put to rest. Some theorize that spirits hang out at cemeteries drawing upon the energies of their decaying bodies, claiming energies in the cells still fire, but I doubt this, since many ghost anomalies appear in very old historical graveyards that have not had a burial over many years. Instead, it appears that cemeteries may simply be an opening or a portal for the spirits to pour through, almost like an airport or bus station for ghosts.

Perhaps the reason is cemeteries are places where events of high emotion take place, such as funerals. Graveyards are also a place where we reflect upon the lives of people we have lost, or at least, we are aware of another’s loss. Perhaps this provides just enough inspiration or contemplation to pull the spirits down. Not matter what reason behind cemetery haunting really is, there is a plethora of evidence that points out that this phenomenon exists. Therefore, if you are looking to gather evidence of haunting, a public cemetery is a good place to start out. Try not to trespass after dark, if there are signs that say they prohibit visitors after dusk. Dusk is a very good time to take ghost pictures. Sometimes you can notify the groundkeeper and get permission to go in after dark.

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Multiple ghosts are said to haunt many a Cemetery!

Haunted Cemeteries - Come explore some of the world's most haunted cemeteries. The World's Most Haunted Cemetery may make you a real believer in ghosts. Here is a collection of true ghost stories from the world's most haunted Cemeteries. This list will have some familiar names, and some places you never expected to be haunted. Paranormal activity is an really a very international affair, and ghosts and apparitions intermingle with the living everywhere day and night. When it comes to the number and regularity of ghost sightings and unexplained events, these real haunted Graveyards, Cemeteries and burial spots can't be beat.

List of allegedly real haunted Cemeteries United States of America

Ahavas Chesed Cemetery, Mobile
Church Street Graveyard, Mobile
Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham - Bear Bryant, Eddie Kendricks, Sun Ra.
Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Cemetery workers have felt their hands grabbed by small children who weren't really there.
Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville
Oak Hill Cemetery, Birmingham - Louise Wooster
Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery - Hank Williams Some have reported hearing his ghost sing on their EVP's.
Old Catholic Cemetery, Mobile, Said to be very haunted by the living and the many Ghost Hunters trying to prove that this is the most haunted Cemetery in Alabama.
Sha'arai Shomayim Cemetery, Mobile
Pine Hill Cemetery, Auburn

Boothill Graveyard (Tombstone, Arizona) - Billy Clanton, Frank McLaury, and Tom McLaury. Very haunted and Ghosy photos and EVp's occur often. some have reported hearing gunshots others say they feel like they are being touched by the ghost.
Greenwood Memory Lawn (Phoenix, Arizona) - Walter Winchell.
Mesa Cemetery (Mesa, Arizona) - Waylon Jennings, and Ernesto Miranda are sid to often appear in ghost photos.
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona (Phoenix, Arizona) Said to be very haunted and ghost photos happen daily.
Paradise Memorial Gardens (Scottsdale, Arizona) - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. Reported to be the most haunted cemeteries in Arizona.
Pioneer & Military Memorial Park (Phoenix, Arizona) - Darrell Duppa, and King Woolsey.
Railroad Park (Willcox, Arizona) - Rex Allen and his horse, KoKo.
Wittmann Cemetery (Wittmann, Arizona)

Mount Holly Cemetery, Little Rock - known as Westminster Abbey of Arkansas; A zombie from civil war days is said to be burried here, his constant scratching on his coffin lid can be heard day and night.

Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles;
Calvary Cemetery, East Los Angeles;
Centerville Pioneer Cemetery, Fremont;
Chapel of the Pines Crematory, Los Angeles;
Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma is the burial site of William Randolph Hearst and other members of the Hearst family plus prominent citizens from the San Francisco area.
Eden Memorial Park Cemetery, Mission Hills, Los Angeles.
El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego, California.
Evergreen Cemetery, Oakland - Final resting place of Black Panther co-founder Huey P. Newton.
Forest Lawn Cemetery (Cathedral City);
Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery, Los Angeles - resting place for Stan Laurel, Buster Keaton, Charles Laughton, Marty Feldman, Lee van Cleef, Telly Savalas, Liberace, Andy Gibb, Ricky Nelson, Bette Davis; Lucille Ball was originally interred here, but her remains were relocated to Jamestown, New York in 2002. Another of one of the most Haunted Hotspot in Hollywood.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale - satirized in Evelyn Waugh's novel, The Loved One.
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma, San Diego County, California.
Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Los Altos - Final resting place of historian Iris Chang.
Grand View Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale - Edna Purviance, Chill Wills, Leo G. Carroll.
Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno.
Hills of Eternity Cemetery, Colma (known as the "City of the Dead"), burial place of Wyatt Earp; and said to be haunted by his ghost. Some say he likes to be photographed.
Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, Culver City - Al Jolson, Jack Benny and Milton Berle are buried here. Many report seeing the ghost of Hollywood Legends watching to see who visits their graves. Ghost Photos happen here all the time EVP's too.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles - burial place of Mel Blanc, Rudolph Valentino, Bugsy Siegel, John Huston and the Chandler family of Los Angeles Times fame. Jayne Mansfield and Johnny Ramone have cenotaphs. One of the most visited haunted Cemeteries in the United States.
Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, (suburb of San Francisco) - Joe DiMaggio, California Governor Edmund G. (Pat) Brown, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone, Bank of America founder, A.P. Giannini, musician Vince Guaraldi, and Abigail Folger.
Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City - Bing Crosby, Lawrence Welk, Sharon Tate, and Bela Lugosi are among the Holy Cross residents. Said to be very haunted with many tale.
Home of Peace Cemetery, East Los Angeles - two of the Three Stooges were interred here;
Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood;
Los Angeles National Cemetery, West Los Angeles;
Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles;
Mount Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael, California is the burial site of Bessie Barriscale, Howard C. Hickman Ernie Nevers, and Diane Marie Antonia Varsi.
Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland - burial place of many important people from Californian (and American) history, including Elizabeth Short, Henry Kaiser, Julia Morgan, and 3 California governors.
Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery, Chatsworth, Los Angeles;
Old City Cemetery (also known as Sacramento Historic Cemetery), Sacramento
Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside County, California.
Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier - the largest cemetery in the world; resting place of Alvin Ailey, Jr., Haing S. Ngor and others.
San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, Los Angeles;
Stanford Mausoleum, Stanford University - Leland Stanford, Jr., and his parents Leland Stanford and Jane Stanford.
Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, North Hollywood, Los Angeles;
Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Westwood, Los Angeles - Marilyn Monroe, Frank Zappa, Billy Wilder, Natalie Wood;
Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery, Santa Monica;

All Saint's Cemetery, North Haven; Called by many the most haunted Cemetery in Conneticut.
Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven;
Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport;

District of Columbia
Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.many say at the front gates they see walking a strange figure. If you try to gain a better look, the figure promptly disappears.
Holy Rood Cemetery, (on the grounds of Georgetown University), Washington, D.C.
Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington D.C.

