25 Cemeteries That Will Scare You Out Of Your Skin

There’s something mystical and simultaneously creepy about cemeteries. So many stories have been told about graveyards and all the spook associated with them and these stories prick that nagging curiosity; that certain ‘something’ about the dead and the afterlife that tickles the imagination of us who are still alive. If you’re looking for something spooky (and yes, we know it’s not Halloween), then you’re in for a treat as we share with you these 25 cemeteries that will scare you out of your skin. You’ll need a plastic surgeon once you through with this list.

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Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague

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The Old Jewish Cemetery lies in the Josefoy which is the Jewish Quarter or Prague in the Czech Republic and it was in use from the early 15th century with  Avigdor Kara’s tombstone dating back to 1439 until 1787.  The numbers of grave stones and numbers of people buried there are uncertain, because there are layers upon layers of tombs. However, it has been estimated that there are approximately 12,000 tombstones presently visible, and there may be as many as 100,000 burials in all. Not surprising,  it is said that this cemetery is teaming with paranormal activity with many claiming to have seen apparitions moving through the tightly compacted tombstones.


Les Catacombes, Paris


The Catacombs of Paris is an underground ossuary in Paris, France located south of the former city gate and holds the remains of about six million people.  Due to it’s peculiar decoration many ghosts and strange paranormal encounters are said to occur here on a regular basis. These range from spectral lights appearing in videos to ghostly orbs, ecto mists and sometimes even shadow specters walking the corridors and moving among the piles of bones. You definitely don’t want to be in this place alone.


Saint Louis #1, New Orleans

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Saint Louis #1 is the oldest of three Catholic Cemeteries in New Orleans, Louisiana which has a history of ghost stories. One of their most active paranormal sites is the Saint Louis #1 Cemetery which  hosts one of the most notorious tombs of all time; that of Marie Laveau also known as “Grande Voodoo Queen”. Many of the locals believe that her spirit haunts the graveyard and any and all individuals who try to disrupt her sleep by trying to awaken her.  Now who in their right mind would want to “awaken” a voodoo queen…or anybody else for that matter?


La Recoleta, Buenos Aires

La Recoleta Buenos Aires

The Recoleta Cemetery is located in the Recoleta neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is one of the main tourist attractions in that neighborhood due to its outstanding display of nineteenth- and twentieth-century funerary art and architecture. Of course this cemetery also has its fare share of ghost stories and paranormal activity ranging from a ghostly night watchman who took his own life at the cemetery to a spectral lady dubbed the “The Lady In White” who frequents the tombs at night.


Valley of the Kings, Cairo, Egypt

Valley of the Kings Cairo Egypt

The Valley of the Kings houses Tutankhamen’s grave and its believed to come with a curse as almost all who participated in the opening of the grave mysteriously died a few years after. Some scientists hold the deadly molds from the tombs maybe the cause but others believe it is the Egyptian curse for disrupting the tomb of the dead. Personally, Id rather not find out.

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