5 creepiest cemeteries around the world

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WEB DESK: Crossing cemetery at night is the most scary thing for a person. But, some people actually enjoy these creepy and horror stuff. They visit haunted places purposely and try to find out ghosts. If you are one of those then this list of creepiest cemeteries around the world will surely excite you. 

Sedlec Ossuary – Kutná Hora

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-Source: SedlecOssuary.com, Image: Wikimedia

This place is located in  Czech Republic. Sedlec Ossuary is the largest church which has over 40,000 former bodies. It is said that late Catholics from central Europe were brought to this place to be buried together but even after it expansion, the place was unable to hold all the bodies. Then, a woodcarver, František Rint was hired back in 1870 to arrange all the bones in order. He skillfully arranged skeletons, even crafted a massive chandelier along with a family crest from the deceased bones. However, it is said that these ghost that roam around are more playful and not much haunting.

Cimitero di San Michele – Venice

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-Source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Image: Wikimedia

Occupying the entire island of San Michele, the Cimitero di San Michele cemetery in Venice, became the main burial ground for Venetians after the ban imposed by Napoleon on burying bodies in the city back in 1807. Also, different ghosts have been reported on the graveyard island, however not a single ghost has been identified individually.

Howard Street Cemetery – Salem

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-Source: The Cabinet, Image: Wikipedia

Those, who are familiar with US history know the incident linked to this place that once witch trials used to be practiced in Salem, Massachusetts in 17th century. A man, named Giles Corey, was tortured to death by local sheriffs. After that every sheriff died of a heart attack or due to any heart disease. It is said Corey’s ghost roam around this cemetery before any major tragedy.

Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery – Chicago

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-Source: PrairieGhosts.com, Image: Wikimedia

Ghost hunters rejoice – there’s a cemetery in Chicago that is equally creepy and abandoned (making for good exploration). Bachelors Grove Cemetery has been the host of a multitude of paranormal occurrences- anything from ghost cars to an old farmer hanging onto the plow of his horse as it rises out of a pond. Police officers have found evidence of black magic rituals (which may have increased the hauntings and spiritual activities of the area). Bachelors Grove Cemetery is officially closed but numerous holes in the chain link fence give graverobbers and curious visitors a way into this scary graveyard.

San Juan Chamula Cemetery – Mexico

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-Source: Virtual Tourist, Image: Wikimedia

Many different incidents linked to this San Juan Chamula cemetery located in Mexico. It is a blend of Mexican culture and local Tzotzil culture. It is said that the old church was burned. Also, the remarkable Church of San Juan is especially notable for its lack of pews, pine-bough-covered floor, and sacrificed chickens. Moreover, the statues of the saints from the San Sebastian ruins were brought over but are not as highly regarded, even having been turned around for many years as the citizens were angry the saints didn’t protect their original home. The mix of Catholicism and local Mayan religions makes this city and graveyard creepy yet fascinating areas to visit.

Source: List25 

 

 

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