There’s something profoundly poetic about cemeteries, isn’t there? When I visit, I feel drawn in to celebrate the lost lives of loved ones who have passed on – and, of course, to contemplate my own life (and death). For those that believe in ghosts, though, cemeteries have another purpose: a chance to convene with those who have passed away, but may not have fully crossed over, for whatever reason. When you visit a historic cemetery, it’s easy to see why these places were treated as gathering spots for strolls and picnics in Victorian times. Many of them are quite beautiful, with and almost set up like cities for the dead. If you find yourself looking for “haunted cemeteries near me” in North Carolina, one name that pops up quite a bit is Riverside Cemetery in Asheville, NC. This haunted cemetery in Asheville is eerily beautiful, but is Riverside Cemetery haunted? Let’s check it out:
Check out this great video of Riverside Cemetery from YouTube user loopy333:
Have you ever encountered a ghost or other spirit lurking at Riverside Cemetery in Asheville? We’d love to hear all about your stories, so be sure to leave some comments! You can learn more about this haunted cemetery in Asheville from the City of Asheville website.
Several paranormal investigators have examined Riverside Cemetery in Asheville and claimed it was haunted. You don't have to be a particularly strong believer in ghosts to feel like a place with this much history could have spirits still lurking about, that's for sure! Between the more than 10,000 people buried here and the fact that a major Civil War battle occurred so close by, we think it's pretty safe to say that this could be a haunted cemetery in Asheville.