Limona Cemetery, Brandon, The spirit of a young girl, who allegedly broke her neck in an accident at a local pool, has been heard asking for her mother or her doll.
Geneva Cemetery, Geneva is where Lewis Paine, a/k/a Lewis Thornton Powell, co-conspirator in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, is buried.
Ocoee Cemetery, Ocoee, FL Many report the ghost of a red dog wandering in the grounds.

Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, made famous by the Bird Girl sculpture featured on the cover of the book, and in the movie of, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil;
Forest Lawn Cemetery, College Park - Final resting place of Whitman Mayo (actor who played Grady Wilson on the 1970s hit sitcom "Sanford and Son"). Cemetery workers and guests report hearing children running up and down the many rows of graves, even when no children weret aroun.
Lincoln Cemetery, Atlanta - Final resting place of Theodore "Tiger" Flowers (first African-American middle-weight boxing champion) and Rev. Hosea L. Williams (civil rights leader who worked with Martin Luther King, Jr.)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Non-Violent Social Change, Atlanta - Final resting place of civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr.
Morehouse College, Atlanta - Final resting place of Dr. John Hope (President of Atlanta University) and wife, Dr. Benjamin E. Mays (President of Morehouse College and mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr.) and wife Sadie
Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, is where Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone with the Wind, Maynard H. Jackson (first black mayor of Atlanta), Bobby Jones (famed golfer) are buried. It is also known for its Victorian memorials to the Confederate cause and Confederate dead.
Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, is where numerous Georgia politicians, Confederate soldiers, University of Georgia (UGA) presidents and other notable UGA and Athens people are buried. Dean Rusk, former United States Secretary of State, and Ricky Wilson, guitarist in the rock band The B-52's, are buried in this cemetery. Wilsons ghost is saud to beard singing in the night.
Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, is where Allman Brothers Band guitarist Duane Allman and bassist Berry Oakley are buried. Many say they can feel Allmans ghost touch them if they say Eric Claptons name in conversation. Others say he appears in their photos as a misty blurr.
South-View Cemetery, Atlanta- Final resting place of Alonzo F. Herndon (Atlanta's first black millionaire), Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr. and Mrs. Martin Luther King, Sr. (mother and father of Martin Luther King, Jr.).
Westview Cemetery, Atlanta- Largest Cemetery in Southeastern United States. Final resting place of Henry W. Grady, Joel Chandler Harris (Author), Asa Candler(businessman) and Rev. Dr. Corneilus L. Henderson (United Methodist Church Minister/Bishop).
St. James Episcopal Cemetery, Marietta. The final resting place of both JonBenet Ramsey and Patsy Ramsey.

Hawai‘i State Veterans Cemetery, Kane‘ohe, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, official state veterans cemetery for those who served in the United States Armed Forces
Honolulu Catholic Cemetery, 839A South King Street, Honolulu. Notable persons interred here include the Roman Catholic bishops of the Vicariate Apostolic of the Hawaiian Islands, as well as other famous persons such as Congressional delegate Robert Wilcox and Tahitian princess Eugénie Ninito Sumner.
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, official United States Armed Forces cemetery comparable to Arlington National Cemetery, final resting place of Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War and Gulf War dead. Also interred are the former Governors of Hawai‘i, influential American statesmen, Challenger disaster victims, among others.
Royal Masoleum at Mauna‘ala, Nu‘uanu, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, official resting place of the Kamehameha and Kalakaua dynasties who reigned over the Kingdom of Hawai‘i
USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i, official resting place of those killed during the attack on Honolulu on 7 December 1941
Valley of the Temples, Kane‘ohe, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, home of the Byodo-In Temple and final resting place of Walter F. Dillingham. Former Philippines dictator President Ferdinand E. Marcos was also entombed here for a brief period, and his mausoleum was open to public visitation, until his body was returned to the Philippines where it remains until today on permanent display in a shrine specially built for him in the family's home province of Ilocos Norte.

Ketchum Cemetery, Ketchum, Idaho - Burial place of Ernest Hemingway, His ghost is said to be seen passing in front of his grave awaiting judgement day.

Bachelor's Grove Cemetery - a small, abandoned and reportedly haunted cemetery.

Bachelor's Grove Cemetery From unusual lights, orbs and mist to supernatural beings and lost ghost animals in the deep daylight shadows. Bachelor's Grove is a haven of paranormal activity, many on going Paranormal investigations happen here all the time. There seems to be something specific about the general area of Bachelors Grove cemetery, The unseen link or portal to the other world. That supernatural force draws so many people to it, to explore and research it for answers. Is it the many ghost photos people take or the EVP's, Tales of terror or just the haunted spooky fun? Haunted Bachelor's Grove Cemetery is a sight to see. One research tells of phenomena that will baffle all the experts. and it all happens in broad daylight. No haunted stop in Chicago is well worth the visit then that of Bachelor's Grove Cemetery. It will chill you and if your going to see a ghost this is the spot to see it.

Bachelor's Grove Cemetery From unusual lights, orbs and mist to supernatural beings and lost ghost animals in the deep daylight shadows. Bachelor's Grove is a haven of paranormal activity, many on going Paranormal investigations happen here all the time. There seems to be something specific about the general area of Bachelors Grove cemetery, The unseen link or portal to the other world. That supernatural force draws so many people to it, to explore and research it for answers. Is it the many ghost photos people take or the EVP's, Tales of terror or just the haunted spooky fun? Haunted Bachelor's Grove Cemetery is a sight to see. One research tells of phenomena that will baffle all the experts. and it all happens in broad daylight. No haunted stop in Chicago is well worth the visit then that of Bachelor's Grove Cemetery. It will chill you and if your going to see a ghost this is the spot to see it.

