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02 Aug 2019

Ferguson – Dennis Cemetery, Leesville, Louisiana

Hello! Come take a small walk with me through the old Leesville Cemetery. This very vast but quiet cemetery sits on about 6 acres of land and is located off LA HWY 8 in Leesville, Louisiana. The original name for the cemetery is “Ferguson – Dennis Cemetery” but local residents refer to it as the Leesville Cemetery. I was reading through what small historical information I could find about it here but there wasn’t too much out there. I did come […]

08 Jul 2019

The Story of Mercy Brown

Mercy Brown The story of Mercy Brown is one that was not at all uncommon of the time. Tuberculosis was taking souls one by one and when Mercy Brown died in 1892 it was nothing abnormal. More and more souls were taken daily by this disease and there was no cure in sight. Locals in Rhode Island began to think there were supernatural powers working against them and someone was conjuring up spells to spread this dreaded disease. Mercy Brown’s […]

20 Jun 2019

Memorial Mound Bessemer, Alabama

In 1990, a man by the name of Clyde Booth bought a 16-acre lot in the area of Bessemer, Alabama. His idea was to have an earth-covered mound burial similar to something like the catacombs of Rome he studied as a kid. He hoped he could build a place for people to come visit for many years. But in 1996, only 4 years after opening his doors to burial he shut the doors. He did not operate as a full […]

04 Jun 2019

Little Nadines House

Little Nadine’s Doll House Photo from Wikipedia Located at 1462 1st Street in Lanett, Alabama is an extraordinary burial plot for a young girl who died at the age of 4 in 1933. Her name was Nadine Earles and all she wanted was a doll house. The small dollhouse looks very real with a front porch and mailbox and located inside of the house are dolls and toys for Nadine. Years after her death her parents kept the doll house […]

30 May 2019

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, Louisiana

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Every time I get to New Orleans I feel my soul get a jolt of electricity and I’m so excited for what I’m going to see next. Two days is NOT enough time for the city of the dead, you need a good year to do and see everything you might want to. Located at 425 Basin St, New Orleans, Louisiana is the historic St. Louis Cemetery No.1. You will remember it from the movie […]

22 May 2019

Rapides Cemetery Pineville, Louisiana

Located on the banks of the Red River in Pineville, Louisiana is the oldest cemetery in the Rapides Parish named accordingly, The Rapides Cemetery.   Within the perimeter of this marshy area is the graves of veterans from every single American conflict from the Revolutionary War all the way up until Vietnam, James Madison Wells who was a controversial governor of Louisiana during the Reconstruction period, and George Mason Graham who is known as the Father of LSU and many […]

24 Mar 2019

Hollywood Community Cemetery: Orange, Texas

I’m so blessed that I live Louisiana which is full of rich history and a cemetery explorers dream. But my next adventure took me to Orange, Texas to a very small place full of history and sadness called the Hollywood Community Cemetery.       Hollywood Cemetery lies on a very small portion of land surrounded by a vacant buildings and a few houses. The cemetery is old and the grass is getting high in some areas, but that is […]

05 Mar 2019

Sue Wellman and the ghosts of Joliet, Illinois

One of our readers was awesome enough to share this experience with Ominous Fear.   Sue Wellman resides in Joliet Illinois and this is her story:     “I’d like to tell you about an experience I had while on a ghost tour of our Oakwood Cemetery in Joliet, Illinois. There is a Native American burial ground located in this cemetery which was excavated at one time. There were more than 100 remains found, mostly women and children. I had […]

16 Nov 2018

For the dearly departed Nik P. Vollweiler

Today I pay tribute to an important person in my life that was tragically taken from me and also those who loved and knew him. While stationed in Japan I met Nik. We had so many things in common but the love of music was our glue. I played him HOLE and 7 Year Bitch and the Deftones and My Ruin, and he simply bought me an AFI cd. He first bought me the AFI EP called All Hallows which […]

27 Sep 2018

Deridder Gothic Hanging Jail, Deridder Louisiana

As we get ready to head into the GREATEST part of the year, lets start it off the right way with a little introduction to one the people who cares effortlessly for the Deridder Gothic Hanging Jail located in Deridder, Louisiana. The Gothic Jail is about a 5 minute walk from my house and I pass it every Saturday and Sunday morning when I walk the dogs and I still get “haunted” struck every time I see it. During the […]