There certainly isn’t anything funny or entertaining about death as it is a very touchy and sorrowful subject but cemeteries are intriguing to say the least. As a paranormal investigator and psychic, I spend a lot of time in many cemeteries – especially in the middle of the night. There are all kinds of cemeteries but most of them are found to be a peaceful place to clear your mind or get in touch with yourself as you pay your respects to the deceased.
I wanted to share some cemeteries and stories with you as I found them to be interesting.
In the picture below, you can see that the person buried there may have not been so trustworthy. The tombstone says, 'Here lays my husband Tom – now I know where he is at night.'
Here is another one - if someone was going through all the trouble to name their cat Manson and claiming he was evil – I suppose this would be an appropriate headstone.
In 1933, a woman dressed all in blue was out walking the streets of Willoughby, Ohio on a very cold night – It was Christmas Eve to be exact. The poor woman got struck and killed by a passenger train. They couldn’t identify her body when they found her. They only items found on her was ninety cents in her purse and a train ticket to Pennsylvania. They buried her in the village cemetery and took up a collection to erect the headstone below. It took about 60 years to find out that the young woman was Josephine Kimczak that resided in Pennsylvania. A foot stone that has her name engraved was donated at her grave site after discovering her identity.
A popular and very somber cemetery is located in Brussels called the Cimetière de Laeken. It serves as the resting place of many of Belium’s rich and famous. The statues and the way this place is set up can be considered either really awesome – or super creepy. Check some of these out.
The Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery, located in Midlothian, Illinois is host to quite a bit of ghostly activity and is therefore a very sought out location for ghost enthusiasts and paranormal investigators. This cemetery was built in 1840 and was originally called the Everdon Cemetery with only 82 plots, many of them left unused.
This cemetery is famous for the sightings of the white lady supposedly captured in this popular ghost picture below. She was buried next to her deceased child and many claim that they saw her walking through the cemetery holding her child. Another incident that occurs is the sighting of a phantom farmhouse that appears on the gravel road by the cemetery. It appears as if it were a solid house and then it will just disappear before your eyes. Maybe you will catch a glimpse of a farmer and his horse that are still plowing the fields. They both perished when they accidentally fell into a lagoon and drowned. This tragic accident took place in 1870. There have even been sightings of a monk that walks through the cemetery. Others have witnessed shadow figures and disembodied voices.
There have been some pretty weird and disturbing things reported in cemeteries.
At a very old cemetery that existed before the 16th century and had wooden crosses for headstones, a cemetery attendant was cleaning up and found hairs coming up from the ground. They reported it to the cemetery association and they supposedly had to rebury the remains.
In a small town, there is a jar that remains on a gravesite that was there for decades. It is said that what is inside of this jar is a fetus.
There have been other reports from people who have found candles, beads, and other ritualistic items on and encircling graves.
Another interesting story was of a couple whose resting place is in a mausoleum. The husband passed away first and was placed in the mausoleum. In this instance, the mausoleum could be sealed and then reopened to place other body – such as a spouse - in behind them and resealed. The husband was buried with fresh real flowers. Many years later, they opened the mausoleum when his wife died. The found that the fresh flowers that he was buried with were still fresh – like they were just recently placed there.
This is an interesting cemetery – pretty creepy by the looks of it. This is the Nokher Cemetery located in the Kopet Dag mountains in Turkmenistan. The graves are marked with mountain goat horns that are believed to ward off evil. Even some of the villages doorways have mountain goat heads to keep them protected since these goats are considered sacred due to their strength and endurance.
From 1890 to 1900, an organization called The Woodman of the World – or WOW provided free gravestone markers for their members through their insurance but they had to agree to place the WOW logo on the gravestone.
Up until the 1830s, most headstones faced east/west so their head would face west and their feet east allowing them to rise up and face the sun when they were reborn.
There is a happy little cemetery called the Merry Cemetery in Romania that has very colorful gravestones. Many have pictures of a scene from their lives. These are made of wood with a hand-painting. There are over 800 of these gravestones in this cemetery.
There is certainly nothing funny about death but many people that have passed on wanted to leave a little smile on faces as they kept their sense of humor till the very end.
Here are some tombstones showing that humor. May angels bless all those who pass and assist them in settling into their new lives.
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I'm Cher, a psychic medium, paranormal investigator, extensive paranormal researcher, spiritual teacher, intuitive counselor, hypnotist of past life regression,writer, exorcist in training and founder of PsychicMyst Paranormal Network. I have over 37 years of total professional experience.