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  • No I find them fascinating places and I often go there just for some quiet time and to reflect on things. I wouldn't like to spend time in a cemetery in the dark though.
  • No, I think some cemetaries -especially old ones with the actual tombstones (instead of the flat plaques)are very interesting. Cemetaries are actually pretty safe places to be... its the living that will get you, not the dead!
  • I do genealogy, so had to get over any reluctance to visit cemetaries more than 30 years ago...no, I have no problems,except at night...but I would have problems visiting any dark, unlit places at night.
  • Not really, but I enjoy feeling spooked by wandering around them at night sometimes.
  • No, but I do understand and somewhat respect their significance.
  • I live in New England and right across the street from a beautiful one. We go for walks there. It is sometimes sad to see how young they died in those days. So many markers for a "beloved wife" of 24 or so with a baby headstone nearby. There is a big section of primitively made markers (concrete set with a few stones) from the 1918 flu epidemic.
  • No, I am aware of the reality that the dead can not harm us. I find value in the historical significance of some old cemeteries and sometimes while on holiday, will visit them to understand more about the history of the region that I am exploring.
  • My backyard is a 50 acre cemetary. It's great to know that it will never be developed and I will always have quiet neighbors :) It's also a nice place to take a jog in the morning.
  • No..it may sound a bit morbid, but I sometimes enjoy walking through them, looking at the stones, especially the old ones. It is very peaceful and quiet, and though I never want to be a "resident", there is nothing frightening about them.
  • No but sometimes being there is creepy.
  • No not at all. I kinda like them, peacful and relaxing
  • For me: Cemetaries & tombstones & tombs.... Are simply resting places for our dead... In some of my local cemetaries I like to take pictures of the art of the tombstones because it is so darn interesting in how they carve the piece & its messages! :-)
  • at night, yes....=/...
  • I love to walk through cemetaries and look at the dates and wordings on the stones. I find it relaxing and enjoyable.
  • Not at all. It's actually really peaceful to me. =)
  • i actually enjoy being in a cemetary becasue i wish i could know all of the stories of those dead. there is a unquie story for everyone and i seriusly wish i could hear all of them!
  • not at all.
  • Not at all..nothing there thats scary
  • No, they hold not fear to me. THey are special resting places of people. We live near an abandoned cemetery way in the woods and it's so fascinating to visit and read the headstones, see the familiar names which streetsa or hills are named after. To notice tragic events that took many lives, to see little ones bauried near their mothers and fathers. It makes you reflect on our lives and their lives, how similar or different, what kind of world they lived in.
  • I don't fear the Reaper.
  • There is nothing to be afraid of and so much to learn. I love to arrive early for a graveside service and walk around and read the stones. Sometimes I imagine the lives of the people from the little hints that are given. I have written about some of them.
  • No, I like looking at old tombstones and look at all the details, some are real masterpieces.
  • No, they've never done anything against me. I actually find them interesting from a historical perspective.
  • I actually like going to old cemetaries. There is one in a town near us that is at least 150 years old and you can read a bit of sad history on the tombstones. Especially when epidemics happened, there is one monument where the youngest child had died, then an older sibling, then the mother and then another child, left behind where the husband and one living child. Very sad. You can trace family histories and such and I find them restful and peaceful places. Compared to the more modern cemetary where there is only a plaque in the grass or on a wall the old cemetaries have 'style' for want of a better word.
  • No. I find cemetaries a peaceful place to go. I like to go through our local cemetery when it's dark to just see the solar lights all glowing. It brings me comfort. Plus, if I'm at a much older cemetery, I like to view the tombstones and imagine what that person's life must have been like.
  • No...it's history...a lot of history and interesting details of a person's life. The older the cemetary, the better.
  • I feel quite uncomfortable in them, because they are very quiet, and I am not very comfortable with death, particularly the physical side of it. I don't like morbid things so I get out of them as soon as I can!
  • Nope !! It's live ones you have to worry about.
  • Hell yeah! The deafening silence amid the dead is enough to freak me out.
  • Respectfully hesitant, yes ... afraid, no ... it is the live people I worry about. I once worked with a historical group who were mapping Canada's oldest cemetery in Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. We went from grave to grave, measuring & mapping each location and recording the info on the tombstones. I had been in the process of hitch hiking all over Canada, and I traded 2 weeks of work for free food & accomodation and a little cash under the table.
  • No. When I was little I was. Now my wife and I stroll through them. Wherever we go we look for small or interesting cemeteries to walk through or take pictures.
  • No, there are many very old cemetaries near where I live I think they are fascinating. Nothing to be afraid of.
  • No..... what is to be scared of?
  • No, I'm not scared of cemetaries. They are very peaceful and quiet, and the dead are know longer there; only there remains.

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