50 Spooky Cemeteries Across the Country
Due to flooding in the early 1900s, more than 150 graves had to be moved to the current location of Fort Boise Military Cemetery -- potentially disturbing the dead and leading to the appearance of restless soldiers, children, and a woman dressed in a black gown. As late as 1998, an additional three bodies, possibly of Civil War soldiers, were found and reburied.
The 8-foot Black Angel in Iowa City's Oakland Cemetery has taken on a darker color as the bronze has oxidized. Some say the darkening is due to abnormal storms, evil spirits, or a connection to the dark arts. The statue is popular on Halloween, when visitors tempt fate by touching and kissing it -- an act that is said to risk a quick death.
Howard Street Cemetery in Salem has ties back to the infamous 17th century witch trials, when Giles Corey was tortured to death in a Howard Street field. He cursed the town before gasping for his last breath, and his spirit is still said to haunt the area.