Nevada August 05, 2017
These 6 Haunted Cemeteries In Nevada Are Not For The Faint Of Heart
What’s creepier than a cemetery? How about a haunted cemetery? Or six. Given Nevada’s reputation for many haunted places, it is certainly not surprising that several of the state’s cemeteries would be on the “most haunted” list. From glowing gravestones to ghoulish apparitions to odd and unexplainable sounds, here are six allegedly haunted cemeteries across the Silver State.
1. Silver Terrace Cemetery, Virginia City
Located at the end of North E Street in Virginia City, this cemetery could be in any horror movie.
Ghost hunters have reported seeing the apparition of a little girl standing beside several gravesites, a woman in a brown bustled dress with a child at her feet, a man clad in a coat and tie, a glowing gravesite that dims when people approach, and a gravestone that appears to move by itself and requires three people to put it back in place.
2. Marwood Pet Cemetery, Boulder City
Created over 50 years ago, this unofficial cemetery is called the Marwood Pet Cemetery, Eldorado Valley Pet Cemetery, or just the Boulder City Pet Cemetery. It is full of beloved pets who have passed with some as recent as 2015.
Rumor has it that if you visit the cemetery at night, the apparition of a white cat will follow you if it likes you.
3. Old Hillside Cemetery, Reno
Located off Nevada Street near the University of Nevada-Reno, this cemetery dates back as far as 1875. Originally one cemetery, some Hillside plots were sold and became the Knights of the Pythias, the Grand Army of the Republic, and the Hebrew cemeteries.
Multiple instances of paranormal activity have been reported here including ghostly apparitions and Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP). Ghost hunters try to catch of glimpse of two girls and the woman in black who have been seen frequently.
4. Pioneer Cemetery, Carson City
Formerly called Walsh Cemetery, this cemetery is located at Fifth Street and the bottom of C Hill. Even though many bodies have since been moved to Carson City's Lone Mountain Cemetery, many gravesites remain scattered along the hillside behind homes.
This cemetery's most famous ghost is that of a woman in burgundy who reportedly watches over the Schieffer family's gravestones and who also motions to passing motorists from the road.
5. Goodsprings Cemetery
This tiny cemetery is located southwest of Las Vegas, between Jean and Goodsprings. The oldest marker belongs to Anna Nimmer who died on 27 December 1890; well before A. J. Robbins (heir to Goodsprings' Sultan Mine) donated the property to the town in 1913.
The Las Vegas Society of Supernatural Investigations has investigated this cemetery since 2008 for signs of paranormal activity.
6. Old Tonopah Cemetery, Tonopah
Created in 1901 and closed a mere decade later, this cemetery is a stone's throw (pardon the pun) from the creepy Clown Motel and holds over 300 bodies, most of them original area pioneers. "Residents" include victims from the 1902 "Tonopah Plague," from the 1911 Tonopah-Belmont Fire, and a sheriff killed in a shoot-out at a local bordello.
While no actual paranormal activity has ever been recorded here, many visitors claim to have felt an overwhelming sense of dread. Nevertheless, the Tonopah Cemetery continues to retain its reputation as one of Nevada's most haunted cemeteries.
Whether you are a believer in ghosts and the paranormal or not, a visit to these six haunted cemeteries is quite interesting and rather historic. Have you been to any of these haunted cemeteries? Do you know of any others in Nevada? Please comment below.