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Graceland Cemetery - resting place of many members of Chicago's architectural, political, and industrial elite. Marshall Field, Cyrus McCormick, Carter Harrison, Potter Palmer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Louis Sullivan, and Daniel Burnham are a few famous people buried here.
Mount Carmel Cemetery - the final resting place of several Bishops and Archbishops of Chicago, as well as organized crime figures such as Al Capone. The cemetery is located just west of Chicago in Hillside, Illinois.
Rosehill Cemetery - Julius Rosenwald, Oscar Meyer and others.
Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago - burial site for Enrico Fermi, Cap Anson, Jesse Owens and other notables.
Westlawn Cemetery - Jack Ruby, Abe Saperstein.
Burr Oak Cemetery and Restvale Cemetery, Alsip (near Chicago) - are the final resting places for many prominent African-American musicians and other personalities including Muddy Waters, Dinah Washington, Candy Jim Taylor, Ezzard Charles. Said to be very haunted with many ghost appearing night and day.
Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island. Listed on the cemetery National Registry in 1994. Memorials created by significant artists, including Alexander Stirling Calder and Paul de Vigne.
Evergreen Cemetery in Bloomington - resting place of former Vice President of the United States Adlai E. Stevenson I, former U.S. Ambassdor to the United Nations Adlai Stevenson II, and former U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Davis, among others.
Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield - resting place of former President of the United States Abraham Lincoln, and members of his family, as well as notable state of Illinois politicians.
Forest Park
German Waldheim Cemetery - Including several anarchists and socialists, including the Haymarket Martyrs, Emma Goldman, and others.
Jewish Waldheim Cemetery
Altenheim Cemetery
Woodlawn Cemetery
Showmen's Rest - circus performers
Concordia Cemetery
Virden Cemetery

Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis - third largest cemetery in the United States (by area) and burial place of John Dillinger, Charles Fairbanks, Dr. Richard Jordan Gatling, President Benjamin Harrison, James Whitcomb Riley, eleven Indiana Governors and fourteen Indiana Mayors. This haunted Cemetery is said to be the most haunted in all the state.
Flanner and Buchanan, with 5 locations.
Heady Lane Cemetery, Fishers, Indiana-small cemetery which dates back to the early 1800s and has many members of the Heady family in it.
Park Cemetery, Fairmount - burial place of James Dean. Dea's ghost is said to be heard laughing or crying at times if you stand before his grave and leave a yellow or read rose.
Beech Grove Cemetery Orange County, Indiana. Very Large, originally a Quaker Cemetery
Hunt Cemetery Orange County, Indiana

Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque. One of the main cemeteries for people living in the Dubuque area. Originally it was the cemetery for the city's Protestants, but now it serves people of all faiths. A number of prominent Iowans are buried at the cemetery.
Logan Park Cemetery, Sioux City- burial place of cartoonist, Jay Darling and of notable historical figures.
Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque. This cemetery was originally the main burial location for the German Catholics of Dubuque. It is presently one of the two main Catholic cemeteries in Dubuque.
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Dubuque. This cemetery, along with Mount Calvary Cemetery, is one of two main Catholic cemeteries in Dubuque. This haunted Cemetery is said to be the most haunted in all the state.
Oakdale Cemetery, Davenport. Burial place of jazz legend, Bix Beiderbecke. Beiderbecke's cornet is said to be often heard wiling through the night and is often heard on EVP's. This haunted Cemetery is said to be the second most haunted in all the state.
Oakland Cemetery, Centerville. This cemetery is the city owned cemetery for Centerville and is the burial place of former Governor of Iowa, Francis M. Drake.
Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City. This cemetery is home to the Black Angel, a burial monument surrounded by mystery and superstition.
Saint Joseph Cemetery, Earling.

Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth. Founded in 1862. Burial place of Civil War and Indian War veterans, including eight Medal of Honor recipients, and the Fort and town's namesake, Brigadier General Henry Leavenworth. Many say groans and moans can be plainly herd. And many are physically touched by ghost as they walk past graves.
Sunset Cemetery, Manhattan. The first cemetery in Manhattan, founded in 1860. It is the burial place of the fourth Governor of Kansas Nehemiah Green, Earl Woods, scientist Samuel Wendell Williston, anthropologist Solon Toothaker Kimball, and other local notables, including one Medal of Honor recipient.

Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville - burial place of President Zachary Taylor.
Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville - burial place of Colonel Sanders.
Moffitt Cemetery, Milton - a part of the film Some Came Running, starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine, was shot on location here.
Lexington Cemetery, Lexington - established 1849. Burial place of Henry Clay, John Hunt Morgan, and John Cabell Breckinridge.Rosehill-Elmwood Cemetery Owensboro, KY Rainey Bethea (October 16, 1909 to 1913 unknown? – August 14, 1936) was the last person to be publicly executed in the United States. A black male, who was 26 years old, he confessed to the rape and murder of a 70-year-old white woman named Lischia Edwards, and was publicly hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky after being convicted of her rape. Mistakes in executing the hanging and the surrounding media circus contributed to the end of public executions in the United States.

Owensboro, KY Rainey Bethea (October 16, 1909 to 1913 unknown? – August 14, 1936) was the last person to be publicly executed in the United States. A black male, who was 26 years old, he confessed to the rape and murder of a 70-year-old white woman named Lischia Edwards, and was publicly hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky after being convicted of her rape. Mistakes in executing the hanging and the surrounding media circus contributed to the end of public executions in the United States.

Monument at "Potter's Field," where Bethea is buried in an unmarked grave. Rosehill Elmwood Cemetery Owensboro Daviess County Kentucky, USA a ghost has been spotted on many occasions, sometimes carrying his head. See: Rainey Bethea and the end of public executions in the United States. And many are physically touched or grabbed by ghost as they walk past graves. This haunted Cemetery is said to be the most haunted in all the state.

