Did you know that Rhode Island is not only home to the grave of an alleged witch, but also a legendary vampire? For such a small state, there sure are a lot of terrifying graveyards. Here are 6 of the scariest cemeteries in Rhode Island. We recommend reading this with the lights on and with company, because some of these stories are sure to terrify even the bravest readers.
1. Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Exeter
Quite possibly the most legendary vampire story in the nation is that of Mercy Brown. When her body was exhumed at the height of the New England Vampire Panic, it was said that there were signs she had moved in her grave. Visiting the cemetery where Mercy's grave is located is pretty much like a real life nightmare.
2. Gravesite of Dolly Cole, Foster
The legend of Dolly Cole is disturbing. This alleged witch is said to have cursed the town after her daughter perished in a house fire. Her grave is found in the forest lining Tucker Hollow Road where other tombstones scatter the land.
3. School Street Graveyard, North Kingstown
The historic graveyard located on School Street off of Post Road in North Kingstown has had too many ghost sightings to count. From creepy unexplained flashes of light, to dark figures moving about in the woods at night, this place is truly terrifying.
4. Old Veteran Cemetery, Warwick
From a tree that appears monstrous at night, to ghost sightings, there are just so many reasons this cemetery has made the list. Definitely the creepiest factor is reported sights of ghosts kneeling behind graves and keeping a steady gaze on the visitors to the area.
5. Elder Ballou Cemetery, Cumberland
This cemetery is easy to miss, located on a secluded hill in Cumberland. Various creepy encounters involving being chased by ghosts, feelings of being watched and more make this one of the most active paranormal sites in the state.
6. Old Burial Ground, Little Compton
Rhode Island has dozens of historical graveyards. If you're looking for a well maintained cemetery with graves dating back more than a century, this old burial ground found in Little Compton is the perfect place to visit. Though you might experience some spooky chills while there.