Located at Barcelona's Poblenou Cemetery, this magnificent sculpture, titled Kiss of Death (El Petó de la Mort in Catalan and El Beso de la Muerte in Spanish), depicts death (in the form of a winged skeleton) planting a kiss on a young man's forehead. The epitaph bears famous verses by one of Catalan's greatest poets, Jacint Verdaguer: “And his young heart can not help; in his veins the blood stops and freezes, And encouragement lost faith embraces, Fall feeling the kiss of death.”

Magnificent Sculpture: Kiss of Death

Located at Barcelona's Poblenou Cemetery, this magnificent sculpture, titled Kiss of Death (El Petó de la Mort in Catalan and El Beso de la Muerte in Spanish), depicts death (in the form of a winged skeleton) planting a kiss on a young man's forehead. The epitaph bears famous verses by one of Catalan's greatest poets, Jacint Verdaguer: “And his young heart can not help; in his veins the blood stops and freezes, And encouragement lost faith embraces, Fall feeling the kiss of death.”

We love this helpful graphic to understand what tombstone symbols represent. Credit: http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/a-graphic-guide-to-cemetery-symbolism

A Graphic Guide to Cemetery Symbolism

We love this helpful graphic to understand what tombstone symbols represent. Credit: http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/a-graphic-guide-to-cemetery-symbolism

I've often thought that old cemeteries have a creepy, spooky atmosphere. Beautiful and peaceful places during daylight hours, but on cold winter evenings, when night begins to fall and the mist rolls in..... it's very different.

I've often thought that old cemeteries have a creepy, spooky atmosphere. Beautiful and peaceful places during daylight hours, but on cold winter evenings, when night begins to fall and the mist rolls in..... it's very different.

A scientific look at the bodies of Catholic saints that do not corrupt.  The oldest incorruptible is St. Cecilia who was martyred in 177 A.D.  Her body remains much as it was 1700 years ago when it was discovered.  These bodies defy the natural order and 5 of the 8 stages of natural death.  Click here to read more about this phenomena!

A scientific look at the bodies of Catholic saints that do not corrupt. The oldest incorruptible is St. Cecilia who was martyred in 177 A.D. Her body remains much as it was 1700 years ago when it was discovered. These bodies defy the natural order and 5 of the 8 stages of natural death. Click here to read more about this phenomena!

Illinois - Julia Buccola Petta died in childbirth in 1921 at the age of 29. Following her death, Julia was buried, wearing her wedding dress, along with her baby at Mount Carmel. Soon after, her mother began having dreams in which Julia was telling her that she was still alive. The dreams continued for the next six years. Finally, she obtained permission to have Julia's body dug up and examined. (Click for story)

Illinois - Julia Buccola Petta died in childbirth in 1921 at the age of 29. Following her death, Julia was buried, wearing her wedding dress, along with her baby at Mount Carmel. Soon after, her mother began having dreams in which Julia was telling her that she was still alive. The dreams continued for the next six years. Finally, she obtained permission to have Julia's body dug up and examined. (Click for story)

Barcelona Cemetery what a beautiful photo, she almost looks like she could sit up and look at you.

Barcelona Cemetery what a beautiful photo, she almost looks like she could sit up and look at you.

Halloween Cemetery Statue, half angel, half skeleton (We were informed this is not real, but a Halloween prop., sure does look like it though)

Halloween Cemetery Statue, half angel, half skeleton (We were informed this is not real, but a Halloween prop., sure does look like it though)

A reader writes: “I was given this photo by one of my paranormal team members. It was taken the day before the man passed away in his home. ...

A reader writes: “I was given this photo by one of my paranormal team members. It was taken the day before the man passed away in his home. ...

The Victorians had a fascination with creating headless photos, apparently.  This is the most amazing thing I have seen in ages.

The Creepiest Headless Portraits from the Victorian Era

The Victorians had a fascination with creating headless photos, apparently. This is the most amazing thing I have seen in ages.

Old cemetery in Taos, New Mexico  I get a sense of peace and sad nostalgia visiting old cemetaries.

Old cemetery in Taos, New Mexico I get a sense of peace and sad nostalgia visiting old cemetaries.

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