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Cemetery Café, Ahmedabad, India
Tourists eating at the New Lucky Restaurant in the western city of Ahmedabad, India are sure to get the shock of a lifetime when they encounter the ancient Muslim graves scattered about the premises. If you plan to visit this restaurant, I hope you have a strong stomach.
Gladiator Graveyard, Ephesus, Turkey
The Gladiator Graveyard site is located in Ephesus, Turkey and containes the mixed remains of about 67 individuals, all of whom where under the age of 30. The gladiators who fought here were the professional athletes of ancient Roman times and they would battle each other, wild animals, or even condemned criminals for the amusement of the masses. Surprisingly no real mention of paranormal activity has been recorded, but when you think about who is buried here, the place retains it’s creepiness factor.
The Merry Graveyard, Sapanta, Romania
This cemetery is freaky due to the fact that the creator, local carpenter and woodcarver Stan Ioan Patras during the 1930′s decided to carve a picture of the dead person. The carving showed how they died and then a short poem would be written about the person in order to create a happy and colorful work. Nevertheless the memories of the Depression, World War II, and the Communist Regime made the graves and stories of the people sad to look at.
Suicide and Banzai Cliffs, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
Banzai Cliffs is where a historical tragedy took place during WWII when Americans took over Saipan. Thousands of Japanese civilians, including mothers and children, leaped to their deaths at the command of Emperor Hirohito who stated that no Japanese must be captured by the Americans or they will no longer be recognized as Japanese.
Okuno-in Cemetery, Mt. Koya, Japan
Okuno is a sacred village near 120 Buddhist temples whose cemetery houses a creepy legend. Kobo Daishi, the founder of Shingon Buddhism is said to be resting here and according to the legend will be reborn along with his followers. It doesn’t help ease the mood considering that numerous little statues resemble Jizo, a sweet-faced child monk, and are often wearing children’s clothing like bibs and caps that are placed by parents who are grieving for their dead children.