View Full Version : Exploring graveyards at 4am......
02-03-2003, 11:47 AM
Last saturday, I got off at 2:30am and my girlfriend came to pick me up, and both of us weren't really tired. We had a full tank of gas, and jack shit to do. So we just decided to drive around and find something to do to kill a little time. We ended up in Auburn somewhere, and after a quick trip to 7-11, we decided to try and find the Mukelshoot casino. I've sent probably a bazillion cabs there, but had never entered it before. It was kinda neat, and reminded me of Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, only without the drugs, and brighter lights. We didn't gamble, but just sorta walked around and then we left and kept driving. My girlfriend asked if I knew where any cemetarys were around. I really don't know the auburn area AT ALL, but wouldn't you know it? I just happened to have seen a sign that pointed in the direction of one! I had to turn around a bit to find that sign, but we found it and off we were.....
Now we kept driving past a bunch of houses, looking for this cemetary, and it was some cemetary for veterans. We found it, and the best bit was, they didn't lock it!!! I would have expected them to at least block it off so people like us couldn't just waltz in, but with nothing to stop us, we just drove in....Now my gf wanted to sorta explore it, but we didn't have a flash light, and the best we could really manage was to park the car at a angle and have the brights on so we could sorta read the gravestones.....I had to do a little wizz in the grass first, and she kept yelling at me she was scared, but I kept yelling "Just a minute, I'm almost done here!!!". Once I had tapped my kidney, I came over to her to give her a huge hug, and then we held hands and tried to read gravestones. For some reason, no marines were on the gravestones! Just army, navy, and a coast guard person or two. Oh yeah, and another weird thing, they all died in 99!! (We couldn't make heads or tails of that)
We walked around until the gravestones were impossible to read in the light the car was providing, and we walked a private road that was blocked off, to where the paul berrer hangs out or prepares the bodies(I would imagine, some gated facility with some trucks, but no people, but nobody spotted us). Then we turned around and just left.....
I just posted this to ask, do any of you have any funny/scary/weird graveyard tales you've ever experienced by yourself or some friends??
02-03-2003, 12:00 PM
I used to play hide and go seek in our town cemetary (about four-five acres) when I was 6-7 years old. We'd climb over the backyard fence of a friend of mine and spend hours after dark.
Cemeteries are great places to trudge about after dark, we have some really great ones in So. Oregon. esp. the Jacksonville Cemetery where the majority of the burials took place between 1850-1900. Some beautiful stonework there.
02-03-2003, 12:02 PM
some of my friends know of these catacomb type things somewhere close to portland
and we were all a little tipsy and started talking about it and about going in there and i
was dying to (heh) cause i thought it would be really fun (though I probably would have
ended up peeing my pants) but then some people i was with started picking fights and
cops were called and everyone forgot about our graveyard trip :( someday though....
also, i go to the pioneer cemetary in lake oswego all the time, on sunny days just to
clear my mind and think...it's one of the most peaceful places in the world
02-03-2003, 03:31 PM
My friend jannet and i went into a graveyard together once in the middle of the night
We were walking around looking at tombstones and seeing who the oldest person we coudl find was and who died the younest.
the creepy thing that happend was when we keep seeing other people come through the graveyard
No matter what or who we talked to no one would even look at us. It made us feel so uncomfortable we left. WE felt as if we were ghosts and no one could see us
02-03-2003, 03:42 PM
There was a cemetary right next to the high school where I grew up.
02-03-2003, 06:50 PM
a couple friends and I smoke pot in cemetaries about twice a month....
One time, we went out to this little family cemetary out in the middle of nowhere. We were walking up the stairs to it, and we all started to get a bad feeling. We kept going tho...and uh, as we entered the cemetary there was this tallish tombstone, shrouded in shadow...and glowing. It was a full moon, and a few other stones in teh other cemetaries had been lit up. We went back another day, the same wheek, and had trouble finding the stone even with a flashlight. When we did find it, it wasn't shiny white marble or very reflective...it was dirty grey with moss all over it. That's the story as I remember it. Ideas to explain this incident are welcome.
We regularly smoke in this little grave yard where David Lennox, the captain of the first wagon train to cross the Rockies (or so his stone says) is buried. Along with the Imbries who are the origional owners of a house now known as The Cornelius Pass Roadhouse or something like that. A lot of the burials took place between like 1790 and 1890. Back east, it's not uncommon to wander into the old section fo a cemetary and find stones from pre-1600's.
...and my husband used to sleep in a cemetary.
