Saturday, May 2, 2009

Strawberry Chapel Cemetery

Not really hidden, but way out in the country past the Mepkin Abbey Monastery in Cordesville, SC. Was recently vandalized, as if it wasn't already falling apart enough on its own. Pics taken last week. I was sad to see that security cameras had been installed, yet no one cleaned broken bottles out of the crypt or did much other cleaning-up. This cemetery dates to the 1700's.
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The pics I took inside did not turn out, although pics I took inside a few years ago did. I don't think it helped to have my mom, the queen of skeptics when it comes to the paranormal, standing right outside it. Will have to go out there again solo.
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Confederate graves, obviously. I like the shaft of light coming up from the grave in the pic here.
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Sigh. Looks like someone got drunk at a ghost feast and started overturning tables.
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Nothing to see here, stuck my camera into a hole in a tomb, just proves I CAN take pics in dark places, and how that greenery is so....green.....in total darkness, I don't know.
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I bet the vandals were disappointed to find that under the concrete slab were bricks.
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The only mortsafe I have seen down here. Or at least it really looks like a mortsafe.
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Looks like someone got bored being dead and climbed out.
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Broken by time, this partial tombstone is deeply rooted in with this tree. Notice how on the bottom right of the stone the roots look like two fingers hanging on.
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That's it. Next up, dead folks! In chairs!

2 comments:

  1. Im in south carolina.. How cool is that.I love ghost hunting and cemtaries. My family hates being dragged along on my outtings. If you are in South carolina you should definately check out the cemetary in edgefield I dont know what its called but its a place my brother called "cry baby bridge" there are some very old graves there. I wouldnt advise going alone becuase it is in the middle on no where donw a long dirt road. another I frequent is the grantiville cemetary its a huge cemetary with lots of old plots and my favorite is "the little boy" google "granitville cemetary "the little boy" if you'd like to know more about him. Sorry to ramble.. I just got excited.

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  2. Vandalism is the cause of the tombstones being broken, not time. A very caring congregation has lovingly protected this holy chapel continually since 1705. Land around the chapel as well as the chapel is PRIVATE property so entering the grounds is trespassing. There are NO ghost or vandals would be attacked by ones resting peacefully most times. Little Miss Chicken did NOT die here. She lived a long life.
    Services are still held in the chapel during the year.
    Since some of you trespass, you should have respect for the part of history you are experiencing. Pick up trash if you see it!
    A reward is offered to anyone haing knowledge of the July 2013 vandalism. Call Officer Ollic at the Moncks Corner Sheriff/police department.
    Thank you

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