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Kelly Mitchell, Queen of the Gypsy Nation, died at age 47 while giving birth to what is said to have been her 14th or 15th child. Queen Kelly's burial at Rose Hill turned the cemetery into one of the main Romani burial grounds in the Southeast. Her husband, Emil, King of the Gypsy nation, her successor, Flora, and numerous other Gypsies have been buried alongside her.

Witches Grave ~ This is the grave of Francis Wilson who died on the 15th July 1880. She/He was buried as a witch - facing the opposite way and just outside the burial ground.

Cemetery, Lakeland, Florida. It was unusual for the time, for a woman to have multiples in birth, and also why they would not have survived.

Two graveshelters in Agee Cemetery, Hasty, Arkansas ~ Graves of two young Agee children from early 1900's. Their grandfather, William N. Christian, built two little houses over the graves to protect them. He kept a split bottom chair inside the largest house. Every day he would walk the two miles up the hill to the cemetery, take out his chair, sit and whittle to "be with the babies" until evening. The old photo of the Agee family taken c.1915-16 is posted inside the gravehouse.

The Little Girl in the Rum Keg. This child died on the return trip from England, sometime in the mid 1700s. At that time, if you died at sea, you were either buried at sea or stored in a container of alcohol spirits. So, the only way her father could get her body home was to have the body sealed in a keg of rum. ∞

The Witch of Yazoo County - This legendary (and fictitious) witch was made famous in the stories of Willie Morris, who is buried close by in the same cemetery.

Gypsy's grave with full-sized colorful renditions of the deceased.

Human-Pet Burial. And this is WHERE????

Cemetery in the mist

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Camille Claudel, tragic life, incredible artist, muse of Rodin. Ended up in insane asylum, where she stayed until her death. Tragic women's story. At least her art now has a place next to Rodin at the Rodin museum in Paris.

Vlad "Tepes" Dracula Crypt | Birth: December, 1431| Death: December, 1476 | Cause of Death: Unknown | Burial: Snagov Monastery Snagov Ilfov, Romania

Montmartre Cemetery June 29, 2005 Paris Gypsy Girl - tribe.net

"Shroud burial at Greenhaven Preserve, South Carolina. A green burial – or natural burial – is defined as a burial alternative that allows the body to be returned to the earth and naturally recycled into new life without the use of toxic embalming fluids, metal caskets and concrete vaults."


Grave of Sophia K. Afentakis Birth: 1860 Death: Dec. 17, 1878 This girl died at the age of eighteen, but little else seems to be known about her. The sculpture is by Giannoulis Halepis (1851-1938), one of Greece's most famous sculptors. Every day, a flower is placed in her right hand.)

At Graceland Cemetery in Chicago, legends of Inez have been numerous. One story is that she died of tuberculosis. Another states she died when struck by lightning during a picnic or when locked outside during a thunderstorm. From this legend came the story that the statue disappears during thunderstorms because Inez is so afraid of them. At least one employee has reportedly ran from the cemetery terrified when he found the glass case surrounding the statue empty!

Greta Garbo was notorious for spurning autograph requests--checks she signed occasionally appear on the collectibles market for well over a thousand dollars--but etched for everlastingness on her gravestone is the much-solicited signature. She died in Manhattan in 1990, age 84, and is buried at Skogskyrkogården (The Woodland Cemetery) in Stockholm, the city of her birth.

Turning graves up to 11: The grave of the magician Harry Collins in the Cave Hill Cemetery.

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