12 terribly interesting cemeteries in the world
Cemetery - the place itself is eerie, and is associated with a not too pleasant emotions. But the cemetery of this collection - more interesting and surprising! They connected a lot of facts, legends and stories.
We offer you a selection of unusual cemeteries from around the world.
Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport, Savannah, Georgia, USA
You may be surprised that the first picture of the cemetery on this list represents the airport. However, it is really a cemetery! Under the runway number 10 are the graves couple Dotson - couples, who had lived in the house on the site of the airport and was buried on the site next to it. Airport repeatedly held talks with relatives Dotson to transfer the remains, but they did not agree, and without the consent of relatives in the United States are not allowed to do this.
Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The architectural splendor of the Recoleta cemetery is striking, however, this list it fell not because of him, but because of a series of terrible and unusual stories of those buried there: next to the grave of Evita Peron, which always lay fresh flowers, buried Rufina Cambaceres , a girl who was buried alive and left a coma right in the coffin, and David Alléno poor gravedigger, who thirty years saving up money for a burial plot, and accumulated, committed suicide.
Hanging Coffins of Sagada, Sagada, Philippines
We've learned that the cemetery is under the ground, but the Filipino Igorot tribe buried their dead ... in the air. Cemeteries are always hanging over the heads of the people of this tribe.
Merry Cemetery, Sepyntsa, Maramures, Romania
This cemetery - a popular object of visiting tourists in the Romanian village of Sepyntsa. Monuments of the cemetery, painted in bright colors, lead us away from the funeral place of the atmosphere, and the epitaphs on them there are also funny, and even satirical.
Highgate Cemetery, London, United Kingdom
This is perhaps one of the most famous cemeteries in England. Each crypt and every statue here - an architectural masterpiece. But beyond that, the cemetery is known for its abundance of ghosts - for example, high Highgate vampire with a hypnotic gaze. Another well-known ghost - a mad woman, running through the cemetery in search of the children she killed.
Greyfriars Kirkyard cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Greyfriars Kirkyard cemetery - it is an old cemetery with a rich history. It was founded in 1560-ies. at the local prison. Of the 1,200 prisoners only 257 came out of it alive - the rest remained here forever. Now a rare brave dare enter the gates Greyfriars Kirkyard at night - it is believed that the souls of the innocent victims will not let him rest.
The island of San Michele, Venice, Italy
People are afraid to go to even ordinary cemetery. And what would you say about the whole island of the dead? He is in Venice! When it was determined that the burial on the mainland of Venice leads to unsanitary conditions, the dead began to export to the San Michele. This is done so far in the specially allocated for this gondola.
cemetery of La Noria, Chile
Mining town of La Noria and Humberstone is located in the middle of the desert in Chile. The history of these towns - a terrible story about violence owners over their slaves-miners. Sometimes they just brutally killed, and not sparing children. Buried in the cemetery of La Noria; Now while on the cemetery does not leave a feeling of otherworldly environment around. At the cemetery, many open and dug graves, of which even the case, showing the skeletons!
Chiesa dei Morti (Church of the Dead), Urbino, Italy
Church of the dead is famous not only for its loud name, but also the exposure of mummies. For classical baroque archway beautiful views of the majority of them. Each of the 18 preserved mummies located in its own alcove. To build a church, which is typical, "Brotherhood of the good death."
cemetery "Grove Bachelor", Chicago, Illinois, USA
This place is legendary as the one of the most overcrowded cemeteries ghosts America. Eyewitnesses confirm the appearance of the cemetery strange shapes. One of the famous ghosts - white lady with a child in her arms. Also in the 1950s. many cemeteries Visitors have reported ghostly house. In addition, in the cemetery appeared farmer with a horse, killed nearby, and black dog.
The Catacombs, Paris, France
The number of "inhabitants" of the catacombs of Paris is almost three times the number of Parisians living upstairs - here are buried nearly 6 million corpses. Vigorous life chic "top of Paris" not terribly like the grim city of the dead under the ground. Here you can find whole passages of skulls and bones. Paris Catacombs are huge, and no one knows how confusing maze them: here is quite possible to get lost forever.
Capuchin Crypt, Rome, Italy
Capuchin crypt - a six rooms located under the church Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini in Italy. It contains 3,700 skeletons of monks of the Capuchin fraternity. Their remains were brought here in 1631, which took three hundred carts, and was buried in the ground, specially brought from Jerusalem. 30 years later the remains were exhumed and exhibited in the hall. But the worst - it's not the mummy, and "a message of brotherhood", translated into 5 languages: "We are what you are. You will be what we are. "