Owensboro Memorial Garden, Owensboro, KY A number of unexplained dark shapes and/or shadows have been seen at this haunted Cemetery. Witnesses have seen the dark figures move fluidly through the cemetery’s tombstones.
Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Owensboro, KY a a shapeless white figure walks on top of the graves and can be heard moaning in the night.
Barnetts Knob Cemetery, people feel the touch of unseen hands and unknown spirits appear. In the front area of the cemetery, a specter can sometimes be heard screaming.
Bell Cemetery
Bethbara Cemetery
Bryant Cemetery
Cates Cemetery
Elmwood Cemetery
Fern Hill Cemetery
Glover Cemetery
Greenwood Cemetery
Hawes-Taylor Cemetery
Hix Cemetery
Holy Cross Cemetery
Kelly Cemetery
Lancaster Cemetery
McCain Cemetery
Old Macedonia Cemetery
Pleasant Valley Cemetery
Roberts Cemetery
Rose Hill Cemetery
Rose Hill Cemetery
Saint Alphonsus Cemetery
Saint Lawrence Cemetery
Saint Mary of the Woods Cemetery
Saint Peters Cemetery
Sorgho Cemetery
Travis Cemetery
Webber Cemetery
White Chapel Memorial Gardens
Winkler Cemetery


Haunted New Orleans is by far considered by locals, visitors and paranormal investigators world wide as actually the most haunted and No. # 1 Haunted City in all the United States. With all the past and present spiritual activity taking place in this central plot The haunted French Quarter - transcendent, dark, and in between two worlds - most who witness this City for all it's worth of supernatural origins.

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

Haunted New Orleans, Louisiana- Considered by locals visitors and paranormal investigators world wide as actually the most haunted Cemetery in the world, and No. # 1 haunted Cemetery in all the United States. This New Orleans Haunted graveyard is said to be haunted by the ghost of the world famous Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, Marie Laveau. Her spirit has been reported inside of the cemetery, walking between the tombs wearing a turban, and mumbling a New Orleans Santeria Voodoo curse to trespassers. Her Voodoo curse is loud and even heard by passerby's on nearby Rampart Street. Locals say this has started in recent years for she is alarmed by the many vandals and state of the cemetery. Voudon Believers and Tourist and locals still come to her tomb every day and leave many, many Voodoo offerings (candles, flowers, the monkey and the cock statue, Mardi Gras beads, Gris Gris bags, Voodoo dolls and food in hopes of being blessed by her supernatural powers from beyond the grave . Many make a wish at her tomb marking three X's. while others say they have her Ghost on film emerging undead from her tomb. They say her soul appears here as a shiny black Voodoo cat with read eyes. If you see it run!

No. # 1 haunted Cemetery in all the United States. This New Orleans Haunted graveyard is said to be haunted by the ghost of the world famous Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, Marie Laveau. Her spirit has been reported inside of the cemetery, walking between the tombs wearing a turban, and mumbling a New Orleans Santeria Voodoo curse to trespassers.

This haunted Cemetery is said to be the most haunted in all the state.

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There is no architecture in New Orleans, except in the cemeteries ?
- Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi


So much of New Orleans is at, or below, sea level that early settlers who buried their dead - and there were many of them - found that during the frequent flooding great waves of moldy coffins would float to the surface of the sodden earth. Eventually, graves began to be placed, Spanish-style, in above-ground brick and stucco vaults, surrounded by small fences. These cemeteries grew to resemble cities, laid out in "streets"; today, as the tombs crumble away amid the overgrown foliage, they have become atmospheric in the extreme. The creepiness isn't totally imaginary, either - though armed muggers, rather than ghosts, are the danger these days. You should never venture here alone. Nearly all the city tours include a trip around one of the graveyards; some specialize in them.

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 Washington Ave and Prytania. Built in 1833, by 1852 - when 2000 yellow fever victims were buried here - the Garden District cemetery was filled to capacity. Today it is an eerie place, with many tombs sinking into the ground, and some of them slowly opening in the shadow of tangled trees. It's no surprise that all this decaying grandeur should capture the imagination of local author Anne Rice, who has used the place in many of her books - she even staged a mock funeral here, to launch publication of Memnoch the Devil ; the corpse was herself, wearing an antique wedding dress, in an open coffin carried by pall bearers.

St Louis Cemetery No. 1 400 Basin St between Conti and St Louis. The oldest City of the Dead, dating from 1789, this small graveyard is full of crooked mausoleum jutting into narrow pathways. On the fringes of the Quarter, it is a regular stop on the tour bus circuit, and you will invariably come across a crowd by the tomb of "voodoo queen" Marie Laveau , graffitied with brick-dust crosses. Marie Laveaus Ghost is said to haunt the cemetery. and many Ghost photos, and EVP's occur. This haunted Cemetery is said to be the most haunted in all the state.

St Louis Cemetery No. 2 200 N Claiborne Ave between Iberville and St Louis. One of the most desolate Cities of the Dead, hemmed in between a Tremé housing project and the interstate. Built in 1823, it's a prime example of local cemetery design, with a dead-straight center aisle lined with grandiose Greek Revival mausolea. A second Marie Laveau, thought to be the actual daughter aand known as Marie Laveau II, has her tomb here, also daubed with red-chalk crosses, and severl Voodoo offerings. Many say they see ghostly lights even from the above overhead interstate at night.

St Louis Cemetery No. 3 3421 Esplanade Ave, Mid-City. A peaceful burial ground, built in 1856 on the site of a leper colony, St Louis No. 3 is mostly used by religious orders; all the priests of the diocese are buried here, and fragile angels balance on top of the tombs. People who live in the area say they see orbs of light floating down the roads as they pass. Orbs can be seen at night floating down the long main roads and dancing amongst the tombs.

Lafayette Cemetery No. 2

Lafayette No. Two is located on Washington Avenue, Saratoga St., Sixth St., and Loyola Avenue. Originally built by the city of Lafayette, it passed to the city of New Orleans along with its more-famous sibling. A very spooky Cemetery. Orbs and ghost Photos or more then common.

Greenwood Cemetery

At 5242 Canal Blvd., Greenwood is home to the Protective Order of Elks Society tomb, as well as to other society tombs of varying groups. Writer John Kennedy Toole ("A Confederacy of Dunces") is buried here. Orbs have been seen and photographed And Many an EVP.

