A Grave Matter
The visitors were allowed to wander the cemetery grounds freely, but they abused this privilege. Some people walked across plots and touched the tombstones and mementos; behavior that they wouldn’t display during the day with mourners on the premises. Attendees were encouraged to conduct their own mini-investigations, to snap ghost photos and record EVPs. One man in particular demanded of mausoleums and headstones, “Why does it smell in here?” and demanded of a headstone “Were you murdered?” and warned us “Stand Away! Somebody was telling us to get out!”
Worst of all, when our group asked about the location of the restrooms, we were told there weren’t any toilets, ‘but guys can go around outside, just don’t go on the graves.’
No one appeared to suffer any “spiritual injuries”, but whether you’re religious or an atheist, the tour is disrespectful and ridiculous, and leaves the cemetery vulnerable to vandalism.
Another paranormal group were also in attendance, and not only did they not have any problems with the tour, they highly recommended it on their website.
The tour cost $25 and it was claimed that all proceeds go to the cemetery’s Benevolent Society and restoration fund. However, in six months of tours, the cemetery hasn’t received any of this money.
We are currently preparing a list of complaints to be lodged with the Benevolent Society. After this time more details about the group can be released. Ultimately, our objective is to prevent this group from giving tours of the cemetery, and to set a precedent that will hopefully keep ghost hunters out of cemeteries.