A vault, grave or tomb is obviously used as a place of burial for a dead body. It is known as the resting place here on Earth when we die which signifies the last spot where our body can be found.
Obviously, like what most of us claims, a grave is nothing but terrifying area since rotten body lies in it. There have been so many stories of ghost associated with graves in any cemeteries found in the world but there are actually some which are too mysterious and are believed true by many who witnessed it.
Here are some of the creepiest graves around the world:
Mortsafes were contraptions designed to protect graves from disturbance. Aside from anatomical research, these graves are from the Victorian age and are covered when fear of zombies and vampires was prevalent. The cage was intended to trap the undead just in case the corpse reanimated.
2. Mary Shelley’s grave
This is the grave of renowned author of Frankenstein Mary Shelley who believed buried her husband’s heart with her. Fitted for the creator of Frankenstein, don’t you think?
3. Lilly E. Gray’s grave
This grave seems nothing particular but when you look closer at the inscription, it says ‘Victim of the Beast 666’, it’s not the devil Beelzebub itself but the US government. Lilly’s surviving husband Elmer Gray blamed the US government for the death of his wife for reasons nobody seems to know.
4. Taira no Masakado’s grave
This is the legendary final resting place of Taira no Masakado, a samurai in the Heian period of Japan, who led a rebellion against the central government of Kyoto and died in the second lunar month of 940. Masakado’s remain is only hid head resting here.
5. Kitty Jay’s grave
This is supposedly the last resting place of a suicide victim who is thought to have died in the late 18th century. It has become a well-known landmark on Dartmoor, Devon, in South-West England, and is the subject of local folklore, and several ghost stories. It is believed that fresh flowers are regularly placed on this grave and despite numerous investigations, paranormal and otherwise, no one has ever come claimed responsibly for the frequent floral tributes.
6. Russian Mafia
This grave is the home of all dead Mafioso in the 19th century. Each grave is accompanied by a life-size portrait etched into the granite headstone, a kind of police line up of ex mob men. Alexandr Khabarov, leader of one of the 1990s gangs, is buried here, adorned not only with the obligatory imposing bust but also with a CCTV camera guaranteeing 24-hour, all year round, surveillance. Strange.
7. Chase Family’s grave
This is a burial vault in the cemetery of the Christ Church Parish Church in Oistins, Christ Church, Barbados best known for a widespread legend of “mysterious moving coffins”. According to the story, each time the heavily sealed vault was opened in the early 19th century for burial of a family member, all of the lead coffins had changed position. Moving coffins. OMG.
8. Inez Clarke’s grave
This is the grave of six-year-old girl struck and killed by a bolt of lighting in 1880. On top of her grave is a life-size sculpture of herself, seated on a bench, wearing a lace dress and holding a parasol and a flower. According to stories, Inez spends a lot of time playing every Sunday. And some kids, claimed that they’ve played with a young girl dressed in ‘old-fashioned’ clothes.
9. Rosalia Lombardo’s grave
This is the grave of Rosalia Lombardo who is dubbed as the ‘Sleeping Beauty’, died of pneumonia in Palermo, Sicily in December 1920. Her body was preserved by the help of renowned embalmer Alfredo Salafia as requested by her father. It is believed that Rosalia’s eyes looked merely asleep and are sometimes open and close as if slowly waking from a long sleep.
10. Princess Elisabeth Demidoff’s grave
This is the grave Baroness de Strogonoff, daughter of Baron Alexander of Strogonoff who married Count Nikolay Nikitich Demidoff. She gave birth to two children, Paul and Anatole, who later became the First Prince of San-Donato. The marriage wasn’t a happy one and they got separated after the second son was born. She moved to Paris where she died.
According to a story (which is real) Elisabeth’s will challenges anyone who thinks of lottery Millions (of her fortune) if they could spend a week inside her mausoleum without going crackers. Many have tried, many have failed and the fortune remains unclaimed. Would you dare?
Paranormal Activity: Ghost of Elisabeth Demidoff in her grave: