View Full Version : Cemetery Caching

05-09-2011, 08:48 PM
Just wondering about looking for caches in cemetery's. Is it ok to look around at the headstones there? I'm kinda fascinated by seeing really old ones. It's kinda weird seeing some of them and wondering if any of they're relatives are around to remember them. I like to just wonder how they're life was and what brought them to this grave. Is that odd, or weird or anything? Or is it better to just get the cache and get outta there?

05-09-2011, 09:03 PM
I personally love it when people visit our cemetery. It makes me feel good to know that someone remembers or is interested. Most cemetery caches are not placed near the graves, but it's perfectly normal to be interested in the memorials and the lives represented. Just remember to be respectful - goes without saying, right?

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05-09-2011, 09:37 PM
I love cemetery caches. I try to always take a picture of the sign so I always have a name for the cemetery. And I like to walk around and look at the old headstones and read the dates. I don't think it is disrespectful myself. I place caches in cemeteries as well and always make sure they are not close to any graves.

05-09-2011, 09:53 PM
Cemetery caching is cool! Mrs. GeoJeepers can look at the headstones for hours....the older the better.

05-10-2011, 04:11 AM
I volunteer for a site called findagrave to take photo of gravestone so if I know there is a request for a gravestone photo at a cemetery there is a cache in I will try to do both at one time .And I get a smiley on both account .

05-11-2011, 11:10 PM
since one of my other hobbies is genealogy, do I even want to confess to how many hundreds of pictures of headstones I have on my computer?

05-16-2011, 09:50 PM
My log on a DNF in a cemetery:
http://www.geocaching.com/images/icons/icon_sad.gif May 13 by Turtle&Hawg (http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=79edeeee-5fc8-4909-bf2b-79f01984f486) (710 found)

This place seriously creeps me out. I looked for about 15 minutes and that was all I could stand. The strange accoustics are getting to me. There are some buildings a couple hundred yards away, but I see no sign of people in any direction. Even the windows on the buildings are closed. But I can hear people talking! I hear voices that sound like they aren't more than 50-60 ft away, normal conversational tones, and I can even make out most of the words. I kept looking up and around, expection some people to walk out from behind one of the bushes or something... Really strange! It's Friday the 13th, I am alone in a cemetery and I am hearing conversations. I am SOOO out of here!!! Maybe I'll come back some day when I have some one with me, then again, maybe not.

05-16-2011, 11:08 PM
Which cemetery was that? I'm in Russellville and have a bit of curiosity about ghosts and such. Would love to visit that particular spot.

05-16-2011, 11:29 PM
I'd like to check that place out as well

05-17-2011, 04:11 AM
Fess up ,tell us more !Where ,Where .

05-17-2011, 12:01 PM
I have no idea why, but this cemetery gave me the worst feeling that I've ever experienced in a cemetery. I couldn't wait to get out of this one.


05-17-2011, 09:30 PM
I really like cemetery caches because I get to look at the old headstones. Sometimes that is funner than finding the cache!

05-20-2011, 06:24 PM
I love cemetery caches as well. I have 2 reasons. 1. It's easy not to attract muggles. 2. They are usually easier caches to find (not always!).

06-16-2011, 10:34 PM
I too love cemetery caches. It is typically easy to look for them without attracting too much attention and there are always some neat graves to check out. There are a couple of new caches in a large Magnolia cemetery and that cemetery has some neat graves.