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Highgate Cemetery

London, England, United Kingdom
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About Highgate Cemetery

Highgate Cemetery is located in North London, England. Many famous people are buried there, such as Karl Marx, Douglas Adams, and the parents of Charles Dickens but is also long been known for ghosts, sinister activities, and other strangeness, including the Highgate Vampire. It is designated Grade I on the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. It is divided into two parts, named the East and West cemetery. There are approximately 170,000 people buried in around 53,000 graves at Highgate Cemetery.

Counted amongst top haunted places in the world, the most famous spooky story of this cemetery is The Highgate Vampire, which is really not a vampire but a phantom that is described as a 7-ft-tall male figure with hypnotic eyes and wearing a long black coat. Many people have sighted the Highgate Vampire now and then. In one of the stories a man's car broke down near the cemetery and he came face to face with a ghoul with glowing red eyes that peered at him through the graveyard's iron gates. The Highgate Vampire is said to cause dramatic drops in temperature, clocks to simultaneously stop, objects to fly from shelves or mysteriously shatter, and have a dramatic effect upon animals in it's vicinity. A floating ghost of a nun which has been seen passing over the graveyard.During the late 60s and early 70s, the cemetery was used for witchcraft practices which caused an unhappy spirit to roam. For the past 36 years, the visitors would sometimes encounter the violent entity, leaving all kinds of noticeable marks,cuts etc. Some were bashed, some violently attacked, the authorities decided to close off most of the cemetery to the public. In 1970, a womans badly charred body was found decapitated, stories started flying out thick and fast that the Vampire can actually kill. This has never been proven and most likely done by human hands. To get a first hand experience of this haunted place, you must visit here.

Highgate Cemetery is set in 20 wonderfully wild and atmospheric hectares, with dramatic and overdecorated Victorian family crypts. It is divided into two parts on either side of Swain's Lane. On the eastern side you can visit the grave of Karl Marx. The real draw however is the overgrown western section of this Victorian Valhalla. A tour of the whole cemetery is conducted on all the days however children under eight are not allowed to join. The tour is a maze of winding paths leading to the Circle of Lebanon, rings of tombs flanking a circular path and topped with a majestic cedar of Lebanon tree. In the tour, the guide shows the ious symbols and eminent dead occupying the tombs. It is still a working cemetery. A perfect place to bring out your ghost-hunting gear and dabble with the supernatural.

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