Montana October 31, 2016
6 Disturbing Cemeteries In Montana That Will Give You Goosebumps
A cemetery is a solemn place. For some, they’re simply a place of remembrance and reflection… for others, they’re a little creepy. These Montana cemeteries may not all be haunted, but they’ll definitely give you the chills when you visit.
1. Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency
Visiting the Custer National Cemetery is like a trip back through time. There are graves of women and children from frontier posts, Native Americans, and the soldiers who died in the bloody fight at Little Bighorn Battlefield. Given the nature of the way those men died, it should come as no surprise that visitors here have felt chills, heard phantom gunfire and even spotted apparitions of soldiers in uniform.
2. Mount Moriah Cemetery, Butte
Many visitors have reported seeing a ghost in a wheelchair here. And while some of them are probably the figment of people’s imagination, the first witnesses were extremely credible. In the 1970s, two police officers both saw someone in a wheelchair pass through the cemetery’s locked gates. When they went to investigate, the person had vanished. There were no signs of wheelchair tracks in the snow.
Bannack State Park’s cemetery is located on a quiet hill just north of the ghost town. It holds a number of unmarked graves from the 1800s. Mother Nature has reclaimed most of the stone markers, giving the old cemetery a creepy look.
4. Missoula Cemetery
The Missoula Cemetery dates back to 1884, when it was created to bury people who succumbed to the harsh life of the small mill town. You’ll find the graves of some of Missoula’s original founders here along with some old unmarked graves.
5. Benton Avenue Cemetery, Helena
Benton Avenue Cemetery is one of Helena’s oldest—you’ll find headstones from 1870 here. Scattered wooden markers, iron fences and tall marble pillars mark the places of the pioneers who rest here.
6. Mountain View Cemetery, Butte
This cemetery contains a memorial to those killed in the Speculator Mine Disaster in 1917, which tragically killed 168 miners. It’s hard not to feel disturbed after seeing something like that. Frank Little, an American labor leader who was lynched for his anti-war views and union activities, is also buried here.
Walking through these disturbing cemeteries in Montana can actually teach you a lot about our history. For more exciting glimpses into the past, go on a
ghost town road trip.