I can’t be the only one fascinated with the dead. Chances are, you are too if you’re reading this. Visiting ancient graveyards with miles of tombstones are a favorite past time of mine. I have yet to visit the Old Key West Cemetery but when I do I’m sure I’ll have plenty of experiences to share. More than 100,000 people are buried here with many probably still lingering between life and death. But this isn’t you’re typical cemetery. Venture through the thousands of tombstones and read some of the interesting, even humorous, writings on them. Personal favorites seem to be those that read, “I told you I was sick” or “Devoted fan of Julio Iglesias.’ As witty and welcoming as this cemetery might appear, beware. Chances are you may have a run in with the well-known Bahamian woman who acts as the guardian of the graveyard. She firmly implements respect so make sure you don’t fool around on a grave or mess with the headstones. Many visitors have reported seeing this forbidding spirit coming toward them with an unpleasant facial expression. The cemetery is also the sight of the usual paranormal phenomenons like disembodied voices, shadow people and floating orbs of light.
Should you visit, make sure you go with good intent. This bustling graveyard is the home to more dead people than in some parts of the world!