You don’t have to be a believer of spirits and ghosts to feel fascinated by the chilling stories that surround some of our most haunted places in America. We have zero doubts that readers from each and every state have their own local haunted cemeteries, but the stories behind these eight cemeteries in our country are truly the most frightening:
1. Bachelor's Grove Cemetery, Illinois
A place that many consider to be the most haunted place in the
world, this cemetery hidden within the forest will give you eerie vibes just based off of its outward appearance alone. While many people have experienced strange things while visiting this cemetery, the spirit of a woman sitting on tombstones is who you'll most commonly run into.
How to get here: 143rd Street Midlothian, IL 60445
2. St. Louis Cemetery, Louisiana
If you've ever taken a trip to New Orleans then there's a good chance that you've stopped by or taken a tour of this famously haunted cemetery. The cemetery is home to the final resting place of Marie Laveau, well-known for practicing Voodoo and tends to draw in many visitors here. Many believe that Laveau's spirit still haunts her grave, and with 700 other tombs within this cemetery, there are many other spirits that are supposedly lingering around here.
How to get here: 300 North Claiborne Avenue New Orleans, LA 70112
3. Bonaventure Cemetery, Georgia
There's nothing like a chilling ghost story involving a young child to freak you out, right? Here at the Savannah cemetery you'll find the most famous spirit, Gracie Watson. Pictured above, you can see Gracie who died at the mere age of six from pneumonia. Those who have visited Bonaventure Cemetery have claimed to see Gracie's statue cry tears of blood, a chilling sight to imagine.
How to get here: 330 Bonaventure Road Savannah, GA 31404
4. Cemetery Hill, Pennsylvania
Located within Gettysburg National Military Park, you'll find the entire town of Gettysburg to be filled with haunting stories and spirits of Civil War soldiers. Known as one of the bloodiest battles in our history, it comes as no surprise that there are many stories involving the spirits of soldiers inside this Pennsylvania park.
How to get here: 1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, PA 17325
5. Boothill Graveyard, Arizona
Also known simply as Boot Hill, this overgrown and strange looking graveyard has been known to feature many spooky spirits. Visitors who have been brave enough to explore here have stories of spirits showing up in photographs or even seeing evil spirits that unfortunately do not seem friendly,
at all. So grab your cameras and start shooting, you're sure to discover something or someone here! The question is, will you be brave enough to come back?
How to get here: 408 Arizona 80 Tombstone, AZ 85638
6. Hollywood Forever Cemetery, California
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this glamorous cemetery is home to more than a handful of Hollywood's stars, many of whom are supposedly still lingering around in spirit. Out of all of the famous people who have taken this visually appealing graveyard as their final resting place, Rudolph Valentino is the spirit that is claimed to be seen wandering around the most! If you aren't familiar with Valentino, he was an actor who unexpectedly died at the age of 31 in 1926, breaking the hearts of girls all across America.
How to get here: 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90038
7. Howard Street Cemetery, Massachusetts
If you grew up in Massachusetts or anywhere in the New England area then you've more than likely heard of Giles Corey. In the late 1600's during the Salem Witch Trials, a prosperous farmer by the name of Giles Corey was accused of being a warlock. Tortured to death, Corey has been said to still haunt the surrounding areas of Howard Street Cemetery and also the local sheriffs.
How to get here: Howard Streeet Salem, MA 01970
8. Stull Cemetery, Kansas
Known for being one of the many gates to hell, this particular cemetery has had haunting stories surrounding it for hundreds of years. Right next to the cemetery lies an abandoned church that is the center of many local legends and strange stories about Stull Cemetery. Long told, you'll hear stories of people visiting here and having strange things happen to them like feeling as though they've been grabbed when no one is around, or even local stories about the Pope refusing to fly over this haunted and demonic piece of land. Creepy, huh?
How to get here: Directly across the street from 257 North 1600 Road Lecompton, KS 66050