You Could be Dead for a Long Time: 25 Cemeteries to Scare You Out Of Your Skin

St. Louis Cemetery 1 in New Orleans, LA, photographed by Eva Halloween, July 2012

Kittens, today puts us 66 days from Halloween, a lovely alliteration that signals fall weather just around the corner. In anticipation of those first hints of russet and umber in summer’s greenery, I thought we’d start the week with something a little spooky - List 25′s 25 Cemeteries That Will Scare You Out Of Your Skin. From labyrinthine catacombs below Paris, to the unassuming Stull Cemetery in Kansas rumored to contain one of the seven gates to Hell, this list is chock full of lovely, creepy cemeteries, interesting (and at times dubious) trivia, and all the ghosts you can squeeze into 12 short minutes. Enjoy – the complete list of cemeteries and more photos are below the video!

25. Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague, 24. Les Catacombes, Paris, 23. Saint Louis #1, New Orleans, 22. La Recoleta, Buenos Aires, 21. Valley of the Kings, Cairo, Egypt, 20. Capuchin Crypt, Rome, Italy, 19. Bachelor’s Grove, Chicago, USA, 18. Cimitero di San Michele, Venice, Italy, 17. Ganges River, Varanasi, India, 16. Highgate Cemetery, London, England, 15. Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh, Scotland, 14. Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, Ireland, 13. Howard Street Cemetery, Salem, Massachusetts, 12. Stull Cemetery, Stull, Kansas, 11. Capela dos Ossos, Portugal, 10. Resurrection Cemetery, Chicago, USA, 9. Witches Cemetery, Tennessee, USA, 8. La Noria Cemetery, Chile, 7. Sedlec Ossuary Near Kutna Hora, Czech Republic, 6. Chamula Cemetery, San Juan Chamula, Mexico, 5. Cemetery Café, Ahmedabad, India, 4. Gladiator Graveyard, Ephesus, Turkey, 3. The Merry Graveyard, Sapanta, Romania, 2. Suicide and Banzai Cliffs, Saipan, Japan, 1. Okuno-in Cemetery, Mt. Koya, Japan.

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16 thoughts on “You Could be Dead for a Long Time: 25 Cemeteries to Scare You Out Of Your Skin

  1. Nice collection. Especially intrigued with the island cemetery. Imagine going out there to visit a relative or take some pics, then going back to your boat only to find it is missing! And the sun is going down !! and there’s no cell phone service !!! and there is not another boat or person in sight…

    • I was so interested in that…I’ve made it out to Chicago a number of times, and no one has every suggested those as a place to stop! I will definitely have to make a detour the next time I’m in town.

  2. Thanks for the list, I’ve only been to four of these places, so clearly there’s much work to be done! My boyfriend’s grandmother and great-grandmother are actually buried at Highgate, so he gets a family pass that gives us free access, but only to the newer East Cemetery. I still haven’t been to the West Cemetery. I also think Lake View Cemetery and its spectacularly creepy Haserot Angel deserves a mention, but Cleveland is my hometown, so I might be a bit biased! :)

      • It’s a shame I only have a cheap free phone camera — I did use it to take some photos, but the flimsy camera doesn’t do justice to the gothic beauty of the place. I’ll probably do a blog post with some pictures however. I’m off today to the cemetery to practice my presentation — I’ll be a tour guide there. Have a great day Eva!

  3. Been to Highgate and Greyfriars so that’s two I can tick off. It was at Greyfriar’s that the dog wouldn’t leave it’s master’s grave. However, it probably had more to do with the butcher’s that was right next to it.

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