Skip to comments.THE CREEPIEST, SCARIEST PLACE OF EARTH! (Not a joke)
Posted on 10/31/2011 4:42:08 PM PDT by patriot08
THE CREEPIEST, SCARIEST PLACE ON EARTH
(not a joke)
Père Lachaise Cemetery
The grave of American Jim Morrison, the most iconic frontmen in rock music history, draws the most visitors.
His ghost and the ghosts of others are frequently reported at Père Lachaise.
Père Lachaise virtual tour
Video- A walk through of the most famous cemetery in the world
Today, the Cimetière du Père Lachaise is home to "permanent Parisians"--and a sprinkling of foreigners--from all walks of life, with graves and tombs organized neatly into 97 divisions that are separated by cobblestoned, tree-lined (5,300 trees) walkways.
More than two million people from all over the world come to Pere-Lachaise each year, to walk its nearly 109 acres consisting of tens of thousands of monuments, many of which are dedicated to some of the world's greatest names in the arts, sciences, literature and of course history.
Here's just a sample:
Chopin, Edith Piaf, Isadora Duncan, Jim Morrison, Gertrude Stein, Alice Toklas, Heloise and Abelard, Sarah Bernhardt, Bizet, Moliere, La Fontaine, Murat, Marcel Proust, Colette, Oscar Wilde, Marcel Marceau, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Maria Callas, Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Modigliani, Francois Poulenc, Camille Pissaro, Cherubini, Breguet (yes the watch guy), Lalique (the glass guy), Michel Petrucciani, Auguste Comte, Champollion, Samuel Hahnemann, Gustave Dore, Antoine Parmentier, Balzac, Delacroix, Merleau-Ponty, Georges Melies, Apollinaire, Stephane Grappelli, Richard Wright, Auguste Blanqui
There are also some of the most powerful and poignant memorials to the tens of thousands of French Jews deported to Nazi death camps, virtually all of whom perished.
Today being buried here is considered to be a great privilege as the cemetery runs out of space. Over 300,000 people are buried there. It is said that the smallest plot at Père Lachaise can go for a million euros. (About $1.25 million )
It is also home to an estimated 300- 400 LIVING cats.
Père Lachaise high points:
Have any of you globe-trotting FReepers ever visited Père Lachaise?
ooks like a scene from Gears of War.
Still not as creepy and scary as Obama winning a 2nd term.
The DC Swamp....
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‘Still not as creepy and scary as Obama winning a 2nd term.’
Looks like the creation of a Japanese Anime illustrator..
tripping on some bad acid.
More desirable than having my car break down on Gratiot and 6 mile in Detroit coming home from a Red Wings hockey game........
All kidding aside, I wouldn't walk thru that place in the dark for anything......
Very interesting, and no, I’ve never been there, and don’t want to go there. That would be a good place for a horror movie, and I’m too much of a wuss to watch them.
“Have any of you globe-trotting FReepers ever visited Père Lachaise?”
I do visit Paris, as my brother lives there, but have not been to any Paris cemetery.
It does not look as creepy as cemeteries in the Philippines.
The very large cemetery, probably 300 years old, in my town has turned up graves, as well as above ground crypts, or concrete vaults that are bashed open. Many of them are infant size.
I presume that lack of funding is a big problem.
It is a bit difficult to get money from the dead.
Probably not. But the chances of getting beheaded or disemboweled aren’t quite as high the farther east and
south one travels...
One of the more popular graves was some famous romantic couple, like the inspiration for Romeo/Juliet or something.
You might want to visit Pere Lachaise. They say it is well worth the time.
It has some spectacular sculpture and art.
‘Very interesting, and no, Ive never been there, and dont want to go there. That would be a good place for a horror movie, and Im too much of a wuss to watch them.’
I’ve had the same thought. I wonder if they’ve ever made a movie there?
“All kidding aside, I wouldn’t walk thru that place in the dark for anything......”
Nor would I.
I would imagine it could get very frightening even in the day light...easy to get lost.
I’ve read that they threatened to remove Morrison due to the crowds and disturbance.
He’s still there, but with a fence to keep the crowds back.
I think the next most visited grave is Chopin.
A photographer’s dream.
Google Heloise and Abelard
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