Monday, July 2, 2012
Cemetery ghosts intrigue people for a number of reasons. The most obvious is that the part of death that makes us uncomfortable is the concept of putting a loved one into the ground. Visiting cemeteries always feels very silent, very unsettling, and it makes us face death and what happens after that. Cemeteries and ghosts is a mental connection we all make subconsciously.
Some cemeteries ghosts have become very famous, like Resurrection Mary in Chicago who supposedly still hitchhikes rides along the roadway and back to her cemetery. Bachelor's Grove is another supposedly haunted cemetery in Illinois that has as many urban legends as any one cemetery should have. And, for the top 10 haunted cemeteries, check this list.
Why are cemeteries haunted? Who would haunt their bones? We are way too linear in our thinking to assume that when we are alive and are limited by one body/one mind that when we pass on we are stuck in one place at one time. We can be everywhere at once. Should someone come to a cemetery and think about us, talk to us for the first time in the past year, our spirit form would arrive. It is an ideal match. Frequently visited cemeteries should be the most active.
Interestingly, shadow people phenomena are seen in cemeteries and parks more than any other place. We will discuss shadow people in a future post again. They are one of my favorite subjects!
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