St. Roch Cemetery

1725 St. Roch Avenue, this cemetery is off the beaten track. The most famous feature here is the Chapel built by Father Thevis in thanksgiving for deliverance from one of the frequent yellow fever epidemics of the 19th century. Recipients of favors have placed various souvenirs in the chapel, such as old leg braces, or replicas of body parts, to represent favors granted. Guided cemetery tours are recommended.

New Orleans has many different ways of honoring the lives of those who have died. One of the Catholic traditions followed in this city is observed on Good Friday, when we celebrate the Stations of the Cross (in memory of Christ's suffering and crucifixion). Catholics walk on a route of nine local churches, stopping to pray at each. The Stations of the Cross ends at St. Roch's Cemetery at 3:00 p.m., the hour of our Lord's death.

St. Roch lived during the middle ages, and worked with those suffering from the plague. The cemetery is named after him because of a pledge made by a priest who prayed to him during the yellow fever crisis of 1868. It is now a shrine, and Mass is said there on Monday mornings.

Cypress Grove

Sometimes called the Fireman's Cemetery, this cemetery was founded in 1840. Numerous graves and vaults commemorate deceased firemen, and there are several unusual tombs such as that of the Chinese association Soon On Tong. Located at 120 City Park Avenue near the convergence of Canal Street, there are several other cemeteries to tour in the area.

Hebrew Rest Cemetery

Located at 2100 Pelopidas St., Hebrew Rest was founded in 1872. The beautiful gates were made for the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial in 1884 and are the only existing structures that survive from that event.

Holt Cemetery
Holt Cemetery Holt cemetery is an under-ground cemetery-- possibly the only one in New Orleans. The people buried here are poor, but the graves are very personal and the site is very peaceful. Orbs or very common and the feeling that someone is touching you or tugging on your clothes is constantly felt.

Gates of Prayer Cemetery

The oldest extant Jewish cemetery in New Orleans was founded in 1846. Located at Canal and Bernadotte Streets, it contains many older tombstones with Hebrew inscriptions. There is also a tomb in the form of a lighthouse commemorating a merchant who dedicated his life to the Lighthouse For The Blind

Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery

Established in May 1864 as a final resting place for Union soldiers who died in Louisiana during the Civil War, the cemetery also contains the remains of veterans of the Spanish- American War, World Wars I and II, and Vietnam. Four Americans who fought in the War of 1812 are buried here, but only one of them took part in the Battle of New Orleans.

Six miles southeast of New Orleans is the Chalmette Battlefield, which preserves the site of the January 8, 1815, Battle of New Orleans, a decisive American victory over the British at the end of the War of 1812. Facilities include a tour road, visitor center, and the Malus-Beauregard House (c.1833). Adjacent is the Chalmette National Cemetery. Located on St. Bernard Highway in Chalmette. The Battlefield is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Adjacent to the battlefield, is the United States Civil War Chalmette National Cemetery, honoring Civil War soldiers who died on both sides. Those buried there include members of the famous Buffalo Soldiers. The cemetery sits on a tract of land which is approximately where the British artillery was located during the Battle of New Orleans. Both of these sites are maintained by the National Park Service, and are open to the public.

The Chalmette National Cemetery web site has searchable databases, listing the soldiers who are buried at this location, The Union Army and the Confederate Army. Chalmette National Cemetery
Confederate Database www.cwc.lsu.edu/cwc/projects/dbases/chalm.la.csa.htm

Also located on the Chalmette Battlefield grounds, and serving as a museum and visitor center, is the Beauregard House. Beauregard House was never used as a plantation, and was built in 1830. It is named for René Beauregard, its last owner, the son of the Civil War Confederate General, P. G. T. Beauregard (whose monument is at the entrance to City Park, at the north end of Esplanade Avenue). While many visitors arrive by automobile, many also arrive by riverboat, the Chalmette Battlefield being part of the tour.

Additional artifacts of the Civil War can be seen at the Confederate Civil War Museum, located in downtown New Orleans, 929 Camp Street, just one block from Lee Circle

Masonic Cemetery

400 City Park Avenue, Many photos of orbs and shapes of all kinds have been photographed here. EVP's or more then common. and a lot of times people find the remains of occult practices and and Voodoo rituals left on the graves. Many have reported that they have seen ghostly figures as they drive by the cemetery day and night. One tale tells of a huge Mausoleum with stairs to a roof top viewing point. many say the see spirits walking up and down the stairs often. Some locals call it the New Orleans Haunted stairway to heaven. The entire cemetery has a strange calm over it. Many Photos that you might take at this cemetery or said to come out distorted.

Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery

5055 Canal Street, This Cemeteries wall vaults make up the entire corner of 1 city block. many who await the Canal street Streetcar say they have witnessed strange sounds lights and seen the shadowy figures of people behind the locked gates. Many metal tombs and ornate designs. Known for many years by locals as the creepiest cemetery in New Orleans proper. People wait against one of it's wall daily to catch the public transport bus. One New Orleans Cemetery bus driver tells the tale of many a ghostly rider getting on his bus. When he ask them to pay they just disappear, or so he says. This haunted Cemetery is said to be the second most haunted in all the state.

St. Patricks Cemeteries

143 City Park Avenue This sprawling cemetery starts in one location and picks up in another. The entire Canal Street City Park avenue area is host to over 6 cemeteries all in in walking distance. Many ghost tours have night time excursions to these particular cemeteries. Word has it that this is the Cemetery to capture Ghost Photos and EVP's. It is said to be very haunted by the ghost of a stout white haired woman that will follow you around the cemetery as if curious of your doings or actions.

Metairie Cemetery

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. and founded in 1872, Metairie is entered in the National Register of Historic Places. It contains diverse cemetery architecture, including a Roman temple, an Egyptian Revival tomb, and the memorials of the Army of Tennessee and the Army of Northern Virginia. Open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, it can be safely toured. Go to the funeral home office for information.

the pseudo-Egyptian pyramid

This site was previously a horse racing track, Metarie Race Course founded in 1838. The great oval of the old racetrack can still be seen as part of the cemetery roadway system. Metairie Cemetery covers 150 acres with over 7,000 graves.

