D.C. August 22, 2016
7 Disturbing Cemeteries Around Washington DC That Will Give You Goosebumps
The look of these creepy cemeteries in Washington DC are enough to send chills down your spine! When you add in the history and some of the reported hauntings that occur there, it’s enough to make even the bravest of souls bring a flashlight the next time they’re exploring… or maybe just visit during daylight hours!
1. Rock Creek Cemetery
Rock Creek Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in Washington DC and with 86 acres, it is said to be haunted by a number of spirits that are buried there, most notably Clover Adams, who committed suicide. The array of statues, graves and mausoleums are enough to add to the creepiest.
2. Congressional Cemetery
There are 60,000 graves at Congressional Cemetery. Yes, 60,000 and many Washington elite including war heroes, members of Congress and J. Edgar Hoover are buried there. If you come at dusk or at night, you will get some serious creepy feelings of the spirits there.
3. Oak Hill Cemetery
Nestled in Georgetown, Oak Hill is famous for its many ghost stories. One of the most popular ones? That a carriage hearse is often drawn though the cemetery late at night by six headless horses.
4. Mount Olivet Cemetery
Mount Olivet is full of ornate memorials, statues and sculptures that in the day can be beautiful and in the evening, they can seem somber and a touch scary. One of its most famous residents is Mary Surratt, who was convicted of being a a co-conspirator in the assassination of President Lincoln.
5. Mount Zion Cemetery
Mount Zion is technically a combination of two cemeteries: the Female Union Band Cemetery and the Methodist Burying Ground. While the cemetery has landmark status meaning it can never sold, in recent years, the cemetery has fallen into disrepair. Debris littered, crumbling concrete markers and many unmarked graves, Mount Zion has the look of a place forgotten.
6. Holy Rood Cemetery
Another cemetery that is known for its disrepair is Holy Rood Cemetery. Toppled tombstones and overrun weeds create a somber feeling in the cemetery.
7. Woodlawn Cemetery
Woodlawn Cemetery is a historic cemetery that has 36,000 individuals buried on its 22.5 acres. IT was the preeminent cemetery for the city’s African Americans during the 1950s.
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