Winner of this years Most Spooky Cemetery Award is Highgate Cemetery in England. Other than some of the amazing architecture seen in the cemetery, and being the final resting place for famous people such as Karl Marx, Douglas Adams, and Charles Dickens’s parents, this cemetery is known for its ghosts and strange occurrences.
Several incidents have been documented in the cemetery. One account is that of a man whose car broke down near the cemetery gates. To his horror, peering out at him from the graveyards iron gates was the face of a ghoul with glowing red eyes.
Another man was horrified when he saw a strange phantom with pointed ears, glowing eyes, and a large nose jump over the graveyard fence and land in front of him. Many believe this sighting to be that of the infamous Spring-Heeled Jack.
Other than these two specific incidents, others have reported seeing the spirit of a nun floating over the graves. A dark figure in a shroud has also been seen standing still and staring into space. If it is approached, it will immediately disappear. Once it vanishes it will reappear a short distance away, still staring at nothing. The ghost of a crazy old woman with long gray hair can also be seen running among the gravestones. Legend states that she is searching for her children, which she supposedly murdered.
Finally, the most famous haunting in this cemetery is that of The Highgate Vampire. Unlike classic vampires, The Highgate Vampire is described as a 7ft tall, shadowy man. He has piercing eyes, a long black coat, and a top hat. When seen he vanishes into thin air. Supposedly, one man was killed by this vampire in the cemetery, while several others were visited by him in their bedrooms at night.
Abandoned girl’s school in New York- The Bennett’s School for Girls fell into disrepair after a series of strange events occurred around the property: Bathrooms would flood on their own, classroom doors would slam shut and lock, leaving classes and teachers terrified and phantom screams were heard from within the walls. The head teacher fled and the school was abandoned, but many believe that angry spirits still call the place home.
Most insane asylums were abandoned so abruptly that they still contain the terrifying remnants of the past. We can only imagine the unorthodox and immoral practices that went on behind these closed doors.
A/N: This was inspired by two songs Windswept by Crywolf and Daning On My Own By Robyn (the Hunter Plake and Jack Cassidy version). When I heard them the ideas just started flowing. This is very different from anything I have written. I had @minhosmeanhoe on my mind as I wrote this. Not for any particular reason, she’s just my actual soulmate so I’m dedicating this to her. I really hope you guys like this (: Also, I’m pretty sure I proofread this! (Pretty sure)