Most people dream of getting away to a sunny destination when they go on vacation, but there are those who prefer to visit places that are a little out of the ordinary. While just about everyone has visited a cemetery at one point or an other, a very select few choose a cemetery as their destination to go on vacation. Following is a list of the five most haunted cemeteries according to Haunted America Tours. This is an organization that is highly regarded as an authority in the paranormal arena. The cemeteries on this list are favorite vacation destinations. The number one cemetery on the list is the St. Louis Cemetery in New Orleans Louisiana.
Paranormal investigators often frequent this cemetery to try to validate reported ghost sightings. Also, many people visit this cemetery to see the tomb of Marie Laveau, the famous Voodoo Queen. Number two on the list is the Stull Cemetery in Stull, Kansas is where the devil’s allegedly sole half human offspring is buried. Another “attraction” that motivates visitors to come to the Stull Cemetery is that supposedly some of the residents of Stull who hang out at the cemetery are not human.
The third most haunted cemetery is the Western Burial Ground of the Westminster Presbyterian Churchyard in Baltimore, Maryland is probably the cemetery in which the largest number of famous deceased persons are buried. Mayors, generals, and poets are among those who are buried here. The most note worthy of these is Edgar Allan Poe. Fourth on the list is the Garden of Hope Cemetery in Gautier, Mississippi. This cemetery contains the remains of an entire family that was murdered. There have been reports of sightings of the ghosts of the children playing in the cemetery.
The Resurrection Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois is the final cemetery on the list of the five most haunted. It is home to many alleged ghosts. It is likely that the most famous of these is the ghost of Resurrected Mary. This ghost has been reported to hitchhike nearby and to hang out by the gates of the cemetery. If you want to do something a little different and avoid large crowds on your next vacation, the cemeteries above make some excellent destinations. If you’re lucky, you might even get valuable advice for your next poem from the ghost of Edgar Allan Poe.