Cemeteries are typically quiet, peaceful spots for the living to wander through and remember loved ones, and for the dead to find a final resting place. However, some cemeteries are haunted by those who never quite found peace. Here are 10 cemeteries in Arizona that just might give you goosebumps, especially once you read their stories!
1. Boot Hill, Tombstone
The town of Tombstone is said to be the most haunted in the entire state. The graveyard is no exception. So many outlaws and roustabouts died in violent ways that it's no wonder that the spirits are restless. The ghost of Billy Clanton (who was killed at the O.K. Corral gunfight) has been seen actually rising from his grave before walking off toward town. Strange lights and noises are often reported here, too.
2. Cottonwood Cemetery
The spirits of a woman and several children are often spotted by visitors at Cottonwood Cemetery. They're also seen at a nearby school.
3. Old Miners Cemetery, Jerome
Jerome is a popular spot for geocachers, but many say they've seen some creepy things at the cemetery. The wrought-iron fences surrounding the individual graves reportedly moan and creak, and some people have heard the sounds of the rocks covering the graves moving around.
4. Fairbank Ghost Town
Fairbank is just 10 miles from Tombstone, and has a similar history of lawlessness and violence. The cemetery here is said to be haunted by a number of outlaws - some of whom were lawmen turned train robbers.
5. Cherry Cemetery
The tiny town of Cherry is remote and isolated...just the way its residents like it. Supposedly, the sounds of babies crying is common here - perhaps one of many infants whose tombstones are simply marked "Baby?"
This religious place had its share of violence. Apache attacks left some Franciscans dead; others fell ill and died here. The cemetery is said to be haunted by these religious men, who wander the graveyard and can be heard moaning or talking softly.
7. Holy Hope Cemetery, Tucson
Holy Hope is the oldest Catholic cemetery in Tucson. While many have found their final rest here, perhaps others have not. Reports of a seemingly lost little girl and the sounds of sobbing are just a few of the ghost stories here.
The most famous ghost here is that of three-year-old Angeline. No one knows for sure how she died - some say pneumonia; others say Indian attack. Regardless, Angeline is often seen wandering amongst the headstones here. Some people report finding tiny handprints on the windows of their car after parking nearby.
9. Holbrook Cemetery
This cemetery in Holbrook has some paranormal activity. Visitors report hearing footsteps and voices and seeing strange lights here.
10. Greenwood/Memory Lawn, Phoenix
If you visit Greenwood at dusk, you might see an old man walking around. He looks like a typical visitor...until he disappears right in front of you.