Graveyards, cemeteries and burial grounds all around the world have gained the reputation of being haunted by spirits. The somber places that they are located in, the eerie silence around it and the spooky vibes that one gets from visiting a graveyard just adds to the horror and the thrill. On that note, here are the 10 most haunted graveyards in the world that you can explore if you have the guts or you can stay away from.
1. Old Western Burial Ground Baltimore, Maryland
This cemetery can only be accessed through an underground vault where the spirits of the dead still walk around.
This burial ground in Maryland is the final resting place of fifteen generals from the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. There are other famous individuals too who have been buried here. Only part of this graveyard can be accessed through a vault where ghosts are said to walk.
2. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 New Orleans, Louisiana
It is believed that a spirit of a 'Voodoo Queen' still haunts this graveyard.
According to reports, this cemetery in Louisiana is home to multiple ghosts but there is one particular ghost who dominates the others. It is believed that the spirit of Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans haunts this place. This is also one of the oldest cemeteries in New Orleans.
3. Rookwood Cemetery Sydney, Australia
The ghosts of two spiritualists are said to attract the other ghosts to this burial ground.
Over one million people have been buried in this cemetery that lies in Australia. But, it is believed the grave of two famous spiritualists, known as the Davenport Brothers, attract ghosts to the Rookwood Cemetery.
4. Stull Cemetery, Kansas
This graveyard is considered to be one of the 'Seven Portals to Hell.'
This cemetery is situated between Topeka and Kansas City. It is popularly known as one of the 'Seven Portals Of Hell' by many haunting guides and it has also bagged the title of being one of the most haunted places in America. People The locals do not allow visitors into this cemetery on Halloween due to repeated vandalism. It is also believed that a local burned down a church in this property as it was supposed to be a 'gateway to hell.'
5. Paris Catacombs, France
Bones of over 6 million people still lie around in this underground cemetery.
This underground cemetery in Paris is listed among the world's most haunted places. It is believed that the Paris catacombs hold the bones of over six million dead bodies from 1785 through the 1800s. It is also known as a mass grave. People living close to this place have complained about the strong stench of decomposing flesh and the spread of diseases from the cemeteries. It is impossible to believe that ghosts don't exist here given the fact that there are so many bones stacked up.
6. Bachelor's Grove Cemetery Chicago, Illinois
People have reportedly seen apparitions, glowing balls and heard weird noises.
This abandoned burial ground in Chicago is famous for its ghostly tales. More than 100 different reports of paranormal activities have been collected. People claim that they have seen actual apparitions, heard inexplicable sounds and weird noises and they also claim to have seen glowing orbs of light.
7. Greenwood Cemetery Decatur, Illinois
The Civil War section of this graveyard is still haunted by the ghosts of Confederate prisoners.
The Greenwood Cemetery Decatur is known as one of the most haunted cemeteries in the mid-west. There are quite a few tales that revolve around this cemetery. It is believed that the Civil War Section is still haunted by the spirits of Confederate prisoners.
8. Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles, California
People have complained about seeing a 'lady in black' in front of Rudolph Valentino's catacomb.
This cemetery was earlier known as Hollywood Memorial Park but, now its is considered to be haunted. This cemetery is dedicated to the famous stars of Hollywood and it is believed that this place is haunted by the spirit of starlet Virginia Rappe, who allegedly died after a crazy night full of sex, alcohol and drugs with comedian Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. Some reports also suggest that Clifton Webb, an American actor still haunts his mausoleum. Many have also complained about seeing a 'lady in black' in front of Rudolph Valentino's tomb.
9. Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio
Reports suggest that a 'lady in grey' walks around the burial ground after sunset.
According to reports, fresh flowers mystically appear on the grave of a Confederate soldier who is buried in this cemetery. People have reportedly seen a 'lady in grey' walking among the tombstones. Some claim that the lady is a widow who lost her husband at the Confederate prison camp which existed here during the Civil War.
10. Union Cemetery Easton, Connecticut
This graveyard is reportedly haunted by a 'white lady' and Indian spirits.
This cemetery in Connecticut is popular amongst ghost photographers. It is believed that a 'white lady' walks through the cemetery at night. This graveyard is also known to be haunted by other ghosts, including Indian spirits.