There are some people who believe in ghosts, and there are skeptics. There are some who are so sure that ghosts exist that researching the paranormal is what they do for a living. And there are many reality shows on TV where “ghost hunters” visit places that are said to be haunted, to try document evidence of a haunting. Also, there are even movies on TV that are supposed to be based on true stories.
As much as skeptics want to deny it, it is hard to say that ghosts don’t exist. When you think about places that could be haunted, the first that comes to mind is cemeteries. This just makes sense because cemeteries are where the dead are buried. Even if a person says that they don’t believe in ghosts, they aren’t going to be in a hurry to go into a cemetery at night. There are many cemeteries that are said to be haunted. These ghost stories from America’s most haunted cemeteries will send shivers up your spine.
Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery In Bremen Township, Illinois
Many people believe that it is possible for cemeteries to be haunted because cemeteries are filled with dead people. There is a cemetery in the suburbs of Chicago called Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery, and it is said to be one of the most haunted cemeteries in the world.
When you think of a haunting, you expect to see shadows, hear sounds, and maybe even feel the hair on the back of your neck stand up. What people reported seeing at Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery wasn’t any of these things. Many people have reported seeing an entire farmhouse, complete with a porch swing, suddenly appear in the middle of the cemetery. A few people who saw the mysterious farmhouse walked toward the house, and the closer they got, the smaller it got. Soon, the farmhouse disappeared completely.
Nobody knows why a farmhouse would be haunting a cemetery. Did it belong to someone who was buried in the cemetery? Did a ghost conjure their old house? Nobody knows why or how the house appears, but it must be a spooky thing to see.
Stull Cemetery In Kansas
Stull Cemetery is located in Lecompton, Kansas. At first glance, it looks like your typical cemetery. Stull Cemetery has one feature that you won’t find in any other cemetery in the world. It has a gateway to Hell. We all know that Hell is full of demons and the most horrific and scary things you could ever imagine. The Devil himself also runs it. Toward the back of the cemetery is an old, ruined church. It has been there for hundreds of years, and it has been neglected for almost as long.
The church is creepy, but the legend of the church is even creepier. According to the legend. If you tap on a piece of the broken-down church, Satan will appear in front of you. Why a person would want to come face to face with the Devil himself is unknown, but the legend of the church has brought many people to Lecompton just to see if the stories are true.
Westminster Burying Ground In Maryland
There is a lot going on in their cemetery and for a good reason. This cemetery is the final resting place of Edgar Allen Poe, who wrote some terrifying stories in his time. When he died in 1849, he was laid to rest in Westminster Burying Ground. Since his death, many people who have visited the cemetery have claimed to see his ghost wandering the cemetery at night. As if seeing Edgar Allen Poe’s ghost isn’t scary enough, there is another ghost haunting the cemetery. It is also said that the cemetery is home to the “screaming skull of Cambridge.” The head belongs to a minister who was murdered.
After his murder, many people claimed that he was still screaming, even in death. To stop the skull from screaming, legend says that the skull was interred in a concrete block to muffle the cries. Many people say that if you visit the cemetery, and you listen really hard, you can still hear his cries. Many people visit Westminster Burying Ground to pay their respects to Edgar Allen Poe, an amazing author. Others visit the cemetery after dark to find out for themselves if the legends are true.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles
Hollywood Forever Cemetery lives up to its name due to all of the famous people who were buried there. Old Hollywood stars, including Rudolph Valentino, Mickey Rooney, Peter Lorre, Janet Gaynor, and Douglas Fairbanks, are just a few of the celebrities who are buried there. In 2017, Judy Garland was moved from her original burial spot in New York to Hollywood Forever, in a special pavilion created just for her.
Many people visit the cemetery to see the graves of Hollywood royalty, but others visit because it is said to be haunted. This haunting is like no other. The man who is said to haunt the cemetery wasn’t even born there. His name is William Randolph Hearst, who was a very wealthy newspaper mogul who died in 1951. He was buried in Cypress Lawn Cemetery in Colma, which is 340-miles away from Hollywood Forever. According to the legend, he haunts the cemetery because that is where his long-time mistress, Marion Davies, is buried. She died 10-years after William, and it is believed that he has been haunting the cemetery ever since, just looking for his true love.