Pere Lachaise Cemetery - Paris
The 10 most haunted cemeteries covered in this slideshow are by no means the only haunted graveyards. However, they do offer ghost hunters some fascinating possibilities. For instance, consider historic Pere Lachaise in Paris, France. It houses a veritable who's who of the famous dead including Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison and Marcel Marceau. It's said Holocaust victims walk the cemetery at night searching for a final place to rest. Who knows how many other restless spirits might reside there? Continue on to learn about other haunted graveyards and their chilling tales.
St. Louis Cemetery - New Orleans
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 in New Orleans houses the remains of infamous voodoo queen Marie Laveau. They say Marie still grants visitor requests from beyond the grave. Visitors also hear weeping coming from inside some of the crypts.
Highgate Cemetery - London
Tales emerged in the 1960s about the Highgate Cemetery Vampire of London who repeatedly appeared behind the gates along Swain's Lane. Reports of blood-drained animal carcasses lent further credence to the frightening sightings and inspired a full scale vampire hunt by local citizens. Perhaps the dark stranger with the hauntingly pale face still lurks amongst the tombs at night. Do you dare to explore Highgate Cemetery after dark?
Greenwood Cemetery - Illinois
The most famous ghost of Greenwood Cemetery in Decatur, Illinois is that of a confused and angry young boy who the locals have dubbed "Michael." Witnesses say he throws stones at visitors and even tries to punch or knock them down. There are also reports of a young girl who visitors sometimes see sadly waving as they leave the graveyard grounds.
Stull Cemetery - Kansas
Also known as the "Cemetery of the Damned," Stull Cemetery reportedly holds the body of a son spawned by Satan and a human mother. Rumors of Satanic worship and unexplained lights at night only add to the mystery and frightening aura of this spooky location that many local residents feel is literally the gateway to Hell.
Resurrection Cemetery - Chicago
Resurrection Cemetery in Chicago is supposedly the resting place of the not-so-restful "Bloody Mary" of urban legend fame. As the story goes, Mary was attacked and murdered near the cemetery after leaving a funeral. Locals report that she appears along the road and asks for a ride to the cemetery gates, where she promptly disappears.
Garden of Hope Cemetery
Garden of Hope in Gautier, Mississippi is the burial site of a family that was brutally murdered. Visitors have reported seeing ghost children playfully running through the graveyard with the sounds of their giggles echoing through the air.
Bachelors Grove Cemetery
Bachelors Grove is yet another haunted cemetery in Chicago, Illinois that appears to be rife with spirits and other paranormal activity. Visitors tell of a white house with pillars that mysteriously appears on the grounds, only to fade away from view moments later. The cemetery is no longer maintained and has quickly fallen to ruin. Sounds like a ghost hunter's paradise, doesn't it?
Bonaventure Cemetery - Savannah
This hauntingly beautiful cemetery in Savannah was used as a location in the film Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. With its draping Spanish moss and still, thick atmosphere, it's the perfect place for a haunting. Indeed, locals tell a tale about a girl named Gracie Watson whose life-like monument sheds real tears. Visitors leave small gifts with the statue and claim that if someone steals them, the statue begins to cry. If you ever find yourself in Savannah, you can put the tale to the test... if you dare.
10 Most Haunted Cemeteries
The final resting place of Eva Peron, Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is literally a city of the rich and the dead. There are rumors that Evita is unhappy to be entombed there. There are also tales of a night watchman who committed suicide in the cemetery, but locals can still hear him making his nightly rounds and jangling his keys. Other tales are told about the restless spirit of a young girl who was accidentally buried alive. If you enjoyed this tour, visit Real Haunted Places in America.