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The Graveyard Book

By Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book
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  • Hardcover: Sep 2008,
    320 pages.
    Paperback: Sep 2010,
    320 pages.

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America's Most Haunted Cemeteries
Luckily for young Bod he happened upon an abandoned graveyard that was haunted by benign, some would even say friendly, ghosts. Caspers, one and all. Apparently, not all cemeteries are so hospitable.

The Haunted America Tours website chronicles the ten most haunted cemeteries in the United States. Topping the list is the St. Louis Cemetery #1 in New Orleans, Louisiana where forever resides the angry ghost of 19th Century Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau. Laveau's life story is as rife with voodoo lore and legend as is her death and subsequent ghostly incarnations. But several websites nonetheless feature photos purportedly taken of her ghostly apparition in and around her above-ground tomb.

Other haunted cemeteries on this top ten list include two in the Chicago, Illinois area that boast some incredible photos of truly melancholy or vengeful apparitions. Resurrection Cemetery seems particularly populated by young...

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