Saturday, 27 October 2012

Fog It Blog It, Terrifying Tingles In The Dead City!

Mollys' Spooky Graveyard Picture for Halloween

Halloween Tales From Spooky London Highgate Cemetery.

Continuing ‘Shocktober’ we bring you one last story from bizarre spooky London. Heading over to Highgate cemetery, the city of the dead takes up 20 acres of a North London hillside.  It was opened in 1839 and was so sought after that you were not anybody unless you were buried there, not that you were anybody anymore if you needed a ‘hot plot’. The monuments to the dead became ever more outlandish as people tried to outdo one another. Less keeping up with the Jones, more keeping up with the creepy crypts. The dark days of World War 11 saw the cemetery go into decline and by the 1960’s it was dilapidated, the situation was quite ‘grave’. Rumours started that sinister cults were holding strange ceremonies amongst the ruins. One man whose car had broken down ran screaming down the street after spotting a pair of red eyes watching him from behind the rusty gate.  Another walking along the forbidding Swains’ Lane found himself knocked to the ground by some strange apparition that appeared from the wall of the cemetery. The thing dissolved into nothing as soon as a car appeared and the man ran away never to return. The hunt for an un dead vampire soon ensued with spook hunters and media making nightly vigils. Of corpse the pain in the neck was never found and the hunt was all in vein. Bells could be heard ringing in the then disused, abandoned chapel. The cemetery has now been restored but the haunting still continues to this very day. The ghost of a grey haired lady who runs around the gravestones looking for her children is frequently seen as is the strange spectre of a shrouded figure who gazes wistfully into space as if yearning for something that is no longer there. Maybe he was just waiting for the phantom bus? Enough to send you stark grave-ing mad! fire 

28 comments:

  1. Molly, you are scaring me just a little bit!!! Stay away from graveyards this week!!

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  2. I JUST LOVE YOU MOLLY. PERIOD.

    Aooooo you are just the best spookster out there! HUGS TO YOU MIZ MOLLY; I know there is a beautiful princess under all those scars and scary eyeballs!!!!

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  3. OOOH that's scary... and our cemetery isn't far away.. should I better wear a garlic-collar? Have a wonderful saturday!!!!!

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  4. Nothing scarier than a run-down cemetery!OooooOooo!

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  5. A moly your creative juices are working overtime
    Hugs
    Madi your bfff

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  6. That place is way to skeery for me!
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

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  7. We have loved your spooky stories. They are fun. We think it is funny how scared peoples can get!
    Have a great day Lee and Phod

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  8. Dear Molly,

    Scary things make me go BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK grrrrrrr BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK!!!

    And that is how I feel about Halloween. I'm glad you enjoy it more than I do!

    Licks,
    Cobi

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  9. Oh I hate scary tales, I won't sleep tonight..lol Love the red eyes in your picture Molly :) Have a great Saturday xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  10. We are glad we read this in the morning and not just before bedtime!! Happy Shocktober Molly!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  11. Thats a spooky story, but we love spooky storys here. When mom was a kid the house she grew up in the country had a family cemetary in the back in the woods from when people used to have little family plots. There were about four people burried there it sure added there.

    urban hounds

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  12. Not the right place for you to dig for bones Molly, hope you will stay well away.

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  13. We want to come visit, it sounds amazing! In daylight though!

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  14. Ooooh, we love a good ghost story!
    Those Victorian cemeteries were something else, weren't they.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

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  15. Another interesting Tail! spooky things that make me have nighthorses, see I am learning from you, the world reknown teller of media stories!

    Your Furiends
    Susie & Bites

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  16. We do love a scary tale Molly and this is a good one! Your costume is pretty pawsome too!

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  17. Realmente assustador =O

    Muitos beijos e perfeito fim de semana!!!!

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  18. If you hear any creaking in the night it might be my bones.

    Sheba.

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  19. What Betty (above) said!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

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  20. Scary stuff. TW got locked in a cemetery once after it closed but they manged to find the caretaker to let them out. It wasn't dark yet.

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  21. My peep is a bit of a sook when it comes to scary stories, I won't show her this post, okay?

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  22. I don't remember hearing so many scary stories since I was a kid! Great job Molly!

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  23. London sure is full of scary places, Molly! I think we'll just stay home.

    Susan and Wrigs

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