Creepy May 28, 2016
8 Disturbing Cemeteries In Washington That Will Give You Goosebumps
Cemeteries can be very peaceful places. And the cemeteries on this list would be as well, if not for the creepy backstories and reported paranormal activity that make them a little disturbing. They say ignorance is bliss, but you might want to be aware of the rumors before you visit these eight spots.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Maltby Cemetery
This cemetery is well known for its “13 Steps to Hell.” There were once 13 steps starting at ground level descending into the ground leading to the back entrance of a family tomb. Teens used to dare each other to go down the stairs, touch the door to the tomb, and come back… but when the unlucky person turned around after completing the dare, he or she would get a terrifying glimpse into hell. Some people were so traumatized they were left unable to speak. The steps have been covered up, but the cemetery remains a disturbing place.
2. Black Diamond Cemetery
Black Diamond cemetery has reportedly had some paranormal activity ranging from the whistling of old coal miners to a ghostly white horse. The graves date back to the 1880s, and some people say they feel like they’re being watched when they’re there.
3. Carnation Cemetery
Some visitors of this cemetery have spotted the apparition of a “white lady.” Others have admitted to hearing whispers, seeing apparitions, hearing disembodied footsteps and strange feelings.
4. Bayview Cemetery
Inside the Bellingham cemetery walls, there is a monument known as the “death bed.” It is said that if you lie down on it, you’ll expedite your death. The other haunted monument is known as “angel eyes,” and it is believed that the person buried beneath that statue is seen as an apparition around the cemetery.
5. Evergreen Memorial Park and Mausoleum
This cemetery has a lot of soldiers’ graves, and apparently they have a guardian. At night, a man dressed in army apparel has been seen pacing by the gravestones. A dark figure has also been spotted wandering around.
6. Leavenworth Cemetery
Leavenworth Cemetery is the final resting place of a lot of railroad workers from the 1800s. If you enter the area at night, you just might see them carrying their lanterns or hear them whistling.
7. Griffin Cemetery
Griffin Cemetery (located near Ritzville) is a peaceful place during the day. But at midnight, it is said that a creepy fog rolls in. If you have your car there and you leave the premises when it’s foggy, you might see children’s handprints on your hood and windows. Rumor has it that the ghost children also lay flowers on other kids’ graves that never die.
8. Seattle’s Civil War Cemetery
Next to the Lake View Cemetery on Capitol Hill, you’ll find the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery. Visitors have spotted apparitions walking around wearing Civil War uniforms.
Have you heard any spooky Washington cemetery stories?