Creepy July 14, 2018
These 11 Haunted Cemeteries In Alaska Are Not For the Faint of Heart
The places where the dearly departed are laid to rest forever carry a chill in the air. These haunting cemeteries are some of the most electrically charged places in Alaska. Visiting those who have passed away is a humbling experience and anyone who does so will surely have a sense of perspective and calm. Visit these cemeteries if you dare to commune with the spirits of those who have passed on. Visit these haunted cemeteries for an experience that is sure to be moving, and not for the faint of heart.
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1. Saint Nicholas Orthodox Cemetery, Eklutna
On the Kenai Peninsula lies Eklutna, a place steeped in historical and religious significance. These Spirit Houses are filled with items from the deceased. Spirits are rumored to wander for 40 days after passing, searching for their earthly belongings. These houses are said to give them a place to rest so they are at peace.
2. Klondike Gold Rush Cemetery, Skagway
This resting place for many of the pioneers from the gold rush is a historic monument to those poor souls. Housing the remains of such iconic Alaskan characters as "Soapy" Smith and his rival, Frank Reid.
3. Russian Cemetery, Sitka
This eerie spot is a short distance from downtown Sitka. Visit this over 200-year-old Russian cemetery with more than 1000 graves, many marked with headstones made from the ballasts of Russian ships.
4. Cemetery, Kotzebue
In this distant spot in the small town of Kotzebue, this eerie cemetery is surrounded by whale bones. Truly a haunting spot, the wind swept fields and the faded crosses are as beautiful as they are haunting.
5. Saint Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Church, Dillingham
This traditional cemetery is housed at the Russian Orthodox church in Dillingham, a tiny place in rural southwestern Alaska.
6. Tununak Cemetery, Tununak
On the remote Nelson Island in the Bering Sea lies this small village. Lying in a sunny meadow, this tidy cemetery is hauntingly beautiful.
7. Russian Orthodox Cemetery, Dutch Harbor, Unalaska
A few graves lie on the hillside in this distant island town. Watch the bald eagles soar at this beautiful spot in rural Alaska.
8. Pioneer Cemetery, Valdez
Located at the Old Valdez town site, this seaside cemetery dates back to the early 1800's. There are daily walking tours and this haunting place is about a mile off the highway.
9. Kennecott Cemetery, McCarthy
The burials at the Kennecott Cemetery occurred between the years 1908 and 1938 when the copper mine was in full swing.
10. Cemetery, Tok
This small graveyard is four miles south of Tok on the Alaska-Canadian Highway. The faded front "Pearly Gates" are visible from the road. This secluded spot is perfect for reflection and contemplation.
11. Cemetery, Hooper Bay
In this village of 1000 in far Western Alaska, you'll find this colorful cemetery holding the history of this long standing village.
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