DFW's Five Scariest Graveyards

Categories: Halloween

Estes Cemetery during the day. Real fright-seekers venture out at night.
If you're craving a true fright this Halloween, check out these five allegedly haunted graveyards. We recommend bringing a support system and at least one Ghostbuster.

Estes Cemetery in Grand Prairie (above)
If a mix of innocence and fright calls you, Estes Cemetery is right up your alley. Visitors have reported seeing strange blue lights and hearing the laughter of women and children -- the cemetery's permanent residents.

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Ross Cemetery in McKinney
One of the oldest graveyards in McKinney, Ross Cemetery is home to EVP (electronic voice phenomenon) recordings of a voice urging visitors to "Get Out." If you choose to ignore those warnings, know this -- people have also reported feelings of nausea and the sounds of faint drumming and screams. We'll let you do the investigating.

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Nicolas Henderson
Quite misleading in the daytime.
Bethel Cemetery in Coppell
The corpse of an evil and demented devil worshipper lies here, mysterious symbols and markings carved into his headstone. Make sure to take a camera with you -- photogs have reported that pictures of this evil-doer's headstone come out distorted when viewed later. Pictures of any other headstones come out completely normal, though. Say cheese ...

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Confederate Graveyard in Grand Prairie
When you walk up to the Confederate Graveyard, you will notice two things: a No Trespassing sign and the other-worldly sounds of the fallen soldiers lying within. Jumping the fence is up to you, but we warn you -- this is private property. The owner lives deep in the cemetery, but he probably won't see you.

Those brave enough to venture inside say they have heard voices, screams, and even gunshots. A group of teenagers once said they ran back to their car to find the doors unlocked (they were sure they'd locked them) and a child's small handprint on the inside of the windshield. Good luck, and remember to keep your eye out for the flashing lights of gunshots.

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Even the light of day doesn't warm up this graveyard.

Oakland Cemetery in Dallas
Filled with decrepit headstones, broken statues and overgrown weeds and vines, the Oakland Cemetery in Dallas is only for the truly brave.

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try the beeman cemetery in dolphin heights.


Another dark comedy is "The Loved One" with a huge cast including Liberace poking fun at the funeral business.


Another great and haunting piece is The Iron Rose (1973, aka La rose de fer).  A young teenage boy and girl get lost in a huge Cemetery in Paris after lunching there during the day and spend the night.  I caught this one at 4AM a few years back on DISH and is one of those gems you cannot miss.  It is also available through Netflix.  Check it out from French Director Jean Rollin.

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Treat yourself to a viewing of the worst movie ever made, "The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave".  This is a spectacularly bad film made in Italy with a ridiculous English dubbing.

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