According to a story well known locally, one Charles T. Howard, a "new money" wealthy gentleman who came to the city from Baltimore, Maryland, was refused membership in the track's exclusive "Louisiana Jockey Club". In revenge, he purchased the track grounds and converted it into a cemetery. Some local historians accept the story, others say that the race grounds were sold due to financial stress. Either way, the cemetery was opened here in 1872, and the tomb of Charles T. Howard is prominently placed in the center.

A few tombs predating the foundation of this cemetery can be found here; these were originally erected in other local cemeteries and were moved here after Metarie became the city's most prestigious cemetery. Metarie Cemetery has the largest collection of elaborate marble tombs and funeral statuary in the city.

Notables buried in Metairie Cemetery include William C. C. Claiborne, the first U.S. governor of Louisiana, P.G.T. Beauregard and other Confederate veterans, and jazz musicians legendary greats Louis Prima and Al Hirt.

Other impressive Metairie Cemetery tombs:

the pseudo-Egyptian pyramid
the former tomb of Storyville madam Josie Arlington
Moriarity tomb, with a 60 foot tall marble monument. A temporary special spur railroad line was built to bring the materials for the impressive monument here.
Memorial of 19th century police chief Hennesey, whose murder sparked a riot.

Valence Street Cemetery

This cemetery was once known as the City Cemetery of the City of Jefferson, one of those cemeteries laid out to meet the needs of the residents of the city's suburbs. When New Orleans annexed Jefferson City in 1870, the cemetery went with the deal.

An interesting place, the cemetery has a number of old society tombs such as the St. Anthony of Padua Italian Mutual Benefit Society, the St. Joseph's Sepulcher of the Male and Female benevolent Association, and the Ladies and Gentlemen Perseverance Benevolent Association.

Also, when German philanthropist John David Fink's remains were removed from the Girard Street Cemetery when it was demolished, they were buried in this cemetery.

First Parish Cemetery, York

Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg
Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Timonium
Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring - Mattie Stepanek,
Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore - final resting place of Samuel Arnold, John Wilkes Booth, Allen Dulles, Johns Hopkins, Benjamin Chew Howard, Joseph E. Johnston, Sidney Lanier, and many other important Marylanders
Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Suitland
Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore - final resting place of Charles Joseph Bonaparte, Frederick William Nicholls Crouch, H. L. Mencken, Ottmar Mergenthaler, Mary Pickersgill, and many other important Marylanders.
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick - Barbara Fritchie, Francis Scott Key
Old Saint Paul's Cemetery, Baltimore - Lewis Armistead, George Atzerodt, Samuel Chase, John Eager Howard, and many other important Marylanders.
United States Naval Academy Cemetery, Annapolis
Saint Mary's Cemetery, Rockville - F Scott Fitzgerald
Westminster Hall and Burying Ground, Baltimore - James McHenry, Edgar Allan Poe, and many other important Marylanders. Said to be very haunted and a ghost hunters delight.
U.S. National Cemetery

Assonet Burying Ground, Assonet - burial site of John M. Deane, Civil War era Medal of Honor recipient.
Copp's Hill, Boston - 17th century
Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, garden cemetery, founded 1848.
Granary Burying Ground, Boston - 17th century
Greek Theology School of Boston, Iakovos, Archbishop of America.
Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline - Joseph P. Kennedy, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (first resting place of Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, later reinterred at Arlington National Cemetery)
King's Chapel, Boston - 17th century
Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, first garden cemetery, picturesque landscaping; bird, plant, and tree sanctuary, featured in The Thomas Crown Affair (1968).
Salem Street Burying Ground, Medford, founded late 1600s. discover the many ghosts, witches and macabre history. Ghost photos and EVP's happen here all the time. Also See: SALEM WITCHES: GHOST PHOTOS ... REAL GHOSTS! Many believe the most haunted Salem hotspot is the Old Burying Point Cemetery, one of the oldest cemeteries in Massachusetts, and the eledged the site of the true "Witch Dungeon", this is where Giles Corey was pressed with large stones to death.

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord - Henry David Thoreau,
Swampscott Cemetery, Swampscott - Burial site of Anthony M. Pizzi and Lydia T. Pizzi

The largest cemetery in the city of Paris, France and one of the most famous in the world. Père-Lachaise is located on Boulevard de Ménilmontant, The cemetery takes its name from Père François de la Chaise (1624-1709), the confessor of Louis XIV, who lived in the Jesuit house rebuilt in 1682 on the site of the chapel. The cemetery was established by Napoleon in 1804. Cemeteries had been banned inside Paris in 1786, after the closure of the Cimetière des Innocents on the fringe of Les Halles food market, on the grounds that it presented a health hazard.

All Saints Cemetery, Waterford
Eden Cemetery, Mason, Michigan
Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan, burial place of Lewis Cass, Zachariah Chandler, Coleman Young, and many other notable people, especially from the 19th century.
Evergreen Cemetery, Muskegon
Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, Michigan
Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan
Guardian Angel Cemetery, Oakland Township
Hawley Cemetery, Mason, Michigan
Holy Cross Cemetery, Detroit
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield
Knapp Cemetery, Northville
Lakeside Cemetery, Muskegon, Michigan
Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron, Michigan
Leek Cemetery, Mason, Michigan
Maple Grove Cemetery, Mason, Michigan
Maple Ridge Cemetery, Holt, Michigan
Michigan Memorial Cemetery, Flat Rock, Michigan
Mona View Cemetery, Muskegon Heights, Michigan
Mount Carmel Cemetery, Wyandotte
Mount Elliott Cemetery, Detroit
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit This haunted Cemetery is said to be the most haunted in all the state.
Norton Cemetery, Norton Shores
Oakwood Cemetery, Muskegon
Pine Tree Cemetery, Corunna
Restlawn Cemetery, Muskegon, Michigan
Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township
Rural Hill Cemetery, Northville
St. Hedwig Cemetery, Dearborn Heights
St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Claybanks Township, Oceana County, Michigan
Thayer Cemetery, Northville
Waterford Cemetery, Northville
White Chapel Cemetery, Troy
William Ganong Cemetery, Westland
Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit
Yerkes Cemetery, Northville
Pine Grove Cemetery, Millington. Final resting place of Kayla Rolland.

Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, burial place of Orville Freeman, Hubert Humphrey, Muriel Humphrey, Frank C. Mars, Karl Mueller, Floyd B. Olson, Rudy Perpich, John S. Pillsbury, Tiny Tim, Paul Wellstone, and many other prominent Minnesotans involved in it's founding and development.

Bellefontaine and Calvary Cemeteries, St. Louis, are the final resting place for William Burroughs, Sara Teasdale, Tennessee Williams, Kate Chopin, William Clark and others.
Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery is located in Marble Hill, MO and is a Perpetually Endowed Cemetery.

Prospect Hill Cemetery in North Omaha, Nebraska is the pioneer cemetery of Omaha, Nebraska, and is home to almost all of Omaha's founding fathers and mothers. This haunted Cemetery is said to be the most haunted in all the state.

New Hampshire
Merrill Cemetery, Manchester - "Commodore" George Washington Morrison Nutt, promoted by P.T. Barnum.
Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester - Composer Horace Johnson, Governor Person Colby Cheney
Valley Cemetery, Manchester - 20-acre garden cemetery, founded 1841, final resting place for many New Hampshire congressmen, U.S. Senators, governors and Manchester's mayors.

New Jersey
Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, New Jersey - Vice President Garret A. Hobart
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Newark, New Jersey - burial place of three governors; William Pennington, Marcus Lawrence Ward and Franklin Murphy.
Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, New Jersey - President Grover Cleveland, Vice President Aaron Burr and Declaration signer John Witherspoon. This haunted Cemetery is said to be the most haunted in all the state.
Riverview Cemetery, Trenton, New Jersey - burial place of General George B. McClellan.

New York
Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands -- President Chester A. Arthur
Bayside Acacia Cemetery, Bayside, Queens
Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens;
Cemetery of the Gate of Heaven, Hawthorne - Babe Ruth, James Cagney, Anna Held, and others; This haunted Cemetery is said to be the most haunted in all the state.
Cemetery of the Evergreens, Brooklyn
Cold Springs Cemetery, near Carlisle Gardens, New York
Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn
Salem Fields Cemetery, Brooklyn
Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale - Joan Crawford, Judy Garland, Malcolm X, Aaliyah, and others;
Flushing Cemetery, Queens - Louis Armstrong
Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo - Millard Fillmore, Rick James, Red Jacket
Forest Park Cemetery, Brunswick -- a famous "haunted" cemetery
Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Westchester County, New York
Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Stillwater
Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn - Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Morse, William March "Boss" Tweed, F.A.O. Schwarz and Jean-Michel Basquiat are among the burials here;
Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla - Ayn Rand, Tommy Dorsey, Lou Gehrig and other personalities are interred here
Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens
Machpelah Cemetery, Queens - Harry Houdini is interred here.
The Moravian Cemetery in New Dorp on Staten Island is the final resting place for several members of the Vanderbilt family.
Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester - Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, Lewis Henry Morgan, John Jacob Bausch and Henry Lomb, Frank E. Gannett, Hiram Sibley, Dr. Hartwell Carver, Myron Holley, George B. Selden, and many more.
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Maspeth, Queens
New York Marble Cemetery, East Village, Manhattan is the oldest non-sectarian cemetery in New York City.
Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, New York
Oakwood Cemetery, Troy - Samuel Wilson aka Uncle Sam
Saint Anthony's Lutheran Cemetery, Sanborn
Saint Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale - Interred here are Peter J. Brennan, Clarence Williams, Vitas Gerulaitis, and others.
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving, Elizabeth Arden, Walter Chrysler, William Rockefeller, Samuel Gompers, Andrew Carnegie, are among notables buried here. Cemetery named by Washington Irving.
Trinity Churchyard, New York City - Astor family members; Blair family members
Witmer Road Cemetery, Niagara Falls, New York
Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx - Duke Ellington, Herman Melville, and Joseph Pulitzer are among those buried at this Woodlawn.
Union cemetery,Fort Edward final resting place ofKen Varney

North Carolina
Old Chapel Hill Cemetery, Chapel Hill
Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington.
New Bern National Cemetery
Raleigh National Cemetery. And many are physically touched by ghost as they walk past graves. This haunted Cemetery is said to be the most haunted in all the state.
Salisbury National Cemetery
Wilmington National Cemetery

Some older sections of Rookwood are overgrown with a riot of plants, early horticultural plants, some now large trees or groves, as well as an interesting array of remnant indigenous flora. This results in quite an eclectic mix of flora to be found within the necropolis. Many say that since so many are interred here it can't just help being one of the most haunted places where the dead are buried.

The name Rookwood came some 20 years after the establishment of the necropolis, it was a means to differentiate the local village of Haslams Creek from the association of the burial ground, the village changed its name to Rookwood, and naturally the cemetery was soon known as Rookwood, the village changed its name again in the early 20th Century to "Lidcombe" (a combination of two Mayors names, Lidbury and Larcombe - Larcombe was also a Monumental Stone Mason). The cemetery retained the name Rookwood.

Approximately one million people have their final resting place within the boundaries of its almost 3 km². The "Friends of Rookwood Inc" raise public awareness of the cultural and historical value of the cemetery and also the need to ensure its preservation.

Brock Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio - Annie Oakley
Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus - William Dennison, Jim Rhodes, Eddie Rickenbacker, and James Thurber.
Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland - burial site for President James A. Garfield, John D. Rockefeller, Eliot Ness and others. This haunted Cemetery is said to be the most haunted in all the state.
Mansfield Catholic Cemetery, Mansfield, Ohio. Famous architect F.F. Schnitzer buried here.
Rose Hill Cemetery in Massillon, Ohio - Paul Brown
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, Cincinnati, Ohio - largest non-profit private (second largest overall) cemetery in the United States (725+ acres) - Bob Braun, Salmon P. Chase, and Levi Coffin.
Union Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio - Moses Fleetwood Walker, Dave Thomas, Woody Hayes.
Woodland Cemetery, Dayton - gravesites of Wilbur and Orville Wright, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Erma Bombeck and others.
Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo - gravesites of Samuel M. Jones, Edward Drummond Libbey, Morrison Waite and others.

Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, OK - burial site for comedian Sam Kinison, controversial religious figure Susan Alamo, major league baseball player Carl Morton, religious figure Evelyn Roberts and musician Bob Wills. And many are physically touched by Sam Kinison's ghost as they walk past his grave. Some Evp's have reportedly captured his haunting wild laugh. This haunted Cemetery is said to be the most haunted in all the state.
Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK - burial site for noted aviator Wiley Post
Ross Cemetery, Park Hill, OK - burial site for many noted Cherokee leaders including that of Cherokee chief John Ross.

Eagle Point National Cemetery, Medford
Hargadine Cemetery, Ashland
Hillsboro Pioneer Cemetery, Hillsboro
Lone Fir Cemetery, Portland
River View Cemetery, Portland This haunted Cemetery is said to be the most haunted in all the state.
Roseburg National Cemetery, Roseburg
Salem Pioneer Cemetery, Salem
Willamette National Cemetery, Clackamas County

Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh (Lawrenceville neighborhood) - Stephen Foster, Josh Gibson, and other notable personalities from the Pittsburgh area.
Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia - Burial site of Benjamin Franklin and four other signers of the Declaration of Independence.
East Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Easton Cemetery, Easton-Burial site of George Taylor a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Fairview Cemetery, Pen Argyl - burial place of Jayne Mansfield.
Gettysburg National Cemetery, at the dedication of which in November, 1863 President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address
Greenwood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - August Wilson and other African-American notable personalities from the Pittsburgh area.
Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Squirrel Hill
Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, garden cemetery founded 1836.
Mikveh Israel Cemetery, Philadelphia, oldest Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia; founded 1738.
Mount Moriah Cemetery (Philadelphia)
Mount Peace Cemetery, Philadelphia, also known as Odd Fellows Cemetery - George Lippard
Resurrection Cemetery, Wescosville--Cemetery for the Diocese of Allentown (Lehigh Valley).
St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Pittsburgh - Burial site of Andy Warhol This haunted Cemetery is said to be the most haunted in all the state.
Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport--one of the largest in the Eastern United States

Rhode Island
North Burial Ground, Providence, Rhode Island, oldest cemetery in Providence, many notable Rhode Islanders are buried here.
Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Rhode Island, established in 1846 on a 60-acre tract of land bordering the Neck Road and extending easterly to the shore of the Seekonk River.

South Dakota
Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis
De Smet Cemetery, De Smet- burial place of members of the family of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Fort Meade National Cemetery, Sturgis
Hot Springs National Cemetery, Hot Springs
Mount Moriah Cemetery, Deadwood- burial place of Wild Bill Hickock, Calamity Jane, and Seth Bullock. This haunted Cemetery is said to be the most haunted in all the state.
Saint John Cemetery, Beresford- burial place of United States Senator, William J. Bulow.


Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Goodlettsville has a "Music Row" where a number of country music personalities are interred, including Lefty Frizzell;
Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Hendersonville - burial site for Johnny Cash, Sheb Wooley, and other country music stars;
Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville - Roy Acuff, Hank Snow and other country music personalities;
Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Nashville - burial site for a number of country music personalities, including Otis Blackwell, Webb Pierce, and Johnny PayCheck; This haunted Cemetery is said to be the most haunted in all the state.
Mount Olivet Cemetery (Nashville) - burials include a significant number of politicians and country music stars
Memphis & area:

Graceland, Memphis - burial place of Elvis Presley; This haunted resting place of Elvis is said to be the second most haunted in all the state.
Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis - burials include Shawn Lane, Sam Phillips and Charlie Rich;


Hawley Cemetery, located in Matagorda County - beautifully maintained, contains the burial place of Abel Head "SHANGHAI" Pierce, early Cattleman.
Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas - burial place of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Rock & Blues musician and J.D. Tippit, Dallas police officer allegedly killed by Lee Harvey Oswald on the day of the Kennedy assassination. This haunted Cemetery is said to be the most haunted in all the state.
Meadowlawn Memorial Park, San Antonio, Texas - senior citizens and civil rights activist ZerNona Black
Sparkman-Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Dallas - cosmetics tycoon Mary Kay Ash, baseball great Mickey Mantle and Academy Award winning actress Greer Garson, among others.
Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Texas - burial place of many prominent Texans and their spouses.
BabyHead Cemetery, Llano, Texas

Hope Cemetery, Barre, Vermont

Arlington National Cemetery, U.S. military cemetery established during the American Civil War on the grounds of Robert E. Lee's plantation at Arlington House across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. in Arlington. This haunted Cemetery is said to be the most haunted in all the state.
Hollywood Cemetery, located in Richmond - a large, hilly burial place of two US presidents, the only president of the Confederacy, and many soldiers from the American Civil War.
Alexandria National Cemetery (VA), in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, is a dense and sprawling necropolis dating back to the US Civil War.
National Memorial Park / King David Memorial Gardens; Falls Church, Virginia.
Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia; burial site of the Confederacy during the Cival War. There are also burial sites predating the American Revolution.

Calvary Cemetery, located in the Ravenna/Bryant neighborhood of Seattle.
Lake View Cemetery, one of Seattle's first cemeteries contains many local dignitaries and celebrities. This haunted Cemetery is said to be the most haunted in all the state.
The Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery is on land adjacent to the Lake View Cemetery and contains the graves of many who served in the U.S Civil War.

Calvary Cemetery, Milwaukee
Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee This haunted Cemetery is said to be the most haunted in all the state.
Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee


GINA LANIER is a New Orleans native who has studied paranormal activities, the occult and haunting's for nearly thirty years. She has participated in and conducted large-scale location haunting's and recently has shifted her focus to include the investigation and study of haunted toys such as dolls, toy furniture, games and other hallmarks of childhood.


Gina’s paranormal studies stem from several childhood experiences with the unknown including witnessing full body apparitions and clairaudient encounters with deceased relatives. These experiences continued beyond childhood and this is when Gina resolved to learn as much as possible about psychic and paranormal phenomenon to determine what, exactly, was making contact with her and with others who claimed to have been contacted from the Other Side.

Gina owns and operates a construction and refurbishment company in the Greater New Orleans area and this has afforded her exposure to many allegedly haunted locations and people over the years; several of these clients welcomed Gina’s expertise and insight when it came to documenting and investigating their haunted homes and businesses.

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