Sunday, October 26, 2014

Nancy Gideon's Haunted Open House Blog Hop ~ Trick or Treat!

Nancy Gideon's 4th Annual Haunted Open House
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I've very excited to be hosting Nancy Gideon's 4th annual Haunted Open House Blog Hop! Prepare to be spooked by joining me as I visit  the top ten most haunted cemeteries in the world. As a special treat, enter my Rafflecopter Giveaway below for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card, and continue your night of trick or treating at the other Haunted House Blog Stops for a chance to enter more giveaways.





Even for the bravest of souls, cemeteries can be creepy places, especially around dusk or at night.  Strangely enough, I love to visit old cemeteries and make a point of doing so everywhere I go...but only during daylight hours, of course!

How about you?  Do you get a little spooked in old graveyards?  Do you believe in ghosts?  Have you ever seen one? Click on the Youtube video below to experience the Top Ten Haunted cemeteries in the world for yourself!  

The Top Ten Most Haunted Cemeteries in the World



10- St. Louis Cemetery Number 1, New Orleans, Louisiana. This one ranks high on the scary scale for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is that voodoo priestess Marie Laveau is entombed there. Rumor has it she still grants wishes to those who scrawl 3 “X”es on her grave.

9- Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh, Scotland. Those heading here are well advised to pack a first aid kit. People have reported being scratched, bruised, burned and bumped while inside the grounds of the Covenanters’ Prison, a place where mass and brutal violence was once the norm.

8- Gettysburg Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Many say the US is still haunted by the Civil War, and at this burial ground they really mean it. Ghosts of both Confederate and Union soldiers are said to wander the area, including one that has a fondness for photobombing.

7- Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France. If you prefer seeing the ghosts of famous people to the normal, everyday ones, then this is the place for you. Regularly reported sightings include such notable figures as Jim Morrison, Marcel Proust, and Maurice Ravel.

6 - Westminster Hall Burying Ground, Baltimore, Maryland. If you don’t mind a bit of blood-curdling screaming – there’s a skull of a slain minister that yells a lot – Westminster provides a great opportunity to visit one of America’s greatest writers, Edgar Allen Poe. Not only is he buried there, his ghost is said to be a regular.

5 - Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague, Czech Republic. Building over a burial ground is pretty much asking for a haunting. Not only did people double whammy themselves by putting a cemetery on top of a cemetery, they did so around 10 times. Not surprisingly, it’s considered a hotbed of paranormal activity.

4 - Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, Illinois. This is the perennial destination of Resurrection Mary, an apparition that has reportedly hitched more than one ride with kind strangers, only to vanish at the cemetery’s gates.

3 - Highgate Cemetery, London, England. Among the many spectral occupants of this location is a woman with long grey hair who frantically searchers for her deceased children. It’s said that she murdered them oh so many years ago.

2 - Chestnut Hill, Exeter, Rhode Island. When the body of Mercy Brown, who died from tuberculosis in the late 1800s, was exhumed it showed no signs of decay. Back then she was suspected of being a vampire, but now it’s said her time is spent visiting and consoling the ill.

1 - Stull Cemetery, Stull, Kansas. Other cemeteries can brag about their undead as much as they want, but they’ll never match Stull’s jewel of an attraction. It’s said to be the home of the actual ‘Gateway to Hell’. Which one gives you the biggest case of the creeps?

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26 comments:

  1. I've just been to the Gettysburg and St. Louis Cemetery #1.

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    1. Awesome! I'd love to go someday. I visit old cemeteries everywhere I travel. Just something about them...

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  2. have been to Gettysburg though it's been years since I've done any tourist items besides the ghost walks in town. might have to check the one out in Baltimore, or not ;)

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    1. I make sure I end my cemetery visits before dark! I read The Restorer - I know the rules! lol Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. I haven't made it to the top ten!

    vitajex(at)Aol(dot)com

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    1. Neither have I! Someday! Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. I've been to Gettysburg. It is a beautiful and solemn place. It was weird to think about all the people who died on the ground on which I was standing. Thanks for sharing info about all those haunted places.

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    1. Gettysburg is a definite on my list...I'm sure it's a very touching place to stand.

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    1. I've spent some time in several cemeteries but none of the top 10 as of yet. I did find the stories about each interesting though.

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  6. Yes, I have been to St. Louis #1 in New Orleans. It is beautiful and creepy at the same time!

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    1. It's on my bucket list! Creepy, I know!

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  7. No I've never visited any on the list, even tho there is one in my state. I currently live across the street from a cemetery, but there's no paranormal activity there, nor was there any last Halloween. :)

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  8. No, I haven't, I live in Argentina, so...BUT! I have visited one in a town, at night you can see strange lights, really scary

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    1. Sounds spooky, Julia! I try to leave cemeteries before dark! Thanks for the visit & Follow! :)

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    1. Me either, Amy, but I'd like to. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. That is quite the list, no haven't been to any. My husband always tells me the story of how his mother liked to have picnics in cemeteries.

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    1. Picnics? That's a new one but what an unique idea! Thanks for stopping by, Jean.

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  11. Thanks for participating in the HOP, Sandra and for giving us a tour! And yes, St. Louis #1 in NOLA is spooky!!

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    1. I can't wait to visit! I'm hoping for next spring. Thanks for hosting the HOH Hop, Nancy!

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  12. I haven't visited any but #10 is the closest destination.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

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  13. No I haven't, but it sounds like a scary good time.

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  14. I have not visited any of them, but would like to. :)

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