1. Calvary Cemetery - Mankato
Calvary is an old cemetery, which is likely why it feels just a little bit creepy. Many of its monuments are imposing and ornate, giving off an almost unapproachable vibe. Couple that with the many trees looming over everything, and it's no wonder this cemetery is a bit disturbing.
2. Lakeview Cemetery - Buhl
Lakeview Cemetery is often cited as one of the most haunted places in Minnesota. There are stories of ghostly apparitions and shadow figures showing themselves to visitors, and even of invisible footsteps crunching on the gravel. While there's no way to prove it, many people who have checked the spot out do report feelings of eeriness. For that reason, it can certainly be considered a disturbing cemetery.
3. Greenvale Cemetery - Northfield
There are no reports of hauntings in this cemetery. What makes it creepy is the fact that there are quite a few very old graves here. These date back to the mid-1800s, and many stand in memorial to children who passed too young. Visiting any cemetery is a somber occasion, but that feeling may be even more prominent at Greenvale.
4. Green Lawn Cemetery - St. Peter
Follow the long, paved path under the gates of this cemetery, and you might feel your hair standing on end. That may be because of the grave sites that serve as a final resting place for many. Or it may be because of the large, thick stand of trees whose shade obscures the back part of the grounds from view. No matter the reason, this historic cemetery may just give you goosebumps.
5. Loon Lake Cemetery - Middletown
Loon Lake is another cemetery that is frequently named one of the most haunted in Minnesota. This is thanks to an old story that has drawn curious people to the area for many years. While we can't speak to whether the site is haunted, it is certainly creepy. Why? Established in 1876, the cemetery is very old. It is also nestled deep in the woods, accessible only by following a long, unpaved path through the foliage. Given the old graves and unkempt appearance, it's no wonder this cemetery has sparked ghost stories.
6. Roselawn Cemetery - Roseville
Roselawn is another cemetery that is often considered haunted by locals. As the story goes, there were reports of a person being trapped in a mausoleum on the grounds. When the mausoleum was investigated, nothing was found. The disturbance was attributed to a ghost called Smiling Jack. Whether or not you believe that story, there is definitely an eerie feel as you stroll the grounds of Roselawn Cemetery.
7. Memorial Pet Cemetery - Roseville
Did you know there is a cemetery in Roseville devoted to departed pets? That's the Memorial Pet Cemetery, Minnesota's oldest pet cemetery. This is the final resting place for many beloved pets. That itself is not particularly disturbing. The creepy factor comes in when you take in just how quiet the cemetery is. The thought of all those happy cats and dogs now silent is indeed disturbing.
8. Ferguson's Cemetery - Plato
It is alleged that Ferguson's Cemetery is haunted by a little boy who shyly peeks at visitors from behind his tombstone. If that's not enough, there are also reports of orbs and other strange happenings on the cemetery grounds. In a cemetery surrounded by tall, old trees, it is no wonder visitors feel like they are being watched.
9. Vicksburg Cemetery - Renville
This cemetery also has a haunted history, though its story is a little less believable. There are reports of a glowing tombstone somewhere on the cemetery grounds. While the possibility of seeing it may be disturbing to some, the cemetery's real creepiness likely comes from its old age and secluded location.
10. Hoyt Lakes Memorial Cemetery - Hoyt Lakes
Ghostly hitchhikers have been a piece of folklore for as long as there have been cars. That is the story that surrounds the Hoyt Lakes cemetery. Rumor has it, a girl visiting the cemetery was killed when she tried to leave. Her ghostly form now appears to be looking for a ride from passing motorists. Legend or reality? You be the judge.
11. Oakland Cemetery - St. Paul
This historic cemetery was actually Minnesota's first public cemetery. It was founded in 1853, five years before Minnesota became a state. Due to its age, it is full of old, creepy memorials. But perhaps the most disturbing sight you'll find at this cemetery are the tall mausoleums that stand silent over the rest of the grounds. Their imposing figures give off a chilling vibe at this historic site.
Have you ever visited any of these cemeteries? Do you know of any other creepy places in Minnesota? Let us know down below!