ANSWERS: 40
  • I live like 2 blocks from a cemetary, and I used to work directly across the street from it and look at it through my office window. It didn't creep me out in the slightest, but then again I'm into the whole gothic scene and actually found it quite peaceful to walk by it. Don't be afraid of dead people, be afraid of the living ones.
  • Years ago,I lived right behind a cemetary. I really didn't think anything about it. I agree with RustedEarth. It's not the dead ones you have to worry about, It's the live ones.
  • Yep, I live pretty much opposite one. No, it doesn't creep me out at all. Most of the graves are old and abandoned...the people are as dead as door nails and they don't disturb us much to be honest. Sometimes it can be a bit scary walking past at night in case a would be rapist jumps out, but that's the same as anywhere I guess.
  • No. The graves don't contain any spirits. The spirits are gone. Just the husks remain.... And the graves and memorials represent the desire of survivors to honor the dead.
  • I used to and will again it only creeped me out at night but I figure theres not much reason to be afraid.
  • Right next door in the state woods is an old cemetery that has been abandoned. It still gets visited by relatives, especially during Veteran's day or other special days but most people don't even know it's there. There is only a small dirt path that is usually not accessible by car and you have to walk through the woods in weeds and mud. Many of the headstones have been frost-heaved or broken. We visit it occasionally because it's quiet and special. It's very interesting to read the names and see how they match up to some of the road and place names around here, or to see many people dying on the same day telling us a bit of the history in the area. It isn't creepy at all. It's just s lonely forgotten place with people that time has forgotten, too.
  • I live just around the corner from a large cemetery. It doesn't bother me at all.
  • yeah, I live near one. There's nothing creepy about it, really. For some reason I find walking through the cemetary at night to be somewhat cleansing.
  • Very close and it does not creep me out at all. It is the living that creep me out sometimes. The dead cause no trouble whatsoever.
  • Not near enough to be scared. The nearest cemetery to me is about a 10 minute bus ride from my house. It also happenes to be the one where my sweetie is buried at at least for the moment anyway.
  • I do. It doesn't creep me out. In fact, if I could I would buy a house in the middle of the cometary if I could find one for sale.
  • Actually, I am contemplating buying a house that backs directly up to the cemetery. The back fence has a peaceful view and the side fence has a small childrens' plot on the other side. I think it's peaceful and scenic, and I look forward to quiet strolls through the area routinely. Am I crazy for buying this house?
  • I am considering buying a house that is surrounded on 3 sides by an old cemetery. I'm looking forward to the peace and quiet, as well as the great deal I'm getting on the house. Am I crazy for doing this? Will I regret it later if I try to sell?
  • I like to go to the cemetary every week and visit the fish and the geese in a pond there
  • No. I don't fear the dead; I fear the living.
  • I neighbour the largest cemetery in the southern hemisphere and it doesn't creep me out at all. I love knowing I'm close to it actually. It's my favourite place in the world.
  • It doesnt creep me out. Its on the hill that shadows my street, and that is where my mom is buried. Havent been there in a while, but the fact that it is there doesnt bother me. The dead arent something to fear, just respect.
  • no they dont creep me out. there is one about 50 yrds behind my house
  • 3.3 miles to work at the cemetery and nothing to fear there, have been in and out at all hour day or night for 33 yrs, hubby and I tell people its not whats in cemetery you have to fear its the live ones that you have to worry about!
  • The one here is kinda far from where I am, but it wouldn't freak me out. Also I imagine living near one might be nice, as it would always be so quiet.
  • my backyard shares a fence with a cemetery and it does not creep me out at all. At first i thought it wud but living there is cool. Its always quiet and its got beautiful tall trees and it makes you feel like you in a park on a Sunday afternoon
  • In my case it creeps the ghost out
  • quite the opposite, it makes me feel peaceful and is so serene, with birds singing etc
  • I have one that has been around for some time. It is back in what is now woods on the edge of this farm. & about a mile from here. Ive never had a problem with it being around near by. Back when I was a kid I use to do a lot of playing around it. For it is up on a creak bank with a concrete wall about five feet tall all around it. The family who was put to rest there once owned this farm. The latest date was in the mid 1800's. Most if not all were born in the 1700's. So no it dose not creep me out. Really tho there was only one cemetery that ever did. And that was just for a moment. I was mowing it with my new riding mower back a few years ago. And it was getting kind of late that evening when I crossed over a old grave from the 1800's that fell in with me & that mower. I guess all they had was thin wooden coffins back then. And after all those years gone by. And my wt: going over it was all it took, to welcome me in....LOL..... To top it all off. It was the last mowing of the season & was done on a Halloween night.......Now try and top that one......Later my FRIENDS..+5........M.C.S.
  • no i dont live near it
  • I love cemetaries...beautiful parks they are, I could live in or near one.... peaceful, quiet, flowers, statues, benches, fountains, history, I love names and reading dates and pondering the short and long lives of these people. Who they were and what they did.. how they died. Death is so much part of life.
  • I do and it's big... I always thought that only crazy people do that... But necessity change everything... One day I have no place to go but this house and I even walk my dog late night by the cemitery and I feel fine.
  • The first house I bought had a cemetary that was on the other side of the fence from my house..didnt creep me out at all :)
  • Not at all. It's wonderful living near a beautiful quiet public space. The original owners and of my house from the 18th century are buried nearby, and I love feeling connected to them.
  • Yes, and no.
  • I used to live right next to a cemetery and a block away from railway tracks. The dead were peaceful and quiet. The railway was not...especially at night. Give me the dead any say.
  • Only when my next door neighbors come over to borrow some sugar.
  • I live near a cemetery. It's never crept me out, but some of the people there crept others out when they were alive.
  • The cemetary is only about 3 blocks from my house. No it doesn't creep me out. I love to go there and read the names of people and when they used to be alive. There is much history in those stones.
  • No. But if I would, I wouldn't be. I'm much more afraid of the living.
  • I don't now but used to, it didn't bother me at all. I have even taken girls there for a bit of out door fun in the out doors. Funny thing is you can be stark naked in broad daylight and most folks won't even look that way.
  • When I was a kid I use to live near an old abandoned hospital. Sometimes I would up at night and peer out the window at the upstairs floors and look at the curtains, I was afraid someone was going to look back, but I couldn't stop doing it. I still have dreams about that hospital.
  • I am a 'Headstone Hunter' and research cemeteries on a regular basis. I also visit local cemeteries when taking my dog for a run, simply because of the spectacular views and peaceful atmosphere. I live near several ancient burial mounds and many small, rural cemeteries. I've yet to be 'creeped out' at a cemetery. Now, the streets of San Bernardino would be a different matter ....
  • I have one across the street. A few close friends are buried there and I walk though it from time to time. Its far enough away I cant see it from my house though. I love to walk through old cemetery's and read all the old headstones.
  • There is a very large cemetery about 1km from my house. It does not creep me out at all. I actually love walking through cemeteries, especially old ones. When I was a child my great-uncle used to take us to the town cemetery and show us where our family was buried. It just seems like a natural part of life and community.

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