02-03-2003, 07:08 PM
There is a really cool cemetery in Boulder Colorado that my friends and I used to go drink steel reserve in every night.
try explaining that to a cop... "Yeah, officer, we were just really bored, and its middle of the night, so there's nothing to do, so we though, hey we should go check out a cemetary, and shit... no, really..." They'll fuck with you till its daylight
02-03-2003, 10:16 PM
So there was this one cemetary somewhere north of seattle. (im not sure where exactly) i think it was called Maltby Cemeter. Anyhoo, ALL throughout high school, and later on there were all these stories going around about wierd shit that used to go down there. None firsthand of course, but a friend of a friend said that yadda yadda yadda......
So does anyone have any Creepy cemetary stories ?
They dont have to be firsthand. ;)
02-03-2003, 11:41 PM
Originally posted by >Sound-wav.<
So there was this one cemetary somewhere north of seattle. (im not sure where exactly) i think it was called Maltby Cemeter. Anyhoo, ALL
Maltby Cemetary *shivers*, if the Maltby Cemetary is the same as the one on Paradise Lake Road then that is the scariest place i've been. I grew up not to far from there. Back then there was only one house next to the cemetary, not a dump but very shady ( possibly because of all the stories we heard). When i was around 7 or 8 my sister, brother and i snuck out of the house at night and rode our bikes there. You had to walk through this patch of woods before it opened up a bit, once it opens there are numerous headstones from late 1800's to early 1900's. It had thirteen paved cement steps down to a wall of dirt, before the steps was a flat alter like area. The story was that they were the "thirteen steps to hell" , satans hounds of hell would pull you in if you went down too many steps. none of us dared to try and descend the steps. we were only there that night for maybe five minutes before we all ran as fast as we could to our bikes, then pedelled home like it was life or death. One story about the place is that after it was abandoned a long time ago a Satanic Cult had used the grounds for their rituals, some of our relatives told us that people were abducted their years and years ago, other kids had heard they used to sacrifice people their long before the area was populated. Anyhow, i went back there two years ago and now three houses are near it, we went again at night, walking into the little bit of woods sent chills down my spine and my eyes started to water. we walked over to the steps to find them only going down six or seven steps now, someone had filled the bottom six or seven with concrete mix.
02-03-2003, 11:54 PM
Graveyards, ah yes.
02-04-2003, 01:03 AM
Originally posted by StonerFirefly
We kept going tho...and uh, as we entered the cemetary there was this tallish tombstone, shrouded in shadow...and glowing. It was a full moon, and a few other stones in teh other cemetaries had been lit up. We went back another day, the same wheek, and had trouble finding the stone even with a flashlight. When we did find it, it wasn't shiny white marble or very reflective...it was dirty grey with moss all over it.
Exact same thing happened to my friends and I as a teen in our local cemetary. Every night we went, there it was. It actually came to be kind of comforting....
02-04-2003, 06:14 AM
Originally posted by Sire
The story was that they were the "thirteen steps to hell" , satans hounds of hell would pull you in if you went down too many steps. none of us dared to try and descend the steps. we were only there that night for maybe five minutes before we all ran as fast as we could to our bikes, then pedelled home like it was life or death.
And then you saw the MTV van parked on the side of the road and realized it was Fear Factor? :D
02-04-2003, 09:59 AM
I never really thought about it before but my first kiss was at the baby graves, an old family cemetery plot up in the wheat fields near Kennewick (Eastern Wa).
02-04-2003, 12:31 PM
Hey sire, no friggn shit! I grew up in Maltby, and for years I had no idea where the cemetary was! I heard soooo many rumors about it, and it used to be one of the scariest graveyards in american history(#6 I heard), but me and my friend never found it until those houses you mentioned were built around it. I never heard about the 13 steps to hell, just about a few drug dealers who loved doing deals there, because it was right on the border of sno/king county, and it was a real pain in the ass to ever get a cop in that spot, since king county cops don't bust people in snohomish county and vice versa. I lived on the opposite side of the highway, right above the Maltby cafe right in front of the huge red barn on Timbercrest. (82nd se) I had no idea anybody from here actually lived in that part of town, so I guess that makes two of us.....
Ya know ILYA, funny you should mention it, we did get pulled over by a cop once we started driving around Federal way, but that was because one of our headlights is out. I have Noooo idea what we would have told a auburn cop if they had noticed us in the graveyard. We just didn't even consider that possibility, but I guess we kinda should have! But we weren't in the place for more than 15 minutes tops......
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