Ever since the remains of over 900 burials were moved in 1897 to make way for the Tremont Street Subway, this little-known mass grave in the southern corner of the Boston Common has been home to all manner of unusual sighting.
The Granary is home to the graves of Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and the parents of Benjamin Franklin. Ghost hunters love the graveyard for its abundance of orbs, odd sounds, and unusual spikes in temperature and electromagnetic fields. If that’s your cup of tea, the Granary offers a strong brew, for sure.
Following the tragic collapse of Richmond's Church Hill Tunnel, rumors spread far and wide about a creature or spirit known as the Richmond Vampire, that escaped to find refuge in Hollywood Cemetery.
Colonel Jonathan Buck was more than a hero in colonial Maine; he was also the subject of a most unusual curse. And you can still see it, as plain as day, right on his monument in Buck Cemetery.
Originally a Confederate burial ground, Camp Chase Cemetery was frequented by Louisiana Briggs, the daughter of a Southern sympathizer. She left flowers on various graves there until her death in 1950. But the flowers, as well as sightings of a woman in a veil, have still been spotted there.
Evergreen Cemetery is home to the grave of Mary Hart, a corset maker who—according to legend—was mistakenly buried alive in 1872. Anyone who visits her grave at midnight, according to legend, will meet a horrible fate. As a result, most people refer to her today as Midnight Mary.
The most famous sighting has been called the White Lady, the ghostly image of a woman that was said to appear only during a full moon. The woman appears to be semi-transparent, sitting on a tombstone near the trees, and dressed in white. Other visitors have seen glowing orbs, apparitions, and even vehicles and a farmhouse that seem to fade in and out of existence.
Historic St. Louis Cemetery Number 1, founded in 1789, is the oldest and most iconic cemetery in the city. One common sighting is a man known as Henry Vignes, a young sailor who was scammed out of his family tomb by a dishonest landlady and instead buried in an unmarked pauper’s grave. Visitors claim he still wanders the cemetery today, searching for his real tomb.