There are so many haunted locations in America, from haunted libraries to haunted houses and yes, even haunted cemeteries. Today I wanted to place the focus on those haunted cemeteries in America because what’s better than venting out after dark during the Halloween season into a haunted cemetery? I mean, that sounds like a spooky good time to me! Below you’ll find a list to get you started on your adventure of checking out the most haunted cemeteries in our country.
Top 5 Most Haunted Cemeteries in America
Westminster Hall & Burying Ground in Baltimore, MD
This haunted cemetery is apparently the home of a screaming skull. It’s said that a minster was murdered here and every night at the same time you’ll hear his skull screaming. Years ago they dug up the minsters body, muffled his mouth on the skull and encased it in concrete but visitors still say you can hear the muffled screams. While this is also the home of Edgar Allen Poe’s resting corpse, he seems to be resting in peace.
Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, GA
This haunted cemetery in America is said to be haunted by a little six-year-old girl who died of pneumonia. This little girls’ name is Gracie and visitors have even seen her grave shed tears of blood from time to time. Gracie has been known to roam the cemetery playing in between the gravestones after dark.
Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, IL
Not only is this cemetery one of the most haunted in America, but the spirit known as Resurrection Mary has been seen walking the streets where she was killed in a hit and run accident in the 1930s. Some young male drivers have even picked this Resurrection Mary up who was found hitchhiking the street she was killed on, only to find her vanish from thin air in their passenger seat when they near the cemetery gates.
Howard Street Cemetery, Salem, MA
Most of you may know that Salem, MA is well known for the witch trials back in the late 1600s. Well during this time a wealthy man named Giles Corey was tortured and killed citing that he was a warlock. It’s said Giles Corey’s spirit still haunts this cemetery due to his untimely death. It’s believed that this spirit targets the Sheriff office, as that may be what closely resembles “witch hunters” in current days. Giles Corey spirit is usually seen right before a big tragedy occurs too, making this even creepier.
Silver Cliff Cemetery, Silver Cliff, CO
Get a little Christmas light type display with the orbs or ghostly spirits that haunt this haunted cemetery in America. I had to include this cemetery not for the hauntings but for the ghostly lights that appear over the gates at night and then seem to bounce around the tombstones. This lights look like small lanterns and appear in the colors of blue or white spheres. It’s a beautiful, yet creepy display that the locals have witnessed many times.
Cemeteries are creepy to begin with, but add an extra layer of spookiness by visiting these most haunted cemeteries in America. I hope that this list has inspired you to do something new this Halloween season, like taking a family walk through a haunted cemetery after dark.